Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To Someone Who Doesn’t Read YA
The following books aren’t all my favorite YA books but I tried to choose a few books from different genres so that the person reading them would see the diversity in YA literature.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – This book is wonderful, it is filled with so much raw emotion I couldn’t help but love it, and feel torn apart by it at the same time.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – I just finished this one and it was ahhhhmazing (review is forthcoming) I want to recommend it to random strangers on the street so its no question that it is one of my top recommendations for anyone who doesn’t usually read YA - or any other type of book, for that matter.
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier – Juliet Marillier is my all time favorite author yet most of the books I have read by her are all adult novels. This is the first book I read by Marillier that is specified to be a “young adult” novel and I loved it just as much as the others.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - I’ll be honest, I JUST started this one but so far it is awesome and the premise sounds pretty intriguing.
Fables by Bill Willingham– These graphic novels are my favorite and I think it is a great introduction into both graphic novels and young adult literature.
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum – My favorite book from my childhood. I realize that this is on the younger scale of the young adult spectrum but its still one of the best, and the first in the series!
Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles) by Patricia C. Wrede – I love Patricia C. Wrede and these are some of the first books I read that would be specified as young adult. They are funny and interesting and I still read them 10 years later!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – This book was awesome and will give the reader a glimpse into how different YA literature can be. The photos compliment the story and make the reader delve even deeper into the plot.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – Oh, my heart. This book made me laugh and cry and all things in between. It is just a beautiful story that will pluck the heartstrings and show the reader that YA literature isn’t all supernatural romance.