Desperately In Search of Good Current YA Titles

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:33 pm by Bridget

Somehow I’ve ended up in that situation that you never want to be in — I’ve read all of the books on my shelf and I don’t have any more coming from the library this week and I am desperately in need of something to read as I’m going to be in the hospital for a good five or six days starting Thursday. Boredom could result from this onerous situation. Please help! I’m planning a trip to Powell’s Books as soon as I get some current titles.

So far I’m looking at Justine Larbalestier’s Liar and Libba Bray’s Going Bovine as possibilities.

Any other recommendations?



  1. Kellly Jordan said,

    January 5, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan (I loved these as much as my kids)
    The Uglies, The Pretties, The specials, The extras by Scott Westerfeld
    Peter and the Starcatchers Series
    House of Night novels, starts with Marked by P.C. Cast

  2. Brook Gideon said,

    January 5, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Have you read “13 Reasons Why” by Jay Asher? You probably have but I liked that book a lot. Really liked an older series “One Fat Summer” by Robert Lipstyle. Had two follow-up books “Summer Rules” and “The Sumerboy.” I have not read the third in that series but found the first two at my local library. I’ll try to think of others, I do like reading the YA/teen books.

  3. Brook Gideon said,

    January 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    There is also a new Sarah Dessen out…..”Along for the Ride”, um I loved Sharon Creech’s “Love that Dog” and have bought but not yet read “Hate that Cat.” Others… I also enjoyed the “Peter and the Starcatchers” but am way behind in that series, they keep cranking them out. Made myself read the original Peter Pan first. They are enjoyable, I like Dave Barry, he is one goofy man! About to finish “Pride and Prejudice” then on to “Pride and Prejudice for Zombies” so we’ll see how that goes. Both “Masterpiece” by Elise Broach and “Flight of the Phoenix” by R.L. LaFevers were both illustrated by one of my favs, Kelly Murphy. Good luck and if you’ve read all there I will keep hunting!

  4. Bridget said,

    January 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks for all of the suggestions! I’m making a list for Powell’s. We’ll see which ones they have.

  5. Heather Zenzen said,

    January 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    OMG! Books! Here’s my reading list … besides the 120 book on my MFA reading list:
    The Dark Devine
    The Maze Runner (reading this one now … chapter endings are to die for)
    Ash by Melinda Lo
    Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
    Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
    The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
    A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
    The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
    The Everafter by Amy Huntley
    The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb
    The Lacuna by Barabara Kingsolver
    Lament and Ballad and Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
    Nowhere by Neil Gaiman
    The Prophecy Sisters
    The Silence by James DeVita
    The Sky Always Hears Me by Kirsten Cronn-Mills
    Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala
    This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
    The Summoning
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Gone series
    Dreaming Anastasia
    Under the Dome by Stephen King
    Fire by Kristin Cashore (also: Graceling)

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