What YA Novel Should You Read Next?

You love to read, and you're always looking for the next great Young Adult novel. Find out what genre of YA literature best suits your personality, and get 4 great suggestions for what to read next. Includes recommendations for graphic novels and books for older teens. For full recommendations, including descriptions of each book, check out the full version on my Wordpress site (@karissaMLIS).

Karissa Alcox
Created by Karissa Alcox
On Mar 31, 2014

What do you look for in a friend?

What was your favourite thing about The Hunger Games?

What is your dream job?

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

What does your average Saturday afternoon look like?

What are you looking for in the next book you read?

Which Harry Potter character are you most similar to?

Which movie would you rather watch?

Romance

Romance

You love love. It's as simple as that. You are the go-to friend when it comes to love advice, and your sensitivity draws people to you. Whether it's listening to your friends gush about their crush, or watching romantic comedies, you get excited by other people's love and the thrill of the chase. These romantic YA novels will charm you with their quirky characters and their truly lovely love.

The next 4 Young Adult books you should read are:
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell,
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan,
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, and
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami,

Multicultural Fiction

Multicultural Fiction

You are full of wonder, and love discovering the world around you. When your friends have questions about world history homework, or what's going on in the news, they come to you because they know you're always informed. You will love multicultural literature because it gives you a chance to "travel" to places you've never been, and discover new perspectives that you otherwise would never get to experience.

The next 4 Young Adult books you should read are: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer, The Color of Earth by Kim Tong-hwa, and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

Dystopia

Dystopia

You read the Hunger Games way before everyone else, and you're always on the lookout for more fast-paced adventure novels set in the not-too-distant-future. You love excitement and danger in your stories, and the chilling realization that dystopian stories aren't always that different than reality. You will love these dystopian novels because of their brave characters the exciting, futuristic challenges they must face.

The next 4 Young Adult books you should read are:
Variant by Robison Wells, The Loners by Lex Thomas, Black Hole by Charles Burns, and The Circle by Dave Eggers.

Comedy

Comedy

You are drawn towards funny people, and funny people are drawn towards you! When your friends discover a hilarious YouTube video, you're the first person they send it to, and you're their go-to person for a fun time. You like a fast-paced, clever story filled with ridiculous situations and hilarious characters. You'll love these comedy stories because of their witty tone and their amusing characters.

The next 4 Young Adult books you should read are:
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen, Sparks the epic, completely true blue, (almost) holy quest of Debbie by J.S. Adams, Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley, and Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.

Fantasy

Fantasy

You're a dreamer with a wild imagination and a sharp mind. Your friends admire your creativity and your ability to come up with a dozen new ideas at the drop of a hat. You love fantasy stories because they encourage your imagination; visualizing complicated new worlds and creatures is exactly the kind of challenge you need. You will love these fantasy novels because of their intricate new worlds, the magical adventures, and (of course) the dragons.

The next 4 Young Adult books you should read are:
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.