August 30, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: The Syllabus of ENG 313 (Literary YA)

I had so much fun with creating the reading list for a class for a Top Ten Tuesday last year that I knew I had to do it again this year for the back-to-school freebie.

I couldn't pick just a few books, so I guess I'll have to use little bits of each book; otherwise, my students will resent how much reading I gave them, haha. Anyways, I really like the idea of teaching a literary YA fiction class because most of what I read for my English classes at college is literary fiction...but not YA, and I think we can learn a lot from literary YA fiction as well as literary adult fiction.

1. Like No Other by Una LaMarche

2. The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

3. Just One Day by Gayle Forman

4. Out of the Easy by Ruta Septys

5. Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs

6. Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

7. Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu

8. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

9. Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

10. Every Last Word by Tamara Stone

What type of book-inspired class would you want to teach at a university? And what did you do for your Top Ten Tuesday this week?


  1. I just got Devoted yesterday!!! Can't wait to start it! Also, Falling Into Place was an interesting book. Great list!!

  2. Outrun the Moon has really caught my attention lately! :)

    Check out my TTT.

  3. I haven't read any of these, but Outrun the Moon looks good and so does Out of the Easy.

  4. Out of the Easy and Every Last Word are SO GOOD. Will be looking for the others on here.
    I'm wandering your blog for the first time, so sorry for the out-of-date comment. I'm loving your Professor Emma courses!


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