Top Ten Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught YA Fantasy 101 & Magic in YA 101

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I’m by no way a teacher. I don’t have the patience to explain things and I’d probably end up losing my voice on the first day because of all the shouting I’d be doing.

BUT BUT BUT let’s say, hypothetically, I was a teacher.

I’d probably teach YA Fantasy 101 along with Magic in YA 101 with YA Fantasy 101 being a prerequisite for Magic in YA 101.

(you can totally fangirl in my classes. totally.)

YA Fantasy 101

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (because duh)

Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi (kids need to read more manga! There might be an aspiring artist among them. Who knows.)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Night World by L.J. Smith

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Supplementary Reader

Reboot by Amy Tintera

Magic in YA 101

Eragon by Christopher Paolini (I looooooove the magical system in these books)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (do I need a reason??)

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (There is no “magic” here but the superpowers are so cool)

Born of Illusion by Teri Brown (see book review here)

Barajou No Kiss by Aya Shouoto (I’ll probably end up fighting with the female students over Kaede. He’s mine, bitches. MINE!)


isn’t he the most gorgeous thing everrrr??????

(also yes, I’ll stay dreaming about you forever my love)


Supplementary Reader

Jackaby by William Ritter




What do you think of the books I chose?


9 thoughts on “Top Ten Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught YA Fantasy 101 & Magic in YA 101

  1. signourney August 25, 2015 / 11:37 am

    Great list. And yes, more manga, haha.

    • Jinan August 25, 2015 / 8:55 pm

      thank you! 🙂

  2. Carrie August 25, 2015 / 5:09 pm

    I love how you organized the list with supplementary reading lol. Great books! My TTT

    • Jinan August 25, 2015 / 8:58 pm

      lol thank you!! adding those supplementary books happened on the spur of the moment!

  3. Jazmin Jade August 25, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    I chose Fantasy this week too but we chose different books. I shall have to sit in on your class and have a peek at your lesson plans 😉

    • Jinan August 25, 2015 / 8:59 pm

      haha if you do then you’ll have to bear my shouting bc as I said I have zero patience!

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