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Thinking back on all the YA I’ve read, there are so many Books I Wish I Read As A Teen! Sadly, I wasn’t a huge reader in my teens; pre-teen yes. And I didn’t get back into books until my early 20’s. It saved me from boredom and loneliness.
And brought me here!
But I digress, here’s my list of Books I Wish I Read As A Teen. And don’t forget to drop your link in the comments to your latest bookish post!
Books I Wish I Read As A Teen
I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick – I just finished reading I KILLED ZOE SPANOS a week ago with my friend Andi, and I catch myself thinking about it daily. Honestly, I think it would have brought me into my love for thrillers so much sooner than I actually did.
All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle – Not having talked much about this book, at all, I’m sure it may come as a surprise to say that I loved it. It was such an interesting story, and the themes are very strong about our sexual identities. It’s also educational.
Slayer by Kiersten White – So, I was a teen when Buffy first aired, and I would have devoured this book like no one’s business had I read it “back in the day.” I think Slayer would have been my TWILIGHT. (Meaning, it would have been what brought me back into reading, as it did for a lot of readers.)
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – This era is one of my favorites to learn & read about because the courage and bravery these people went through amazes me and my admiration for them continues to grow with each new piece of info I read.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh – I didn’t know much about the story, A Thousand and One Nights, in my teens I am just a bit ashamed of that. I think it would have pushed me into other stories and found many others that I love, from all over the world.
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman – Again, another book set in Nazi Germany. What I loved most about Prisoner of Night of Fog was set before Hitler came into power, and because Gretchen’s character growth was a beautiful thing to read about. A+ narration, too!
Sanctum by Sarah Fine – I have the largest girl crush on Sarah Fine, so this is purely selfish that I wish I discovered her books sooner! That being said, Sanctum is one of my ALL TIME favorite books, so you should definitely read it!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – I’m a firm believer that if I read the Harry Potter series as a kid/teen, my love for it would be different? I mean, I haven’t read all the books, yet I’ve seen all the movies. I’m just not a HUGE fan? I think growing up with reading a book series changes the overall impact.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer – I actually, liked this book when I read it in my 20’s. After a few re-reads is when my eyes started to bug and I started to question myself. Yet, it was one of the first YA books I read (thanks to my niece who was OBSESSED with it), so it will always hold a special place.
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles – Perfect Chemistry was my first YA contemporary romance that I read about 10 years ago! I read it no less than 3 times back to back. When I was a teen, YA wasn’t a THING that it is today (that, or I was reading the wrong books). I would have fallen hard for this book as Teen Me.
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Share with me at least one book you wish you read as a teenager! Do we have any in common? When did you become an avid reader?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic, and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.