Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite "Real" YA Books


Awhile back I took part in a discussion over at SmilingLDSGirl's blog about YA books, and a lot about the popular paranormal versus the "real" stuff. I told her I had a lot of "real" stuff YA books that I absolutely love, and since the theme this week over at The Broke and the Bookish is to pick any genre and list your top ten favorites from that genre,  I've chosen:

My Top Ten Contemporary (Real) YA Books

1.The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
2. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headly
3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
4. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
5. Underdogs (the three Cameron Wolfe books) by Markus Zusak
6. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
7. My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter
8. What I Did: by Ann Dee Ellis
9. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
10. Just One Wish by Janette Rallison

.... and this list could actually go on and on and on. There's so many great ones! What would you add to this list?

14 comments:

  1. The Fault in Our Stars is such a great addition to this list! I decided to do Victorian novels for my list today.

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    1. I haven't had a chance to go around and browse lists.. yours sounds very fun!

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  2. this is not a genre I read from very often so I appreciate the recommendations. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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    1. Kaye, you should try some of these! Let me know what you think!

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  3. Oh the real books. I usually enjoy them when I pick them up, but I truly tend to neglect them. Great post!

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    1. I have to remember to give them equal time...

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  4. Just Listen and The Fault in Our Stars are amazing! Great list!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
    http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/top-ten-tuesday-17-historical-romances.html

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  5. Sheesh! I have quite a few of these on my TBR list that I need to get to!

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    1. Jenny, you haven't read them all yet?

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  6. I appreciate your "real" list. I am just not into the paranormal stuff. :)

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  7. Ooh. I've read six of these. We need to discuss!

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