Every week at around this time, I participate in The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top 1o Tuesday weekly meme. This week’s theme is Top 10 “Older” Books I Don’t Want People to Forget about, and I’m counting down from number 10.


10. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

First of all, look at that cover. I think that’s all I really need to say.


9. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

One word: love.


8. Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Here is a dystopian that teens from any place– and at any time– will be able to relate with. If nothing else, Unwind is a classic.


7. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

When I say Just Listen, I really mean all of Sarah Dessen’s books. They’re all amazingly profound and highly unforgettable.


6. Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene

Okay, I’ll admit it; Nancy and I are childhood sweethearts.  She is basically the unique responsible for my love of reading, and her books still take up more than a few of the shelves in my basement bookcase. Nancy will forever be YA’s golden girl (to me, at least).


5. Graceling by Kristen Cashore

Graceling is actually the first fantasy that I read and loved. No, my friends, I kid you not. Haven’t checked it out yet? What are you doing?


4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Full of feisty heroines, nasty vamps and tall, dark and handsome’s, this series is definitely here to stay.


3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The last time I was at the book store, no short of three people bought this book. Three. And I wasn’t there for hours on end. If that’s not proof enough that Thirteen Reasons Why (published in 2007) is worth remembering, then I don’t know what is.


2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Although the fame of these books has been immortalized through that movie they made back in 2009… well, I’ll put it this way: it wasn’t all that true to the series. I’ve heard that they may be making a sequel, though. Let’s hope that it’s better.


1. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (published in 2003)

A Great and Terrible Beauty is Gothic, riveting and absolutely lovely. I am seriously going to have to reread it one of these days.


I’ll keep you posted,

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