Top Ten Books I Want To Read With My YA Book Club

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books I Want To Read With My YA Book Club

I have a book club and I love it! We are a bunch of adult ladies who read and love YA. Pretty much this list is helping me narrow down my picks when it is my turn to pick the book for the month! We always have a mix of every genre because we are all very eclectic readers but my picks always tend to be contemporary YA (mostly because I feel like we always have our best conversations when we pick contemporary)!

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Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

This just looks like a fun one about friendship and college! Plus since we are all quite a few years out of college it would be fun to reminisce about this time!

Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

My one non-contemporary pick. YAY. Looks like an interesting concept plus I have a feeling the technology aspect could be interesting to talk about!

Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs
Looks like a good coming of age story to read with people! Plus summer (geek) camp! Heard great stuff about this one!

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

I’ve heard AMAZING things about this one. It tackles mental illness, I do know that, and I’ve heard it’s very thought-provoking.

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

I’ve heard this one is super thought-provoking and deals with slut-shaming which is always an interesting topic to talk about.

Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Book club read Speechless by Hannah Harrington and enjoyed it so I’d LOVE to read this one because it’s been on my TBR for ages.

Hold Still by Nina LaCour

I really enjoyed Nina LaCour’s most recent book and I’ve heard this book is AMAZING (will make you sob shhh don’t tell book club that. I’m notorious for liking to pick books that will make me cry).

Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly

This one has been on my TBR for forever and I’ve only heard excellent things!

Torn Away by Jennifer Brown

I really like Jennifer Brown’s books and think they always have something to talk about! This one looks to be no exception!

Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers

I LOVED Courtney Summer’s Some Girls Are and I love how thought-provoking it was. Want to continue my Courtney Summers reading and it looks like a good book club pick!



So tell me…have you read any of these??? My pick for book club is coming up soooon so which one should be my pick??

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  1. I liked Harmonic Feedback a lot. It wasn’t a favorite, but I think it would provide a lot to discuss!

  2. I feel like the contemporary ones would be SO GOOD for a book club. Because when there are a bunch of feels, you know you’re going to need a group of fellow book people to talk to. I’m actually not part of a book club but I can definitely agree with you with All The Bright Places. I think that book is completely going to WRECK me.

    This is such a great list! I haven’t heard of like 75% of the books but that just means I have a lot to look forward to 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness, so many lovely books on this list!

    I liked Roomies. I LOVED Free To Fall and All The Bright Places. The Truth About Alice was great as well. I’v yet to read Breakfast Served Anytime, Hold Still or Torn Away, but I want to. Saving June sounds vaguely familiar. You should pick Free To Fall or All The Bright Places, I love them both so much. 🙂

  4. Brilliant list Jamie. I do think that contemporary picks are good choices for book clubs. I really enjoyed All The Bright Places and Saving June. I hope you get to read these with your book club!

  5. The Truth About Alice was really good :]
    I have a few of yours on my TBR and i’m very much looking forward to reading them :]

    Good list!

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  6. All the Bright Places sounds great and could spark some great debates. As could Free to Fall. Nice list!

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  7. Your just helping me make my tbr shelf ever bigger! I hadn’t heard of a lot of these books before and they all sound so good and thought provoking! Excellent choices for a book club!

  8. I really need to find a book club that I can join which actually reads YA! It sounds so amazing! You really really have to make your book club read All the Bright Places because oh my lord it is the best book ever.

  9. Breakfast Served Anytime sounds great. You had me at geek camp, but seeing in its description that it’s also a “love letter to Kentucky” sold it completely. I love books that take time to honor the setting.

  10. Christine Danielle says:

    All these books are new to me but I do love the covers and by the sound of it, they really seem interesting.

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  11. I’ve read and loved both All The Bright Places and Torn Away. Both are extremely emotional books, so if you end up choosing them, make sure you stock up on tissues!

  12. I have been wanting to read The Truth About Alice for SO long! I know it’s one of those books that is not exactly going to be an “uplifter” (probably why I’ve been putting it off) but I know will end up being such an important and inspiring read. I totally vote on that one for you book club! 8)

  13. I LOVED All The Bright Places. It’s one of those books that as soon as you’re done, you want to read immediately again. I’ll be honest, it’s not the easiest read just because of the subject matter but it’s thought provoking and well written and ya, I just loved it a whole dang lot. I hope you do too!

  14. I read Harmonic Feedback and liked it. The portrayal of a character with Asperger’s traits was much less cliched than most I have seen.

  15. All the Bright Places frustrated me in several parts, but overall the subject matter would be great for discussion topics. I’m pretty sure I’d go for at least ten minutes if I had the chance.

    Hold Still wasn’t as great as LaCour’s latest book, but WOW the emotions O_O Definitely hand out tissues 😉

  16. The truth about Alice seems like such an intriguing read!! Great List! Check out my Top Ten Tuesday!

  17. I really liked Free to Fall, The Truth About Alice and Torn Away! All three of those would generate a lot of good discussion too!

    I desperately want to read Breakfast Served Anytime! I keep pushing it aside though for some reason. But it’s on my current “back-up” reading plan if I finish the all of the books on my actual reading plan. 😀

  18. I’ve only read The Truth About Alice from your selection, although the others are on my TBR pile. It was a good book, dealing with difficult subject matter. It won’t make you feel happy, but it’s great for generating discussion!

  19. Wow, there are so many books on here that are just lurking on my TBR pile, and then the rest have just been added to my TBR list. It’s terrible

  20. OOoh very nice! These are all new to me ones!

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  21. Roomies is really fun, but it’s also a great one to talk about. Tackles diversity and growing up with different backgrounds, and I totally loved this one.
    And I LOVED All the Bright Places. By loved, I mean felt so hard I had to take breaks reading it because I was sobbing. It was a rough one to read but I SO wish I had friends that read it alongside me so we could chat about it.

  22. Definitely put All the Bright Places at the TOP of your reading list! It is absolutely wonderful. Truly remarkable and lovely!

  23. I haven’t read these books. Shame on me! Haha… But, some of the books are on my TBR list. Glad to know other books you listed. 🙂

  24. Great list. All the bright places was so incredibly good. And there are so many issues that would be great to discuss with a book club.

  25. Hi, new follower!!
    I’d love to read All the bright places with someone else. it’s one of those thoughts-provoking deep books that need to be talked about and shared with others after reading!

    Ps. I have a blog as well, if you want to stop by I’d appreciate it so much! It’s both in Italian and in English :3 ->

  26. I’ve actually read quite a few on this list! Breakfast Served Anytime, while cute, kind of didn’t go.. anywhere? Like I felt a little disappointed in the end.

    Saving June was way better than I thought it would be, and both it and Hold Still made me cry. In a good way.

    The Truth About Alice was very thought provoking and did a good job with the topic, but I’d wished there’d been more to the story, like… more of an end. I was like “and then?”

    Torn Away was amazing. I was going to just read one chapter before bed… but then stayed up all night to read the whole thing.

    And Cracked Up to Be was really good, I just can’t remember much about it.

  27. I read Free to Fall last year and it was SO GOOD. I couldn’t put it down by the time I was getting to the end.