Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More Lists: The Top 100 YA Books

Here is another list from April at Good Books & Wine. It will be interesting to see if I do better on this list than on the Middle Grade list.
The Top 100 YA List In Entirety
Wow, so excited to post this in it's entirety. If you want more in-depth information on the books, I have linked them to their goodreads page on previous posts where I have broken down the list in groups of 20, so each book would have it's own little blurb. Here are links to each post 100-81; 80-61; 60-41; 40-21; 20-1.

Here we go:

100. Hate List by Jennifer Brown

99. Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix
98. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

97. Among The Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
96. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Claus

95. Forever by Judy Blume
94. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

93. Tithe by Holly Black
92. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

*91. Wings by Aprillynne Pike

90. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

89. Angus, Thongs And Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

88. Marked by PC And Kristin Cast
*87. Maximum Ride series by James Patterson

86. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

85. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

84. I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

83. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

82. The Mediator series by Meg Cabot
81. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

80. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

79. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
78. Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen

*77. Evernight by Claudia Gray

76. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman

75. Life As We Knew It series by Susan Beth Pfeffer

*74. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

73. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
72. Alana: The First Adventure series by Tamora Pierce
71. Stardust by Neil Gaiman

70. Unwind by Neil Shusterman

69. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

68. Paper Towns by John Green

*67. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

66. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
65. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

64. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time by Mark Haddon

63. The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

62. Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz -- First two

61. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
60. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

59. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

58. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

57. Eragon by Christopher Paoloni
56. Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine -- First two

55. The Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith -- first two

54. Fallen by Lauren Kate

53. The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot

51. Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke

50. Number The Stars by Lois Lowry
49. Lord Of The Flies by William Golding

48. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

47. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares

46. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

45. The Summoning series by Kelley Armstrong

*44. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
*43. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

42. Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card
41. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
40. Wake series by Lisa McMann

39. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

38. Are You There Good? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume
37. Looking For Alaska by John Green

36. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
35. A Great And Terrible Beauty series by Libba Bray
34. His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman
33. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
32. Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare

31. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
30. Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr -- First two

29. Forest of Hands And Teeth by Carrie Ryan

28. Holes by Louis Sacher
27. The Outsiders by SE Hinton
26. The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger
25. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
24. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
23. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
22.Uglies series by Scott Westerfield
21. Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia
20. Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder
19. Book Thief by Markus Zusak

18. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carlson Levine
17. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
16. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
15. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
14. Anne of Green Gables series by LM Montgomery

13. The Giver by Lois Lowry
12. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare -- First two

11. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
10. Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
9. A Wrinkle In Time series by Madeline L'Engle
8. Graceling series by Kristin Cashore
7. Percy Jackson And The Olympians by Rick Riordan -- Just the first one so far

6. Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

5. Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen

4. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

3. Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer
2. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
1. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

I did a little better with this list. I have read 52/100 of this list. I do have seven more of them on my TBR stack (marked with an *) and most of the rest are available in my HS Media Center.
Also, I have really, really tried to read Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver but I just couldn't get into it. I abandoned it a third of the way through when I realized that I was calculating the number of pages I still had to read after each page. The vast majority of the reviews I have seen say the book is amazing but it just wasn't for me.



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  2. I love lists of books like this. I can't wait to see how many I've read from each.

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