Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
This week’s topic: I did a twist on this weeks topic which was Top Ten Books You’d Pair With A “Required Reading” novel OR Top Ten Books I’d Make Required Reading…but I decided that I’m going to make my “required reading” if I taught a class called YA For Adults 101 — a primer course in introducing YA-adverse adults (or adults who just don’t know where to start) to help them put their toes in the YA water. I’d also help dispel any and all myths those people have of YA books (aka bad writing, its only romance, it’s all Twilight, etc.)
Check them out:
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell * Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick * The Book Thief by Markus Zusak * Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein * Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan * Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta * The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater * Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson * The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson * If I Stay/Where She Went by Gayle Forman
So tell me…which books would YOU add if you taught this class? Some of these are my own personal recs that have WORKED and some are recent ones that I’m going to push on my friends who are newbs to/wary of YA lit! I’d love some of YOUR recs! Agree/disagree with any of my picks?