If you haven’t read the Hunger Games you really should! They’re pretty awesome. Check them out:
If you’re already a fan of the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins…
You should add these books to your to be read pile!
(The recommendations are in no particular order.)
Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie
In a world where Officials pick your perfect mate, what happens when you’ve two choices?
Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner
A boy wakes up in a Glade with other boys knowing only his name, not how he got there, or how to escape the enclosed walls.
Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry
A young boy is given the job to retain the Community’s memories and to advise them using that knowledge, but he doesn’t like what he sees when he knows the past.
Books of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
A city of light amidst the darkness begins to go black and survival means finding a way out by going through the unknown.
Uglies Quartet by Scott Westerfeld
When you turn 16 you can get a license to become Pretty and live in paradise, but one girl’s license is in jeopardy when her friend runs away. If she doesn’t find her and bring her back both are doomed to be Ugly for life.
Selection Trilogy by Kiera Cass
One girl must compete against 34 other girls and get selected to marry a prince on live television, but what if she doesn’t want to marry him?
- The Selection
- The Prince (novella)
- The Elite
- The One
- The Prince (novella)
- The Guard (novella)
Birthmarked Trilogy by Caragh M. O’Brien
You either live in the Enclave or you don’t. A portion of the poor outside the walls are advanced into the Enclave as infants. It is considered a privilege for your child to be selected, but our heroine isn’t so sure that’s the truth when her parents are arrested.
- Tortured (novella)
Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
A girl’s results for the Affinity Exam show that she is Divergent, which means she can pick where she wants to go of the five factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Erudite, and Dauntless. But can she define herself in only one way?
The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
A girl sees something nobody else can see and is pulled into a world of demons and demon hunters.
- City of Bones
- City of Ashes
- City of Glass
- City of Fallen Angels
- City of Lost Souls
- City of Heavenly Fire
Ender’s Saga by Orson Scott Card
A young boy is taught to battle aliens and climbs the ranks at his intergalactic boarding school.
(As a note, reading order and publishing order are different. I’ve included Ender’s Saga and Ender’s Shadow series in the list below. Author’s comments on reading order are here.)
- First Meetings in Ender’s Universe
- Ender’s Shadow
- A War of Gifts
- Ender’s Game – Movie coming to theaters in November 2013
- Ender in Exile
- Shadow of the Hegemon
- Shadow Puppets
- Shadow of the Giant
- Shadows in Flight
- Speaker for the Dead
- Children of the Mind
Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson
She was surrounded at birth by light and marked as the Chosen One destined to fulfill a prophecy. But can a failure of a princess ever hope to meet such a daunting task?
Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver
The government demands that everyone on their 18th birthday get the cure to eradicate love from their system, but 95 days before turning 18 Lena falls in love and that changes everything.
- Hana (novella)
Last Survivors Trilogy by Susan Beth Pfeffer
A meteor knocks the moon closer to Earth and drastic climate changes occur leaving few left to navigate their new world.
Cold Awakening Trilogy by Robin Wasserman
A girl wakes up from a car crash and realizes she’s been downloaded into a new body made of wires, circuits, and synthetic skin. She doesn’t recognize herself anymore and apparently nobody else does either.
Across the Universe Trilogy by Beth Revis
A girl wakes up from a cryopreservation (frozen sleep) onboard a spaceship 50 years before they reach their destination and must discover her would-be murderer before he succeeds and targets her parents.
Bar Code Trilogy by Suzanne Weyn
Everyone over the age of 17 must get a bar code tattoo, according to a new conglomerate in America pushing this law through. The bar code holds everything about your identity, but it’s also a lot more sinister than the convenient Google Wallet.
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
- Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
- Anthem by Ayn Rand
- Lord of the Flies by Willian Golding
What other books do you suggest?
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