Friday, August 27, 2010

How many of these Top 100 YA titles have you read?

YA Top 100 for 2010

Persnickety Snarks List of Top 100 YA Novels (2010): based on a reader poll conducted for five weeks between April and May 2010. Over 735  respondents shared their top ten YA books from all over the globe; 80% were female.

Here is the list: the books that I have read are in purple - Wow do I have a long way to go to finish this list!

1. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (Sorceror's) Stone - J.K. Rowling
3. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
4. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
5. Northern Lights (The Golden Compass)- Philip Pullman
6. The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen
7. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
8. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
9. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
10. This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen
11. Looking for Alaska - John Green
12. Just Listen - Sarah Dessen
13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
14. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
15. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
16. On the (Jellicoe Road) - Melina Marchetta
17. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
18. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling 
19. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
20. Along for the Ride - Sarah Dessen
21. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
22. Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
23. Graceling - Kristin Cashore
24. Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
25. Sloppy Firsts - Megan McCafferty
26. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
27. Alanna: The First Adventure - Tamora Pierce
28. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
29. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
30. Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
31. A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray
32. Tomorrow, When the War Began - John Marsden
33. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart
34. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
35. The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
36. Paper Towns - John Green
37. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
38. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
39. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn - Betty Smith
40. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
41. Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
42. The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman 
43. Evernight - Claudia Gray
44. Sabriel - Garth Nix
45. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
46. Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl 
47. Forever - Judy Blume
48. I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith 
49. Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
50. The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
51. Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli
52. Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones
53. The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper
54. Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick 
55. Saving Francesca - Melina Marchetta
56. Second Helpings - Megan McCafferty
57. Dreamland - Sarah Dessen
58. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
59. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
60. Fire - Kristin Cashore
61. The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier
62. Weetzie Bat - Francesca Lia Block
63. The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
64. Looking for Alibrandi - Melina Marchetta
65. How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff
66. City of Glass - Cassandra Clare 
67. Keeping the Moon - Sarah Dessen
68. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
69. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging - Louise Rennison
70. If I Stay - Gayle Forman
71. The King of Attolia - Megan Whalen Turner 
72. Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson 
73. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast - Robin McKinley
74. The Blue Sword - Robin McKinley
75. Feed - M.T. Anderson
76. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants - Ann Brashares
77. Go Ask Alice - Anonymous 
78. Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr
79. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
80. Someone Like You - Sarah Dessen
81. The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan
82. Jacob Have I Loved - Katherine Paterson
83. The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness 
84. Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder
85. Shadow Kiss - Richelle Mead
86. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - Avi
87. An Abundance of Katherines - John Green 
88. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
89. A Ring of Endless Light - Madeleine L'Engle
90. Glass Houses - Rachel Caine
91. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party - M.T. Anderson
92. Walk Two Moons - Sharon Creech
93. Whale Talk - Chris Crutcher
94. Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles
95. Going Too Far - Jennifer Echols
96. The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks 
97. Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
98. Hatchet - Gary Paulsen
99. The Pigman - Paul Zindel
100. The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley


Bev Hankins said...

I haven't done very well with this list...but then YA literature has never been my thing, not even when I was a YA.

Only 9. The Book Thief is on my TBR list.

I've read Harry Potter & the Socerer's Stone; The Outsiders; Little Women; The Catcher in the Rye; Ender's Game; Pride & Prejudice; The Westing Game (but only because I have a son and read that to him when he was younger...); Lord of the Flies; and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

Monica said...

I did a list like yours! I read a ton of these books and there are so many on here that I want to still read!


Emidy @ Une Parole said...

Thanks for dropping by during the hop!

Oh, that's a great list. And of course The Hunger Games is listed as number one! I've read a good portion of that list, but I still have a long way to go.

Jeremy said...

I've only read about 11. YA isn't my favorite genre though.

Eden said...

Wow. I read 71 of those books!

Michelle Greathouse said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just had a look at your 300 follower giveaway and I have a question:

When and where in Decatur will they be having a book festival? I live an hour south of Atlanta and I have never heard of a Book Festival in Georgia. :) I would love to go though.


Lisa_Gibson said...

I come in at a fairly respectable 22. :)
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Curator D said...

Hopping on over - maybe it's just me but I'm a little surprised that it includes Phillip Pullman, but doesn't have any C.S. Lewis or contain The Neverending Story. =(

Izzy G. said...

Thanks for hopping by my blog :) I've read 52 of those books, which certainly surprised me. I didn't think I'd read so many of them!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I've got to look through this list. I've read a few but not a whole lot of them. Some are on my tbr pile though. That should count for something!

Bookish in a Box said...

Thanks for stopping by the Hop! I'm now a follower...I thought I was before, but it turns out I wasn't. Oops!

I love these lists; they always make me want to hit the library (as if I needed an excuse!). :-)

Aleksandra said...

I've read 15 books from that list! I've read the following books: #1; #2; #13; #18; #23; #26; #28; #29; #34; #37; #38; #45; #46; #54 & #94! At least a 3rd of the books that I haven't read are on my tbr list, but still haven't got around to them, but I definitely will :)

Kathy Habel said...

I've read 40 of them and have around 40 more on my to read list.

Madigan Mirza said...

I read a lot of these.
I've got my list here:

Are you in GA? I just moved to the Atlanta area. It's been an adventure.
What a pity Decatur Book Festival is the same weekend as Dragon*Con... it's just too hard to choose between two awesome events that weekend.

Flippin' Fabulous said...

I fail at this list :-)

Thanks for stopping by my page today!

I guess I better get to reading- I have a lot to make up.

Have a fab weekend


Book Sake said...

I started to count, but then got discouraged. So many great books out there I don't have enough time to read!!! Stopping by from the bloghop!

Rummanah Aasi said...

I'm read 52 of them. I do have a quite a lot on my tbr pile.

Anonymous said...

Hah, I've read 23... kind of sad! Actually, the funny part is that I read most of those 23 recently - definitely not when I was a teenager!

Arlee Bird said...

I haven't read many at all. Pride and Prejudice and Lord of the Flies is all. Somewhere in my house I've got a copy of Catcher in the Rye that I'm going to read when I find it.

Tossing It Out

Jennifer said...

You've GOT to read The Pigman by Paul Zindel (#99)!! I first checked that book out during an elementary school field trip to the main library, I think I was in 6th or 7th grade. I still think about that book!

curlypow said...

I've read a fairly respectable 64, which I don't think is too bad. Great list. I agree with Jennifer, Pigman was wonderful, but then again, so were most of the others.

Joy Tamsin David said...

I read 20 of them, but some of them I read when I was actually a YA which was two decades ago. I might be ready for a reread of a few of those titles!

I'm surprised #88 was listed as YA, was that originally a YA book? I didn't realize that when I read it. Though the main character is a teenager.

Anonymous said...

Wow - I've only read 18 of them, and another dozen or so is on my "want" list - including "Hunger Games".

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

I am at 28 of these books. Ehh

The Phantom Paragrapher said...

Ive read 79 Books out of the 100 on your list.

Donna said...

I've read just a dozen of these books - some a long time ago.

I'm also surprised that The Curious Incident is on the list - I didn't realize it's considered YA.

Lizzy said...

Hmmm...57, not to bad. Good enough number to relate to the list, but still leaves enough to look forward to reading for the first time.

Emilyandherlittlepinknotes said...

I am at 45, honestly I didn't realize I read so many until I counted. Here it's my list:

I highly recommend On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta and Megan Whalen Turner