Read Any Good Books Lately?

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a great weekend.  I’m supposed to be looking into an insurance matter, so you can bet instead I’m playing with a list of Have Read and To Be Read books!  lol  I stole this list from Janet Sumner Johnson’s blog, and posted it here cause I’ve been meaning to see where the holes are in my reading.  Let me know what I’m missing, and which ones are your favorites!

But first–a disclaimer:  I didn’t come up with this “Top YA” list, so it’s sure to be missing stuff and I can see it also includes plenty of books that are actually middle-grade or not YA at all.  If I had made the list, it would be perfect, of course! 😉  It’s also true that some of the books I’ve read I only remember in fractured pieces, and some I’ve missed I know I really want to read.  So this list isn’t meant to be a recommended reading list, either!

With that in mind, here we go:

Bold = I’ve Read It

Italics = I Own It

Underline = Started, but Didn’t Finish It

  • 1. Alex Finn – Beastly
  • 2. Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones
  • 3. Ally Carter – Gallagher Girls (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 4. Ally Condie – Matched
  • 5. Alyson Noel – The Immortals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • 6. Anastasia Hopcus – Shadow Hills
  • 7. Angie Sage – Septimus Heap (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • 8. Ann Brashares – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 9. Anna Godbersen – Luxe (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 10. Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  • 11. Aprilynne Pike – Wings (1, 2, 3)
  • 12. Becca Fitzpatrick – Hush, Hush (1, 2)
  • 13. Brandon Mull – Fablehaven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • 14. Brian Selznick – The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  • 15. Cassandra Clare – The Mortal Instruments (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 16. Carrie Jones – Need (1, 2, 3)
  • 17. Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth (1, 2, 3)
  • 18. Christopher Paolini – Inheritance (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 19. Cinda Williams Chima – The Heir Chronicles (1, 2, 3)
  • 20. Colleen Houck – Tigers Saga (1, 2)
  • 21. Cornelia Funke – Inkheart (1, 2, 3)
  • 22. Ellen Hopkins – Impulse
  • 23. Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • 24. Faraaz Kazi – Truly, Madly, Deeply
  • 25. Frank Beddor – The Looking Glass Wars (1, 2, 3)
  • 26. Gabrielle Zevin – Elsewhere
  • 27. Gail Carson Levine – Fairest
  • 28. Holly Black – Tithe (1, 2, 3)
  • 29. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • 30. James Dashner – The Maze Runner (1, 2)
  • 31. James Patterson – Maximum Ride (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • 32. Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
  • 33. Jeanne DuPrau – Books of Ember (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 34. Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • 35. John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • 36. John Green – An Abundance of Katherines
  • 37. John Green – Looking for Alaska
  • 38. John Green – Paper Towns
  • 39. Jonathan Stroud – Bartimaeus (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 40. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – Caster Chronicles (1, 2)
  • 41. Kelley Armstrong – Darkest Powers (1, 2, 3)
  • 42. Kristin Cashore – The Seven Kingdoms (1, 2)
  • 43. Lauren Kate – Fallen (1, 2, 3)
  • 44. Lemony Snicket – Series of Unfortunate Events (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
  • 45. Libba Bray – Gemma Doyle (1, 2, 3)
  • 46. Lisa McMann – Dream Catcher (1, 2, 3)
  • 47. Louise Rennison – Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • 48. M.T. Anderson – Feed
  • 49. Maggie Stiefvater – The Wolves of Mercy Falls (1, 2, 3)
  • 50. Margaret Peterson Haddix – Shadow Children (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • 51. Maria V. Snyder – Study (1, 2, 3)
  • 52. Markus Zusak – The Book Thief
  • 53. Markus Zusak – I am the Messenger
  • 54. Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • 55. Mary Ting – Crossroads
  • 56. Maureen Johnson – Little Blue Envelope (1, 2)
  • 57. Meg Cabot – All-American Girl (1, 2)
  • 58. Meg Cabot – The Mediator (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • 59. Meg Cabot – The Princess Diaries (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • 60. Meg Rosoff – How I live now
  • 61. Megan McCafferty – Jessica Darling (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • 62. Megan Whalen Turner – The Queen’s Thief (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 63. Melina Marchetta – On the Jellicoe Road
  • 64. Melissa de la Cruz – Blue Bloods (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • 65. Melissa Marr – Wicked Lovely (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • 66. Michael Grant – Gone (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 67. Nancy Farmer – The House of the Scorpion
  • 68. Neal Shusterman – Unwind
  • 69. Neil Gaiman – Coraline
  • 70. Neil Gaiman – Stardust
  • 71. Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book
  • 72. P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast – House of Night (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 )
  • 73. Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials (1, 2, 3)
  • 74. Rachel Caine – The Morganville Vampires (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • 75. Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  • 76. Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • 77. Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • 78. Rom LcO’Feer – Somewhere carnal over 40 winks
  • 79. S.L. Naeole – Grace (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 80. Sabrina Bryan & Julia DeVillers – Princess of Gossip
  • 81. Sarah Dessen – Along for the Ride
  • 82. Sarah Dessen – Lock and Key
  • 83. Sarah Dessen – The Truth about Forever
  • 84. Sara Shepard – Pretty Little Liars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  • 85. Scott Westerfeld – Leviathan (1, 2)
  • 86. Scott Westerfeld – Uglies (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 87. Shannon Hale – Books of a Thousand Days
  • 88. Shannon Hale – Princess Academy
  • 89. Shannon Hale – The Books of Bayern (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 90. Sherman Alexie & Ellen Forney – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • 91. Simone Elkeles – Perfect Chemistry (1, 2, 3)
  • 92. Stephanie Meyer – The Host
  • 93. Stephanie Meyer – Twilight Saga (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 94. Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees
  • 95. Susan Beth Pfeffer – Last Survivors (1, 2, 3)
  • 96. Suzanne Collins – Hunger Games (1, 2, 3) 97.
  • Suzanne Collins – Underland Chronicles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • 98. Terry Pratchett – Tiffany Aching (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • 99. Tonya Hurley – Ghost Girl (1, 2, 3)
  • 100. Wendelin Van Draanen – Flipped

 What a lot of good books I still get to read!  That’s a cheerful thought, for a Monday!  Let me know where you think I should start, and which are your favorites.  Also–because I can’t let it pass unsaid–I may not have read the Terry Pratchett books on the list, but I’ve read everything else Terry Pratchett!  Just so you know I’m not totally dissolute. 😉

4 comments to Read Any Good Books Lately?

  • I am reading the Hunger Games series now. They are good in a Crack-like way.

  • Pat Esden

    I’m reading Gretchen McNeil’s Possessed right now. It’s good, but not as scary as I was expecting. And a bit predictable.

  • Crack-like? Not scary as expected and predictable? Are you guys recommending books here, or not? Lol I’ve actually tried picking up Hunger Games twice, but both times had to put it down. It’s extremely well-written and I’m sure one day we’ll be closer friends, but right now…it feels a bit like an allegory of my childhood. 😛 No, not that bad, but still not quite the escape I’m looking for!

    Let me know if Possessed gets less predictable as it closes to the finish, and I’ll check it out!

  • Pat Esden

    I’d actually love to know what you think of Possessed. I think a lot of teens will enjoy it.

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