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Best YA Books for Adults

flashlightworthy.pngEver since Harry Potter, adults have been dipping into the YA bookshelf.

Counting on our readers’ collective knowledge of books, GalleyCat Reviews regularly features curated book lists from Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations. The site includes the crossover list, 7 Beach Reads You Can Grab Off Your T(w)een’s Bookshelf.

Over the last year, Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations has created more than 385 lists–giving reading advice on everything from book club books to beach reads. Working with this carefully curated publication, we will share our favorite lists with GalleyCat readers.

Check out the complete list below, and add your favorite YA books for adults in the comments section.


At Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations, Shannon Rigney Keane explained why she created the 7 Beach Reads You Can Grab Off Your T(w)een’s Bookshelf list: “A few years ago, my sister introduced me to the burgeoning genre of Young Adult fiction, and I haven’t looked back. There’s such an enormous variety in this genre and, if you haven’t picked up a YA book in a while, you’ll be surprised by how wonderful the writing can be and how much fun they are to read. And after all, isn’t fun what a beach read is all about?”

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Fire by Kristin Cashore

The Lightning Thief
(Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

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