Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Top 100 YA reads: Which ones have you read?

 The Top 100 YA reads of 2010 is a list collated by the wonderful Adele at Persnickety Snark, and the full list can be found here. Thank you Adele and everyone else who helped make the list, for taking the time and effort put into making it a success!

From Adele's page:
"Voting took place over five weeks at the end of April and throughout May. 

735 people shared their top ten choices of the best YA titles. The participants come from across the globe ...and 80% were female. "

The ones listed in purple bold are ones I have read.
The books listed in blue italics are books on my TBR list.

Top 100 YA novels of 2010:
1. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorceror’s) Stone – J.K. Rowling
3. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
4. Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
5. Northern Lights (The Golden Compass)- Philip Pullman
6. The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen
7. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
8. The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton
9. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
10. This Lullaby – Sarah Dessen
11. Looking for Alaska – John Green
12. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
14. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
15. City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
16. On the (Jellicoe Road) – Melina Marchetta
17. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
18. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
19. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
20. Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen
21. Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater
22. Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
23. Graceling – Kristin Cashore
24. Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher
25. Sloppy Firsts – Megan McCafferty
26. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
27. Alanna: The First Adventure – Tamora Pierce
28. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

29. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
30. Uglies – Scott Westerfeld
31. A Great and Terrible Beauty – Libba Bray
32. Tomorrow, When the War Began – John Marsden
33. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – E. Lockhart
34. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
35. The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin
36. Paper Towns – John Green
37. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling
38. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
39. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – Betty Smith
40. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie
41. Lock and Key – Sarah Dessen
42. The Amber Spyglass – Philip Pullman
43. Evernight – Claudia Gray
44. Sabriel – Garth Nix
45. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
46. Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

47. Forever – Judy Blume
48. I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
49. Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
50. The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot
51. Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli
52. Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones
53. The Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper
54. Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick
55. Saving Francesca – Melina Marchetta
56. Second Helpings – Megan McCafferty
57. Dreamland – Sarah Dessen
58. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
59. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
60. Fire – Kristin Cashore
61. The Chocolate War – Robert Cormier
62. Weetzie Bat – Francesca Lia Block
63. The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
64. Looking for Alibrandi – Melina Marchetta
65. How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
66. City of Glass – Cassandra Clare
67. Keeping the Moon – Sarah Dessen
68. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
69. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison
70. If I Stay – Gayle Forman
71. The King of Attolia – Megan Whalen Turner
72. Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson
73. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast – Robin McKinley
74. The Blue Sword – Robin McKinley
75. Feed – M.T. Anderson
76. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants – Ann Brashares

77. Go Ask Alice – Anonymous
78. Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr
79. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
80. Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen
81. The Forest of Hands and Teeth – Carrie Ryan
82. Jacob Have I Loved – Katherine Paterson
83. The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
84. Poison Study – Maria V. Snyder
85. Shadow Kiss – Richelle Mead
86. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle – Avi
87. An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
88. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
89. A Ring of Endless Light – Madeleine L’Engle
90. Glass Houses – Rachel Caine
91. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party – M.T. Anderson
92. Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
93. Whale Talk – Chris Crutcher
94. Perfect Chemistry – Simone Elkeles
95. Going Too Far – Jennifer Echols
96. The Last Song – Nicholas Sparks
97. Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
98. Hatchet – Gary Paulsen
99. The Pigman – Paul Zindel
100. The Hero and the Crown – Robin McKinley
Other bloggers' lists:
Liberty Falls Down
The Ramblings of a Book Addict
The Wormhole
Madigan Reads

I've read 32. Still got a long way to go....

Which ones have you read? Which ones do you recommend? Leave your list in the comments below!

Happy reading, 


danya said...

Of the ones on your TBR list, I'd definitely recommend Pride and Prejudice, Uglies, and Ella Enchanted. Other ones I'd recommend include A Ring of Endless Light, Poison Study, and Little Women. You've already read a bunch of my favorites on there though!

Tina (Book Couture) said...

Oooh, thanks for the recommendations! I really appreciate them. :) I should go borrow Uglies right now...I've been meaning to read it for a while.

Nomes said...

this is cool! I'm actually reading Sloppy Firsts right now!

You ABSOLUTELY must read Tomorrow When the War Began! It's prob my favourite Aussie YA ever and the movie is out this week! Its very very good :)

I'll have to post my list up of what I've read :)

Emilyandherlittlepinknotes said...

On your TBR list I recommend reading On the (Jellicoe Road)by Melina Marchetta and Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty , This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen, How I live now by Meg Rosoff rank among my favorite books.
I am planning to read Tomorrow When the War Began and The Knife of Never Letting Go

Vicky said...

Wow. I've read 30 of them. Not bad.

Actin' Up with Books said...

I have read 37 books so far and have some on my TBR list. I just finished The Hunger Games yesterday! I can see why it made the list.

I love the idea. Is it ok if I use the idea on blog?

Ava said...

That's a great list! I might have to do that for myself to. It would be a good goal to have to read all of those...

thebookwurrm said...

I've read 60 of these. But the list has missed out on some of the more amazing books in my opinion. It was fun figuring it out though.

Tina (Book Couture) said...

Nomes - can't wait to read your list! And a movie is coming out for Tomorrow when the war began? Awesome!!

Emily - Thanks for the awesome recommendations! I'll update my list with your comments. ;)

Vicky - 30 is not bad indeed! Have you got a list?

Actin' Up with books - Absolutely go for it! It's not my ingenious idea...credit goes to Persnickety Snark and everyone else who saw her list and decided to make a post about it. ;) I'd love to see yours!

Ava - absolutely! I'd love to see your list - post it up on your blog?? ;)

thebookwurm - WOW! You are one very well-read person (hence your name, obviously). What books do you think the list has omitted? I'd love to hear about them. :)

Actin' Up with Books said...

Great! I gave credit to Book Couture and Persnickety Snark. You can check out my post here:


thebookwurrm said...

These are personal favourites but they inclide:
1. Gingerbread - Rachel Cohn
2. Born Confused - Tanuja Desai
3. The Poison Throne - Celine Kiernan
4. Abarat - Clive Barker
5. Bloody Jack - L. A. Meyer

(These don't have much in common with each other except that they are all very good books.)

iamjenai said...

OMG in this list, i have only read 8 books! Oh I'm missing A LOT!

OK - i have not read any Harry Potter books, only watched the movies so that's one of the reasons and its YA novels! Yay haha i just realized almost all novels ive read in the past were NOT Ya hehe. so that explains why its only 8.

Oh.. hey thanks for stopping by blog for the last week's Friday Follow. I know it's toooo late and its Friday again. Been busy with work and everything!

Have a fun blogging day!

iamjenai said...

and am a new follower of your great blog, love the flowers!

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