young adult fiction book recommendations

Here’s what’s on my list to read this year:

  1. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  2. The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan
  3. The Maze Runner by James Dashner (YAFic)
  4. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (YAFic)
  5. Chains & Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson (YAFic)
  6. Heist Society by Ally Carter (YAFic)
  7. Matched by Ally Condie (YAFic)
  8. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (YAFic)
  9. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (YAFic)
  10. The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee (YAFic)
  11. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  12. So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger
  13. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

These are the ones I am anxious to read soon. Lots of YA Fiction – I can tell this is a year I’m going to need books for entertainment and escape… I’m going to try to fit some non-fiction smarty pants stuff in sometime, but I’m not sure what yet.

What’s on your list?


1 Jenny January 27, 2011 at 7:14 am

Let me know how revolution is! I read A Northern Light by her and really liked it. My School Librarian friend just posted a glowing review of Revolution.

2 TinaW January 27, 2011 at 8:57 am

I love the Rick Riordan books!

3 TinaW January 27, 2011 at 9:19 am

I just looked at Revolution on Amazon – I think it’s going onto my “to read” list. Thanks for posting your list for 2011; it’s giving me some good ideas.

4 Kelsey January 27, 2011 at 10:18 am

Have you looked at the “are they really just for teens” breakout session book list from the Symposium? That one was on there and lots of others that I can’t wait to read!

5 Jenny January 27, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I did see it on there. I think it’s on my list, but since I didn’t go to the class I felt like I was randomly picking based on interesting names or familiar authors.

6 Jen T January 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm

With some friends we just started a book club, and the first book we chose was Heist Society. I have herad her “I’d tell you that I love you, but then I’d have to kill you” series is good. I am anxiously waiting #4 in the Green Rider series by Kristen Britain to come out in Feb. Love all of Rick Riordan’s stuff. Cornelia Funk has a newer one out I want to read too. Your list looks good! Happy Reading!

7 LisaU January 31, 2011 at 6:00 am

I read The Old Man and the Sea, and it was a really good story. Good writing, and not too long.

. What to read this year… to be honest, recently the books I tend to read are mostly sewing and knitting books! I recently bought a few, and I’m really excited about One Yard Wonder and Sewing Skirts….don’t know the authors’ names ……

8 Kimberly R January 31, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Thanks for the book lists (this year and last) after reading last years book list I picked up The Help – so far it is great.

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