Young Adult Novel Suggestion?

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Singularity Platy

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Young Adult is my thing. It relaxes me when I'm stressed out and depressed. I've basically consumed one every 2 days over the past year (being very stressed and depressed). I think I'm running out of books to read, so I'm asking for some recommendations. Here is a list of what I've read:

Eleanor & Park
Holding up the universe
All the bright places (slightly triggering but was so good I read it three times and cried every time)
Harry Potter
The maze runner (loved it!)
It's kind of a funny story
Little House on the Prairie series (extremely peaceful to read)
Station eleven (not really a YA but loved it anyway)
How I live now
All novels by Kevin Brooks (Martyn Pig, Lucas, Candy, etc )
Another day and Every day by David Levithan
The princess diaries
The program series by Suzanne Young (didn't really like it)
Unwind- Neal Shusterman
The silver linings playbook (not really a YA, but again, loved it!)
Uglies series- Scott Westerfield
The elegance of the hedgehog- Muriel Barbery
Fight club (not an YA, but well...)
The catcher in the rye (of course)
Crenshaw- Katherine Applegate
Forgive me, Leonard Peacock-Matthew Quick
All Diana Wynne Jones books (Howl's Moving Castle, etc)
Hid dark materials triology-Phillip Pullman (a must read in my opinion)
The humans- Matt Haig (not YA but quite beautiful)

And some others that I can;t remember.
Unfortunately, I really don't like John Green so please don't suggest the fault in our stars.

Looking forward to binging on YA this weekend :).


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A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L'Engle
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Fear Street by R.L. Stine

I read all sorts of books. I've been reading adult books practically since I was a child, but I still read younger fiction to help with stress and stuff like that. I have a few children's books as well like "Little House on the Prairie" and "Harriet the Spy." But I also like poetry and I have several poetry books.


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My daughter read through the Tiger's Curse series and loved it. She got to meet the author a few years back.

I should show her this thread and get her opinions. She works at Barnes & Noble! Dangerous because she's a book-a-holic. I'd have a 50 page reply if she started listing her favorite books.

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Big sci-fi and fantasy fan here :D

Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm - favourite author by far
Jane Lindskold
Garry Kilworth
Gabriel King
Susanna Clarke - Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrel
Naomi Novik
Terry Pratchett
Neil Gaiman
Brandon Sanderson
Patrick Rothfuss
Patricia A. McKillip
Erin Morgenstern - The Night Circus
Johnathon Stroud - The Bartimaeus Trilogy
Mira Grant
Garth Nix - Abhorsen Series
Orson Scott Card
David Clement Davies
Jacqueline Carey
Raymond E. Feist
Clare Bell
Peter S. Beagle
Russell Hoban - The Mouse and His Child
Greg Keyes - The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, good series but I didn't like the last part so much
Anne McCaffrey - Pern
Byron Preiss, Michael Reaves and Joseph Zucker - Dragonworld, lovely illustrations
Meredith Ann Pierce - Firebringer Trilogy
Tamora Pierce
Brian Jacques
J. R. R. Tolkein

Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist, not sci-fi but it is a cathartic read
Gerald Durrell - My Family and Other Animals, all his work
James Herriot
John Grogan - Marley and Me
W. Bruce Cameron - A Dog's Purpose, sad in places but sweet
Joy Adamson - Born Free
Jack London
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Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
Little Women by LM Alcott
The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick (they actually read and discuss the book above)


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I was a 7th grade reading teacher in another life. Here's what some of my students enjoyed reading:
  • Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin (a different take on the afterlife)
  • The Breadwinner - Deborah Ellis (middle east, realistic fiction) I actually made them read this and they liked it!
  • The Boy Who Couldn't Die - William Sleator (young adult "horror", but I didn't think it was scary like Stephen King)
  • Uglies (a series of three including Pretties and I don't remember the 3rd)- Scott Westerfield (a fantasy world)
  • Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson (assault victim struggles with her secret, was also a movie with Kristen Stewart)
  • Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie - David Lubar (funny)
  • Black and White - Paul Volponi (realistic fiction, race relations)
  • Middle School the Worst Years of My Life - James Patterson (funny)
  • And of course the Twilight and Hunger Games series if you like fantasy or science fiction
My personal favorites....
  • The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd (realistic fiction 1960s southern US)
  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (WWII Germany historic fiction)
  • So B. It - Sarah Weeks (realistic fiction, inspiring)
  • Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading - Tommy Greenwald (funny)
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding (adventure)
  • Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls (realistic fiction, you will cry)
  • The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnet (historic England, drama)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith (historic fiction, NYC early 1900s coming of age story)
  • All Summer in a Day - Ray Bradbury (science fiction, short story) I taught this and the kids loved it
I hope you can find some books on here you'll enjoy. I love to read more than almost anything so I really enjoyed answering this post. Thank you!


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OMG! Reading is my way to feel better after thinking depressed too! A book that I read recently is Walk out A Brother. It has a ton of language but has a touching moral!
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