Amazon’s 100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime

Oh look, another list 🙂 I am actually surprised how few of the YA books on it I have read, or want to read.

READ

  1. The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey
  2. The Call Of The Wild, by Jack London
  3. Carrie, by Stephen King
  4. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
  5. City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare
  6. Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein
  7. Daughter of Smoke & Bone, by Laini Taylor
  8. Divergent, by Veronica Roth
  9. Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell
  10. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
  11. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
  12. A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray
  13. Harry Potter Series, by J. K. Rowling
  14. His Dark Materials Trilogy, by Philip Pullman
  15. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
  16. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  17. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
  18. The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness
  19. Legend, by Marie Lu
  20. Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow
  21. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
  22. Macbeth, by William Shakespeare
  23. Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie
  24. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  25. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
  26. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
  27. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  28. The Sandman Vol. 1, by Neil Gaiman
  29. The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett

TBR

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  2. American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
  3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
  4. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
  5. Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
  6. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
  7. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
  8. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
  9. Maus I, by Art Spiegelman
  10. The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
  11. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
  12. The Old Man and The Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
  13. Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
  14. Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas
  15. We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart

DNF

  1. Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
  2. Dune, by Frank Herbert
  3. Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater
  4. Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld

MAYBE SOMEDAY

  1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  2. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
  3. Anne of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery
  4. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X
  5. The Basketball Diaries, by Jim Carroll
  6. Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys
  7. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
  8. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne
  9. The Cider House Rules, by John Irving
  10. The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau
  11. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  12. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
  13. Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
  14. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
  15. Eragon, by Christopher Paolini
  16. Every Day, by David Levithan
  17. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney
  18. Feed, by M.T. Anderson
  19. Forever…, by Judy Blume
  20. Girl, Interrupted, by Susanna Kaysen
  21. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
  22. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
  23. Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
  24. Hole in My Life, by Jack Gantos
  25. The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer
  26. The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros
  27. I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith
  28. I Know What You Did Last Summer, by Lois Duncan
  29. I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson
  30. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
  31. Luna, by Julie Anne Peters
  32. Marjorie Morningstar, by Herman Wouk
  33. Monster, by Walter Dean Myers
  34. My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George
  35. On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
  36. The Outsiders, by S. E. Hinton
  37. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
  38. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
  39. Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo
  40. She’s Come Undone, by Wally Lamb
  41. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares
  42. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
  43. The Secret History, by Donna Tartt
  44. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
  45. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
  46. This Boy’s Life, by Tobias Wolff
  47. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
  48. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
  49. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi
  50. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
  51. The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare
  52. Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher

2 thoughts on “Amazon’s 100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime

  1. If you do it, don’t just read Anne of Avonlea. Start with Anne of Green Gables! I have them all in paperback, and most in Kindle (some aren’t available or I’d have them). I can loan them to you.

    I’ve read: 4, 7, 8, 13, 17, 24, 27, 33, 34, 41, 50, 51, 70, 89, 96. And I have no desire to read most of the rest.

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    1. Out of the ones I read and you haven’t, the ones I liked most are:
      * The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey
      * Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein
      * Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell
      * The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
      * Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow
      * The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
      * Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
      * The Sandman Vol. 1, by Neil Gaiman
      * The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett

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