Friday, March 22, 2013

A Weird Girl Reading List: 10 of the Best Outsider Books for Teenagers from Flavorwire

Check out this interesting article from Flavorwire that offers 10 alternatives to mainstream YA novels:

And just for the sake of being concise, here's a list of the books they're recommending... click on the article link to find out more about each one:

1. The Orange Eats Creeps, Grace Krilanovich
2. Weetzie Bat, Francesca Lia Block
3. Rose of No Man’s Land, Michelle Tea
4. No One Belongs Here More Than You, Miranda July
5. The Vanishers, Heidi Julavits
6. Geek Love, Katherine Dunn
7. Vida, Patricia Engel
8. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link
9. Out, Natsuo Kirino
10. Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, Danielle Evans

Of this list, I have only read Out by Natsuo Kirino, but it was definitely an interesting, strange book that I would recommend. 


  1. What a great idea! I love reading things that are a little off the beaten path. I'm going to have to check these out.

    Sarcasm & Lemons

  2. I've only read one off the list - Weetzie Bat, Francesca Lia Block. I've read Violet and Claire & Echo of hers, which I loved. But I had managed 4 off of Darren Shan's list. I'm going to have to be very nice to Jan at work so she will buy a copy of The Orange Eats Creeps and Geek Love. I probably should read all of them, but my bookshelf is already groaning under all the weight of Mt. TBR.