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I feel like I am repeating myself but I can’t help it. Before you explore this list,
check out the previous age categories first because those lists contain a lot of books for this age group but perhaps they could be enjoyed by younger kids already so the books are there and not here.
I am perfectly aware of the fact that kids mature at a different pace and that you might not agree with the recommended age. My kids are only 6 and 8 right now so it is hard for me to take a guess when they could read the following books. I checked other websites and went with their recommendations.
I only listed some books so far. I will work on this category soon. Take a look at the titles first and then you can find more information under the following links:
Best Books for Young Adults (12 – 18) (The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.) YALSA’s Alex Awards YALSA’s Best of the Best Printz Award Reading List Grade 9 &10 Reading List Grade 11 & 12 Reading List 1 Highschool Reading List 2 Highschool Reading List 3 Highschool
I found a nice list of recommendations for websites for young book lovers, click on the link below to read more:
14 Super Cool Websites for Adult and Teen Bookaholics Books that might be the next Hunger Games
Check also the following websites for tips on what to read next:
Teenreads – Teen Talk About Books Genrefluent GuysRead
A local library put together
for young adults. a list of non-fiction titles 31 Must-Read Book Series for Teens 100 Must-Read YA Book Series The 100 Best Young-Adult Book of All Time Best Book Series for Teens
13 and up For a Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants list of books in the Sisterhood series click here. My daughter read it in 7th grade. See You at Harry’s For a Divergent list of books in this series click here. For a The Hunger Games list of books in this series click here. The Golden Compass His Dark Materials Omnibus (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass) The Forgotten Beasts of Eld Pride and Prejudice For a Insignia list of books in this series click here. Click Ship Breaker here for a sequel. Fat Cat For a The Selection list of books in this series click here. For a The Reluctant Assassin list of books in the WARP series click here. Inhuman Maggot Moon For a SYLO list of books in The SYLO Chronicles series click here. Click This Dark Endeavor here for the sequel in The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein series. I am not sure about this one, it has mixed reviews but a lot of people find it funny. Crap Kingdom Erebos: It’s a game. It watches you The Scorpio Races The Lord of the Rings For a lists of books in the Partials Sequence series click Partials here. For a list of books in this series click Leviathan here. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice For a list of books in The Grisha Trilogy click Shadow and Bone here. Six of Crows (non-fiction) The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights For a The Eye of Minds list of books in The Mortality Doctrine series click here. For a The Young Elites list of books in this series click here. Speak For a Matched list of books in this series click here. The Princesses of Myth series follows the fictionalized yet historical stories of various heroines throughout history: Helen of Sparta, the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, Princess Maeve of Ireland, etc. Princesses of Myth Series For a Midnight Thief list of books in this series click here. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Since You’ve Been Gone Probably not a book for everyone but if you like historical fiction (feudal Japan here) try it. The Master Puppeteer Boy Meets Boy (Nonfiction) Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow Under the Mesquite Marcelo In The Real World Lips Touch: Three Times Private Peaceful The First Part Last Left for Dead: A Young Man’s Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis Whale Talk Crooked The Summer of Letting Go The Skin I’m In Love & Gelato For a Scythe list of books in the Arc of a Scythe series click here. The Boys Who Challenged Hitler The Serpent King The Passion of Dolssa (for an avid reader if they can read Lord of the Rings) For a Dragons of Autumn Twilight list of books in the Dragonlance Chronicles series click here. For a Steelheart list of books in the Reckoners series click here. For a Brody’s Ghost list of books in this series click here. (Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award) Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Dear Evan Hansen Fahrenheit 451 1984 Animal Farm Tess of the Road For a list of books in this series click The Last Magician here. Dreamland Burning Far from the Tree For a Strange the Dreamer list of books in this series click here. For a Warcross list of books in this series click here. The Hate U Give Blanca & Roja Sadie
13 or 14? For a Anna and the French Kiss list of books in this series click here. Leah on the Offbeat Turtles All the Way Down Dune Shiver Pride and Prejudice For a Murder on the Orient Express list of books in this series click here.
