2. “If I Stay” by Gayle Forman: The story of Mia and Adam is another story that is so worth sharing, the movie is coming out on August 22. Of course I’ve shared this book with my kids and their friends. MY friends are the ones that are sometimes harder to convince to read it, but once they do they really like this book.
3.”The Harry Potter Series” by J.K. Rowling: You can’t just read one Harry Potter book so I count the whole series as one “book.” This series is what got me into the whole YA thing a few years ago (I didn’t read the books when they first came out, sadly I was a skeptic). I figure if it could change my attitude about YA it would to other readers who still don’t understand the whole “YA” thing.
4. “The Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins: I know that people have different feelings about this trilogy, but it really is suspenseful and addicting. There’s a little bit for everyone – dystopian action, romance, suspense. Many readers have enjoyed these books and I think it’s a great set of books to give to someone who still hasn’t jumped onto the YA bandwagon.
5. “The Divergent” trilogy Veronica Roth: For many of the same reasons that I would recommend THG, I would also recommend Divergent to those readers that still aren’t sure about reading YA.
6. “Jellicoe Road” by Melina Marchetta: While this book is not as familiar as some of the others, I would give this book to any reader. It’s an incredibly well written story and it includes a story within a story. By the end as the two stories converge, you will be filled with awe.
7. “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson: I would recommend this book to readers who like to read books with serious, controversial issues. Teens and adults alike should read “Speak” to begin to understand the effects of date rape.
8. “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell: Rowell’s books are a recommendation to readers everywhere. This was the first of Rowell’sbooks that I read and I love it. It deals with different issues that teens and adults alike can relate to such as falling love and it includes an awesome soundtrack.
9.”Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher: This book deals with the serious issue of teen suicide. It is serious and that is why I believe both teens and adults should read it so they can learn the importance of the effects of their words and actions.
10. “Anna and the French Kiss” by Stephanie Perkins: This is such a fun, romantic story that I would give it to anyone to read it.
As always, thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting the meme.