I love to read. And I love to read children’s and young-adult novels. In fact, I’m in three (yes, three) book groups where we read only “kidlit.”
And I love to re-read. I’m sure I’ve read some of my favorite books at least twenty times.
In case you’re interested in reading some YA novels, here is a list of some of my favorites. I’ve read all of them at least twice, and some of them many more times than that.
Now, I must add, this is a very haphazard list of my favorites. There are so many books that I’ve read and re-read. I wanted this list to include some very well-known books, and also some that are less well-known, for people who are looking for something they may not have known about.
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
3. Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones
4. Jane-Emily by Patricia Clapp
5. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron
6. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
7. The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden
8. Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
(Wow, I really dislike the new cover; ignore that.)
9. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
What’s the difference, you may ask, among a work of children’s literature, a work of adult literature, and a work of young-adult literature? In my three children’s literature reading groups, this question often comes up. And there’s no clear answer.
What books have you read over and over?