Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

For more supernatural romance:

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor for a heroine who stands her own.

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter for a modern take on the Persephone myth.

Secret Lives by Gabriella Poole for the story of a new girl at a guarded school full of secrets.

Finding Sky by Joss Stirling for a heroine learning to embrace her power. 

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

For whip-smart YA with plenty of heart, try these next…

In Bloom by Matthew Crow for characters a little bit off the beaten track

Trouble by Non Pratt for a superb, moving yet witty look at what happens when life doesn’t go to plan

Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews for a fresh, clever, and funny story of friendship

Artistotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz for a coming of age story about finding who you really are

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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

For more anti-Westerns, try these…

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt for a blackly humorous tale of two hired killers

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton for a story of the gold-rush with more to it than meets the eye

Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver for a genre-defying exploration of myth, love and identity

Welcome to Hard Times by EL Doctorow for a dramatic novel about evil set in a small town in Dakota Territory

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The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

For more quirky, witty adventures, try these…

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg for an elderly heroine and her league of pensioners. 

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce for a gently witty and moving story of a retired man on a mission. 

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence for an unexpected hero causing uproar and making unlikely friendships. 

Old Filth by Jane Gardam for a funny and poignant account of a widower reflecting back.

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Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

Congratulations to Katherine Rundell, winner of the 2014 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize! Try these next…

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead for proper old-fashioned storytelling mixed with a healthy helping of whimsy 

My Name is Mina by David Almond for a truly unique heroine taking control of her own future

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente for a quirky fantasy adventure 

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine for a strong female voice exploring what it’s like to have Asperger’s

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