Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday - 10 Books I Would Recommend to Non YA readers

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we will talk about the 10 books we would recommend to someone who does not read YA books. Click on the covers to check them out on goodreads!

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)The Hunger Games is a book that will appeal to both male and female audiences. It is just fabulously fantastic! I don't think I've met anyone yet who DOESN'T like this book. This is what really drew me into my passion for the YA genre!
Really, I could say ANY of Ellen Hopkins' books. I chose this one, because I think it is one that everyone can relate to. Everybody has felt the need to be "perfect" at one time or another, and has realized they can't always live up to that.
Thirteen Reasons Why really opened my eyes to how deeply someone can be impacted by hurtful words. The way this story was told was so unique and interesting, and touching at the same time.
Like Thirteen Reasons Why, Before I Fall really shows how bullying can really affect someone's life. It is also told in a very unique way, that really makes the point hit home, in my opinion.
Divergent reminded me a bit of Hunger Games. I think that this one also appeals to both genders - it is full of action and excitement.
I have recommended this one many times. In fact, I bought it for a friend for Christmas, I loved it so much. I NEVER though I'd read and enjoy zombie books until this one. The whole trilogy is AMAZING!
LOVED it! So romantic! I'll take Revenants over vampires ANY day of the week!
The Adoration of Jenna Fox was among the first YA books I read once jumping back into the genre. It was a really interesting take on dystopian society.
Again - completely original! A polygamist dystopian society where everyone dies by age 20-25? Who wouldn't want to read that?

This book is just, peculiar. The photos alone draw you in. And then there's a plot that ties all those photos together, and is GOOD!
So, those are the 10 books that I would recommend to someone who is debating whether or not YA is the genre for them. What would you pick?


Melissa said...

Followed you right back! You have an awesome list too! I should have had Miss Peregrine on my list too ... limiting it to ten books (or, in my case, authors) was hard to do! I just picked up Wither -- SO excited to read that one!!!

orly said...

I really loved 'The Forest of Hands and Teeth' too. It's a great book!
Love your list! :)

Snark and Ramble said...

Followed you back! I've been meaning to read BEFORE I FALL and I just got a copy of the FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH. Great list!
P.S.-I'm a library assistant in a children's library, it's definitely a great place to work :)

Tammy Cordeiro said...

Great list! and we future librarians have to stick together! : )

Tammy @ Into the Mystic

I'm following and subscribing by email!

LBC said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have read a couple of the books on your list - 13 Reasons Why and Miss Peregrine's. I think that Miss Peregrine's has appeal to readers of adult lit especially.

danya said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! I totally agree with The Hunger Games, it's very much a must-read YA. I haven't read The Forest of Hands and Teeth yet - I'm not big fan of zombies but I have heard very good things about this series :)

Julianne said...

I haven't read any of these, would you believe it! Most of them are on my wishlist though. I've got so much catch-up reading to do!

Jennifer said...

I haven't read any of these actually. I do see books I am dying and planning to read though. Die for me especially looks so interesting. I'm getting tired of vamps, too. Divergent looks soo good and so does Perfect! Loving this meme!

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