Quarterly Reading Lists

Quarterly Reads 3

For the Quarterly Book Club, Sam @ A History of Books and I decided to theme each Quarter of year with a different genre of YA novels. For each quarter, we shall select a collection of reads and stick ’em in a poll for you to vote on (you may also add books to the poll list). The top 2 books will be the reads for the selected Quarter, and in addition you can select two other books from the list to read to make a list of 4 books for the Quarterly Read :).


The Themes

1st Quarter// Jan, Feb, Mar // Fantasy
2nd Quarter// Apr, May, Jun // Contemporary
3rd Quarter// Jul, Aug, Sep // Mystery/Paranormal/Supernatural
4th Quarter// Oct, Nov, Dec // Historical

Below is a list of all the books the Quarterly Book Club has read/included on the reading list for each Quarter up to the most recent Quarter!



First Quarter–Jan/Feb/March–Fantasy

Top Two of the Quarterly Poll

  • Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo
  • The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

Your Choice (Remaining Books on the Quarterly Poll)

  • Finnikin of the Rock – Melina Marchetta
  • Let the Sky Fall – Shannon Messenger
  • Talon – Julie Kagawa
  • Ruby Red – Kerstin Gier
  • The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
  • Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi
  • The Breaker (Volume 1) – Jeon Geuk-Jin
  • Wildwood Dancing – Juliet Marillier

Second Quarter–Apr/May/Jun–Contemporary

Top Two of the Quarterly Poll

  • The Last Time We Say Goodbye – Cynthia Hand
  • I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson

Your Choice (Remaining Books on the Quarterly Poll)

  • Me, and Earl, and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews
  • Playlist for the Dead – Michelle Falkoff
  • The Last Leaves Falling – Sarah Benwell
  • Say What You Will – Cammie McGovern
  • Where Things Come Back – John Corey Whaley
  • Stolen: A Letter to My Captor – Lucy Christopher
  • This Song Will Save Your Life – Leila Sales
  • Faking Normal – Courtney C. Stevens
  • Solitaire – Alice Oseman

Third Quarter–Jul/Aug/Sep–Mystery/Paranormal/Supernatural

Top Two of the Quarterly Poll

  • The Golem and the Djinni – Helene Wecker
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

Your Choice (Remaining Books on the Quarterly Poll)

  • Paper Valentine – Brenna Yovanoff
  • Mortal Danger – Ann Aguirre
  • Bad Girls Don’t Die – Katie Alender
  • The Stolen One – Suzanne Crowley
  • Conversion – Katherine Howe
  • Hemlock Grove – Brian McGreevy
  • The Thirteenth Chime – Emma Michaels
  • Sisters of Blood and Spirit – Kady Cross
  • Maplecroft – Cherie Priest
  • Reconstructing Amelia – Kimberly McCreight
  • Vicious – V. E Schwab
  • Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew – Zak Bagans
  • Chasing Spirits: The Building of the “Ghost Adventures” Crew – Nick Groff

Fourth Quarter–Oct/Nov/Dec–Historical

Top Two of the Quarterly Poll

  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • The Help – Kathryn Stockett

Your Choice (Remaining Books on the Quarterly Poll)

  • The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield
  • Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein
  • Under a Painted Sky – Stacey Lee
  • The Lost Crown – Sarah Miller
  • The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Bright Young Things  – Anna Godbersen
  • Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee
  • Dark Triumph – Robin Lafevers
  • Grave Mercy – Robin Lafevers
  • Mortal Heart – Robin Lafevers
  • A Northern Light – Jennifer Donnelly
  • Taliesin – Stephen R. Lawhead



First Quarter–Jan/Feb/March–Freebie Quarter

Top Two of the Quarterly Poll

Your Choice (Remaining Books on the Quarterly Poll)

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