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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? 


Melissa said…
That's a fantastic list; there are some booksI didn't even remember! As a side note: I really need to read Yaqui Delgado.
Brandy said…
Oh, you really should. Tough read, but done very well.
Karen H said…
I read Tuesdays in the Castle to my class last year. The boys were as into it as the girls.
Betsy said…
And apparently my first comment didn't take. Anyway, great list! I so need to read Poisoned Apples....
Heidi said…
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.
Brandy said…
Yes! That's a great one too.
Brandy said…
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.
Brandy said…
Yes, it's always the parents that have to be convinced.
Anonymous said…
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.
Alysa Stewart said…
Blackbringer by Laini Taylor has been well received by boys I've given it to. The series isn't finished though!
Alysa Stewart said…
For sure! It was a boy that got me into Robin McKinley. Also, I've given The Goose Girl to boys with success. :D
looloolooweez said…
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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