100 Books for Young Adults from TIME Magazine

I found this list at https://time.com/collection/100-best-ya-books/

If you follow the link you can find out more about each book. I give you this list to simply help you find awesome books and many of these books someone does not want you to read. They have been challenged or banned in some places.

*Little Women by Louisa May Alcott  (great story, I read a long time ago)

*Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (I still love this series)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

*Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank  (a must read)

*The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 

*Lord of the Flies  by William Golding (horrifying but good)

*To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

*From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (OMG so much fun, I remember)

*A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (Fantastical read and one i will share for generations)

I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip by John Donovan

*Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich by Alice Childress

*Forever by Judy Blume

*Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

*Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

*A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle 

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

*Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block (Read this book!)

*The Giver by Lois Lowry (One I hold dear)

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

*Holes by Louis Sachar

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

*Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

*Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot 

A Step from Heaven by An Na

Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez

Feed by M.T. Anderson

*Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Copper Sun by Sharon Draper

Tyrell by Coe Booth

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

*Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Legend by Marie Lu

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Every Day by David Levithan

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Noggin by John Corey Whaley

*The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

March: Book Two by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

*Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (one of my fave writers)

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

*Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi (I highly recommend this to everyone)

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

You Should See Me In a Crown by Leah Johnson

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

* means I have read it


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