Thursday, September 29, 2011

What I've Read from the Top 100

Emily V had this on her blog, and I thought it was interesting to see what others have read, so I’m copying.

A couple of disclaimers before I start:
  1. I don't know who originally made this list, so I don't know who is proclaiming these books to be the "Top YA." It actually excludes some I really love, and includes others I don't even consider to be YA.
  2. This list is NOT a list of my recommendations. Just because I've read it (or own it), doesn't mean I highly recommend it. And just because I haven't read something (and don't own it), doesn't mean I wouldn't like to. It's simply a list of what I've read.
So, with that in mind, here we go:

Bold = I've Read It
Italics = I Own It
Underline = Started, but Didn't Finish It

1. Alex Finn – Beastly
2. Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones
3. Ally Carter – Gallagher Girls (1, 2, 3, 4)
4. Ally Condie – Matched
5. Alyson Noel – The Immortals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
6. Anastasia Hopcus – Shadow Hills
7. Angie Sage – Septimus Heap (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
8. Ann Brashares – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1, 2, 3, 4)
9. Anna Godbersen – Luxe (1, 2, 3, 4)
10. Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
11. Aprilynne Pike – Wings (1, 2, 3)
12. Becca Fitzpatrick – Hush, Hush (1, 2)
13. Brandon Mull – Fablehaven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
14. Brian Selznick – The Invention of Hugo Cabret
15. Cassandra Clare – The Mortal Instruments (1, 2, 3, 4)
16. Carrie Jones – Need (1, 2, 3)
17. Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth (1, 2, 3)
18. Christopher Paolini - Inheritance (1, 2, 3, 4)
19. Cinda Williams Chima – The Heir Chronicles (1, 2, 3)
20. Colleen Houck – Tigers Saga (1, 2)
21. Cornelia Funke – Inkheart (1, 2, 3)
22. Ellen Hopkins – Impulse
23. Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
24. Faraaz Kazi – Truly, Madly, Deeply
25. Frank Beddor – The Looking Glass Wars (1, 2, 3)
26. Gabrielle Zevin – Elsewhere
27. Gail Carson Levine – Fairest
28. Holly Black – Tithe (1, 2, 3)
29. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
30. James Dashner – The Maze Runner (1, 2)
31. James Patterson – Maximum Ride (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
32. Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
33. Jeanne DuPrau – Books of Ember (1, 2, 3, 4)
34. Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
35. John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
36. John Green – An Abundance of Katherines
37. John Green – Looking for Alaska
38. John Green – Paper Towns
39. Jonathan Stroud – Bartimaeus (1, 2, 3, 4)
40. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – Caster Chronicles (1, 2)
41. Kelley Armstrong – Darkest Powers (1, 2, 3)
42. Kristin Cashore – The Seven Kingdoms (1, 2)
43. Lauren Kate – Fallen (1, 2, 3)
44. Lemony Snicket - Series of Unfortunate Events (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
45. Libba Bray – Gemma Doyle (1, 2, 3)
46. Lisa McMann – Dream Catcher (1, 2, 3)
47. Louise Rennison – Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
48. M.T. Anderson – Feed
49. Maggie Stiefvater – The Wolves of Mercy Falls (1, 2, 3)
50. Margaret Peterson Haddix – Shadow Children (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
51. Maria V. Snyder – Study (1, 2, 3)
52. Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
53. Markus Zusak – I am the Messenger
54. Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
55. Mary Ting – Crossroads
56. Maureen Johnson – Little Blue Envelope (1, 2)
57. Meg Cabot – All-American Girl (1, 2)
58. Meg Cabot – The Mediator (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
59. Meg Cabot – The Princess Diaries (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
60. Meg Rosoff – How I live now
61. Megan McCafferty – Jessica Darling (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
62. Megan Whalen Turner – The Queen’s Thief (1, 2, 3, 4)
63. Melina Marchetta – On the Jellicoe Road
64. Melissa de la Cruz – Blue Bloods (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
65. Melissa Marr – Wicked Lovely (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
66. Michael Grant – Gone (1, 2, 3, 4)
67. Nancy Farmer – The House of the Scorpion
68. Neal Shusterman – Unwind
69. Neil Gaiman – Coraline
70. Neil Gaiman – Stardust
71. Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book
72. P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast – House of Night (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 )
73. Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials (1, 2, 3)
74. Rachel Caine – The Morganville Vampires (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
75. Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
76. Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
77. Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
78. Rom LcO’Feer – Somewhere carnal over 40 winks
79. S.L. Naeole – Grace (1, 2, 3, 4)
80. Sabrina Bryan & Julia DeVillers – Princess of Gossip
81. Sarah Dessen – Along for the Ride
82. Sarah Dessen – Lock and Key
83. Sarah Dessen – The Truth about Forever
84. Sara Shepard – Pretty Little Liars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
85. Scott Westerfeld - Leviathan (1, 2)
86. Scott Westerfeld - Uglies (1, 2, 3, 4)
87. Shannon Hale – Books of a Thousand Days
88. Shannon Hale – Princess Academy
89. Shannon Hale – The Books of Bayern (1, 2, 3, 4)
90. Sherman Alexie & Ellen Forney – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
91. Simone Elkeles – Perfect Chemistry (1, 2, 3)
92. Stephanie Meyer – The Host
93. Stephanie Meyer – Twilight Saga (1, 2, 3, 4)
94. Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees
95. Susan Beth Pfeffer – Last Survivors (1, 2, 3)
96. Suzanne Collins – Hunger Games (1, 2, 3)
97. Suzanne Collins – Underland Chronicles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
98. Terry Pratchett – Tiffany Aching (1, 2, 3, 4)
99. Tonya Hurley – Ghost Girl (1, 2, 3)
100. Wendelin Van Draanen – Flipped

