Amazon is always adding new features to its site, and today they announced a new YA book list- Essential Books for Young Adults.
According to an article on MarketWatch.com, Amazon is offering “a new feature designed to offer teens and parents a selection of timeless fiction outside the classroom that young adult readers will enjoy.”
It’s high time, I say!! I mean, I definitely loved To Kill a Mockingbird (whoa, I almost put “Mockingjay.” Suzanne Collins has affected my subconscious) in high school, but, if I could have read The Perks of Being a Wallflower instead, I would have! But, I only could have made that choice before reading To Kill a Mockingbird. I mean, Boo Radley is a rockstar, and I learned to love Atticus et all!
Amazon is also going to feature a Customer Selected Essentials for Young Adults list, and they are currently accepting submissions. To submit your book suggestions, click here. By doing so, you will be entered to win the 10 books listed below. Holla!!!
The books already listed on the current Essential Books for Young Adults list are:
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Monster by Walter Dean Myers
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- Crank by Ellen Hopkins
- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1) by Philip Pullman
Sadly, I need to read a bunch of books on this list- like The Book Thief and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian!
Random fact: I took a Native American Lit class in college, and I actually read a different book by Sherman Alexie called Reservation Blues. It is definitely geared toward more mature readers, so I’m excited to see how he writes for a younger audience.
What books do you think should be added to the Customer Essentials list?
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