Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: All Time YA Favorites Last 3 to 5 Years

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

Sheri's List: Even though some of these books were published more than five years ago I read them in the last three to five and some are the reason I started reading young adult on a regular basis.

1. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.  As a gender studies scholar I just wasn't sure what to make of this series but it certainly kept me looking for more books.

2. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.  I can honestly say I had never read an entire series quite like the one.
3. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill.  I had no idea how great time-travel books could be.
4. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. Oh the power of young love!
5. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West.  Easily my favorite book in the last six months.

Pam's List:  This is pretty much the most impossible Top Ten I've ever participated in.  How am I supposed to pick my all time favorites from the last 3 to 5 years????  I would have a hard time just picking my favorites from last month!  But here is my list and I've concentrated on series that I love, that I recommend to people.  The ones I flail and fangirl over.  The ones that have characters I love and can't stop thinking about.  Ok, here goes (and I'm sort of cheating):

6.  The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.  Two words:  Jace and Will.  Enough said.
7.  Lux series and Covenant series.  JLA knows how to create amazing characters.  Snark, humor, banter, hot guys…she is an auto-buy author for me.

 8.  Favorite angel series:  Violet Eden by Jessica Shirvington, Rephaim by Paula Weston, and Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee.  The feels…the feels!!!  

9.  Vampire Academy and Bloodlines by Richelle Mead.  Gotta love vampires.   

10.  Paranormal series.  Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin, Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken, Lynburn Legacy series by Sarah Rees Brennan, The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole, and The Archived series by Victoria Schwab.

11.  Fantasy.  Fantasy is one of my favorite genres so this is really impossible but here are some of my favorites:  Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima, The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson, Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta, Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes, and The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas.  There's a lot more but I have to stop. 

12.  Contemporary.  Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins, Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard, The Distance Between Us by Kasie West, To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han, and Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.

I'm still missing a lot of my favorite books I've read in the last few years.  There are some fantastic time travel books (All Our Yesterdays, Loop, Timebound, Time Between Us) and parallel world books (Dissonance).  Too many great books!

What are some of your favorite YA books?


  1. Love the Anna books and The Distance Between Us! Also the Lux, Bloodlines, and Covenant books are up there on my list :)

  2. All your titles sound amazing! I haven't read any of them, but will be adding some of them to my ever growing reading wishlist! Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-books-you-would-classify-as-all.html

  3. So many great books on here, some made it on my list, too ! :D Great selection, I'm definitely going to put some books on my to read list thanks to you :)
    You can check out my list if you have some time : http://wp.me/p5pugy-7u :)

  4. Awesome list! Uglies, A Great and Terrible Beauty, and All Our Yesterdays are so awesome. I really need to read to All the boys I've Loved Before!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. All Our Yesterdays made my list, too. I just read it this year, but I wish I'd read it sooner; it was so good!

  6. I love your list, Unspoken is fantastic, I love Obsidian, The Infernal Devices is amazing! As for the others I need to pick up quite a few of them :)
    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  7. So many great books here! The Distance Between Us, Bloodlines, Isla, Lux, Jellicoe, Lumatere Chronicles... gosh, I love so many of these!

  8. I've been wanting to read Poison Princess for a while. I definitely need to read it soon! Great list!

  9. I love Anna and the French Kiss and To All the Boys I've Loved Before. I still need to read Kiss of Deception (I wanted to wait until closer to the sequel) and The Archived. Great lists!

  10. hahaha you are such a cheater Pam! :) I love so many books on this list. I really need to read Wanderlove though. I need to make sure that is on my TBR *heads on over to GR*