Thursday, August 9, 2012

NPR's 100 Best-Ever Teen/YA Novels List (as at Summer 2012)

So I found this all over the web and decided to see how many of these books I've read, have in my TBR pile and perhaps use as another challenge for next year (perhaps making it a goal to read X number of books each year? - time shall tell). Anyway... are there any books on this list that you think that I MUST READ ASAP? Leave a comment below to let me know which ones I should get to soon.

Pink = read already
Purple = in my TBR pile
Blue = want to read

1. Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
2. The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins
(read book one)
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
5. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
7. The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien

8. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

9. Looking for Alaska by John Green
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
11. The Giver (series) by Lois Lowry
12. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (series) by Douglas Adams
13. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
14. Anne of Green Gables (series) by Lucy Maud Montgomery (read book one)
15. His Dark Materials (series) by Philip Pullman (read book one)
16. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
17. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
18. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

19. Divergent (series) by Veronica Roth

20. Paper Towns by John Green
21. The Mortal Instruments (series) by Cassandra Clare (book one in TBR pile)
22. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
23. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
24. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
25. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
26. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
27. Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
28. Uglies (series) by Scott Westerfeld
29. The Infernal Devices (series) by Cassandra Clare
30. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
31. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
32. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (series) by Anne Brashares (read book one)
33. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
34. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, David Levithan
35. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

36. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

37. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
38. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
39. Vampire Academy (series) by Richelle Mead (book one in TBR pile)

40. Abhorsen Trilogy / Old Kingdom Trilogy (series) by Garth Nix

41. Dune by Frank Herbert
 42. Discworld / Tiffany Aching (series) by Terry Pratchett
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
44. The Dark is Rising (series) by Susan Cooper
45. Graceling (series) Kristin Cashore
46. Forever... by Judy Blume
47. Earthsea (series) by Ursula K. Le Guin
48. Inheritance Cycle (series) by Christopher Paolini
49. The Princess Diaries (series) by Meg Cabot
50. The Song of the Lioness (series) by Tamora Pierce
51. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

52. Delirium (series) by Lauren Oliver (book one in TBR pile)

53. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
54. Hush, Hush (series) by Becca Fitzpatrick
(book one in TBR pile)
55. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

56. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
57. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy (series) by Libba Bray (book one in TBR pile)
58. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
59. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

60. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

61. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
62. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
63. A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle
64. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
65. The Bartimaeus Trilogy (series) by Jonathan Stroud
66. Bloodlines (series) by Richelle Mead (read book one)
67. Fallen (series) by Lauren Kate
68. House of Night (series) by P.C. Cast Kristin Cast
69. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
70. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn David Levithan
71. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
72. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
73. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
74. The Maze Runner Trilogy (series) by James Dashner
75. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

76. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

77. Crank (series) by Ellen Hopkins (read book one)
78. Matched (series) by Ally Condie
79. Gallagher Girls (series) by Ally Carter
80. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
81. Daughter of the Lioness / Tricksters (series) by Tamora Pierce
82. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
83. The Immortals (series) by Tamora Pierce
84. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (series) by Patricia C. Wrede (in my TBR pile)
85. Chaos Walking (series) by Patrick Ness
86. Circle of Magic (series) by Tamora Pierce
87. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
88. Feed by M.T. Anderson

89. Weetzie Bat (series) by Francesca Lia Block

90. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
91. Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (series) by Louise Rennison
92. Leviathan (series) by Scott Westerfeld
93. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
94. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci (series) by Diana Wynne Jones
95. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

96. Gone (series) by Michael Grant

97. The Shiver Trilogy (series) by Maggie Stiefvater
 98. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
99. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

100. Betsy-Tacy (series) by Maud Hart Lovelace


  1. Great list! Although there are a few on there I didn't think were YA!

    1. I saw it around a few other blogs and needed to post it with my updates. :) And some I didn't think were YA, but I guess YA read them.

  2. Well, you have good taste anyway.

    I'm new to following you thanks to RCCleanup and am inviting you to visit my blog at when you have some time.


    1. Thanks Emaginette! :)

      I'll stop by in a little bit to check out your blog. :)


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