Time’s 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time

Hello bookworms!!

I’ve been trying to figure out what I wanted to post today and I remembered that I recently saw Thrice Read do this post and I thought it would be fun to go through and see how many of these books I have already read. She came across an article from TIME which you can see here where they had compiled this list. Lets jump in shall we.

Rank and Title


1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian No
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Yes
3. The Book Thief No
4. A Wrinkle in Time Yes
5. Charlotte’s Web No
6. Holes No
7. Matilda No
8. The Outsiders Yes
9. The Phantom Tollbooth No
10. The Giver No
11. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. No
12. To Kill A Mockingbird No
13. Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry No
14. Anne of Green Gables No
15. The Chronicles of Narnia No
16. Monster No
17. The Golden Compass No
18. The Diary of a Young Girl No
19. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler No
20. Looking for Alaska Yes
21. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time No
22. Little House on the Prairie No
23. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane No
24. Wonder Yes
25. The Sword in the Stone No
26. The Catcher in the Rye No
27. Little Women No
28. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn No
29. The Hobbit No
30. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz No
31. Lord of the Flies No
32. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory No
33. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Yes
34. Bridge to Terabithia No
35. The Call of the Wild No
36. A Separate Place No
37. Harriet the Spy No
38. The Chocolate War No
39. Jacob Here I Loved No
40. A Series of Unfortunate Events No
41. Hatchet No
42. The Lord of the Rings No
43. Feed No
44. The Alchemyst No
45. The Princess Bride No
46. Beezus & Ramona No
47. Tarzan of the Apes No
48. Johnny Tremain No
49. The Westing Game No
50. The Wind in the Willows No
51. Speak No
52. Mary Poppins No
53. The Faults in Our Stars Yes
54. A Northern Light No
55. The Yearling No
56. The Hunger Games Yes
57. For Freedom No
58. The Wall No
59. A Monster Calls Yes
60. Percy Jackson & the Olympians No
61. The Illustrated Man No
62. A Wreath for Emmett Till No
63. Every Day No
64. Where Things Come Back No
65. Number the Stars No
66. Blankets No
67. Private Peaceful No
68. The Witch of Blackbird Pond No
69. Dangerous Angels No
70. Frindle No
71. Boxers and Saints No
72. The Graveyard Book No
73. City of the Beasts No
74. American Born Chinese No
75. The Lost Conspiracy No
76. Dogsbody No
77. The Pigman No
78. Alabama Moon No
79. Esperanza Rising No
80. The Knife of Never Letting Go No
81. Boy Proof No
82. Fallen Angels No
83. A High Wind in Jamaica No
84. The Tiger Rising No
85. When You Reach Me No
86. Saffy’s Angel No
87. The Grey King No
88. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH No
89. The Thief Lord No
90. The Mysterious Benedict Society No
91. The Invention of Hugo Cabret No
92. Sabriel No
93. Tiger Lily No
94. Secret No
95. A Wizard of Earthsea No
96. Tales of Mystery and Imagination No
97. Whale Talk No
98. The Chronicles of Prydain No
99. Danny the Champion of the World No
100. Twilight Yes

 10/100 is a pretty good start. I will say several of these books I’ve never heard of before and there are several on here that I do plan on reading one day. Feel free to use the chart just please link back to me so I can read your post and also link back to Thrice Read because they created the chart that I used. What do you think of the books I have read and which ones do you think I should have already read?


23 thoughts on “Time’s 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time

      1. Me too, but I’ve seen The Hunger Games in a bunch of these lists, and even in the ‘100 books you need to read before you die’, and all 3 parts are on it! Is it really that good? I need to read it soon. 🙂

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  1. This is a pretty nice list! I’ve read quite a few, since I tend to read popular ones quite a lot. I think it’s interesting that Tiger Lily is on here; it was just an okay book for me. Hope you have fun reading this list!

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