Top Ten Tuesday is an amazing weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
The topic I chose for this week is: “Top Ten Books/Series That Would Be on the Syllabus If I Taught 101 YA Literature”.
I decided to do a very generic list because my tastes are very diverse when it comes to genre, but I mostly stay within YA and NA; I love fantasy, dystopian, adventure, contemporary, paranormal, sci-fi, and everything in between. So here is my list, in no particular order:
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
To be honest if I were to actually teach a YA Literature class, I would have multiple options for each genre and allow my students to pick what they wanted to read. I never enjoyed being forced to read certain books in school. I think that is one of the reasons people don’t read more; they never found that one genre that speaks to them. Recently I’ve mostly read fairytale retellings and fantasy; I go thorough phases. Do you have a favorite genre? Let me know in the comments below :)