Top Ten Tuesday (#3)

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This week's topic is....
Top Ten Books You Believe Should Be Required Reading For Teens:
I've included some fun, some serious and some of my favorites.  I could only pick 10 of course, but any book that would help teens accept and understand the hardships and trials of others belongs on this list as well.

1. Perks of Being a Wallflower (School & Library Binding)The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

2. ALL the Harry Potter books by JK Rowling cause this series ROCKS!Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

3. Hunger (Horsemen of the Apocal...Hunger and Rage Rage (Horsemen of the Apocalyp... by Jackie Morse Kessler.. See my reviews.

4. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Speak

5. A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler A Blue So Dark

6.  The Graveyard BookThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

7. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

8. Poison Study Poison Study (Study, #1)by Maria V. Snyder...if you didn't already know from my various posts..it's one of my faves!

9.  Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Thirteen Reasons Why

10.  Songs for a Teenage Nomad (Paperback) Songs for a Teenage Nomad by Kim Culbertson

Quite an eclectic list.


  1. I forgot about The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I think it would be a great book for teens to read, but I think it may have a hard time getting past the conservative school board members.

  2. What is a Blue so Dark about? I've seen it before and can't remember.

  3. Oooo The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a good one! I should re-read that sometime soon, actually. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. This is a really great list. Most of these I have on my TBR but haven't read yet. Actually, some of them are on my list because I think I've read your thoughts on them, and then I added them right away because you made them sound really good...maybe the Kessler books and the Study series. At any rate, great list!