Yep. It is time for me to stop wailing and saying “I’M NOT READY FOR CHRISTMAS I WASN’T READY FOR HALLOWEEN/THANKSGIVING/THE END OF SUMMER BREAK”. It is past Thanksgiving. Lights are up, stores are going crazy, and while our house is Christmas tree free, I don’t think it will be for much longer.
And we have all had that moment where we KNOW someone really likes to read but we just have no idea what to get them. THERE ARE SO MANY, AND THEY’RE ALL BEAUTIFUL. And so I created this helpful list.
Pretty much all the books on this list are YA. There are a few that are not, but if they are not YA, they are still completely readable and enjoyable by teenagers. Both boys and girls will enjoy all the books on this list; they are all well written, interesting stories and just because the main character is the opposite gender doesn’t mean that the story is for a boy or a girl.
I’m not going to describe what the books are about (it would take too long), but I’ll gave the link to their Goodreads page in the title.
FOR THE YA READER THAT LIKES: EPIC FANTASY
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
FOR THE YA READERS THAT LIKE: SCI-FI
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
FOR THE YA READER THAT LIKES: TWISTED CHARACTERS
How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller
Half Bad by Sally Green
FOR THE YA READER THAT LIKES: VAMPIRES
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
FOR YA READERS THAT LIKE: ALIENS
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
FOR THE YA READER THAT LIKES: OTHER WORD SCI-FI
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
FOR THE YA READER THAT LIKES: CUTE ROMANCE WITH A TWIST
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
FOR THE YA READER THAT LIKES: MYSTERIES
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
FOR THE YA READER WHO LIKES: HIDDEN WORLDS
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly
Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson
FOR THE YA READER THAT LIKES: RETELLINGS
Splintered by A. G. Howard
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
FOR THE YA READER THAT LIKES: FEEL-GOOD STORIES
Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanan
FOR THE YA READER THAT LIKES: FIERCE HEROINES
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
FOR THE YA READER THAT LIKES: POST APOCALYPSE STORIES
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
So! This is part one of the list, Part 2 is coming NEXT Sunday. So yay.
Are there any groups that you want me to do? Have you read any books on the list? Are there any you think should be replaced?