Sunday Book Club: YA think?

March 19, 2017 Sunday Book Club, YA 34

Happy Sunday!

Today, let’s talk about our favorite young adult reads. (Thanks, Bookworm Mama for the idea!)

I confess that I don’t read a lot of YA books. There are, of course, a few notable exceptions – and the ones I do read consistently are my faves.

  • Melanie Dickerson’s fairy tale retellings
  • Unblemished by Sara Ella
  • Curio by Evangeline Denmark
  • Jody Hedlund’s An Uncertain Choice series
  • Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time quartet
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  • C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia
  • the Harry Potter series

There are a host of books that I want to read though, specifically K.E. Ganshert’s The Gifting series, Mary Weber’s Storm Siren trilogy and Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles.

So, now it’s your turn because I need recommendations! What are your fave YA reads?

Carrie

34 Responses to “Sunday Book Club: YA think?”

  1. Rachel Dixon

    I need to read Katie, Mary Weber and Sarah Ella. One of my favorite series it the Leviathan Trilogy by Scot Westerfeld. Steam punk, WWI alternate reality. AMAZING!!!

  2. Laurie Tomlinson

    I loved “There You’ll Find Me” by Jenny B. Jones, the Storm Siren series, Sara Ella’s debut, the Mortal Instruments series, Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, and anything by Emery Lord. I’ve read the first in The Selection series and intend to finish that.

    And top of my TBR is The Gifting by Katie Ganshert but am saving it until I can binge read the whole series. She’s my favorite cba author, so pretty sure I’m going to love it.

    • Carrie

      oh! yes! I loved Everything Everything too. I forgot about that one!

  3. Beckie B.

    2 of my favs have the same planet in their titles! Jupiter Winds by C. J. Darlington and Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker. 5-star books!

  4. Toni Shiloh

    I want to read Unblemished and Curio. I have the Storm Siren trilogy on my ereader just waiting for their turn (praying I can squeeze it in before this day ends). You absolutely have to read The Gifting series. Probably my all time favorite YA read. I also love JC Morrows’ Order of the Moonstone series. Sara Baysinger’s Black Tiger and Ashen City. Oh and Nadine Brandes’ Out of Time series. YA Dystopian is my fave. 🙂

    • Carrie

      yes! Nadine Brandes is another one I want to read!

  5. Brittaney B

    Intermissions by Serena Chase, Lisa Bergren’s River of Time series, Sellout by Tammy L Gray, any of Kasie West’s titles, Jenny B Jones Charmed Life series, Becky Doughty’s The Fallout series and Lara Hays’ Oceanswept trilogy.

    • Carrie

      oooo adding several of these to my TBR – thanks!

  6. Molly@Cafinated Reads

    I haven’t read a good YA book in a long time due to some life issues that made me fall of the good path. But, I have loved the authors of some of the ones you’ve mentioned so I’m adding their YA books to my wish list! And I’m sad to confess that I have all the HP books but haven’t read them yet. By the way, I love your site and am a newer follower!

    • Carrie

      I’m so happy our paths have crossed, Molly! If you like audiobooks, I highly recommed the HP audiobooks by Jim Dale too!

  7. Carolyn Astfalk

    The Gifting series by Katie Ganshert, Sell Out by Tammy Gray, and Intermission by Serena Chase. Love, love, love Intermission.

  8. Rebecca Maney

    I share a lot of the favorites and “want-to-reads” mentioned above. In addition, I do like the Young Raleigh Harmon titles that I have read by Sibella Giorello. And one of my favorite books this year has been “The Lost Girl of Astor Street” by Stephanie Morrill.

  9. Terrill Rosado

    I love reading YA fiction. I’m not sure if some of it’s nostalgia, but a lot of it is the quality of writing and story-telling by certain authors. I have all of Melanie Dickerson’s, Jody Hedlund’s, Jenny B. Jones, and Amy Matayo’s YA books, as well as a few more mentioned here. The rest are most assuredly on my tbr waiting for their turn in the queue.

    Personally, I don’t limit my YA selections to only Christian fiction and have read some amazing authors. A few of my all-time favorite YA books are:

    Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers (Carrie, I think you would really enjoy this one)
    The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
    I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
    Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

    • Terrill Rosado

      Oh, and I just received Stephanie Morrill’s book and should be starting it within the week. I’ve really been looking forward to this one, as well as Serena Chase’s intermission.

    • Carrie

      i branch out into general market a lot with YA too! Some truly excellent books out there

      • Terrill Rosado

        The author of Truest reached out to me after reading my review on Goodreads and she is a Christian – which I kind of thought while reading. She said the book leaned heavier on the Christian market side before edits. Definitely not as published.

        • Carrie

          interesting!! I’m even more intrigued now 😀

  10. Jen

    Jenny B Jones is fab, and I’m in the middle of Unblemished. I really enjoyed Ally Condi’s Matched series, and I liked the thought provocative depth of The Hunger Games books. Thanks to your high praise, I’m reading Harry Potter out loud with my son and we are both loving it! Thanks for that!! 🙂

  11. Yvette-Bookworlder

    Mary Weber and Marissa Meyers’ series are two of my favorites. I’ve also enjoyed the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series

    I recently bought Curio & I have books 1 & 3 of Nadine Brandes’ Out of Time series waiting on my shelf – I had book 2 on back-order for months and now it appears to be out of print 🙁

    I’m picky about the YA I read and I tend to stick to Sci-Fi and Fantasy, steampunk & dystopian in particular.

  12. Janet Ferguson

    I really meant to comment here as a former high school librarian. So many to choose from… I need to go to my Goodreads page…

    • Carrie

      i am really interested in what you would recommend!!