Young adult novels and I have a strange relationship. Wikipedia says you’re supposed to read them from ages twelve to eighteen; I mostly read them from ages nine to fourteen, and even earlier if you count some of the novels on this list that I always thought were supposed to be children’s books instead. I mean, there was the exception to the rule, but. Anyway, as usual: italicized are ones I’ve read, bolded italicized are ones I’ve liked, underlined italicized are ones I’ve read for school, *asterisked* ones are ones I’ve seen the movie of.
Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix (I don’t actually remember finishing the trilogy, but I liked the first two well enough, I think)
Anne of Green Gablesseries by L.M. Montgomery (see what I mean about I didn’t know these were young adult novels, well, I don’t care, because I loved these books so hard)
Betsy-Tacyseries by Maud Hart Lovelace (again, didn’t realize these were young adult, but heart heart heart)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon (and I thought this was just a regular adult novel, but hey)
Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray (I mean, I enjoyed them in a not-supposed-to-enjoy-them-this-way way, but still)
*Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Hobbitby J.R.R. Tolkien (yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s not in bold because of reading it for school, and I know I should try again)
The House on Mango Streetby Sandra Cisneros (I think I’ve mentioned before how I read this in fifth grade and it maybe wasn’t fifth-grader appropriate but hey)
How I Live Nowby Meg Rosoff (I don’t remember it that well, but I remember liking it well enough. It was about an apocalypse, which I dug, and sooort of incest, which I didn’t dig, but it wasn’t bad)
*The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
*I Capture the Castleby Dodie Smith (also didn’t know this one counted, but it makes sense. And holy bejeesus, seriously, Cassandra Mortmain is fantastic and I love about 90% of this book deeply)
*It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (I… shamefully did not register this was a book until right now, but I liked the movie with Keir Gilchrist, it was good)
Looking for Alaskaby John Green
*The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
*Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
*The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
*The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot (I mean, I liked them when I was twelve, and I only ever read through the third one, so I don’t know, but they were fun at that age)
*The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares (ditto the above. Liked then, didn’t read past three or see past two, but hey)
Speakby Laurie Halse Anderson
Stargirlby Jerry Spinelli
*To Kill a Mockingbirdby Harper Lee
*Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
22 of 235 somehow exposed to. 20 of 235 actually read. 15 of 235 enjoyed.
See, I am remiss in my YA books.
–your fangirl heroine.