A few weeks ago there was a website having people vote for their favorite Young Adult books. I voted and I think last week they finally put up the top 100 Young Adult books. I believe the list went over 200 and they made up it of the most voted for books. Here is the link to the full 100 Young Adult books: http://www.npr.org/2012/08/07/157795366/your-favorites-100-best-ever-teen-novels
But I’m going to list some of my favorites that made the list. All book covers were found on the NPR website.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – This one was number 5 on the list. I read this one a few years ago and I thought it was a good and fun book. I wanted to have it read before the movies come out. The first one comes out this December.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – This one came in at number 13. It is one of my all time favorites. This book and author S.E. Hinton were the reason I began to write more than just songs. I found my love of writing after reading this book.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery – This one was number 14. I fell in love with Anne through the mini-series that aired in the 80s. I watched it so many times throughout my childhood. I bought the full book set of Anne a few years back. I’ve read about three or four books in the series so far. This one will forever remain a favorite.
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. This book was number 15. This is a truly amazing series. I love these books.
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt – This one came in at number 30. I read this in 2009 and it was summer. I think summer is the perfect time to read this book. I really love this one. It’s just perfect.
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones – This book was number 36. I was so, so happy to see this made the list. Anyone who has been reading my blog for awhile knows just how much I love this book and it’s author. It’s because of this book and Diana that I began to write again and continue going after my dream.
Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones – This comes in at number 94. I was happy to see this as well. I’ve read two books in the series so far.
If you’ve looked at the list, which are your favorites that made it?