Top 100 YA books

Goodreads recently posted their top 100 YA books, they took a look at all our reviews and which books ended up on our shelves and then made a list of the books rated with a four to five stars average rating. Since I am a big fan of YA I wondered how many I had managed to read so far and decided that I would maybe try and read some more of the top 100…here’s the list. I should mention that only the first book in a series will appear because they wanted to make it a little fairer.

—————hunger gamesharry potterfault in our starsdivergentgiver

The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins

Harry Potter | J.K. Rowling

The Fault In Our Stars | John Green

Divergent | Veronica Roth

The Giver | Lois Lowry

—————book thiefcityof-boneslightning thiefperks of beinglooking for alaska

The Book Theif | Markus Zusak

City Of Bones | Cassandra Clare

The Lightning Theif | Rick Riordan

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower | Stephen Chbosky

Looking For Alaska | John Green

—————the maze runnereleanor and parka wrinkle in timecinderselection

The Maze Runner | James Dashner

Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell

A Wrinkle In Time | Madeleine L’Engle

Cinder | Marissa Meyer

The Selection | Keira Class

—————clockwork angeloutsidersfangirlred queenanne

Clockwork Angel | Cassandra Clare

The Outsiders | S.E. Hinton

Fangirl | Rainbow Rowell

Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard

Anne Of Green Gables | L.M. Montgomery

—————vampire academythrone of glasslegendthe fifth waveanna and the french kiss

Vampire Academy | Richelle Mead

Throne Of Glass | Sarah J Maas

Legend | Marie Lu

The 5th Wave | Rick Yancey

Anna And The French Kiss | Stephanie Perkins

————-gracelinga tree growsdaughter of smoke and bonea court of thornsI'll give you the sun

Graceling | Kristin Cashore

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn | Betty Smith

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone | Laini Taylor

A Court Of Thorns And Roses | Sarah J Maas

I’ll Give You The Sun | Jandy Nelson

—————everything everythingall the bright placesraven boysperfect chemistrythe hate you give

Everything Everything | Nicola Yoon

All The Bright Things | Jennifer Niven

The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater

Perfect Chemistry | Simone Elkeles

The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas

—————-to all the boyssix of crowsshadow and boneit's kind of a funny storyhopeless

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before | Jenny Han

Six Of Crows | Leigh Bardugo

Shadow And Bone | Leigh Bardugo

It’s Kind Of A Funny Story | Ned Vizzini

Hopeless | Colleen Hoover

—————obsidianUnwindangelfallthe unbecomingaristotle and dante

Obsidian | Jennifer L. Armentrout

Unwind | Neal Shusterman

Angelfall | Susan Ee

The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer | Michelle Hodkin

Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe | Benjamin Alire Sáenz

—————-just listena monster callsturtles all the waythe truth about foreverlady midnight

Just Listen | Sarah Dessen

A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness

Turtles All The Way Down | John Green

The Truth About Forever | Sarah Dessen

Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare

—————an ember in the ashespart-time indiansimon vsthe darkest mindsunearthly

An Ember In The Ashes | Sabaa Tahir

The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian | Sherman Alexie

Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda | Becky Albertalli

The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken

Unearthly | Cynthia Hand

—————bloodlineshowl's moving castlemy life next doormaximum ridecarry on

Bloodlines | Richelle Mead

Howl’s Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones

My Life Next Door | Huntley Fitzpatrick

Maximum Ride | James Patterson

Carry On | Rainbow Rowell

—————the summoningunder the never skysabrielpoison studysalt to the sea

The Summoning | Kelley Armstrong

Under The Never Sky | Veronica Rossi

Sabriel | Garth Nix

Poison Study | Maria V. Snyder

Salt To The Sea | Ruta Sepetys

—————pushing the limitsi am the messengerYoon_9780553496680_jkt_all_r1.inddthe wrath and the dawnSteelheart

Pushing The Limits | Katie McGarry

I Am The Messenger | Markus Zusak

The Sun Is Also A Star | Nicola Yoon

The Wrath And The Dawn | Renée Ahdieh

Steelheart | Brandon Sanderson

—————the winners curseilluminaeheartlesscrankhalf-blood

The Winner’s Curse | Marie Rutkoski

Illuminae | Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Heartless | Marissa Meyer

Crank | Ellen Hopkins

Half-Blood | Jennifer L. Armentrout

—————the sky is everywherejust one dayone of us is lyingepic detourruby red

The Sky Is Everywhere | Jandy Nelson

Just One Day | Gayle Forman

One Of Us Is Lying | Karen M. McManus

Amy And Roger’s Epic Detour | Morgan Matson

Ruby Red | Kerstin Gier

—————code name veritythe immortal rulesborn at midnightthe demon kingsweet evil

Code Name Verity | Elizabeth E. Wein

The Immortal Rules | Julie Kagawa

Born At Midnight | C. C. Hunter

The Demon King | Cinda Williams Chima

Sweet Evil | Wendy Higgins

—————strange the dreamerthe scorpio racesnightshadealannachildren of blood and bone

Strange The Dreamer | Laini Taylor

The Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater

Nightshade | Andrea Cremer

Alanna: The First Adventure | Tamora Pierce

Children Of Blood And Bone | Tomi Adeyemi

—————the cruel princestarcrossedimpulsethe false princejellicoe road


The Cruel Prince | Holly Black

Starcrossed | Josephine Angelini

Impulse | Ellen Hopkins

The False Prince | Jennifer A. Nielsen

On The Jellicoe Road | Melina Marchetta

—————they both die at the endthe house of the scorpiongentlemans guide to vicethe programthe upside of unrequited

They Both Die At The End | Adam Silvera

The House Of The Scorpion | Nancy Farmer

The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue | Mackenzi Lee

The Program | Suzanne Young

The Upside Of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli

So I am quite surprised that out of 100 of the top books I have read 9, what is even more surprising to me is that a lot of them I have actually seen in movie form but haven’t read them and usually I am not for that at all.

On the other hand, though it just means I have loads of really good books to get to, any recommendations on where to start?

How many have you read?

Are there any other books you thought should have made the cut?




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