Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday
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Top Ten Books We’d Recommend To Someone Who Doesn't Read Young Adult

I know what you’re thinking.  Jen?  Recommending Young Adult?!  I know it’s insane but, thanks to some hardcore book bullying from some of my favorite book buddies (I’m lookin’ at you Ash, Vanessa, Isa and Yani), I have strayed into the land of YA and kind of enjoyed my stay.  It was also a good genre to go with because my new team members just so happen to read YA.  I love it when a plan comes together.  ;-)  So without further ado, here are our recommendations.

1.  Enclave by Ann Aguirre
2.  The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
3.  Anna Dressed in Blood  by Kendare Blake
4.  The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine
5.  Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
6.  The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith
7.  The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

1.  Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
2.  Divergent by Veronica Roth
3.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis
4.  Dreamhunter & Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox
5.  Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
6.  The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
7.  The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
8.  Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
9.  Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
10.  The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

1.  The Immortals series by Alyson Noel
2.  Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
3.  Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
4.  The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
5.  Matched series by Ally Condie
6.  Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
7.  The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater
8.  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
9.  Leaving Paradise series by Simone Elkeles
10.  If I Stay series by Gayle Forman


  1. Jen, I squeed with delight when I saw that you did YA. :D And I love ALL of your choices, hardcore!

  2. Jen, I, too, never thought I'd be a YA reader. And yet, YA books are fast filling my shelves.

  3. @Smash - I loves it when you squee. ;-) LOL! You should love them considering you recommended most of them. ;-)

    @Amanda - It's crazy how those bastards creep up on ya, huh?

  4. All excellent choices! Anna Dressed in Blood was one of my favs of 2011!

  5. @Jess - Thanks! Anna was an awesome read. It was one of those books that made me realize that YA wasn't bad after all. ;-)

  6. Seriously awesome lists - I've a few of the books and 100% agree - I finished Anna and The Scorpio Races just a few days ago and loved!

  7. many of those I have read like Unearthly, Divergent, Across, VA, Immortals, Twilight, Hunger. Many of those I need to read like Enclave, Iron,13, If I stay and many more.

    great lists

  8. Moiiiii? *props hand on chest* [insert mock shock] Ok, maybe just a little ;) But totes glad you joined the YA fan club cuz it's pretty damn cool here!

    I still to read Enclave! Ash has fangirled about it quite a bit.

    Is Rain Maiden blogging with you? She's super nice!

  9. @Isa - LMAO! Uh, yeah you! ;-) I must admit it is kinda cool.

    OMG you haven't read it yet?! YOU HAVE TO! I have a copy you can borrow and everything.

    She sure is. I have dubbed her my co-conspirator. *wicked grin*

  10. @Tanya - Thanks! I really want to get my hands on The Scorpio Races. I've heard great things.

    @Kristina - You totally have to read Enclave if you get a chance. It's a really good read.

    Thanks for stopping by ladies!

  11. I never thought I'd be a fan of YA either... and yet every time I visit Amazon, the YA books leap into my cart.

    LOVED Hunger Games.

  12. @The Avid Reader - LOL! That soo happens to me too. It's the craziest thing! ;-)