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So I was thinking...a lot of people are looking for books to read...and they need new series!


So maybe, if lots of people helped...we could create a booklist. A really, really, really long booklist for people to read.

I'm making this booklist for Young Adult Fantasy.


I'll start out with some contributions of my own, but they are basic and the more contributors the better. I'll edit this page for each contribution made!

When Submitting, Please include either the title of the single book, or the entire series (doesn't matter) but please include the Author as well!



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~The Book List~


1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein

3. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray

4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

5. The Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black

6. Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

7. Beastly by Alex Flinn

8. The Sweep series by Cate Tiernan

9. Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint

10. Dingo by Charles de Lint

11. House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast

12. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

13. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

14. Everworld series by K.A. Applegate

15. The Last Vampire series by Christopher Pike

16. His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman

17. The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce

18. The Immortals quartet by Tamora Pierce

19. The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

20. The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix

21. The Tricksters duology by Tamora Pierce

22. The Beka Cooper trilogy by Tamora Pierce

23. The Protector of the Small quartet by Tamora Pierce

24. The Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan

25. The Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull

26. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynn Jones

27. The Redwall series by Brian Jacques

28. The Immortals series by Alyson Noel

29. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

30. The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

31. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede

32. The Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones

33. The Tiffany Aching books by Terry Pratchett

34. The Pit Dragon trilogy by Jane Yolen

35. Changeling by Delia Sherman

36. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman

37. East by Edith Pattou

38. The Erec Rex series by Kaza Kingsley

39. The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith (could also be listed as horror)

40. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

41. Harper Hall trilogy by Anne McCaffrey

42. Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

43. The Diadem series by John Peel

44. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

45. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

46. The Werewolf Chronicles by Rodman Philbrick and Lynn Harnett

47. Dragon Slippers, Dragon Flight, and Dragon Spear by Jessica Day George

48. The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

49. Watership Down by Richard Adams

50. The Den of Shadows quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

51. The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding

52. Poison by Chris Wooding

53. Storm Thief by Chris Wooding

54. The Stravaganza series by Mary Hoffman

55. The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

56. Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy

57. The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

58. The Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb

59. The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks

60. The Lighthouse Duet by Carol Berg

61. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

62. Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater

63. Wolf Moon by Charles de Lint

64. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

65. The Farsala Trilogy by Hilari Bell

66. A Matter of Profit by Hilari Bell

67. Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith

68. The Silverwing series by Kenneth Oppel

69. Airborn series by Kenneth Oppel

70. The Lost Years of Merlin series by T.A. Barron

71. The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

71. Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky

72. Dinotopia series originally by James Gurney

73. Circle of Magic quartet by Tamora Pierce

74. The Circle Opens quartet by Tamora Pierce

75. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

76. Temeraire series by Naomi Novik

77. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

78. Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

79. The Pendragon Adventure series by D. J. MacHale

80. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

81. Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage

82. Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix

83. Across the Wall by Garth Nix

84. Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr

85. Ingo tetralogy by Helen Dunmore

86. Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

87. Fire-Bringer by David Clement-Davies

88. Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver

89. The Sight by David Clement-Davies

90. Hollow Kingdom Trilogy by Clare B. Dunkle

100. Spirits that Walk in Shadow by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

101. Ratha series by Clare Bell

102. Tomorrow's Sphinx by Clare Bell

103. Young Wizards series by Diane Duane

104. Firebringer Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce

105. A Posse of Princesses by Sherwood Smith

106. CJ's Notebook series by Sherwood Smith

107. Lost in the Labyrinth by Patrice Kindl

108. Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl

109. The Woman in the Wall by Patrice Kindl

110. Goose Chase by Patrice Kindl

111. The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner (submitted as the Attolia series)

The Thief

The Queen of Attolia

The King of Attolia

A Conspiracy of Kings

112. Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale

Goose Gil

Enna Burning

River Secrets

Forest Born

113. The Study Trilogy by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study

Magic Study

Fire Study

114. The Glass Trilogy by Maria V. Snyder

Storm Glass

Sea Glass

Spy Glass

115. The Secret Country trilogy by Pamela Dean

The Secret Country

The Hidden Land

The Whim of the Dragon

116. The Yurt series by C. Dale Brittain

A Bad Spell in Yurt

The Wood Nymph and the Cranky Saint

Mage Quest

The Witch and the Cathedral

Daughter of Magic

Is this Apocalypse Necessary?

