Young Adult! Here are our favorites!

The young adult genre is quite straightforward in terms of its interpretation: books written for readers in youth. Although this genre already spans over different genre, they are still consistent with the characters’ age and ‘coming out of age’ issues. Although most “adults” disregard Young Adult books as teenage books, we are proud readers of them here on Readers of the Night!

It is not surprising that most of the YA books we loved have already been transformed into movies. Here are our ten favorites (including some of the trailers):

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2. The Pact by Jodi Picoult 

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling 

5. Divergent by Veronica Roth

6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

7. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

8. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) by Rick Riordan

9. The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy) by Amish Tripathi

10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by  Ransom Riggs

I love all these books. I haven’t seen all the movies though as I am always scared that I will be disappointed. How many of these have you read or seen? Any favorites?

And here is a quiz to check your score for YA books!

This article was written for the “Y” prompt for the #AtoZChallenge. Find the other articles in the series below:

9 thoughts on “Young Adult! Here are our favorites!

  1. I’ve seen all the ones that are movies! Including the Anne Frank one <3 But, I haven't read all the books. I haven't read TFioS, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or the Maze Runner. I probably won't, for different reasons, but I have enjoyed all the movies anyway!

  2. I’ve read and enjoyed quite a few books from this list, but I haven’t seen quite a lot of the movies. I’m always worried I’m going to be disappointed by book to movie adaptations too. I loved the Fault In Our Stars movie though (I was crying even though I knew what was going to happen from reading the book) and I’ve seen the first Hunger Games film, and I liked that. I don’t know why I never ended up watching the later ones…I’ll have to watch the rest of them soon.
    Great post! 🙂

    1. Hey Laura, thanks for dropping by!
      I agree with you about The Fault in Our Stars..although for the same reason, I didn’t watch it. I was so exhausted of all the crying I had done by reading the book that I couldn’t muster anymore courage to watch the movie and cry again 🙁
      Ditto about the Hunger Games for me.
      I’m glad you liked the post. x

  3. Not a huge fan of this genre, but I always make exceptions. My favorite YA author is David Levithan. I can read anything he writes; I guess if he scribbled on a tissue paper, I’d read that too. I also quite enjoyed Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. If you go for YA Fantasy specifically, JKR is the queen, hands down.

    1. Well..yea JKR is the queen undoubtedly. On the other hand, not really a fan of Rainbow Rowell after I read her Landline. Was a big bummer.
      But since you mentioned, I definitely need to look into David Levithan. Thanks for sharing that!

  4. I have had quite a few from your list. I actually love YA fiction more than the adult ones, because they have all the elements of fun and innocence.

  5. I read #1, which took a couple of months because I sort of didn’t like the beginning, will not be seeing the movie, I do not like the casting of gus – he’s my favorite character

    #4 – I think everyone read this & all the movies were great

    #6 – read it, forgot it, I should really re-read some day

    I doubt I’ll be seeing any of these movies.

    have a lovely day.

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