Amazon’s Top 100 YA Books

This is the Amazon Top 100 YA Books as of 5-14-15. Since this is linked to Goodreads, it can change at any time.

Given the fact that I have trouble naming YA books I’ve read, I thought I’d document the list and which ones I’ve read. I had hoped that it would be a simple list, but it’s not. I do invite folks to just snag them from here if they want to see if they’ve read any of them.

Strikethrough indicates that I’ve read the book.
Bold indicates that I am currently reading the book
* indicates that I own the book.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess*
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Carrie by Stephen King*
Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Divergent by Veronica Roth*
Dune by Frank Herbert
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Every Day by David Levithan
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel by Ray Bradbury
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Forever . . . by Judy Blume
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set by J. K. Rowling
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
His Dark Materials Omnibus (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman
Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Legend by Marie Lu
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow*
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Luna by Julie Anne Peters
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk
Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds Historyby Art Spiegelman
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
On the Road by Jack Kerouac*
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb*
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X
The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
The Call Of The Wild by Jack London
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins*
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) by Neil Gaiman
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
This Boy’s Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Watership Down by Richard Adams
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

So, that’s rather a pathetic little grouping of books I’ve read. Is your list of read books longer?

Incoming Books September 2014

These are the books that got added to the towers of books I have yet to read. I can’t help it. There were sales!

The Psychopath Test – Jon Ronson

Detective Book Club 3 in 1:

  • The Hour Before Midnight – Velda Jonston
  • Lucky Devil  – Arthur Maling
  • Crooked Wood – Michael Underwood

Detective Book Club 3 in 1:

  • Elope to Death – John Creasey
  • Nobody’s Perfect – Donald E Westlake
  • The Genuine Article – A. B. Gurthrie Jr.

Detective Book Club 3 in 1:

  • Death Sentence – Brian Garfield
  • Danger Money – Mignon Eberhart
  • Nursery Tea and Poison – Anne Morice

Contemplate – Gwen Frostic

The Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper (In HB to upgrade my Scholastic paperback)

The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues – Harry Harrison

The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling

Geis of the Gargoyle – Piers Anthony

Broken Souls – Stephen Blackmoore

Criminal Macabre: The Iron Spirit – Steve Niles & Scott Morse

Black Orchid – Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean

Alice in the Country of Joker: The Nightmare Trilogy Vol. 1 – QuinRose & Job

What Did You Eat Yesterday? Vol. 1 & 3– Fumi Yoshinaga


Figment #1 & #3

Dresden Files War Cry #2 & #3

Thief of Thieves #22

Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives #5

Steed and Mrs. Peel: We’re Needed #1

Velvet: The Secret Lives of Dead Men #6

Fatale #24

Books to Read May 2014

Equoid – Charlie Stross (Read Feb 2014)

Serling – Gordon F. Sander

The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukers

Killer of Enemies – Joseph Bruchac

Death Cloud – Andrew Lane

The Shambling Guide to New York – Mur Lafferty

Without a Summer – Mary Robinette Kowal

Bandette – Colleen Coover & Paul Tobin  (Read Mar 2017)

Autobiography of Mark Twain Vol. 2 – Mark Twain

The Idyles of the Queen – Phyllis Ann Karr