Have you read any by Scott Westerfeld? I really like the Uglies Trilogy, but i've read Peeps and So Yesterday, too.
Oh, and last summer, I found a great series! It's called the Dreamhouse Kings Series...I don't like that they use the word "dreamhouse," though, because it's more like a thriller than "dreamhouse" suggests.
Also, the Chronicles of Vladimir Todd.
I highly recommend the Hunger Games, too.
Are you going to try the hundred book challenge?
Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr.
Rumo and His Miraculous Adventures.
Just my favorites.
I almost read eragon, but my school library didnt have it that day and i was very sad.
i will eventually, though. i really want to.
I just finished the Mortal Instruments series and really enjoyed them =D
Hush Hush is very good too.
Sabriel is great for something a little darker/more serious.
you probably know some of these but here anyway :
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Eat, Pray, Love
The Giver, The Hunger Games, Water for Elephants, ...
have alook yourself or play around with this list here : http://www.quinfin.com/booklists/reuse/12823/-1
Agreed. Although it reminded me more of Paper Towns, the way she left messages for everyone.
Funny how we both were reminded of John's books! :)
Dude, you have good taste. I'll have to check out some of those books that I don't know, because the ones I do know I absolutely love.
Anyway, looking at my bookshelf now. You probably have already heard of/read a some of these, but they're brilliant so I'll mention them anyway:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and What She Found There (or something along those lines, I'm too lazy to go up to my bookshelf and find the whole title)
Someday this Pain will be Useful to You I really related to James, I think you'd like it if you liked Catcher.
Sprout by Dale Peck Sprout's a hilarious and intelligent character, he was so much fun to read. The first third of the book is epic, the rest is just good.
The True Meaning of Smekday This is probably more of a children's book than young adult, but it's worth reading because it's so funny.
If you liked Catcher, you should definitely check out Salinger's other stuff. It's a very different style from Catcher, but well worth reading.
This post has gotten rather long and confusing, so I'll just stop here. Happy reading!
Anything by David Foster Wallace.
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O'Toole
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzine
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
What is the What by Dave Eggers
to name a few
Something a little off the beaten path, but truly entertaining and hilarious is "A Nasty Bit of Rough", by David Feherty. It's essentially a story about an ongoing feudal golf tournament between an English club and a Scottish club and their antics to ensure that the other loses. It's pretty hilarious.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams is another great one.
If you're in the mood for something suspenseful and kind of an edge-of-the-seat kind of book, I'd recommend Velocity by Dean Koontz. It's about an "average joe" that receives a note stating that if he goes to the police, an elderly woman will die, but if he does not go to the police, a young school teacher will die. He receives continually more specific and personal notes all while trying to find out who is doing these horrible things.
On the Dean Koontz note, he has 2 great series, one involving a character named Christopher Snow that begins with the book "Fear Nothing" and one involving a character Odd Thomas beginning with the book...well..."Odd Thomas". They are both great series, but I'd have to say that I enjoyed the Odd Thomas series more. You found yourself relating with the main character more and the story was generally a little more lighthearted (I must stress that it is only USUALLY lighthearted, and there are plenty of dark moments in this series).