05 January 2011

Top 100 YA Novels

Last April I mentioned that Adele at Persnickety Snark was conducting a poll concerning the top 100 YA novels, along the lines of Betsy Bird's Top 100 Children's Books poll. I just realised that I never followed up on that, so here's the complete list:

1. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, by J K Rowling*
3. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
4. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
5. Northern Lights, by Philip Pullman**
6. The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen
7. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
8. The Outsiders, by S E Hinton
9. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
10. This Lullaby, by Sarah Dessen
11. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
12. Just Listen, by Sarah Dessen
13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J K Rowling
14. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
15. City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare
16. On the Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta
17. The Catcher in the Rye, by J D Salinger
18. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J K Rowling
19. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
20. Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen
21. Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater
22. Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead
23. Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
24. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
25. Sloppy Firsts, by Megan McCafferty
26. The Lord of the Rings, by J R R Tolkien
27. Alanna: The First Adventure, by Tamora Pierce
28. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
29. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J K Rowling
30. Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld
31. A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray
32. Tomorrow, When the War Began, by John Marsden
33. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E Lockhart
34. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
35. The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
36. Paper Towns, by John Green
37. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J K Rowling
38. Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
39. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
40. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
41. Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen
42. The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman
43. Evernight, by Claudia Gray
44. Sabriel, by Garth Nix
45. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J K Rowling
46. Beautiful Creatures, by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
47. Forever, by Judy Blume
48. I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith
49. Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine
50. The Princess Diaries, by Meg Cabot
51. Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli
52. Howl's Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones
53. The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper
54. Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick
55. Saving Francesca, by Melina Marchetta
56. Second Helpings, by Megan McCafferty
57. Dreamland, by Sarah Dessen
58. Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer
59. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
60. Fire, by Kristin Cashore
61. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
62. Weetzie Bat, by Francesca Lia Block
63. The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
64. Looking for Alibrandi, by Melina Marchetta
65. How I Live Now, by Meg Rosoff
66. City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare
67. Keeping the Moon, by Sarah Dessen
68. Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer
69. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
70. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman
71. The King of Attolia, by Megan Whalen Turner
72. Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson
73. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast, by Robin McKinley
74. The Blue Sword, by Robin McKinley
75. Feed, by M T Anderson
76. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, by Ann Brashares
77. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
78. Wicked Lovely, by Melissa Marr
79. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
80. Someone Like You, by Sarah Dessen
81. The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan
82. Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson
83. The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness
84. Poison Study, by Maria V Snyder
85. Shadow Kiss, by Richelle Mead
86. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi
87. An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green
88. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon
89. A Ring of Endless Light, by Madeleine L'Engle
90. Glass Houses, by Rachel Caine
91. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party, by M.T. Anderson
92. Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
93. Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher
94. Perfect Chemistry, by Simone Elkeles
95. Going Too Far, by Jennifer Echols
96. The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks
97. Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver
98. Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
99. The Pigman, by Paul Zindel
100. The Hero and the Crown, by Robin McKinley

The 25 bolded numbers indicate the books from this list that I've read. Don't believe I've ever heard of Sarah Dessen, but it appears I'm going to have to take a look at her books next time I'm at the library.

* Published in the US as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
** Published in the US as The Golden Compass.

1 comment:

Eesti said...

Keeping the Moon is a wonderful book by Sarah Dessen. It is an inspiring story about friendship and trust. The main character, 15 year old Nicole Sparks, was forced to go to her Aunt Mira's house for the summer because her mom had to go on a world tour. Her mom, Kiki Sparks, is a famous fitness instructor. Nicole, also known as Colie, has not seen her aunt in a really long time, and now has to go live with her.
Colie feels very insecure and has never had friends. At first it was because she was fat, then because of a bad reputation she had. She and her mom were always moving and every new place she moved she built a bigger shell around herself. When she gets to her aunt Mira's house Colie thinks she is crazy. Everything in her house is broken and Colie is just not used to that. No one in town likes Mira and they all talk about her. She does not really listen to anything they say. She said it does not bother her when Colie asked.