Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  For more information, or to join the fun yourself, check out their blog!

Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I Haven't Read in YA!
I work in teen services in a library.  I really do enjoy YA.  And I read a lot of it.  But there are some OBVIOUS ones that EVERYONE else has read that I haven't.  I'm almost ashamed to even admit to some of them!

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.5)
1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.  I think this is the one I'm most ashamed to cop to.  A few months ago I read Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis and LOVED it and everyone told me it was reminiscent of Cinder, so I feel certain I'd love this series... if I could just get around to it!

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)
2. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.  This one will be remedied soon, because my bookish Secret Santa sent me Throne of Glass.  Then I'll finally be caught up... kinda.

UnSouled (Unwind, #3)Undivided (Unwind, #4)
3. Unsouled and Undivided by Neal Shusterman.  I read the first two in this series and was completely blown away, then I lost focus and never finished the series.  This is a like a sleeper total winner, ya'll.  So unique, so hard-hitting, so compelling.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan.  I've read most of the Heroes of Olympus series by him, and am loving it.  I need to go back and read the Percy Jackson books now.  I did this with Cassandra Clare's two series, too:  read the Infernal Devices series before I read the Mortal Instruments series!  I'm all about reading companion series in the "wrong" order, aren't I?

SpeakFever 1793CatalystPromTwistedChains (Seeds of America, #1)WintergirlsThe Impossible Knife of Memory
5. Anything by Laurie Halse Anderson.  I haven't read any of them!  If you've read any of her books, which one would you recommend I start with?

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #3)
6. The Forest of Hands and Teeth (and it's sequels) by Carrie Ryan.  She's from the same city I grew up in!  I need to read these.

Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)Ready Player One
7. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline:  I see these two paired up and/or compared to one another often, so I'm listing them together.  Classic gamer-based books that I should read so that I can better booktalk them to teens.

We Were Liars
8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
9. Anna and the French Kiss companion series by Stephanie Perkins.  I haven't read any of them, and all I hear is praise!

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)
10. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.  There was just so much hype about this book; I think I got scared that it wouldn't live up to the hype!  So of course I haven't read The Infinite Sea either.

How about you?  What ten books have lingered on your tbr list too long?  I love seeing others' TTT posts; leave me a link and I'll definitely visit!


  1. Hmm...the first book I read by Anderson was Speak, and I think it's such an important novel that maybe you should start with that one. I read Ender's Game but I had a really hard time separating Card's shitty behavior from his actual story.

    I did historical fiction for my list this week.

    1. I definitely have Speak on my tbr list! Some of the other ones, like Catalyst, haven't really crossed my radar much. But Speak keeps showing up in all kinds of lists on all kinds of book review blogs! And I can't believe I forgot to mention this, but I'm now a N Carolinian, and so is Card! (I made note that Ryan is from my hometown.) So I prob ought to bump Ender's Game up my tbr list.

  2. Anna and Lola were both really cute and awesome, they got me addicted to contemporary romance. We Were Liars was one of my favorite books last year, E. Lockhart can write in a really exceptional way.
    Lovely list! :)

  3. Marissa Myers and the Lightning Thief series (I only read book 1) need to be on my list too. I read the Stephanie Perkins books - all three - and loved them...thanks for visiting me..

  4. A lot of these books are some of my favorites, so you definitely has some great reading ahead of you. I especially love the Throne of Glass series, and the Unwind Dystology (you must read UnDivided, it was epic). :) I hope you get to read some of these soon, and thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

  5. The Percy Jackson series is a lot of fun. SPEAK is amazing.

  6. I haven't read Cinder either, but you should really read Anna, Speak, and Throne of Glass. :)
    Stefani @ Caught Read Handed

  7. Oh goodness, you must get to Cinder and The Forest of Hands and Teeth! Both series are fantastic! :D I haven't read Throne of Glass yet; I imagine I'll get to it this summer (the university workload has me kissing reading for fun goodbye) and I also haven't read Speak although I've heard it's phenomenal.

  8. The Cinder series seems to be a popular item on the YA Top Ten lists! I haven't read them either--they are a must read for 2015 for me! I HIGHLY recommend the Anna and the French Kiss series--it is fantastic!!

  9. I need to read a couple of these books too LOL!! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday if you wanna check it out :) http://bookbabble.weebly.com/blog/top-ten-tuesday1

  10. Ender's Game is amazing! Ready Player One is on my TBR list as well, but I don't think it's generally classified as YA (though I see the similarities between it at Ender's Game!).

  11. I finally read Cinder (and the next two) in December, and loved them. I really enjoyed the Stephanie Perkins books too. The Fifth Wave was great, but I thought The Infinite Sea was a bit of a letdown. I do still need to read Ready Player One... one of these days. :) Great list!

  12. The Lunar Chronicle series is incredible, you should totally read it ASAP!!!!

    My TTT: http://frannieinthepages.blogspot.it/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-cant.html

  13. I really enjoyed reading Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. I also want to read Wintergirls, Catalyst, and Fever. :-) Here's a link to my TTT for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-cant.html

  14. I read Cinder (only recently!) and really enjoyed it, I think you will too. But you must, MUST finish the Unwind series! It is one of my favorites. I also need to read Anna, Throne of Glass, and something by Laurie Halse Anderson! Very nice list!

  15. The Inifinte Sea is way better than 5th wave in my opinion. There was this character in 5th wave who just creeped me out with his/her stalker tendencies...

  16. Wow! I really liked a lot of the books on your list! The Lunar Chronicles are so good, I'm rereading them right now. And I really enjoy Laurie Halse Anderson - you should check out Speak. I will stand by that Speak is her best book. I absolutely love it. She has a way of writing about hard topics that just speak to my soul.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT.
    Alex @ The Book Banner