Young Adult Series Books published in the 80s & 90s
Want a nostalgic look back at books you read as an older child to young teen? Add anything as long as there are at least two books in the SERIES and they were PUBLISHED in the 80s and 90s. No books before 1980 or after 1999 please! :)
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423 books · 428 voters · list created February 15th, 2010 by faeriemyst (votes) .
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 ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥ Don't Die My Love was one of my favorite books growing up. LOVED it! I still have it today.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The Boxcar Children was first published in 1942, so I'm not sure how relevant to this list it is.


message 3: by Lorelei (new)

Lorelei Great list! Helps me remind me of what I was doing back then. haha


message 4: by Amy (new)

Amy Don't die my love and All the days of her life by Lurlene McDaniel were two of her books that I loved, though I actually loved all the ones I read.


message 5: by Henryetta (last edited Nov 05, 2014 10:50AM) (new)

Henryetta "Add anything as long as there are at least TWO books in the series and they're from the 80s and 90s" After re-reading your instructions, I realize the books had to be from a SERIES. I just deleted my choices. I think some of the books that have been added to the list are NOT series books.


message 6: by Diana (new)

Diana Omg, Stories to Tell In The Dark used to scare the crap out of me when I was a kid!!


message 7: by Esther (new)

Esther Cotton Oh, nostalgia. :P Nice list!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The Secret Garden, though a lovely book, is certainly not from the 80s or 90s - it was first published in 1911. Also, it is not a series.

The Anne of Green Gables books are certainly a series, but of the same vintage; nearly a century old.


message 9: by Jill (new)

Jill Marie Swanson This is such a great list!
I was feeling a bit nostalgic tonight and just spent over an hour remembering books from when I was in elementary :]
Thanks for this.


message 10: by faeriemyst (new)

faeriemyst @Susanna - Thank you for noticing, I've removed those books you mentioned plus a few others. No doubt I've missed some that are either not part of a series or are older or newer than these specific decades.

@Jill - I'm glad you like the list! :)

To anyone else, if you notice any books that do not belong here, please let me know by either commenting on the list or messaging me directly. Thank you all for adding to this nostalgic list!


message 11: by faeriemyst (new)

faeriemyst Here's another 80s/90s listmania where you can add standalones and series books: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/16...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Summer of My German Soldier is 70s, as is Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Mandy, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, and The Pistachio Prescription.

The Pigman is from 1968.


message 13: by faeriemyst (new)

faeriemyst Susanna wrote: "Summer of My German Soldier is 70s, as is Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Mandy, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, and The Pistachio Prescription.

The Pigman is from 1968."


Deleted, thanks. :)


message 14: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Jun 17, 2012 09:54PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Just noticed Lisa Bright and Dark, which is from 1968, and The Tripods Trilogy, which is from 1972. (Some titles just jump out at me - if I remember reading them, there's a good chance they're too old for this list!)


message 15: by faeriemyst (new)

faeriemyst Susanna wrote: "Just noticed Lisa Bright and Dark, which is from 1968, and The Tripods Trilogy, which is from 1972. (Some titles just jump out at me - if I remember reading them, there's a good chance they're too..."

Well thanks for your eyes because mine go cross! LOL


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yes, all the titles run together after a while, don't they?


message 17: by faeriemyst (new)

faeriemyst Sure do. :)


message 18: by Dawn (new)

Dawn I think the Ordinary Princess is a stand alone book (also not sure of publication date).

And I don't think anything by VC Andrews is Young Adult?


message 19: by Katie (last edited Sep 18, 2012 02:12PM) (new)

Katie Does anyone know of a teen book that is about a young gal who starts off not liking a boy name Bram... she or he rescues a scotty dog and she really tries not to like the boy Bram... she works in a vet hospital (i think) and it seems that he likes her best friend Cindy (natural pretty blonde) but in the end, he ends up liking her and not her best friend... there is a scene in the middle of the book where he shows up at her home and watches "gone with the wind" with her and possibly her mom or aunt, she considers this to be totally out of character for him. While she watches the movie, she says her feet are cold and he says to put them under his leg to warm up....... I AM SORRY, THIS IS ALL I REMEMBER, I READ THIS AS A TEEN AND FEEL IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK AFTER THIS SCENE. ANY HELP OR SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE HELPFUL, I KNOW IT'S A LONG STRETCH. I THINK THE TITLE HAS THE WORD DOG IN IT BUT AGAIN, NOT SURE. THANKS


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads No, I don't Katie. Sorry!

Have you tried asking over at the "What's the name of this book?" group?


message 21: by Katie (new)

Katie Susanna wrote: "No, I don't Katie. Sorry!

Have you tried asking over at the "What's the name of this book?" group?"


Thanks Susanna!!! Forgot to I posted this!!!


message 22: by Brianna (last edited Jan 18, 2014 03:18PM) (new)

Brianna Great list, especially when one is suffering from teenage years nostalgia. As I added a series I just remembered from the 90s, which took awhile on searching various media sites.

Around #239 - The Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie was published in the 1930s. It sure does not age though the story!


message 23: by Laura (new)

Laura Hargreaves Wow, I love this! I really fancy a nostalgic read through some of these! :-)


message 24: by Suzana (new)

Suzana Thompson I love this, but there were also many great books from then that weren't part of a series. I'm looking for one in particular. It was a teen romance written by an actual teen girl. There was a boy who lived in a loft type apartment. I'm pretty sure he rode a motorcycle, and it was a star-crossed love, very angsty. It was very different than most books, because they broke up at the end of the story. I would love to read it again if anybody remembers the title.


message 25: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten The Face on the Milk Carton isn't part of a series


message 26: by Jenna (last edited Jan 08, 2015 04:33PM) (new)

Jenna Kirsten wrote: "The Face on the Milk Carton isn't part of a series"

The Face on the Milk Carton is the first book in the Janie Johnson series.


message 27: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Jenna wrote: "Kirsten wrote: "The Face on the Milk Carton isn't part of a series"

The Face on the Milk Carton is the first book in the Janie Johnson series."
My bad. When I went to the book page, it didn't have the series in brackets like usual so I just assumed. Thanks for letting me know.


message 28: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Kerley Im looking for these books I read when I was younger...it was about these kids who could shapeshift I can't remember anything but that


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