Thursday, July 23, 2009
I read a lot. So, for today’s Thursday Thirteen, I’ve decided to list Thirteen YA/Teen book series on my book shelf that I really love. 1. Final Friends by Christopher Pike -My first and favorite book series. I can still remember all the character’s names and everything about these stories. I first read them in 8th grade. 2. Secret Circle by L.J. Smith -Anything by L.J. Smith I love and have loved since the first time I read them in High School. This was probably my favorite of hers. I heart Nick in this story. 3. Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith -I really enjoyed these stories when I was young, but I can’t say I much like the new 5th book that came out. I read more than half of it before giving up and switching to something new that I’d been wanting to read. 4. Dark Visions by L.J. Smith -Another favorite, although I’d place this as second to Secret Circle. 5. House of Night by PC Cast and Kristen Cast -Even though the main character is the definition of a mary-sue, I really love these books. 6. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead -I enjoy these because the main character isn’t a vampire, which is a nice change from all the other vamp books. 7. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz -It took until book two for me to really start to enjoy these, but I’m hooked now that I’ve found out who the Silver Blood is. Want next book now! 8. Generation Dead & Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters. -Don’t love the man’s writing style, but by the end of the first book, he had me wanting to read what happened to next one, so I guess he did his job. 9. Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund -Ok, not technically YA/Teen, but this series was pretty fun and I devoured them all in about two days. 10. Evermore by Allison Noel -I don’t love this one as much as many of my friends do, but I did enjoy it. 11. Oh.My.Gods & Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs -Cute stories. Really liked them. 12. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling -Duh! 13. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares -Read all of these the year I first started teaching, when I was looking for books to rec to my middle school students. I like them better in the books than I do the movies. Honorable mentions: Twilight (a guilty pleasure), Tithe (et.al), Wicked Lovely Series (haven’t finished, but will), and I’m in the middle of reading the Mortal Instruments Series (which I don’t love yet, but I’m hoping will happen soon).