My YA List: Top Reads of 2013

The GrimM Legacy By: Polly Shulman

Keeping the Castle: By Patrice Kindl

Mind Games: By Kirsten White

Taken: Erin Bowman

Alice in Zombieland: By Gena Showalter

Legend: Marie Lu

The Selection & The Elite: By Kiera Cass

Etiquette Espionage: By Gail Carriger

The Fault in Our Stars: By John Green

Pushing the Limits: Katie McGarry

Divergent: By Veronica Roth

The Distance Between Us: Kasie West

Dark Triumph: By Robin LaFevers

Everbound: By Brodi Ashton

Cinder & Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles): By Marissa Meyer

*Read so many great books this year, it was hard to narrow it down to these. Can’t wait to get reading in 2014!


I’d Read Again in a Second!

There are so many great YA reads out there. But for a book to make it on MY favorite list, it has to pass the I-Would-Read-This-Again-In-A-Second test & the I-Own-This test (or will be buying a copy ASAP). So, as of today, May 23, 2013, here is a list of my top favorites.

Brodi Ashton: Everneath & Everbound & Neverfall (Novella)

Jane Austen: I’m not sure if her novels count as YA, but ALL her books are on my list, in the #1 spot!

Lisa T. Bergren: Waterfall & Cascade & Torrent

Gail Carriger: Etiquette Espionage

Kristen Cashore: Graceling & Fire & Bitterblue

Rae Carson: The Girl of Fire and Thorns & The Crown of Embers & The Bitter Kingdom & The Shadow Cats

Ally Condie: Matched & Crossed & Reached

Sarah Beth Durst: Drink, Slay, Love & Enchanted Ivy & Ice

Diana Wynn Jones: Howl’s Moving Castle

Jenny B. Jones: So Not Happening & I’m So Sure & So Over My Head & There You’ll Find Me

Robin LaFevers: Grave Mercy & Dark Triumph

Marissa Meyer: Cinder & Scarlet

Stephenie Meyer: Twilight & Breaking Dawn & The Host

Rick Riordon: Percy Jackson Series (This series falls somewhere between Middle Grade & YA, but I really enjoyed it!)

J.K Rowling: The Harry Potter Series

Polly Shulman: Enthusiasm

Scott Westerfield: Uglies & Pretties & Specials & Extras


**Well, that’s it for today…I’m sure I’ll think of a few more as soon as I publish this…

What about you? What are your top 5 favorite YA reads?



Saw this list today, and I have read most of them…might make this my goal, to read all the books on this list. We’ll see… 🙂