Sunday, September 18, 2011

100 YA Books Chain

Being a writer, I am a HUGE reader. I love to read. I saw this list of YA books on Robin Weeks blog. I haven't read even close to all of these, but I have read some! Let me know if you want to post your own list so I can come check it out!

Bold = I've Read It
Italics = I Own It
Underline = Started, didn't finish

1. Alex Finn – Beastly
2. Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones
3. Ally Carter – Gallagher Girls (1, 2, 3, 4)
4. Ally Condie – Matched
5. Alyson Noel – The Immortals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
6. Anastasia Hopcus – Shadow Hills
7. Angie Sage – Septimus Heap (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
8. Ann Brashares – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1, 2, 3, 4)
9. Anna Godbersen – Luxe (1, 2, 3, 4)
10. Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
11. Aprilynne Pike – Wings (1, 2, 3)
12. Becca Fitzpatrick – Hush, Hush (1, 2)
13. Brandon Mull – Fablehaven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
14. Brian Selznick – The Invention of Hugo Cabret
15. Cassandra Clare – The Mortal Instruments (1, 2, 3, 4)
16. Carrie Jones – Need (1, 2, 3)
17. Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth (1, 2, 3)
18. Christopher Paolini - Inheritance (1, 2, 3, 4)
19. Cinda Williams Chima – The Heir Chronicles (1, 2, 3)
20. Colleen Houck – Tigers Saga (1, 2)
21. Cornelia Funke – Inkheart (1, 2, 3)
22. Ellen Hopkins – Impulse
23. Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
24. Faraaz Kazi – Truly, Madly, Deeply
25. Frank Beddor – The Looking Glass Wars (1, 2, 3)
26. Gabrielle Zevin – Elsewhere
27. Gail Carson Levine – Fairest
28. Holly Black – Tithe (1, 2, 3)
29. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
30. James Dashner – The Maze Runner (1, 2)
31. James Patterson – Maximum Ride (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
32. Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
33. Jeanne DuPrau – Books of Ember (1, 2, 3, 4)
34. Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
35. John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
36. John Green – An Abundance of Katherines
37. John Green – Looking for Alaska
38. John Green – Paper Towns
39. Jonathan Stroud – Bartimaeus (1, 2, 3, 4)
40. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – Caster Chronicles (1, 2)
41. Kelley Armstrong – Darkest Powers (1, 2, 3)
42. Kristin Cashore – The Seven Kingdoms (1, 2)
43. Lauren Kate – Fallen (1, 2, 3)
44. Lemony Snicket - Series of Unfortunate Events (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
45. Libba Bray – Gemma Doyle (1, 2, 3)
46. Lisa McMann – Dream Catcher (1, 2, 3)
47. Louise Rennison – Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
48. M.T. Anderson – Feed
49. Maggie Stiefvater – The Wolves of Mercy Falls (1, 2, 3)
50. Margaret Peterson Haddix – Shadow Children (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
51. Maria V. Snyder – Study (1, 2, 3)
52. Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
53. Markus Zusak – I am the Messenger
54. Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
55. Mary Ting – Crossroads
56. Maureen Johnson – Little Blue Envelope (1, 2)
57. Meg Cabot – All-American Girl (1, 2)
58. Meg Cabot – The Mediator (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
59. Meg Cabot – The Princess Diaries (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
60. Meg Rosoff – How I live now
61. Megan McCafferty – Jessica Darling (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
62. Megan Whalen Turner – The Queen’s Thief (1, 2, 3, 4)
63. Melina Marchetta – On the Jellicoe Road
64. Melissa de la Cruz – Blue Bloods (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
65. Melissa Marr – Wicked Lovely (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
66. Michael Grant – Gone (1, 2, 3, 4)
67. Nancy Farmer – The House of the Scorpion
68. Neal Shusterman – Unwind
69. Neil Gaiman – Coraline
70. Neil Gaiman – Stardust
71. Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book
72. P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast – House of Night (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 )
73. Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials (1, 2, 3)
74. Rachel Caine – The Morganville Vampires (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
75. Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
76. Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
77. Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
78. Rom LcO’Feer – Somewhere carnal over 40 winks
79. S.L. Naeole – Grace (1, 2, 3, 4)
80. Sabrina Bryan & Julia DeVillers – Princess of Gossip
81. Sarah Dessen – Along for the Ride
82. Sarah Dessen – Lock and Key
83. Sarah Dessen – The Truth about Forever
84. Sara Shepard – Pretty Little Liars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
85. Scott Westerfeld - Leviathan (1, 2)
86. Scott Westerfeld - Uglies (1, 2, 3,4)
87. Shannon Hale – Books of a Thousand Days
88. Shannon Hale – Princess Academy
89. Shannon Hale – The Books of Bayern (1, 2, 3, 4)
90. Sherman Alexie & Ellen Forney – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
91. Simone Elkeles – Perfect Chemistry (1, 2, 3)
92. Stephanie Meyer – The Host
93. Stephanie Meyer – Twilight Saga (1, 2, 3, 4)
94. Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees
95. Susan Beth Pfeffer – Last Survivors (1, 2, 3)
96. Suzanne Collins – Hunger Games (1, 2, 3)
97. Suzanne Collins – Underland Chronicles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
98. Terry Pratchett – Tiffany Aching (1, 2, 3, 4)
99. Tonya Hurley – Ghost Girl (1, 2, 3)
100. Wendelin Van Draanen – Flipped

Which books have you read? Which do you think shouldn't or should be on this list? Let me know if you post your own list. I'd love to check it out. :)

27 comments:

Jennifer Hillier said...

