111 Books I Would Recommend

Anyone that knows me knows I am obsessed with books. Seeing as I’m an English major I guess that makes sense. Over the years I have read more books than I can count and I am often asked by friends for book recommendations. Strangely enough, however, I sometimes struggle to think of a book off the top of my head that I think would be a good fit and then later in the dead of night I say, “Oh wait this book would be perfect.” In light of this fact I’ve decided for myself and my dedicated readers I will compile a list of 100 (or little more than that) books that I would recommend someone else to read. I’ve broken the list into genres and sections that will hopefully make this list more functional (clearly I don’t read a lot of non-fiction). By clicking the title you can read the blurb of each book, or the first book in the series.


1. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Baeh

2. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


Supernatural/Romance YA Fiction

3-8. The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

9-13. The Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead

14. The Host by Stephanie Meyer

15-19. The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

20-25. The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot


Fantasy/Romance YA Fiction

26-28. The Study Series by Maria V. Snyder

29-31. The Glass Trilogy by Maria V. Snyder

32-34. The Healer Trilogy by Maria V. Snyder

35-37. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray


Adult Chick Lit

38. Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin

39. Something Blue by Emily Griffin

40-42. Queen of Babble Trilogy by Meg Cabot


Unconventional Writing Style

43. Every Boy’s Got One by Meg Cabot

44. The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot

45. Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot

46. Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

47. Collateral by Ellen Hopkins

48-50. The Internet Girls Trilogy by Lauren Myracle

51. Identical by Ellen Hopkins

52. Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

53. Burned by Ellen Hopkins

54. Tilt by Ellen Hopkins

55. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

56. Perfect by Ellen Hopkins


Contemporary Adult Fiction

57. Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

58. The Pact by Jodi Picoult

59. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

60-64. The Heather Wells Mysteries by Meg Cabot

65. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares *This is an adult continuation of the teen series, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Definitely should/need to read that series first before you read this novel.*


Wasn’t Ready for That Plot Twist Adult Fiction

66. Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz

67. Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

68. Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult


YA Tear Jerkers

69. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

70. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

71. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

72. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

73. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

74. Winter Girls by Laurie Halse Anderson


YA Dystopian Trilogies

75-77. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

78-80. The Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass

81-83. The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver

YA Series That Will Last For Weeks (Or Just Days if You Don’t Sleep)

84-89. The Privilege Series by Kate Brian *This series is a spinoff of the Private series. Therefore you should read the Private series first however this series is much more enjoyable than the original.*

90-95. The Gallagher Girls Series by Ally Carter


YA Chick Lit

96. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

97. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

98. The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

99. Fake Boyfriend by Kate Brian

100. The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald

101. Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald

102-104. He’s So/She’s So Trilogy by Kieran Scott


YA Fiction About a Boss Teenage Girl That’s Living the Life You Want

105-107. The Heist Society Series by Ally Carter

108. Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sara Mlynowski


Adult Historical Fiction

109. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

110. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

111. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden



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