Thursday, October 18, 2012

Teen Read

I got inspired by Ramblings of a Daydreamer. Who where talking about teen books and what books teen reads these days :)

From her blog: (Though the markings are from what I read)
The Half Price Blog polled 3,000 readers and asked what books they read as teens and what books they'd read if they were a teenager now. Here are the 40 books they came up with:

Source ~ click image to enlarge
Marked in red - books I've read
Marked in orange - books on my tbr list
Marked in yellow - books on my tbr list, that I own

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
3. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
4. Uglies by Scott Westerfield
5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
6. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
7. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
8. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
9. The Crazy Horse Electric Game by Chris Crutcher
10. Shade’s Children by Garth Nix
11. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
12. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
13. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
14. Knee Deep in Thunder by Shelia Moon
15. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
16. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
17. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
18. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
19. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King
20. Pure by Julianna Baggott
21. Twilight by Stephanie Myers
22. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
23. Mister Monday by Garth Nix
24. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
25. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
26. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
27. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
28. Battle Royale: The Novel by Koushun Takami
29. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
30. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
31. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
32. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
33. Book Thief by Markus Zusak
34. The Diviners by Libba Bray
35. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
36. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
37. The Star Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
38. City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
39. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
40. Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black

Conclusion: So as you can see, I read 4 out of the 40 books on the list :P But then again I am no longer a teen :P But anyways 8 of the books are on my TBR list :P So shows that you can love teen books, even though your not a teen.

But for the teens out there I would recommend some other teen books aswell :)

My recommendations:
- Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis
- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
- Gone by Michael Grant

I loved Narnia as a teen, aswell with Harry Potter. They were my first book favourites :D

Which teen recommendations do you have up your sleve ;)

Update: 18/6  -13 I have now read Divergent by Veronica Roth, therefor marked it red. + marked The Fault in out stars by John Green, yellow. Since I got it on my shelf now :)  Just got and ARC of the norwegian edition :D YaY



  1. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson and Legend by Marie Lu :)

    1. Yeah Legend was a good book :) I listened to it on audiobook

  2. I'm so glad you made your own list! I love Chronicles of Narnia, and I'm actually hoping to reread them...maybe next year. I've also heard great things about His Dark Materials. :-)

    1. I started the reading of Narnia last year.. But only got to read the first.. So I need to read them soon aswell.

      Also wanna re-read Philip Pullmans books, coz they are really good. You should definitly read them :)