Must read YA books: 8 popular YA books!

Guys, first let me say I’m sorry! My few days to organize my life turned into a few weeks where I was absent from Books, Kids & Travel.  Before we jump into my must read YA books, I want to say a big thank you to Crystal at The Messy Truth of Mommyhood for nominating me for a Blogger Recognition Award! I am so honored to be nominated especially by Crystal who has an amazing blog about parenting. Her posts are inspirational, funny, and helpful. Go check it out!

Now, let’s jump into my must read YA book list! These are 8 popular YA books to read this fall. I’m not a teenager and I love them too so don’t be dissuaded by the categorization. These books have it all-romance, adventure, life lessons that are applicable to everyone. Grab one today for a great autumnal read.

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Fall Reading List for Teens

1.Trickery (Curse of the Gods Book 1) by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington : I wrote a review of Trickery a few months ago. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy this series. I’ve read it and the second books in the series,  Persuasion several times! I can’t wait until the third book, Seduction, is released in November! This series is a fantasy series and I recommend it for older teens because of the romance in the books. Though not particularly steamy yet, it may become R rated in later books. I hope.


2. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ringby J.R.R. Tolkien is a classic. I know it’s not a new YA book, but every must read YA book list should include this book. It is an epic quest and adventure and is best read while snuggling under a blanket when it’s cool outside!

3.The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is getting international attention. The story revolves around sixteen-year-old Starr Carter.  Starr lives in a poor neighborhood but attends a fancy prep school. Her life is upended when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend by a police officer. Her friend’s death makes national headlines but Starr is the only one who knows the true story of what happens. Critics hail this story as timely and riveting. It is my favorite new YA book this fall.

4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Guys, this book is fantastic. It’s the story of Liesel, a foster child in WII Germany. Liesel eeks out a living by stealing. One day she steals a book but doesn’t know how to read it. The story revolves around her relationships with her foster family, a Jewish man hiding in her basement, and other people in the neighborhood.  This is a heartwarming story and I highly recommend it.

5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is a tear jerker. I mean the book is about a terminally ill young lady, Hazel.  But it is also touching, irreverent, and sometimes funny. Hazel knows she has incurable cancer, but she meets and falls in love with cancer survivor, Augustus. The story explores their young love even with Hazel’s diagnosis. Thought provoking and inspirational, this is a great read.

6. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. After two very serious recommendations, I present you with a lighter option! A Court of Thorns and Roses is a fantasy novel that seems to be very loosely based on Beauty and the Beast. It diverges from the classic fairytale quickly though and is a wonderfully rich story about 19-year-old Feyre who finds herself in unknown, dangerous lands and learns to fight for love. This is the first book in the Court of Throne and Roses series and the rest of the series is equally good with several surprising plot twists.

7.  The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. It is time to read or re-read The Golden Compass and the other two books in the series, The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials and The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials. The Golden Compass is one of the most popular YA books and Philip Pullman is releasing a new series with these characters later in October 2017 so now is a good time to start reading this book!

8. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is Maddie’s story of falling in love. The only problem is that she lives in her house and is allergic to life outside. Will she leave her house for love and risk death? This book will make you laugh and cry as you follow Maddie’s journey to love.

And that is my 8 popular YA books on my must read YA book list this fall!

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  1. I haven’t read a book in about forever. These look like some fun options. Thanks for sharing!

  2. NOW I kinda want to read all these books… though, i feel like some of them I couldn’t handle given what I know as an adult!

  3. the lord of the rings still remain the best for me. i really love the book. Nice post

  4. I always love recommendations for good books. I’ll have to check these out. I loved The Book Thief, and I’ve read the Tolkien trilogy as well.

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