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Top Ten Suggestions For YA Book Clubs

If you’re part of a book club, you know how hard it is to select a new book. Whether you take turns choosing or do a majority vote, it can be challenging finding a book that’s 1. Good and 2. Has enough meat that you can discuss it at length.

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Top Ten Suggestions For YA Book Clubs

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1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian– by Sherman Alexie. This book is great because it’s deep, laugh-out-loud funny and serious all at the same time. I loved discussing this book with my club.

2. The Giver– by Lois Lowry. Or any other classic book you all haven’t read will do. My club hadn’t read The Giver and with the movie coming up, it was a perfect choice.

3. I’ll Meet You There– by Heather Demetrios. I haven’t reviewed it yet on the blog, but this book is perfect for deeper discussions. A lot to unpack here.

4. I’ll Give You the Sun– by Jandy Nelson. This book was also an Uppercase pick. This is a book to love and reread for sure.

5. Every Day– by David Levithan. With all the varying perspectives and plot lines, there’s a lot to talk about.

6. We Were Liars– by E. Lockhart. Although this book is way overhyped in my opinion, it does make for a fun discussion topic.

7. Eleanor and Park-by Rainbow Rowell. Easily my favorite book club pick to date. ALL THE FEELS.

8. All the Bright Places-by Jenniver Niven. There serious issues at play in the story, and I think a lot of readers may relate to this book in some way.

9. The Winner’s Curse– by Marie Rutkoski. MY FAVE! This story is just beautiful and there are a lot of delicious politics that would be fun to pour over with others.

10. Noggin-by John Corey Whaley. This is a book similar to a John Green type of story. A lot of emotions and life-changing situations. Plus, it’s just a super interesting concept.

Upcoming Book Suggestions

Mosquitoland-by David Arnold. This book seems so fun and quirky. I think it would just be fun to trade perspectives with others on this one.

None of the Above-by I.W. Gregorio. Talk about a conversation starter! A teen girl who’s intersex will definitely do it!

In a World Just Right– by Jen Brooks. I would love to chat with my club about the alternate worlds theory and see how it plays out in this story.

Made You Up– by Francesca Zappia. I love an unreliable narrator, and it makes for great speculation as well.

Every Last Word– by Tamara Ireland Stone. Another teens with big issues story. OCD affects a lot of people, so I’m interested in seeing this portrayed.

Would you add any books to this YA book club list?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • http://www.andreabuginsky.com/ Andrea Buginsky

    Wonderful timing! Just started an online book club, mostly for YA, and these will be great to add to our TBR pile. Thanks!

  • Brittany Welsh

    I am with ya on We Were Liars. Saw that “big twist” from a mile away. And I found the writing to be trying too hard sometimes but maybe I am missing something.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      THANK YOU, YES!

  • http://mybookishlife.com/ Ramona Wray

    Loving your list. I think most titles were among the best of 2014, right? Dude, you didn’t like we were liars? 😛 I think the hype has more to do with the writing than the plot. I kinda liked both :)

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      It was very well written but I didn’t think it was THE best book of the year, which is what it was made out to be.