Last month at YALC I had the opportunity to meet lots of amazing YA authors. As well as saying hello and getting my books signed (and trying not to freak out too much), I wanted to ask each author the same question to see what answers I got.

The question I chose was: “If you could recommend a book, other than your own, what would it be?” (Or something to that effect!)

I was intrigued to find out what their answers would be. Would they pick one of their fellow YALC authors to recommend? A book recently published, or an old favourite? Would they choose adult books that might appeal to YA readers? Or would they recommend the YA books they read as a teen?

I wasn’t disappointed with the answers. Most of the recommendations were YA, but with a few adult books sneaking in there too, and from a range of genres. Some books I’d already read but many I’d not even heard about before, which was great, and I’ve enjoyed finding out more about them while compiling this list.

Many of these recommendations I’ve now added to my wishlist of books to read. Some books I decided weren’t for me, but they might be the books for you! I think there’s definitely something for everyone in this list.

So, without further delay, here it is…

A master list of book recommendations from YA authors at YALC, complete with Goodreads links so you can add them to your wishlist/TBR if you’d like.

Author

Most recent YA book

Recommendation/s

Sara Barnard

Beautiful Broken Things

Beautiful

Am I Normal Yet?
by Holly Bourne

and

Needlework
by Deirdre Sullivan

NormaNeedlework

Sophia Bennett

Love Song

 LoveSong

The Sky Is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson

 Skyeverywhere

Holly Bourne

What’s A Girl Gotta Do?

 WhatsAGirl

Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging
by Louise Rennison

 AngusThongs

Sarah Crossan

One

 One

Needlework
by Deirdre Sullivan

and

The Bombs That Brought Us Together
by Brian Conaghan

 NeedleworkBombs

Juno Dawson

Spot The Difference

 Spot

Nothing Tastes As Good
by Claire Hennessey

and

Kill The Boy Band
by Goldy Moldavsky

 NothingTastesBoyBand

Laure Eve

The Graces
Published 1 Sept 2016

 Graces

Six Of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo

 SixofCrows

Louise Gornall

Under Rose-Tainted Skies

 RoseSkies

The Sky Is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson

 Skyeverywhere

Sally Green

Half Lost

 HalfLost

Shadow Of The Wolf
by Tim Hall

 ShadowWolf

Alwyn Hamilton

Rebel Of The Sands

 Rebel

The Winner’s Curse
by Marie Rutkoski

and

A Darker Shade of Magic
by V.E. Schwab

 WinnersCurseDarkerShade

Lisa Heathfield

Paper Butterflies

 Butterflies

My Name’s Not Friday
by Jon Walter

 Friday

Sophie Kinsella

Finding Audrey

 Audrey

Love That Dog
by Sharon Creech

 LoveThatDog

Sarra Manning

London Belongs To Us

 London

The Muse
by Jessie Burton

and

Modern Lovers
by Emma Straub

and

The Big Lie
by Julie Mayhew

 MuseLoversBigLie

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Girl Of Ink And Stars

 Ink&Stars

The Lie Tree
by Frances Hardinge

and

Under Rose-Tainted Skies
by Louise Gornall

 LieTreeRoseSkies

Louise O’Neill

Event in Bath after YALC

Asking For It

 Asking

The Girls
by Emma Cline

 TheGirls

Alice Oseman

Radio Silence

 Radio

Maggot Moon
by Sally Gardner

 Maggot

Harriet Reuter Hapgood

The Square Root Of Summer

 SquareRoot

The Smell Of Other People’s Houses
by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

 OtherPeoplesHouses

Melinda Salisbury

The Sleeping Prince

 Prince

Six Of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo

 SixofCrows

Lisa Williamson

The Art Of Being Normal

 ArtNormal

What’s A Girl Gotta Do?
by Holly Bourne

 WhatsAGirl

Holly Smale

Geek Girl: Head Over Heels

 Heels

Adrian Mole series
by Sue Townsend

 AdrianMole

Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King

 RavenKing

The Dark Is Rising
by Susan Cooper

 DarkRising

Chris Vick

Kook
Published 30 Aug 2016

 Kook

In Darkness
by Nick Lake

and

How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff

 InDarknessHowILiveNow

Eleanor Wood

My Kinda Book Club panel

My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend

 Rockstar

Kill The Boy Band
by Goldy Moldavsky

 BoyBand
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