September 19th, 2010

Reading List: Books for Teen Boys

So in response to my last post, my parents write, "So, our challenge to you is to create a list of 20 books that a 14-year-old boy would want to read. Heck, make it 10!"

Ten? You insult me, sir. Here's 25 off the top of my head. Not necessarily the best books or my favorites (though many of them are), but simply my first stab at a list of books that I think have the most chance of being picked up and read by a typical 14-year-old boy.

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Dragons of the Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Homeland by R. A. Salvatore
Interstellar Pig by William Sleator
Singularity by William Sleator
The Duplicate by Williams Sleator
The Great Book of Amber by Roger Zelazny
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Illusion by Paula Volsky
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn
A Malady of Magicks by Craig Shaw Gardner
A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony
Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin
The Long Walk by Stephen King
The Running Man by Stephen King
The Master of White Storm by Janny Wurts
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Tunnel in the Sky by Robert Heinlein
The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
The White Mountains by John Christopher
Halo: The Fall of the Reach by Eric Nylund
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Feel free to suggest additions.