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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Top ten books I'd recommend to x person

Top books I recommend when X person is looking for:

- The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Fairy Tale Retellings:
-The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
-Cinder by Marissa Meyer
-Far Far Away by Tom O'Neil

- Runner by Carl Deuker
- Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
-Deathwatch by Robb White
-The Chronicles of Nick by Kenyan

-Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
-Swim the Fly by Don Calame
-Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
-The Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Historical fiction:
-The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
-Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
-The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
-Revolutions by Jennifer Donnelly

-Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
-Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
-Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Older Teens:
-Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
-I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak
-Couch by Benjamin Parzybok
-The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
-Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

-The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
-Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
-Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

-Paper Towns by John Green
-The Boxer and the Spy by Robert Parker
-The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin

-Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
-Finnigan of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
-Sabriel by Garth Nix
-Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

LGBT and questioning:
-Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright
-Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz
-Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
-Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
-The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George

Psychological aspects:
-Stolen by Lucy Christopher
-Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S.King
-Please Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
-Looking for Alaska by John Green
-Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Magical/Paranormal: (Too many to list all. Here are a few of my favorites.)
-Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
-Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
-Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
-Blood Ninja by Nick Lake

-Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
-Maze Runner by James Dashner
-Divergent by Veronica Roth


  1. Oh my! So many recommendations! And I though I exceeded the limit. :) You're the second person I've seen recommend The Sky is Everywhere. I've got to add that to my TBR list!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. Fantastic list! Reading the titles made me smile remembering how I felt when I read many of these books.

  3. This is a terrific list. I loved Fault Under the Stars and liked Thirteen Reasons Why -- next up is Eleanor and Park. For LGBT have you considered Two Boys Kissing or Will Grayson, Will Grayson?

    1. Eleanor and Park was the top YA book on Goodreads for 2014. It is amazing. I like Will Grayson Will Grayson but teens have a hard time with it, it might be the dueling narrators. I'm not sure. I haven't read Two Boys kissing and my library copy has been stuck in the bck room since I couldn't catalog any books for over a month due to our server issues. I hope to get it on the shelves soon.


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