Mar 22

Young Adult Books You Should Read

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This is the last Saturday for the 100 books you should read. As a reminder the list is from list compiled by users on goodreads. You can see the list in its entirely here

This week is the Young Adult genre. I love this genre. If you have not read any books in this category don’t let the title keep you away. Just because they are called Young Adult, a lot of adults read this genre as well. It’s great if you are looking for a clean book to read. 

Here is a list of previous genres I showcased:



Historical Fiction

Mystery & Non Fiction

Science Fiction

Here is this week’s books:

Young Adult Collage1. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

2. Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 

3. Anne of Green Ables by L. M. Montgomery 


4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins  (I loved this book and the movie!)

5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (I’ve seen the movie a million times. Only the original. I’ve never read the book though)

6. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg


7. Hamlet by William Shakespeare 

8. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (I’ve read the entire Harry Potter series. I loved it!)

9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling 

11. Lord of the Flies by William Golding 

12. MockingJay by Suzanne Collins  (I can’t wait for Part 1 of this movie!) 

13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaba by J.K. Rowling

14. The Adventure of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 

15. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

16. The Fault in our Stars by John Green


17. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins  (I loved this book and movie)

18. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery 


19. The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett

20. Watership Down by Richard Adams


21. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein


I hope you enjoyed the books I’ve shared. Please let me know if you read any of them and what you think of them. 







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  1. Joanna Sormunen

    I have read quite a few of them. And really loved and enjoyed them also. Anna of Greengables is a favorite of mine from childhood, and so is Watership Down. The book really impacted me and so did other Richard Adams’ books.
    I was maybe a bit old for Harry Potter’s audience when I first read it. But I must say it’s brilliant and enjoyable read at ANY age.
    Madeline L’Engle was a favorite of mine in childhood too. I did not like the Little Prince because my sister loved it and we had this thing going on where we couldn’t like what other one of us really liked… Sisters, you know, lol
    I read Lord of Flies in HS and it was a very disturbing read. I’ve read for fun (if you can say so about that book) later on and it is quite genious but still disturbing.
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other Road Dahl books are a must read.
    And even though (again) I’m old for Catching Fire, I still enjoyed both the books and the first movie. It’s fun to see how my son is moving on to adolescence and starting to enjoy the same books and movies that I have enjoyed or still enjoy.

  2. Christine Boulware

    This is a wonderful list of books…its been awhile since I’ve thought about these suggestions but it is with great fondness that I have remembered

  3. andi

    interesting list – but not one i would recommend…sorry….. šŸ™

    1. Gina

      I have other genres listed as well. http://ginaslibrary.info/category/books/

  4. Heather Swarthout

    I have read almost every book on that list while I was in my young twenties (I’m almost 30 now and I would watch them again, that’s for sure!) Love the list!

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