Required Reading, Ages 16-18

required reading, ages 16-18

We’ve made it through childhood.  Into adult territory we go!  But only sort of.  My recommendations below are mostly for adult books, but 16-18 year olds aren’t quite adult readers.  They’re likely reading a steady diet of classics for school, while inhaling trash (more on that later) at home on their own.  What makes this age group fun is the way in which they read, which isn’t always voraciously, but is almost always obsessive.  Anne Helen Peterson says it better than I.

The Lover’s Dictionary, by David Levithan (source)

The Opposite of Loneliness, by Marina Keegan

Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson

Adulting, by Kelly Williams Brown

Yes Please, by Amy Poehler

The Reader, by Bernard Schlink

Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers

The Vacationers, by Emma Straub

Where’d You Go Bernadette, by Maria Semple

One thought on “Required Reading, Ages 16-18

  1. Good stuff. “. . . Bernadette” is excellent. And I like the page you showed. I’ll have to put that one on reserve. Love, Wooden Nickels

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