Hey guys! Today the theme is back to school related, so I decided to do a list of books I’d make students read if I were to teach a young adult literature course! There’s not exactly ten books, but there are ten topics and books I’d want people to read based on those topics.
Don’t Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom // Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas // Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour // None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio // Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The Future of Earth
After the Red Rain by Barry Lyga with Peter Facinelli and Robert DeFranco // Feed by M.T. Anderson // Gone by Michael Grant
Poetic Novels/Novels That Are Written Beautifully
Dating Down by Stefanie Lyons // Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
Video Games & The Digital World
Armada by Ernest Cline // Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray // Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang // Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Humor (because laughter is the best medicine)
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray // Noggin by John Corey Whaley
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad // Gated by Amy Christine Parker // Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
What if the government controlled your life?
Matched by Ally Condie // Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
What books would you let students read if you taught a YA lit class?