Tuesday, August 30, 2016

If I Taught A YA Lit Course || Top Ten Tuesday


Hey guys! Today the theme is back to school related, so I decided to do a list of books I'd make students read if I were to teach a young adult literature course! There's not exactly ten books, but there are ten topics and books I'd want people to read based on those topics.

Classic Contemporaries

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Don't Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom // Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas // Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

LGBT+

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Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour // None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio // Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 

The Future of Earth

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After the Red Rain by Barry Lyga with Peter Facinelli and Robert DeFranco // Feed by M.T. Anderson // Gone by Michael Grant

Poetic Novels/Novels That Are Written Beautifully

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Dating Down by Stefanie Lyons // Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Video Games & The Digital World

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Armada by Ernest Cline // Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

Historical Novels

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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray // Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Graphic Novels

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In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang // Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Humor (because laughter is the best medicine)

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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray // Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Horror/Thrillers

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172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad // Gated by Amy Christine Parker // Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

What if the government controlled your life?

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Matched by Ally Condie // Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

What books would you let students read if you taught a YA lit class?

10 comments:

  1. I would totally let students read Twilight and The Fault in Our Stars. :)

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  2. Some of these are on my TBR. I'd definitely enjoy your class :P
    Great list!
    I'd probably let my students read All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven :)

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  3. I have read none of these. I think I might fail your class. I would probably include best social media presence, and best self-published.

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  4. Oooh very nice variety! Pretty much all are new to me ones in a sense, except for Anna Dressed in Blood! Great picks!

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  5. I would love to take that class.

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  6. I would love to take that class.

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  7. I do own Revolution, need to read it soon. Anna Dressed in Blood was really good, I need to read the sequel. Also I can not believe that I haven read the Gone series , I always see those books and tell myself that I want them but I never bought them.
    After the Red Rain sounds really good. http://justusbookblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/top-ten-tuesday-school-reads.html

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  8. This would be a fun class, why didn't I have a YA lit class lol? Don't Ever Change, Gated - some good stuff here. Plus graphic novels!

    I've read Matched but not Uglies.

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  9. Where can I sign up for your class? :)

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Hello there! (: Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I read each and every one!