Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (5)

Top Ten YA Standalone Titles 

1. Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

Moonglass was a fantastic debut that tugged on my heartstrings and made me long for summer. I've recently read Jessi's sophomore novel, In Honor, and loved it as well. If you're looking for a romantic and wonderfully written standalone contemporary- Moonglass is definitely the book for you!

2. Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales

Leila is one of my favorite authors because her books are always hilarious and full of heart. Mostly Good Girls is a wonderfully fun read that shows just how important friends are. Loved it! (Her newest release, Past Perfect, is fantastic as well!) 

3. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver 

This is the only book I have read by Lauren (her others are in my TBR!!), but I loved it. Before I Fall was emotional and intense, but I loved it. I know most of you have probably already read this, but if you haven't please do ASAP!

4. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Beauty Queens is craaaazy- but in the best possible way. Libba Bray is an awesome writer and Beauty Queens did not disappoint. I always recommend this! 

5. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Road trip books FTW! Morgan's debut was a fun and overall fantastic read. I loved Amy and Roger and the way the book was told. I can't wait for her next book to come out!

6. The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry 

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres and this was a gem. I didn't know much about this time period before reading The Queen's Daughter and Susan wrote it in an enthralling and entertaining way. If you are a fan of historical fiction or haven't found something in the genre that you've clicked with, definitely give this a shot!

7. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger 

Kody, and her books, are wonderful. I loved The DUFF so much and have made all my friends read it. This is a contemporary book at its best and her newest release, Shut Out, is another one I highly recommend!

8. Anything Sarah Dessen 

Sarah Dessen is the queen of contemporary standalones. Her books are always great and some of my personal favorites are This Lullaby and Just Listen

9. Sea by Heidi R. Kling

Sea is a wonderful, wonderful book. I've never read anything quite like Sea and I really need to reread this soon. 

10. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson 

Such an emotional, but amazing, read! I loved this book and it was a truly beautiful story. I wish it got more attention because it was fantastic and Jandy is definitely an author to watch!

What are some of your favorite YA standlones? 


  1. I really want to read Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. It just sounds like a fun and hilarious book. :)


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