10 Young Adult Books I Must Read
There are many (and I mean MANY) books I have in my TBR list. Some I already own, others I wish I did. There are some YA books I have not yet read which should really lose me my book reader/blogger credibility. I mean, I am literally ashamed that I have not gotten round to reading these books yet.
Here are the 10 Young Adult books that top this list:
1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle: This book has been on my radar for a few years (probably since I first joined Goodreads). I cannot believe I never read this when I was younger. I hadn’t even heard of it! It looks so amazing too, I know I would have been enthralled. I really want to read it now but what if it is one of those books that you really need to read as a youngster to enjoy? Could I have missed the boat on this one?
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: Again, I am flabbergasted as to why I haven’t read this. I own the book and have seen the movie (something I normally wouldn’t have done – normally I have to read to book first) but for some reason I haven’t gotten round to it yet. It’s crazy because I already know I will like the book but maybe I am afraid of it will not meet my expectations? Whatever it is, I really need to get over it and read the darn thing!
3. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson: This looks like a really powerful and affecting book. I have wanted to read it for a while but whenever I go on a book-buying splurge this one always seems to get forgotten about. It has to be bought (or loaned from the library) very soon!
4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: I bought this book not long after it first came out. I then dutifully bought the second book, then the third when they were released, but still haven’t read them yet. I’m hoping the fact that all books have now been released will give me the motivation to read this series now – Daughter of Smoke and Bone was supposed to be the first book I was going to read in 2014! The best laid plans and all that.
5. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot: It is hard to miss this series. It even had a couple of successful films made (starring Anne Hathaway) yet it is one that has completely skipped by me. I really need to at least attempt to read this series considering how popular it is.
6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Everyone has heard of John Green who has become something of a juggernaut in the YA market. I have yet to read a single one of his books. I intend to change this soon and this book seems like the best one to start with since it has a movie coming out shortly. The subject matter might be a bit hard for me to read at the moment though so it might get shelved for a little while yet.
7. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier: I have been aware of this book since I was a teen (many years ago now) so I really have no excuse as to why I haven’t read it yet.
8. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: I adore dystopian settings so this book instantly intrigued me when I first came across it and I bought it right away. It is still sitting there gathering dust on my shelf (or bedside table to be exact). I must read it this year. It is a requirement!
9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: I love the look of this book but I am scared it will be too sad for me to cope with (and I love me some angst in books). This looks to be the true definition of a weepy but moving read.
10. Divergent by Veronica Roth: This book looks like it could fill the void that finishing The Hunger Games trilogy left in my heart. I have wanted to read this for a while but some things I have heard about the last book have made me somewhat cautious about this book. I do not want to be disappointed.
Well, that is my list of books I feel somewhat shamed by not reading. Are there any books on your TBR that you feel embarrassed about not having read yet? Let me know in the comments below.