Where are the guys at?

Excuse that bad grammar but the other day, while checking out my YA reading group (shout-out to Addicted to YA!) someone asked for books with male main characters. Of course, there are classics like Tom Sawyer and Where the Red Fern Grows, but I think this person was looking for more modern stuff. So I started making a list.

Here we go…


The Curse Workers (aka White Cat) by Holly Black

Daniel X  by James Patterson

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Chaos Walking (aka The Knife of Never Letting Go) trilogy by Patrick Ness

Lorien Legacies (aka I Am Number Four) by Pittacus Lore (James Frey and Jobie Hughes)

Redwall (well, it follows a male  mouse) by Brian Jacques

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Harry Potter (duh) by JK Rowling

Incarceron (well, half of it is from a male perspective) by Catherine Fisher

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Alex Rider (aka Stormbreaker) by Anthony Horowitz

Escape from Furnace (aka Lockdown) by Alexander Gordon

The Inheritance Cycle (aka Eragon) by Christopher Paolini

Individual books:

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Scrawl by Mark Shulman

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

Pop by Gordon Korman

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Everybody Sees the Ants by AS King

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime  by Mark Haddon

Hope that gives you a place to get started.

Since I probably missed a bunch, comment with some of your favorites!


4 thoughts on “Where are the guys at?

  1. Shelver506 says:

    The Queen’s Thief series (“The Thief”, “Queen of Attolia”, “King of Attolia” and “Conspiracy of Kings”) by Megan Whalen Turner.

    Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (well, it’s half-guy).

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