Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Amy's List

I am thrilled to finally get organized with my reading. Thanks for the great opportunity. My list is mainly YA books, because that's what I (attempt to) write. I blame my big YA gap on the fact that I've lived in China for the last eight years; there aren't any Barnes & Nobles here, though I've had quite a good selection of classics to choose from. I'm moving back to America this summer, so it's time to buy some great books and get a library card. Yippee!

Besides YA, I also left room for several of my favorite classic authors, like Katherine Mansfield, Charles Dickens, and Eudora Welty. I also want to read more Annie Dillard because she's amazing and inspiring. I never knew someone could write about dragonfly larvae in such an interesting, beautiful way.

I'm planning to review some of these books on my blog, Bits of Beautiful, so if you have time, check it out!
  1. Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book
  2. Laura Amy Schlitz - Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
  3. Lynn Rae Perkins - Criss Cross
  4. Cynthia Kadohata - Kira-Kira
  5. Kate Dicamillo - The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, A Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
  6. Avi Crispin - The Cross of Lead
  7. Linda Sue Park - A Single Shard
  8. Richard Peck - A Year Down Yonder
  9. Christopher Paul Curtis - Bud, Not Buddy
  10. Laurie Halse Anderson - Speak
  11. Jay Asher - Thirteen Reasons Why
  12. Elizabeth C. Bunce - A Curse as Dark as Gold
  13. R.D. Blackmore - Lorna Doone
  14. Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers
  15. Alexandre Dumas - The Man in the Iron Mask
  16. Leslie Conner - Waiting For Normal
  17. Siobhan Dowd - Bog Child
  18. Christine Fletcher - Ten Cents a Dance
  19. Matt de la Pena - Mexican White Boy
  20. Joseph Monninger - Baby
  21. Terry Pratchett - Nation
  22. Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki - Skim
  23. Coert Voorhees - The Brothers Torres
  24. Suzanne Collins - The HungerGames
  25. Melina Marchetta - Jellicoe Road
  26. Margo Lanagan - Tender Morsels
  27. Stephanie Meyer - Twilight
  28. Jeff Kinney - Diary of a Whimpy Kid
  29. Richelle Mead - Vampire Academy
  30. Libba Bray - The Sweet Far Thing
  31. Scott Westerfeld - Extras
  32. Jenny Downham - Before I Die
  33. Laurie Halse Anderson - Twisted
  34. Cassandra Cane - City of Bones
  35. Eudora Welty - The Robber Bridegroom
  36. Eudora Welty - The Ponder Heart
  37. Eudora Welty - Losing Battles
  38. Annie Dillard - The Maytrees
  39. Annie Dillard - Living By Fiction
  40. Annie Dillard - For the Time Being
  41. Katherine Mansfield - The Aloe
  42. Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist
  43. C.J. Sansom - Dark Fire
  44. C.J. Sansom - Sovereign
  45. Michael Chabon - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  46. Michael Chabon - The Yiddish Policeman’s Union
  47. Ayelet Waldman - Daughter’s Keeper
  48. J.D. Salinger - Catcher in the Rye
  49. S.E. Hinton - The Outsiders
  50. Robert Lipsyte - The Contender
  51. Chaim Potok - The Chosen
  52. Paul Zindel - The Pigman
  53. Beatrice Sparks - Go Ask Alice
  54. Robb White - Deathwatch
  55. Robert Cormier - The Chocolate War
  56. Jack Shaefer - Shane
  57. Lois Duncan - Killing Mr. Griffin
  58. Robert Cormier - I Am the Cheese
  59. Harry Mazer - The Last Mission
  60. Cynthia Voigt - Homecoming
  61. Bruce Brooks - The Moves Make the Man
  62. Richard Peck - Remembering the Good Times
  63. Brock Cole - The Goats
  64. Gary Paulson - Hatchet
  65. Walter Dean Myers - Fallen Angels
  66. Francesca Lia Block - Weetzie Bat
  67. Jerry Spinelli - Maniac Magee
  68. Michael Cadnum - Calling Home
  69. Virginia Wolff - Make Lemonade
  70. Karen Cushman - Catherine Called Birdy
  71. Cynthia Voigt - When She Hollers
  72. Rita Williams-Garcia - Like Sisters on the Home Front
  73. John Marsden - Tomorrow When the War Began
  74. Christopher Paul Curtis - The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963
  75. Victor Martinez - Parrot in the Oven, Mi Vida
  76. Edward Bloor - Tangerine
  77. Robert Cormier - Tenderness
  78. Virginia Wolff - Bat 6
  79. Joan Bauer - Rules of the Road
  80. Gary Paulsen - Soldier’s Heart
  81. Paul Fleischman - Whirligig
  82. Sarah Dessen - Dreamland
  83. Richard Peck - A Long Way from Chicago
  84. Chris Lynch - Gold Dust
  85. Gary Paulson - The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer
  86. Judith Guest - Ordinary People
  87. Joseph Bedier - The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
  88. David Klass - You Don’t Know Me
  89. Carol Plum-Ucci - What Happened to Lani Garver
  90. Jerry Spinelli - Star Girl
  91. Sonya Sones - One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
  92. Ann Brashares - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  93. Karen Hesse - Out of the Dust
  94. Lois Lowry - The Giver
  95. Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
  96. Michael Chabon - Summerland
  97. Newbery Winner 2010
  98. Newbery Winner 2011
  99. Newbery Winner 2012
  100. Newbery Winner 2013


Amanda said...

I love YA! You've got some great ones on here!

brionywilliamson said...

Tomorrow When the War Began is amazing. I haven't read Jellicoe Road, but Looking for Allibrandi was one of my favourite books in high schhool

Cynthia Voigt is a name I haven't heard in a long time, I used to read her books when I was a kid. Great list!

Julie said...

I also want to write YA novels in the future, so I have some on my list too!

I just read the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and it was really good. I have to say, I did not expect to be moved so much by a YA novel, but the friends in this book remind me of my friends that I live very far away from right now.

I'm interested in hearing about some more of your YA novels! Thanks for posting your list!

Ashley said...

I've read a lot of the books on your list, and you've definitely picked some great ones!!