Help Me Choose What YA I Should Read! (Part 2)

Obviously, this is part two (and the final part), but just in case you missed part one and are wondering what’s going on:

One of my classes this semester is: Young Adult Literature – yay! Except… I have to read 1-2 books per week from a specific list (that also changes each week) on top of the regular course readings, coursework, my other class, and my job… so I’m a little overwhelmed.

Some of the stuff I’ve read before, but we can’t pick those (or at least some of the weeks say we can’t.. I’m curious if that means sometimes I can reference something I’ve already read before – who knows.)

Basically, I have 16 weeks of assignments (although week one we don’t start on the books), so I figured I’d do this in two parts. Help me out with weeks 9-15 (except 13, there’s no choice on the two we read that week) and let me know which of these books I need to read each week!

So I want to know what you guys think. I don’t know all these books and I want my fellow YA readers and bloggers to help me out. Do you think you’re up for it?

Week 9

I’ve already read Clockwork Angel, so I am going to pick from one of the other three:

  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Steampunk! by Kelly Link and Gavin Grant
  • Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
  • Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

And watch one of the following:

  • Treasure Planet
  • Hugo
  • Steamboy
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • 9

Week 10

  • Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt
  • Winger by Andrew Smith
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Shine by Lauren Myracle
  • The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Week 11

I’ve read Oliver and Asher, so I have to pick one of the other three:

  • Before I Fall By Lauren Oliver
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Going Bovine by Libba Bray
  • The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco Stork

Week 12

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz
  • Fat Angie by E. Charlton-Trujillo
  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  • If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  • Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
  • None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
  • Girl Mans Up by M.E. Gerard

Week 14

  • #NotYourPrincess by Mary Beth Leatherdale
  • If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Gabi: A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • A Step from Heaven by An Na
  • The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle

Week 15

I’ve already read Asher and Thomas, so I should pick one of the other ones:

  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • George by Alex Gino
  • Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
  • I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

Are any of the books on this list favourites of yours? Which ones do I need to pick each week? Let me know in the comments!





4 responses to “Help Me Choose What YA I Should Read! (Part 2)”

  1. SHA @ Book Princess Reviews Avatar

    If you haven’t seen Treasure Planet yet–I recommend! An underrated Disney film.

    For Week 10, I would go for True Diary because it’s written in such an open, honest voice (the title is so accurate) and brings many issues that Native Americans face to the forefront. And I love, love the art style. We Were Liars is a fun read, and one of the first YA mystery books to use the plot twist that it does, so if you would prefer a mystery then that one.

    I read None of the Above and would recommend because I learned so much about intersex people (which is not a common topic in YA). The actual writing in the book is *not* the strongest though. It can switch to heavy handed info dumping instead of organic introduction of information. But I still appreciated it for introducing intersex to YA canon AND it allows for a good discussion piece on handing new topics in YA. MEANWHILE, Aristotle & Dante is supposed to be very good and there audiobook, even better.

    Week 14: If You Come Softly. I only read its companion novel, but that was beautifully written so I expect nothing less. It’s also a fast read.

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Oh my gosh, so much information, thank you! I have seen Treasure Planet, I love it. I’m going to have to read this again when I’m home and can actually take notes on my course calendar about which books to read.

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      1. SHA @ Book Princess Reviews Avatar

        Glad I was helpful!! I actually read some of the books on your list this time.

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  2. Reading with Rendz Avatar

    Am I late for this again??? Well The Kite Runner was excellent –I sobbed– but it was excellent! Have fun reading!


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