So what have I missed that is a MUST READ in your book?

And P.S. This is your last weekend to vote on the THIS big debate before I tally the votes.

19 comments:

storyqueen said...

Finish The Book Thief!!

Seriously, it was hard for me to get into, but I was really glad I stuck with it. It changed my life as a writer.

I love a lot of your other choices!

Shelley

R. Garrett Wilson said...

I just find it interesting that the top 100 has about 400 books on it.

Joanne said...

I don't generally read YA, leaning more toward adult contemporary fiction, but I have read a couple of these ... The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and the first Harry Potter.

Angela Felsted said...

Love the Shannon Hale books, and yes, I too am surprised that THE HOST is listed under YA.

Also, I agree with one of the earlier people on this thread who said you should finish THE BOOK THIEF. It starts really slow, but does eventually get more interesting. In the end it's totally worth the read.

LTM said...

Sarah Dessen. Seriously, girl. Start With Truth about Forever--LOVE! <3

Carolyn V said...

Wow, that's some list. There are a lot of books I need to crack open. =)

Kelly Lyman said...

I love this!!! And, I might just copy it from you to do for my blog!!! I'm surprised at how many books I haven't read that are on this list though. Hmm, what do I think you should read...probably Twilight, only because of all the hype on it. I'll admit it though- I did like them.

Abby said...

I've seen this on some blogs and find it interesting to see what different people have read and what they liked. I've got a lot of the same ones on my list (although I haven't posted it online.) So fun!

MikeS said...

I'll bet you a donut this list was assembled by a female. Beastly as number 1? Gallagher Girls? That travelling pants series? Yep, all girl faves.

Instead, try this list compiled from actual ratings made by actual readers on GoodReads.com (which I recently joined).

Emily V. said...

My suggestions:
Flipped
Matched
Alex Rider
Gallagher Girls
(not really in that order)

:)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

I've read a lot of the books you haven't. A lot of them are good, but I don't know that I'd proclaim any of them a must-read except I do love anything Sarah Dessen!

Kamille Elahi said...

I love the Alex Rider books but they're a bit boy-ishy.

What's your opinion of the Septimus Heap books? I was going to buy the first book a while ago but wasn't sure if I'd like it.

WritingNut said...

I've read quite a few of those on that list, but a good set of them are still on MY list to be read... so many great books!

Jess said...

Erggg! I have a serious love/hate relationship with this list. It mentions so many books that I really should have read by now, and I love that this brought them back to my attention, but I just don't have enough time. *Shakes fist at sky in frustration*

:)

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Wow, I've hardly read any of these. Seriously! (Is it just me, or is does this list seem heavy on the fantasy? ... though I did see Sarah Dessen in there, I guess. I've read one and a half of hers.) I was glad to see you abandoned some mid-read. I do that with books all the time. I was worried I was the only one!

Amy

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I've read a lot of these (does watching the Pretty Little Liars series on TV count?). But there's many I haven't, and many more that SHOULD be on the list. :)

Missed Periods said...

I don't really read this genre. I am embarrassed to say, but the only one I have read on this list is the second Harry Potter book. I do want to read Hunger Games and Neil Gaiman.

Jemi Fraser said...

I have about 30 - 40 of those in my MG classroom, but I haven't read all of those. I enjoyed the Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare. :)

LisaAnn said...

Oh my gosh, you've read so many great books. This gives me lots of choices for the future! :)