Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday {2}

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish!
This week:

Top Ten Books Every Teen Should Read (In no particular order) 

Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling: It such a rich and wonderful world full of magic and inspiration. Everyone needs imagination and this book is proof of what a person's imagination can do. This series isn't just for young kids but adults too. Plus, there are so many good lesson in this series, one of the being: always stand up for what you believe in.

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher: It shows that even the littlest interactions you have with people can influence or change your life.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: One of the best coming of age stories out there. This is usually a school requirement but it's so good! Atticu Finch is such an amazing person. And he teaches Scout and everyone else a big lesson: People are people, not matter their skin color or size or religion.

Grimm's Fairy Tales: I love their fairy tales and I think more teens should read them. We see their stories in books and movies and play!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
My favorite Austen to date! And do I need to explain this?

Looking for Alaska by John Green: It was sad, wonderful, heartbreaking, wonderful all at the same time. John Green tells such a mesmerizing story.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson: Do I really need to say anything about this book? It's so powerful and sad and wonderful all at the same time. Laurie takes a sad and touchy topic and writes about it in a way that I, too, can understand what's happening. It gave teens the power to speak up.

The Giver by Lois Lowry: I read this while I was still in elementary school and it blew me away. It made me think of the world and society and the people in such a different way.

Any Sarah Dessen: Because this is what it's like to be a teen.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: Dystopia at it's finest. It'll make you think and wonder about the future.

As a side note, I've seen The Sky Is Everywhere on a lot of blogs. I started reading the book but I couldn't get into it so I stopped reading it. I might give it another try. And The The Absolute True Story of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexi is also been mentioned a lot! 


  1. It always seems to be the best teen books are the ones that make you think. Nice list. New Follower!

  2. Great list. We have a couple in common. I like that you added Sarah Dessen. I love her novels and I think they deal with a lot of common teen issues that people can relate to.

  3. Our lists look surprisingly similar. I contemplated adding Harry Potter and decided against it since I really made my list for a required school reading list.

  4. I've never read "Speak" but have seen it on so many lists that I'm buying it on Amazon come payday!

    My Top Ten

  5. +JMJ+

    To Kill a Mockingbird is also on many lists. I find this interesting because most people were required to read it in school, and it's one of the few "forced" books that everyone still seems to love.