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Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I Haven't Read From the Young Adult Genre
The young adult genre was never really on my radar growing up. I think that is because I've always been partial to mysteries and historical fiction. I actually went right from reading middle grade novels to adult novels as I transitioned into high school; leaving Anne of Green Gables--which was probably once considered a young adult novel--behind for The Bastard by John Jakes (though I was forced to suffer through Lord of the Flies for English my freshman year).
Here is my list of top ten young adult novels that I can't believe I haven't read.
Now, part of the reason I haven't read Divergent is because dystopian fiction has never been my favorite genre (way too depressing). The other problem I have with it is that I fear it won't live up to its hype. I loved The Hunger Games series, but not sure I want to invest the time into this one; especially since my daughter ruined the ending of the series for me.
I have wanted to read this one since it came out. My only excuse is my overdue pile of books for review and the fact that I can't see most of my office floor because it is littered with books to be read.
I haven't read a single Harry Potter book. Gosh, I never even made it through an entire movie. I can hear readers fainting from amazement now. Fantasy, witches, wizards, and warlocks are really not my favorite. I know I will read the series eventually. How can a writer not read the most influential series of young adult books in history?
To not have read the novel that truly kicked off the young adult genre is probably some kind of mortal sin. It is on the list, just not happening right now.
Being able to relate to the main character's struggles is what has made me curious about this novel. I'll definitely read it, but not anytime soon.
How to Be Popular by Meg Cabot hasn't really been on my radar, but after reading the synopsis I want to read it out of curiosity and for research purposes. That last point will make sense one day if I ever finish the manuscript this book would be perfect research for.
I don't know why I never read this or watched the movie. It's not like I am really dying to either, just wonder why I've never added it to my list.
Considering my affection for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, one would think I would have hopped on the Twilight Saga right away. I just find the main characters from the movie kind of boring. I will probably read this one day, just not sure when.
The title along makes me want to read this one. The book blurb makes me equally curious. Though I will never be a huge dystopian fiction fan, this looks like a great series.
So many of my peers read A Wrinkle in Time in high school, I feel kind of jipped that none of my teachers ever assigned it to me. Instead, I was stuck with The Great Gatsby (yuck). Not having read it is another one of those mortal sin moments. I have to read it one day.
What was on your list this week?