Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.


This is my fifth Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101. It was hard to decide on what class I would teach and what books I’d want on my syllabus. I think I’ll just have to go with what I know best, which is Contemporary YA lit. I’m hoping to read more fantasy books, so maybe if the post is recycled, I could change my 101 class to YA fantasy next time. I still have a TON of YA books to read. I’ve barely cracked the surface and I can’t wait to keep on reading all of the lovelies out there!


Just Listen  The Fault in Our Stars  If I Stay  The Au Pairs  Airhead

1. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – I loved this book and it touches on some sensitive issues. I think a lot of people, especially females, can relate to Annabel’s character.

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – This book is amazing, and so is the movie. I’d probably end up showing the movie in my class after we read the book so the students could compare/contrast the two. The ending is such a twist; I never saw it coming.

3. If I Stay by Gayle Forman  Gayle Forman is a great writer, and I loved the movie. It had me bawling like a baby. This is another one I’d have students compare/contrast with the movie in my class.

4. The Au Pairs by Melissa de la Cruz – The first book I read by this author, and I still adore it. It’s got some scandal, romance, and it’s such a fast, easy read.

5. Airhead by Meg Cabot – Airhead is an interesting first book in a trilogy. It was kind of out there, but in an awesome way. I haven’t seen anything like what Em Watts went through in this book in any others out there.


The Selection  Where She Went  This Lullaby  Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging  Fangirl

6. The Selection by Kiera Cass – The Bachelor meets Cinderella. What’s not to love? I loved the first three books, and liked the fourth one.

7. Where She Went by Gayle Forman – I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was even better than the first one in my opinion. I couldn’t let my students go without reading this book!

8. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen – I know it’s another Sarah Dessen book, but I absolutely adore her writing. This Lullaby is another one of my favorites (although I really love all of Dessen’s books)!

9. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison – This series is hilarious! I haven’t read the most recent books, so I need to reread and then finish the series up. Georgia is such a great character.

10. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell  I just started this book yesterday, but I’m loving it so far. So I had to add it to my list. I think I found another author to add to my favorites list.


What 101 class would you teach? Any other YA contemporary books you’d add to my syllabus?


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