Thursday, May 5, 2011

So You Wanna Read YA Lit? (3)

YA novels are the booming genre in today's world of literature. From #1 national bestsellers to feature films, teen reads are taking the world my storm. Everyone wants to write them. Everyone wants to read them.   

Many people want to jump in to the world of YA lit but don't know where to start. Should I just read Harry Potter and call myself an addict? If I read Twilight am I a cop out? Should I only read the paperbacks that haven't been checked out in years?    

Welcome to my new series: 

So You Wanna Read YA Lit?

Now, for the people reading this who already enjoy YA lit, you might be wondering "There's rules to this?" 

Absolutely not!

This is just a simple weekly blog series to introduce people to other YA titles, authors, and genres they otherwise wouldn't have thought to read. There's a world of lit beyond The Hunger Games and I aim to prove it!

Step #3 - Series

I mentioned in Week 1 that series are an awesome way to start reading YA lit. They draw readers in with their memorable settings, unique characters, and plots that go on-and-on for several novels. Cliffhangers at the end of the final chapter encourage you to read on for the next book and always leave you wanting more. 

Here's 15 highly-recommended YA series:

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

House of Night by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Immortals by Tamora Pierce
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy by Kristin Cashore
Gemma Doyle by Libba Bray
Dream Catcher by Lisa McMann

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Chanters of Tremaris by Kate Constable

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Ashbury/Brookfield by Jaclyn Moriarty


  1. I love your series. I've never seen anything like it. Great post.

    I found you from Pure Imagination's hop.

  2. Great post! Wish I would have seen this when I started reading YA! :)


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