Dec 14, - This year's best of the best new YA books include ubiquitous must-reads, unexpected gems from beloved authors, fantasies both insistently. Results 1 - 12 of - Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime. Lord of the Flies. Dec 16, The Giver (Giver Quartet) Jul 1, Ready Player One: A Novel. Jun 5, The House on Mango Street. Apr 3, The Catcher in the Rye. May 1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Sep 8, The Book Thief. Sep 11, by.