Discussions and recommendations on books by Agatha Christie for 13-year-olds can be found
here (Perfect first Christie for a teenager) Conviction (probably closer to 14) For a Daughter of Smoke & Bone list of books in this series click here. The Upside of Unrequited Endangered Click Son of the Mob here for a sequel. Flags of Our Fathers: A Young People’s Edition Rebecca A Step From Heaven Through the Woods Splintered : The Clockwork Scarab A Stoker & Holmes Novel For a list of Stoker & Holmes Novels click here. For a Let the Sky Fall list of books in this series click here. For a Maisie Dobbs list of books in this series click here. As with every book—read a few reviews first if it is for you—there are thousands of great reviews but some people really hated it. For a Hush, Hush list of books in The Hush, Hush Saga click here. If You Come Softly Revolver Everybody Sees the Ants For a The Raven Boys list of books in the Raven Cycle series click here. Saving Francesca The Sun Is Also a Star (The Young Adult Adaptation) Unbroken : An Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive For a The Wrath & the Dawn list of books in this series click here. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Salt to the Sea For a Ink and Bone list of books in The Great Library series click here. Stung Wolf by Wolf (trilogy) The Book of Dust
14 and up (Grade 9 and up) The Fault in Our Stars Paper Towns and its sequel If I Stay Where She Went The Book Thief Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog Where Things Come Back American Born Chinese Thirteen Reasons Why Click Witch Child here for a sequel. Fat Kid Rules the World For a Sabriel list of books in the Abhorsen series click here. For a Shadowland list of books in The Mediator series click here. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist Monster Someone Like You The Tragedy Paper (and other books by Sarah Dessen have also good reviews—teenagers seem to enjoy them) Keeping the Moon Feed Hole in My Life A Northern Light Breathing Underwater Catalyst Lord of the Flies For a The Once and Future King list of books in this series click here. For a Throne of Glass list of books in this series click here. Belzhar For a Daughter of Smoke & Bone list of books in this series click here. Wintergirls Twisted The Truth About Alice For a The Winner’s Curse list of books in The Winner’s Trilogy click here. (nonfiction) In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer The Realm of Possibility Girl with a Pearl Earring For a The Girl of Fire and Thorns list of books in this series click here. (mixed reviews but many people loved it and it was selected as one of the top 0 books for young adults in 2014) Midwinterblood Winger Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe All the Truth That’s In Me What If It’s Us Two Can Keep a Secret One of Us Is Lying For a list of books in this series click The Belles . here (possibly even for older teens) Lost at Sea Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir American Street For a The Cruel Prince list of books in this series click . here I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter The Night Circus For a Binti list of books in this series click . here Words in Deep Blue For a list of books in this series click The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue . here They Both Die at the End Gunslinger Girl Their Eyes Were Watching God For a Graceling list of books in this series click . here Ready Player One Little Brother Out of Darkness The Rest of Us Just Live Here A Thousand Nights The Game of Love and Death Fallout Starry Eyes A Very Large Expanse of Sea More Happy Than Not Grasshopper Jungle Golden Boy Rose Under Fire Ship Breaker Shine Revolution For a Finnikin of the Rock list of books in the The Lumatere Chronicles click here. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour For a Hold Me Closer, Necromancer list of books in the Necromancer Series click here. Every Day The Things a Brother Knows Stitches Blankets For a Twilight list of books in the The Twilight Saga click here. For a Runaways list of books in this comic book series click here. I Am the Messenger For a The Lightkeeper’s Daughter list of books in the Mercy Falls Series click here. (funny) Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal The Raging Quiet For a Daughter of the Forest list of books in The Sevenwaters Trilogy click here. Ask the Passengers Please Ignore Vera Dietz Emmy & Oliver Carry On The Beginning of Everything For a A Court of Thorns and Roses list of books in this series click here. For a This Savage Song list of books in the Monsters of Verity series click here. If I Was Your Girl More Happy Than Not Challenger Deep X: A Novel The Great American Whatever The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B (for lovers of fantasy and romance) For a The Last Dragonlord list of books in this series click here. (or possibly even older than 14) For a The Eye of the World list of books in The Wheel of Time series click here. (graphic novel, not sure what the earliest age suitable for this book is) For a Ms. Marvel list of books in this series click here. Dumplin’ Openly Straight
14 or 15? The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia (funny) Noggin 100 Sideways Miles For a A Great and Terrible Beauty list of books in The Gemma Doyle Trilogy click here. Mrs. Mike The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die For a The 5th Wave list of books in this series click here. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Looking for Alaska I have seen this in theater and loved it. Flowers for Algernon To Kill a Mockingbird The Sky Is Everywhere Imani All Mine Last Night I Sang to the Monster For a The Diviners list of books in this series click here. Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal (funny) American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Red Queen For a City of Bones list of books in The Mortal Instruments series click here.
A COMPANION SERIES TO THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS (City of Bones)
For a Lady Midnight list of books in The Dark Artifices series click here. For a ASSASSINS APPRENTICE list of books in this series click . here The Brilliant Death A Reaper at the Gates After the Fire
15 and up Watership Down Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two Out of The Easy Code Name Verity Between Shades of Gray The Perks of Being a Wallflower A classic I love! A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (age not clear but no need to rush) Riddle-Master The Tyrant’s Daughter The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (another book in the A Certain Slant of Light ) Light series The Impossible Knife of Memory For a Grave Mercy list of books in His Fair Assassin Trilogy click here. An Abundance of Katherines I’ll Give You the Sun Skink–No Surrender The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone (mixed reviews, some people loved it, some hated it—one of the most talked about books of 2014) We Were Liars (not many reviews yet but a lot of people liked this book so it is probably worth a try) For a list of books in this A Girl Called Fearless series click here. It’s Kind of a Funny Story Will Grayson, Will Grayson For a Delirium list of books in this series click here. Eleanor & Park Never Fall Down Sold Tell Me Three Things Girl in Pieces Bone Gap Check out its My Father Bleeds History here sequel . Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Emergency Contact Dread Nation The Hazel Wood For a The Way of Kings list of books in this series click . here
15 or 16 and up A Clockwork Orange Skim Fangirl
16 and up Mosquitoland All the Bright Places Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope
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