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Cosmopolitan 100 best ya novels!

Howdy!

I’m in the trenches right now. I’ve got three assignments coming up, an intimidating envelope filled with study abroad paperwork I need to sort to, and my move out day looming over me.

But. I stayed up til 2:30 last night and finished one of my essays in one day and it’s actually a decent essay!. So I’m rewarding myself with some procrastination.

This procrastination is taking the form of me going through Cosmopolitan’s list of the 100 best YA novels! I’m going to seeing which of those books I’ve read, and which books are on my physical TBR meaning I’ll be reading them sooner rather then later.

I saw Yolanda @ Past Midnight do this a couple of months ago so go check out her post too!


  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
  • A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez
  • Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  • Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray
  • Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
  • We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrew

  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  • Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King
  • I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
  • Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard by Echo Brown
  • The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • This Is My America by Kim Johnson
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  • Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

  • Sadie by Courtney Summer
  • Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo
  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
  • When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
  • We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
  • Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
  • American Betiya by Anuradha D. Rajurkar
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
  • Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

  • Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
  • Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
  • Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon
  • Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
  • The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
  • The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan
  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
  • They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
  • Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • Red, Whie & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
  • Frankly in Love by David Yoon
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • Every Day by David Levithan

  • One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  • If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
  • A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey
  • Calling My Name by Liara Tamani
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

  • Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
  • You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Outsides by S.E Hinton
  • Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
  • Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

  • Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden
  • Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera
  • Forever… by Judy Blume
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
  • Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifern Niven
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
  • The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
  • Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis

So those are the books on the Cosmopolitan Best 100 YA books that I’ve read. The highlighted colours all not matching annoys me endlessly and I’m sorry if it annoys you too but that’s just the way of the world.

I’d love to know which of these books you’ve read and loved, but also which are the top of your TBR? Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

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