Several weeks ago, a list with quite a narrow definition of 'well-read' made the rounds; like many of y'all, we were not impressed. And because we'd like to score higher than newbie since we obviously are not, FYA made our own YA-version of the list!
Using Top 100 lists from NPR and Persnickety Snark, as well as our own Required Reading selections, we compiled a list of classic, popular, and popular-within-YA novels. Now, this is not the same as being the best of YA -- because omg there are some titles that I'd sooner knit myself a hat and eat it, rather than putting them in the same time zone as Best of YA.
And conversely, if you're wondering why your fave isn't on the list, there are a lot of beloved books that didn't make the cut. This is merely a sample of well-known YA, and inclusion doesn't necessarily reflect quality. Or diversity -- and y'all know it kills me to have so little of it. (... so let's all read more books with diversity and make some of 'em The Next Big Things, OK? OK.)
Series books also only count as one entry, so having read the entire Harry Potter series eleventy million times isn't going to boost your score. For the purposes of this, anyway, 'cause that would win you a gazillion internet cool points!
Without further ado...
How many of these YA books have you read?
Check all the ones you've read!
So what does your result say about your YA reading habits?
1-11 Books (1-15%): Hermione Granger
Maybe you're just starting out in YA, or you prefer other types of books. But let's be real -- the only reason you haven't read more YA is 'cause you're usually busy saving the world, NBD. Ten points for Gryffindor!
12-26 Books (16-35%): Donna Meagle
You read enough YA to know the difference between Tris and Katniss, so go ahead and Treat Yo' Self! You can get it.
27-38 Books (36-50%): Charlie
39-49 Books (51-65%): Belle
You're a regular fixture at your library, and your love of books has even been immortalized in song (or it should be). You have always harboured a desire to slide around on a rolling ladder.
50-60 Books (66-80%): Rory Gilmore
To say you love books is an understatement; you never leave the house without at least one, and you've been known to euphorically sniff them, too. And you know the best kind of flirting is done over books.
61-68 Books (81-90%): Matilda Wormwood
Nothing can get between you and your books -- HATERZ TO THE LEFT (even if they happen to be your own parents). Besides, there's no better pick-me-up than cozying up with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book.
69-76 Books (91-100%): Liesel Meminger
You'll take any book you can get your hands on and devour them all the same. Because for you, books aren't just a passion; they're a way of LIFE.
... BUT WAIT. What if you haven't read a single book from this list?
0 Books (0%): Jordan Catalano
How many of these books have you read? Let us know in the comments! (I've read 43 -- Belle! -- and FYA has reviewed a Rory-tastic 55 of these books so far.)