Books If I Had A YA Book Club

Posted January 27, 2015 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Ten Books I’d Love to Read If I Had A YA Book Club

I have never been in a book club. To be honest, there are just not that many people I know in my everyday life who read. I have a couple of friends who read sporadically but that’s about it I’m afraid. I would love to be in a book club with fellow bibliophiles and it would be particularly awesome to be in a club with adults who love to read young adult like I do!

Here are a sample of the books I would love to read with a book club:

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1. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

I have had my eye on this book for absolutely ages. It looks pretty incredible and it would definitely be one I would love to discuss with other people.

2. In the Forests of Serre by Patricia A. McKillip

I am a huge fantasy fan but I have not yet read anything by this author even though I have seen a ton of rave reviews. This one is a retelling of Baba Yaga and the Firebird and it definitely is giving me Daughters of the Forest vibes (Juliet Marillier is one of my absolute faves).

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3. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

This book looks incredible and it definitely looks like something that could be discussed in-depth. I have wanted to buy this for ages but something has held me back – maybe because it is one I would like to share with others?

4. Hold Still by Nina LaCour

This looks pretty hard-hitting – I may need someone to hold my hand when reading this book! I have yet to read the author but this looks like a brilliant read.

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5. Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers

I have read both This is Not a Test and Some Girls Are so I know how incredibly dark the author’s writing can be – I love her books though and would want to share them.

6. How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr knows how to get me right in the feels – she is an incredible writer but her books are almost painfully real – think I may need some support to get through this one!

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7. Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin

I don’t know too much about this book but it is incredibly intriguing – and just look at this cover! It looks like something a book club could really sink their teeth into.

8. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

A story of friendship set during World War II – sign my fictional book club up right now!! This looks like a seriously amazing book and I have heard many glowing reviews so it is definitely one of my top picks.

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9. The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis

I own this book but haven’t yet worked up the courage to read it. I have heard it is a very dark and disturbing book which does make me a little bit apprehensive – maybe if other people were reading it too it would help me with this!

10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I really do want to read this but the subject matter is a little bit triggering for me. A group read of this might make it a little bit more bearable.


Out of the Easy by Ruta SepetysIn the Forests of Serre by Patricia A. McKillipA Certain Slant of Light by Laura WhitcombHold Still by Nina LaCourCracked Up To Be by Courtney SummersHow to Save a Life by Sara ZarrSilhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth GriffinCode Name Verity by Elizabeth WeinThe Storyteller by Antonia MichaelisThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green


Hmm, I think I may have noticed a distinct pattern in the books I have chosen – a lot of them are what you may describe as ‘difficult’ reads – clearly I need support in order to tackle these books! 😀

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8 responses to “Books If I Had A YA Book Club

  1. Brin

    Thanks! I love your list too: Finnikin of the Rock, The Fellowship of the Ring, Eon, Outlander are all awesome choices. 😀

  2. Maybe you chose difficult reads because those are the kind of books that it’s best not to read alone. I’ve never been a part of a book group either. Although both my mom and sister like to read, so that’s nice. I haven’t read any of these but In the Forests sounds good.

    • Brin

      That’s probably true – I do get upset at some books and it’s awful not having anyone to vent to lol.

      I used to share all my reads with my mum and we would have long bookish discussions which I think I really took for granted. It is nice having someone to share bookish thoughts with <3

  3. Great choices! I personally didn’t enjoy Code Name Verity, but it’s definitely a great book to discuss. In the Forests of Serre sounds fascinating, I’d never heard of it before, but I really like Juliet Marillier’s books.

    • Brin

      Thanks!! I was trying to think of different books for this (I tend to post the same ones over and over again lol). Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy Code Name Verity – I will keep my fingers crossed that I like it when I do read it! Forests of Serre does sound good – the comparisons to Juliet Marillier is what really sealed the deal for me. Marillier is one of my favourites. <3

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