Friday, August 29, 2014

10 Books By Women (About Girls) That Boys Should Read

A couple weeks ago Melissa at The Book Nut wrote this post and I loved the idea so I asked her if I could co-opt it and make my own list. She told me to go ahead. I like so many of the books she mentioned, but thought others would be good as well. I imagine if lots of people made lists we would end up with a lot of different books. There would be some crossovers, but in the end we would have a pretty diverse list I think.

Here is mine. 5 MG books and 5 YA. Several of these I have already given to boys with enthusiastic response.

The MG:




The YA:





And a bonus book of poetry for the YA crowd:

What would be on your lists? 





12 comments:

  1. That's a fantastic list; there are some booksI didn't even remember! As a side note: I really need to read Yaqui Delgado.

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    1. Oh, you really should. Tough read, but done very well.

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  2. I read Tuesdays in the Castle to my class last year. The boys were as into it as the girls.

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  3. And apparently my first comment didn't take. Anyway, great list! I so need to read Poisoned Apples....

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    1. Poisoned Apples is wonderful. So so wonderful. You do need to read it, but it probably has too much language for you to use at your school.

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  4. Yes, yes ,yes! I love this post as well. I feel that I'm constantly trying to convince parents (not kids) that just because it's a girl main character doesn't mean a boy shouldn't/couldn't read it! Fantastic list.

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    1. Yes, it's always the parents that have to be convinced.

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  5. Hey, this is a great topic! I love that you included Ella Enchanted, The Lost Conspiracy, Saving Francesca and Rose Under Fire in your list. If I made my own, I would probably put Jellicoe Road instead of Francesca and Code Name Verity instead of Rose. Other titles I might include would be Fire by Krisin Cashore, Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith, The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley and The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I have to think about what contemps to include.

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    1. For sure! It was a boy that got me into Robin McKinley. Also, I've given The Goose Girl to boys with success. :D

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  6. Blackbringer by Laini Taylor has been well received by boys I've given it to. The series isn't finished though!

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  7. Great list. I'll second chachic's nomination for Jellicoe Road. Maybe Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater? Reboot by Amy Tintera?

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