As they get older, and become teenagers, they are generally more interested in reading on their own. If you’re anything like me, you’ll initially be devastated to have lost your reading partner. At the same time, you’ll be thrilled to witness your teen demonstrating their independence, and expanding their literary horizons.
My teenage son is a self-proclaimed ‘book snob.’ He absolutely loves to read books, but is quite selective about the ones he’ll read. My son prefers titles with a compelling plot, strong characters, and engaging content.
After reading hundreds of books over the years, my teen has become quite the connoisseur. Although he enjoys a variety of genres, reading everything from classics to memoirs, my son prefers fantasy and science fiction. His top reading choices are usually part of an established series, because then he knows there are more to come, once he finishes a particular book.
If you have a teenage book-lover in your life, and are looking for a gift idea or simply some titles to add to their collection, I hope you’ll find this list to be useful.
The Ranger’s Apprentice Collection – By John Flanagan
With plenty of adventure and interesting characters, the Ranger’s Apprentice series is a coming of age tale that will enthrall readers, young and old.
Harry Potter Collection – By J.K. Rowling
These popular books follow the life of Harry Potter and his friends, who all attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The fantasy-filled adventures on these pages have quickly become a must-read for young adults around the world. After reading the books, teens can enjoy the Harry Potter films as well.
Beyonders – The Complete Set – By Brandon Mull
An epic series with amazing characters who fight the age old battle of good versus evil.
The Lord of the Rings Collection – By J.R.R. Tolkien
These beloved books are classics, and for good reason. Some might even say they are the greatest fantasy books of all time.
The Brotherband Chronicles – By John Flanagan
A spin-off of the popular Ranger’s Apprentice series, these books are entertaining and imaginative, with well-thought-out storylines and characters.
Percy Jackson Series – By Rick Riordan
Wonderful stories filled with mythology and adventure, that are loved by kids of all ages.
The Age of Steam – By Devon Monk
A steampunk series with a unique setting and unforgettable characters. Full of excitement and drama, that will leave readers wanting more.
Divergent Series – By Veronica Roth
Fascinating dystopian tales that are thought-provoking and captivating. Be sure to check out the incredible movies to further your exploration of the series.
Bartimaeus Trilogy – By Jonathan Stroud
This critically-acclaimed series is quickly becoming a classic. Lots of twists & turns, great character development, and excellent writing.
Do you have a favorite book series for teens? What would you add to this list?
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