117.The Abarat Quintet by Clive Barker


Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War

Absolute Midnight

The final books have not been published. The list will be updated when the books are published.

118. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny

Nine Princes in Amber

The Guns of Avalon

Sign of the Unicorn

The Hand of Oberon

The Courts of Chaos

Trumps of Doom

Blood of Amber

Sign of Chaos

Knight of Shadows

Prince of Chaos

119. Earthsea novels by Ursula Le Guin

A Wizard of Earthsea

The Tombs of Atuan

The Farthest Shore

Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea

The Other Wind

120. The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

The Magic Thief

The Magic Thief: Lost

The Magic Thief: Found

121. The Last Dragon Chronicles by Chris d'Lacey

The Fire Within


Fire Star

The Fire Eternal

Dark Fire

Fire World (forthcoming)

122. Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

The Amulet of Samarkand

The Golem's Eye

Ptolemy's Gate

123. Firespell by Chloe Neill

124. The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull

125. Too Many Curses by A. Lee Martinez

126. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

127. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

128. Colors in the Dreamweaver's Loom by Beth Hilgartner

129. A Song of Ice and Fire by George Martin

130. The Magic and the Healing by Nicolas O'Donohoe

131. The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson

132. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

133. Fire by Kristen Cashore

134. The Darkest Power series by Kelley Armstrong

135. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

136. Faeries of Dreamdark by Laini Taylor

137. Growing Wings by Laurel Winter

138. Frog Princess Series by E. D. Baker

130. Wings by E. D. Baker

140. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

141. The Heir Trilogy by Cinda Williams Chima

142. Dark Elf Trilogy by RA Salvatore

143. Icewind Dale Trilogy by RA Salvatore

144. Legacy of the Drow Series by RA Salvatore

145. The Hunter's Blades Trilogy by RA Salvatore

146. The Cleric Quintet by RA Salvatore

147. Paths of Darkness Series by RA Salvatore

148. The Sellswords by RA Salvatore

149. The Dragonlance books by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

150. Warriors by Erin Hunter

151. The Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series by Kathryn Lasky

152. A Curse Dark as Gold - Elizabeth C. Bunce

153. Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier

154. Go Ask Malice (Buffy the Vampire Slayer-based book) by Robert Joseph Levy

155. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

156. The Dragonbone Chair, Stone of Farewell, To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams

157. The Artefacts of Power series by Maggie Furey

158. Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

159.The Chronicles of Faerie by O.R. Melling

160. Xanth Series by Piers Anthony

161. Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda

162. Dragons of Deltora by Emily Rodda

163. The Divide Series by Elizabeth Kay (RATING: PG)

164. The Last Apprentice Series by Joseph Delaney (Rating: PG to PG-13 for mild scary moments) wow I actually sound like a film rating there. Well, excuse my formality x D

165. Sword of the Rightful King by: Jane Yolen

166. The Giver by Lois Lowry

167. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

168. Messenger by: Lois Lowry

169. Gossamer by: Lois Lowry

170. House of Night: Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, Hunted, Tempted, Burned, Awakened by: P.C. Cast

171. Twilight Series Ugh, only being put on here due to popular demand by: Stephanie Meyer

172. The Great Tree of Avalon: Child of the Dark Prophecy, Shadows on the Stars, The Eternal Flame by: T.A. Barron

173. The Lost Years of Merlin Series by: TA Barron

174. Darkangel Trilogy by: Meredith Ann Pierce

175. Mirrormask by: Neil Gaiman

176. The Butterfly Revolution by: William Butler

177. Legend of Drizzt by RA Salvatore (RATING: PG13)

178. Riddlemaster of Hed by: Patricia McKillip PG-PG-13ish)

179. The Kiesha'ra Series by: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Rating: PG-13)


Science Fiction

1. Dune by Frank Herbert

2. The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov

3. The Animorphs series by K.A. Applegate

4. The Mortal Engines quartet by Philip Reeve (Hungry City Chronicles in U.S.)

5. Holes series by Louis Sachar

6. Kairos books by Madeleine L'Engle

7. Chronos books by Madeleine L'Engle

8. The Giver trilogy by Lois Lowry

9. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

10. Firebird Trilogy by Kathy Tyers


Fusion Fire

Crown of Fire

11. The Host by Stephanie Meyer

12. Unwind by Neal Shusterman

13.The Beasties by William Sleator.

