Required Text for Monarchies in Young Adult Literature Course


Happy Tuesday bookworms! I’m here today with another Top Ten Tuesday, a meme created by the wonderful bloggers over at The Broke and The Bookish! Make sure you head over there, check out their blog, give them a follow, and even sign up to do TTT on your blog! This week’s topic has us posing as professors in whatever book-related class you want and coming up with ten books that you would teach! I thought this was such a great topic that I decided to have fun with it! I would love to teach a class on monarchies in YA lit. I’ve been on a prince craze so I thought this would be perfect! Enjoy!

LTSU syllabus-4


Welcome students to the Fall 2015 Semester! After successfully completing this course, the student should have an intermediate knowledge of different types of monarchies displayed in various genres within Young Adult Literature, including Science Fiction, Dystopian, and Fantasy. Additionally, the student will be able to effectively distinguish between monarchies in future novels they read. There will be a total of ten (10) total required reading material for this course and students are expected to thoroughly read, discuss, complete assignments, and fangirl over them. (Look over at your desk to view required text.)


You are required to purchase the following books [physical copies and eBooks are both permitted]:

  1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  3. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  4. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
  5. Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  6. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  7. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
  8. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  9. Eve by Anna Carey
  10. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes


Grades are based on an extreme curve. It is a pass or fail class and it is broken down into the following aspects:
   Reading: 25%              Discussion: 25%             Fangirling: 25%             Attendance: 25%

50% – 100% = A                0% – 49% = F

There you have it guys! I hope you liked my list! What class would you be a professor of and what books would you teach? If you were taking monarchies 101, what books would you want to be taught? Let me know below and don’t forget to leave a link to your Top Ten!



63 thoughts on “Required Text for Monarchies in Young Adult Literature Course

  1. Love the way you set this post up- it’s adorable! This is also such an interesting topic to focus on, and I was surprised by the large number of YA novels that are applicable. Authors sure do love writing about monarchies for some reason! Graceling is the only book I’ve read from your list, and I really enjoyed it! Awesome list! 🙂

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  2. I love the format of this post, it’s so fun and creative!! I definitely agree with Falling Kingdoms, it’s my favourite YA fantasy! I need to check out Girl of Fire and Thorn + Kiss of Deception as I have been hearing such great things about it 🙂 Fantastic post!!

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  3. I love how creative you’ve been with your post! I really want to join up lol.
    I own all but three I think so I’m almost totally kitted out, although I’ve only read one of them… (falling behind already)…

    Great list
    Happy Reading!
    Rachel @

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  4. This list is brilliant! I love it. So, I’ve actually read four of these books already – really enjoyed all of them – and have three on my TBR list. I’ve barely even heard of the other three (Eve, The Kiss of Deception and The Pledge) so I’m headed over to check them out. Totally would go to this class!

    My TTT

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  5. This made me smile so widely, my face hurts. You genuinely have me believing that this is a class. AM I ELIGIBLE TO JOIN Love Thy Shelf University?! PLEASE?!
    You’ve got an amazing set of books here. Ones that I’ve read and one’s that I plan to read!
    xoxo 💋

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