I love to read. I mean, really, really, really like it. I enjoy reading a variety of genres, but definitely prefer fiction for my pleasure reading. Typically, if someone asks me my favorite book, I just sit there blank-faced. Most avid readers/book lovers can’t name a single book as being a favorite. We might have a current favorite (which means I am presently reading it, or just finished it), or a favorite dystopian series, favorite paranormal romance, favorite historical fiction, etc. So, I picked only my top five all-time favorite Young Adult Fiction Novels. And, yes, I cheated (which I can do, b/c it’s my blog) and chose three different series, so technically there are more than five books. None are new releases, but all have left me with book hangovers, and all have left me wanting more (in a good way). I’m not going to provide a summary, because most likely you’ve heard of these, and if you haven’t go to the link and check them out on Amazon. They are in no order, and I couldn’t pick one as the #1. They are all phenomenal for different reasons. Please share your favorite YA books not on my list. I’m always looking for new great books to read.
- Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
- Wonder by R. J. Palacio
- Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
- Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
- Fault in our Stars by John Green
“We Were Liars” by E. Lockhard, “Wintergirls” by Laurie Halse Anderson, and This YA-friendly introduction to Spinoza are worth a read: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/devra-lehmann/spinoza-lehmann/
Also, Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah” isn’t a YA novel, but I found it to be pretty accessible for teens. I was thrilled that one of my students last semester picked it up, read it, and gave it a positive review.