14. Generation Dead series by Daniel Waters

15. Rash by Paul Hautman

16. First Light by Rebecca Stead (Rating: PG)

17. The Time Quartet: A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, Many Waters, Swiftly Tilting Planet by: Madeliene L'Engle

18. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (RATING: PG-13)


Realistic Fiction

1. The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley

2. The Mountain books by Jean Craighead George

3. The Julie books by Jean Craighead George

4. Cut by Patricia McCormick

5. Willow by Julia Hoban

6. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

7. The Crank series by Ellen Hopkins

8. The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

9. The Unseen by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

10. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

11. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

12. Trigger by Susan Vaught

13. Crank,Burned, Glass, Impulse, Identical, and Tricks ALL by Ellen Hopkins

14. The Boy From The Basement by Susan Shaw

15. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

16. Skullcrack by Ben Bo

17.The Edge by Ben Bo

18. Cut by Patricia McCormick

19. Bait by Alex Sanchez

20. Willow by Julia Hoban

21. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

22. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

23. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk-kidd

24. If I Stay by: Gayle Forman

25. Freak the Mighty by: Rodman Philbrick

26. Rx by: Tracy Lynn

27. Max the Mighty by: Rodman Philbrick

28. Me Talk Pretty One Day by: David Sedaris

29. Esperanza Rising by: Pam Munoz Ryan




Historical Fiction

1. Ghost Hotel by Larry Weinberg

2. Return to Ghost Hotel by Larry Weinberg

3. Escape from Ghost Hotel by Larry Weinberg

4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

5. The Monmorency Series by: Eleanor Updale


Gay Teens

The Gay Youth Chronicals by Mark A. Roeder

Hero by Perry Moore

Getting It by Alex Sanchez

Rainbow Trilogy by Alex Sanchez

So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez

The God Box by Alex Sanchez

The Straight Road to Kylie by Nico Medina

Luna by Julie Anne Peters

Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

The Order of the Poison Oak by Brent Hartinger

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan





1. Soul Screamer series by Rachel Vincent (I'm not exactly sure what genre this is.)

2. Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

3. Green Witch by Alice Hoffman (sequel to Green Angel)

6. Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction by various authors

7. Everlost by Neal Shusterman (don't know what genre)

8. A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (don't know what genre)

9. The Shining Falcon by Josepha Sherman (don't know what genre)

10. Kerosene by Chris Wooding (don't know what genre)


~Unclassified as of yet~


165. Kitty and the Midnight Hour + sequels by Carrie Vaughn - Adult.

166. Soulless by Gail Carriger - Adult

167. The Banned and the Banished series and the Godslayer series by James Clemens

168. Farseer Trilogy, Liveship Traders Trilogy, Tawny Man Trilogy and Rain Wild Chronicles, all by Robin Hobb

169. Fell by David Clement-Davies

170. The Children Star by Joan Slonczewski.

More additions always welcome.

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His Dark Materials series.


a.k.a Northern Lights, Subtle Knife and the Amber Spyglass trilogy. Brilliant books. Simply brilliant.

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young adults?

I'd say the Everworld series by K.A. Applegate is pretty good. The Last Vampire series by Christopher Pike is good as well. Anything by him, really!

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The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer, a.k.a. Auntie Heather. <3 I certainly recommend it to vampire fans. It really is entertaining to the teen audience in both action, thrill, and humor.

Books that are out at the moment:

Eighth Grade Bites

Ninth Grade Slays

Tenth Grade Bleeds

Eleventh Grade Burns

The final book, Twelfth Grade Kills, will be out in December this year.


And the Inheritence Series by Christopher Paolini. I recommend it to ALL dragon fans. It's the best series I've ever read. <3<3<3

Books that are out at the moment:




The final book is not yet released and not yet titled.

