Summer Reading List, Part 1 – YA Lit

All school year I have been buying books and putting them in piles where they are waiting to be read. Now that summer is here, and I have plenty of time to read, I have decided to make a list of all the books that are waiting to be read. I will start with the Young Adult titles:

  • Unwind – Neal Shusterman
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac – Gabrielle Zavin
  • Jerk California – Jonathan Friesen (reread in preparation to teach)
  • Leviathan – Scott Westerfeld
  • The Last Summer of the Death Warriors – Francisco X. Stork
  • Split – Swati Avasthi
  • Gym Candy – Carl Deuker
  • Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta
  • Getting the Girl – Markus Zusak
  • The Good Times are Killing Me – Lynda Barry
  • Uglies – Scott Westerfeld
  • The God Box – Alex Sanchez
  • City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
  • City of Ashes – Cassandra Clare
  • Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You – Peter Cameron
  • Angry Management – Chris Crutcher
  • Candor – Pam Bachorz
  • So B. It – Sarah Weeks
  • The Red Pyramid – Rick Riordan
  • Nation – Terry Pratchett
  • Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
  • Flush – Carl Hiaasen
  • Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin
  • We Beat the Street – Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt
  • Ghosts of War – Ryan Smith
  • Monstrumologist – Rick Yancey
  • Baseball in April – Gary Soto
  • America Street – Anne Mazer (ed.)
  • City of Beasts – Isabel Allende
  • The City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau
  • How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
  • Feed – M.T. Anderson
  • Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
  • Big Mouth and Ugly Girl – Joyce Carol Oates
  • Slam – Walter Dean Myers
  • Gone – Michael Grant
  • Flipped – Wendelin Van Draanen
  • How to Steal a Car – Pete Hautman
  • Going Bovine – Libba Bray
  • Wake – Lisa McMann
  • Fade – Lisa McMann
  • Charles and Emma – Deborah Heiligman

We’ll see how many books I get through. My goal is to make it through at least two thirds of the books listed above – about 28 books. I have created a page (found on the navigation bar at the top) to track my progress.

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3 Responses to Summer Reading List, Part 1 – YA Lit

  1. Erin says:

    Good luck on your summer book marathon! I know I will be hearing about each and every one of them!

  2. holy crap! and i thought 20 books this YEAR would be a stretch. you’re gonna blow me outta the water.

  3. Jenners says:

    Oh … Ender’s Game! One of my FAVES! I think you’ll love it!

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