Over the past year, these books have been the most popular in my classroom. Some are newer releases and some are older classics. But all have been either requested or checked out numerous times.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (or ANYTHING by John Green!)
Students who like TFiOS will probably check out his other books: Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, An Abundance of Katherines
Students who like John Green books also seem to like the following reads:Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
FanGirl and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Every Day by David Levithan
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
It by Stephen King is a perennial favorite. Students also love Carrie and Christine.
Students who like Stephen King also seem to like:V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
The Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Crank Series by Ellen Hopkins
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare (ALL of these books are popular and she continues to publish new ones)
The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare (Same with this series!)
Students who like Cassandra Clare's books also seem to love the following:Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
Beautiful Creatures Series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Angel Burn Series by L.A. Weatherly (Angel Fire and Angel Fever)
(Not shown): Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, or the Shiver Series by Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver, Linger, and Forever)
On preorder (out July 1, 2014): Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater, which continues the Shiver story.
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins is, of course, one of the most popular series in recent years. Even those who read the books in middle school love re-reading them in high school.
Students who like The Hunger Games also seem to like the following:Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
The Program by Suzanne Young
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu
Dust Lands Series by Moira Young
The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
Ender's Game by Orson Card Scott
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Ashfall Trilogy by Mike Mullin
Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking Trilogy) by Patrick Ness
A classic novel students read in 7th or 8th grade is The Contender by Robert Lipsyte.
Students who like The Contender also seem to like:Jude by Kate Morgenroth
Gone by Michael Grant
The girls can't seem to get enough Nicholas Sparks novels. Favorites are:
The Notebook, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, and The Longest Ride
Students who like Nicholas Sparks also seem to like:The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie
and any books by Sarah Dessen (not pictured).
For additional books that teens favor, check out these titles released yesterday by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA):
Which books do your students like?
Leave a comment with your picks below.
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