Young Adult

Top Ten Tuesday – Books Every YA Reader Should Read

TTT CoverTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature run by the wonderful bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish and this week, it is my first time participating so here goes! For more information regarding Top Ten Tuesday, please check out The Broke and the Bookish blog – they are amazing.

Hello, hello! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on Bookevin is.. the Top Ten Books Every YA Reader Should Read because, well, YA is the best genre there is. Hands down.

TSS1.  Harry Potter series by the one and only J. K. Rowling

It’s Harry Potter. ‘Nuff said. If you disagree with me, let’s duel. If you think Harry Potter is awesome, let’s be friends!

2.  Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. MaasTOG

If you’ve been following my blog and Twitter, you would probably know that I’m quite the SJM fanboy. Like, when she came to Malaysia last month, I only missed one signing and it was because of class (boo!). I would definitely recommend the Throne of Glass series to anyone and everyone who reads YA. Like, dude. It’s Sarah J. Maas we’re talking about – badass female characters, sexy Fae warriors and utterly spellbinding plot twists.

3.  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. MaasACOTAR

See above. ACOTAR was my first ever Sarah J. Maas book and it’s very different from Throne of Glass because it’s more sensual, romantic and the writing is more lush and poetic. Either way, read ACOTAR since the next book, ACOMAF is out next month.

4.  Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

What I loved about Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series? Rose Hathaway, the first ever badass heroine I fell in love with. Throughout the entire series, I was hooked on the fast-paced action scenes and swoony romance between Rose and the incredibly sexy Dimitri.

5.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor

This series was the biggest surprise I stumbled upon because it’s severely underrated. I was lucky enough to get the first two books, Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Days of Blood & Starlight for a fifth of their original prices. Such an amazing series and I was utterly enraptured by Laini Taylor’s stunning and lush prose.Cinder

6.  The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I would recommend Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles to you if you are a fan of fairytale retellings with a clever twist and Star Wars because this series was epic and all kinds of awesome. And if you love OTPs, then look no further. I ship Cresswell!

7.  Geek Girl series Holly Smale

I HAVE NO IDEA WHY BUT PEOPLE I KNOW HAVEN’T HEARD OF HOLLY SMALE. Like, hello. Harriet Manners, the protagonist of the Geek Girl series is such a darling and all kinds of adorable and severely awkward when it comes to love interests but that’s why I love her. If you’ve not read Geek Girl, you need to. STAT.

8.  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie PerkinsAATFK

OKAY, I am like, a huge fanboy when it comes to Stephanie Perkins’s swoony love stories because I loved Anna and the French Kiss because it was F*CKING ROMANTIC and the romance between Anna and St. Clair was perfection. And the book is set in Paris. Need I say more?

FANGIRL9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

My first ever book by Rainbow Rowell and I loved it so much, I read it again after I finished it for the first time. Maybe that’s just my inner Potterhead fanboying over the fact that Fangirl was inspired loosely on the entire Harry Potter fandom in the form of Simon Snow. And if you are in want of a book boyfriend, Levi Stewart would steal your heart and caress it until you purr!

10. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny HanTATBILB

If there’s an author who can write an adorable and tender love story, it’s Jenny Han. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was my first by the undeniably charming Jenny Han and I fell in love with Lara Jean and Peter. And the sequel, PS. I Still Love You, promised a love triangle which gave me ALL THE FEELS.

19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books Every YA Reader Should Read”

  1. I’ve read 7 from your list, and I totally agree with your choices, Kevin! I am yet to pick up the Geek Girl Series, Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, and the Vampire Academy series, but seeing that you liked them, I might give it a read soon! My favorite out of your top ten would have to be The Lunar Chronicles series! God, those books just kept on getting better every time!

    Great post, Kevin! Until the next one! :)

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    1. Hey, you! Thank you so much for dropping by. I just checked out your blog and I MISS SARAH ALREADY.

      I loved The Lunar Chronicles. Like, seriously. One of my favourite series of all time. But my heart still beats for Harry Potter!


  2. AHhh Fangirl is one of my most FAVOURITE books of the universe!! And yessss, YA is the best genre/category there is. No questions. No arguments. XD I also love all the Cassandra Clare books so so much oh oh and The Hunger Games!! And Six of Crows and…okay I’ll shsuussuh now. BUT SERIOUSLY YA IS SO VERY AWESOME. Here’s my TTT!

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    1. I would love to add Cassandra Clare and I have to agree that her books are amazing but I am making slow progress of the Mortal Instruments books! Hah. Thanks for stopping by! Shall check out your TTT ;)


  3. Fabulous list!!! Have to agree…go YA!!! I’ve read most of the books on your list or have them on my TBR. The only one I haven’t heard of is the Geek Girl series. So I’m going to hop on over to Goodreads to find out more. Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  4. I haven’t read Geek Girl, and have only read (and liked!) the first Vampire Academy book, but I really enjoyed the rest of the series in this list!


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