Sunday, August 21, 2011

Male PoV Books: Need some suggestions!

Yes, I know I have yet to write a review and that is in the works.  However today I have a matter to discuss with you all - or more some guidance to seek.  

guitarWhile I have read many great books this year, I haven't read many that have male point of views.  There are so many books on my TBR (To be read) list but I really don't think I have many that are from this perspective.  Secretly I like to do a bit of creative writing on the side purely as a hobby (I'm pretty sure I'll never look to be published), and the one thing I have trouble doing is getting inside the guys' heads.  Would really love to do some reading for research.  Also, I would really just like a fresh viewpoint.  I enjoyed the snippet Stephenie Meyer released of "Midnight Sun" and enjoyed several other books recently that swapped back and forth between the male and female characters.  I think the guys needs some more representation, at least on my reading shelf.

Do you have any suggestions, dear follower friends, for male PoV books? 

They don't have to be YA and the genre doesn't have to be specific either.  I'm open to contemporary, paranormal, dystopian, etc.  I look forward to seeing your suggestions!

As an aside, I had no idea the NYT did an article today about Boys and Reading.  o.0  Odd coincidence! 
I was just wondering if anyone had anything to suggest other than Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, or I Am Number Four (as I've read all those). 


  1. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.
    Looking for Alaska by John Green
    Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (MUST READ YOU WILL ADORE THIS BOOK!)
    The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M. T. Anderson.
    I hope this helps! And pursue that creative writing hobby-great readers customarily make awesome writers as long as they practice.

  2. Oh, don't mention it! And one more I just thought of: Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork.

  3. I agree with Looking for Alaska by John Green. Love that book!!

    The Gone series by Michael Grant - I've only
    read the first two but they're amazing! It has alternating p.o.v's between boys and girls.

    The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness is supposed to be really good but I haven't read it yet.

    The Belgariad by David Eddings - it's a fantasy series (if that's to your liking) & was one of my favourites growing up.

    Hope this helps :-)

  4. Thanks Jennifer! I have read the Belgariad. I totally forgot about Garion. A friend had mentioned the Gone series and I had looked into it and wasn't quite interested. But I will certainly look into your other suggestions!

  5. No problem. There's The Outsiders by S.E Hinton too which I totally forgot about. I think I was about 13 when I first read (and loved) that book. :-)

  6. Ha ha I know I've read tons of stuff in the male PoV but maybe they just didn't resonate and stick with me. Feeling slightly pathetic about it.