Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Broke and Bookish! This week is for my top ten books I would give to readers who have never read any young adult books. I’m pretty much just going to be picking the ten books I think best summarize the genre and would leave readers wanting more. Also, I’m leaving out Hunger Games and Twilight because I feel like those are obvious and most people would read those anyway 🙂
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – I recently read this book and it has become one of my favorites! I think most people would really enjoy the cute romance, fun setting (Paris!), and writing style.
- Just One Day by Gayle Forman – This book is beautifully written and packs an emotional punch. Seriously, if anyone ever says YA is just ‘brain candy,’ I’m shoving this book in their face.
- The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa – One of my favorite action/supernatural books, this leads to a really great author and the way action is supposed to be written!
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Having already used this book to introduce the young adult genre, I can say it totally works! There is something in this book for everyone to enjoy.
- Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – I’m not a huge fan of the Mortal Instruments series, but I love the Infernal Devices! I think readers who enjoy this book could also find a great fandom and tons of books by the same author.
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – One of the best YA authors, but she also writes adult! This book is a really great bridge from reading about adults to teens, especially since the main character is in college.
- Panic by Lauren Oliver – Lauren Oliver is such a beautiful writer and this book is one of my favorites by her. She also has written tons of other books.
- We Were Liars by E Lockhart – The writing in this book is masterful and I love every second of it! It would probably intrigue so many people…
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – John Green is probably the most well known YA author right now, so I feel like this would be obvious. Plus, he’s written other books for more reading!
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – This book will probably break anybody’s heart and it’s beautifully written.
The main theme with these books is that they are all beautifully written. It’s the first thing I look for when finding a new favorite, so I based this list mostly from that. What books would you suggest?