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Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Sweep by Cate Tiernan (a series)

Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles De Lint

Dingo by Charles De Lint

Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent (series)

House of Night by P.C and Kristin Cast (series)

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause


These are all books that I've read and loved. I have more, as well, that are books that I want to read, but haven't yet.

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The Legend of Drizzt - R. A. Salvador

Keys to the Kingdom - Garth Nix


A lot of his books actually.. I haven't read it all yet but the Loriel, Sabriel and such are pretty famous.


Dune - Frank Herbert

Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov



I guess some of those are more sci-fi...

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The Song of the Lioness and The Immortals quartets by Tamora Pierce and The Blue Girl by Charles De Lint are a few good ones.

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Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Redwall by Brian Jacques (series. First book is called Redwall, and the rest are called stories from Redwall, or something along those lines)

The Immortals by Alison Noel (series)

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause


Another list. Some of these are books I have read, and others are not...

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added that too! Sorry its taking so long even though I'm on line, my internet is acting up...thanks!

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YA books i'd recommend (that haven't already been mentioned) are


The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, Talking to Dragons) by Patricia C. Wrede


I saw that Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones had already been mentioned, but her Chrestomanci series is definitely worth a read as well smile.gif


The Tiffany Aching books (The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith) by Terry Pratchett


The Pit Dragon Trilogy (Dragon's Blood, Heart's Blood, A Sending of Dragons) by Jane Yolen. Apparently she's written a fourth now, called dragon's heart. haven't read that one though.


Changling by Delia Sherman


Ice by Sarah Beth Durst


hmm, can't remember any more from the top of my head...

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Wow guys, thanks! I'll add them right now!


@Konayuki, I need authors for those books smile.gif I know I sound stupid, not knowing what the authors for those books are, but I need the authors to make sure... thanks for you contributions, though!



Wuthering Heights: Emily Bronte

Persuasion: Jane Austin

Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austin.




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Gah, trying to think of what I read at that age...half of them have been sold or are in storage. Also Jane Austin should be Jane Austen.


Animorphs by K.A. Applegate (series)

Black Stallion by Walter Farley (series)

Mountain books (My Side of the Mountain, On the Far Side of the Mountain, Frightful's Mountain) by Jean Craighead George

Julie books (Julie of the Wolves, Julie, Julie's Wolf Pack) by Jean Craighead George

The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Harper Hall Trilogy (Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums) by Anne McCaffrey

Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

Diadem by John Peel (series)

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


And two possibly hard to find series':


Ghost Hotel, Return to Ghost Hotel, and Escape From Ghost Hotel by Larry Weinburg

The Werewolf Chronicles (Night Creature, Children of the Wolf, The Wereing) by Rodman Philbrick and Lynn Harnett

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Storm Thief, Poison, and The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray, all by Chris Wooding. Great books.

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The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel (series)

Watership Down by Richard Adams

The Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater Rhodes (this four different books. it can be bought as one book, or as the four books sepperately. the four books are In The Forests of The Night, Demon In My View, Shattered Mirror, and Midnight Predator)

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If someone wants a good dragon book that doesn't have a million and one plot holes, I suggest anything by Jessica Day George.


Dragon Slippers, Dragon Flight, and Dragon Spear- fantastic little trilogy. Great characters, the dragons are actually treated as an intelligent species (something many other dragon books fail at), just an all around good read. I also suggest her book Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, for anyone who enjoys retellings of fairy tales.


Oh. Forgot.


The Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Laskey, a total of fifteen books. Fifteen fantastic books, and the ones from twelve on are amazing. You'd never think a book about owls could pull off a good Fahrenheit 451 homage, but... it really did.


Silverwing, Sunwing, Firewing, and most of all- DARKWING. All four by Kenneth Oppel. This one's about bats- well, the first three. Darkwing is about bats/dinosaurs/proto-bats. Darkwing is also a massive book, about as long as some of the later HP books, but very engaging. Gives a very good look into one's nature and how you have to work with it.

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haha! thanks so much guys! The list is definitely growing...over sixty books now! And I'm positive there's way more out there smile.gif

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Stravaganza by Mary Hoffman (series)

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (series)

Cut by Patricia McCormick

Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

Green Witch by Alice Hoffman (the sequal to Green Angel)

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Outsiders by S.E Hinton

Willow by Julia Hoban

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