What a great list! I've read The Hunger Games trilogy, the Twilight books, The Uglies, and all the Harry Potters. Looks like I'd better get to work on the rest...

Angie Cothran said...

I think this is so cool. I'm posting mine tomorrow. You stopped reading Tithe too? Language?

Cally Jackson said...

What a fantastic idea. As a fellow YA writer, I'm embarrassed to say I haven't read many of these. In my opinion, The Book Thief and The Messenger by Markus Zusak and The Host by Stephenie Meyer aren't YA. The Messenger and The Host could be argued as 'new adult' (the forgotten genre between YA and adult), but The Book Thief, despite its child protagonist, is definitely adult fiction.

Jessica R. Patch said...

Oh man! I haven't read a fraction of these. I read all the Vampire Diaries and I didn't see those. Have you read them?

Sarah Pearson said...

I'm saving this list so I can check them out at my leisure and add to my tbr list - because of course, that NEEDS more entries on it ;-)

Patti said...

I've read a few and what I actually found that there are a lot where I didn't continue reading the whole series. I'm actually beginning to like stand a lone books better now.

Jessie Humphries said...

That is one wammer jammer of a list! I need to print it out and take it to the library with me next time.

E.R. King said...

I didn't read The Host either. I'm not a huge fan of aliens. I was thinking about picking it up though. Are they still in talks about making it into a movie? I wonder...

Maggie said...

I've been seeing this list float around and I'm really surprised at how many I have not read!

J. A. Bennett said...

Thank you! I need a list like this :)

Abby said...

This is so cool! Such a fun idea. I'm thinking about posting my own list. I have to get past the monday morning craziness before I can decide for sure. Love your books!

Stephanie McGee said...

Huge huge list. I'm posting mine on Thursday. (After much debate. Which could still be going on and might mean the list never goes live.)

I've never thought of Lovely Bones (not having read it, mind you) as YA. I agree on The Host being more of the "new adult" category that no one wants to publish.

There are several on here that I started but never finished.

Melissa Sarno said...

Wow, I've read so little on this list. I guess it's because I read contemporary/literary YA and I don't do series, Sci-Fi/Fantasy that often. At least I've read Harry Potter! :)

Candice said...

What a fantastic list! I think I need to print this just so I have it as a reference when I'm looking for a good read!

Steph Sinkhorn said...

Hmmmm, not sure how I feel about this list. Lots of great books on it for sure, but I feel like it's missing some classics! And that they're mixing in MG, but I'm a stickler like that ;)

Ruth Josse said...

This sends me into a mini panic attack. I have so much to read!

Meredith said...

What a cool list! I love the Sarah Dessen books on there--she's one of my faves!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Well I'm really behind. Of course, a lot of those are fairly new.

J.R. Johansson said...

Wow, very cool! I really need to get reading. *feels pressure* ;-)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

@Jennifer Hillier I know. I need to get to work as well! lol ;)
@Angie Cothran Yes. Definitely the language. I just wasn't feeling it. You know?
@Cally Jackson I agree that those aren't YA. I was wondering why they were on the list as well! lol Nice to meet you!! :D
@Jessica R. Patch I have read a few of the Vampire Diaries. Then I got sick of Elena trying to decide who she wanted to be with! :P
@Sarah Pearson I know, right? I have SO many books to read! Ha ha! :)
@Patti I'm liking stand alone books as well, lately. I'm trilogied out! ;)
@Jessie Humphries I know! There are SO many I have to read! :P Makes me a little sick to think about! lol
@E.R. King I actually read a little bit of the Host but haven't gotten back to it. I put it on hold. For 2 years and counting...
@Maggie I know! SO many!
@J. A. Bennett Your welcome!! :D
@Abby Don't you just love the Monday Morning crazies? Ha ha! :)
@Stephanie McGee I agree about The Host and the Lovely Bones. I didn't think they were YA, but oh well. :)
@Melissa Sarno I LOVE fantasy. Love. I've been liking more stand alone books lately though. Kinda getting burnt out of all the trilogies floating around. :P
@Candice Me too! :D
@Steph Sinkhorn I know. Me too. They can't mix MG and YA! How dare them!! LOL :)
@Ruth Josse LOL! You are hilarious!
@Meredith I really need to read one of her books. I haven't yet! *hides*
@L. Diane Wolfe No worries. I'm way behind as well! Obviously. ;)
@J.R. Johansson I know, right? SO MUCH PRESSURE! :D

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

I am a big reader too but I think I have only read one of the books on this particular list! The Hunger Games. :/

Rachael Renee Anderson said...

Love this list. I've read some and want to read so many more! My favorite has to be The Book of A Thousand Days by Shannon Hale. I'm still scratching my head over how she made a book of journal entries so bloomin' fascinating. Brilliant that. :)

Gary Gauthier said...

Chantele, I am a fellow Campaigner and want to congratulate you on being selected a winner for our Flash Fiction Challenge. There were so many entries that I didn't have a chance to read yours until now. Happy authoring!

Gary

Chantele Sedgwick said...

@Gary Gauthier Thank you so much!! :) And thanks for stopping by!

Techno Phones said...

I see you put a lot of work in this site! Keep writing!

Nicole said...

Great list! I've read some and am adding some to my TBR list. :)

Emily V. said...

First of all, I think if Fairest is on here, then Ella Enchanted should DEFINITELY be on here because it's ten times better than Fairest(imo).

I think more variety would be good too. Like, a rule that there can only be one book/series per author.

Thanks for posting! It was fun! :)

Here's my list: http://emilymvoss.blogspot.com/2011/09/100-ya-book-chain.html