The Book Addict’s GUIDE… to Male POVs

Recommendations for YA books with a male POV

I know that with my wedding coming up, taking on a time consuming project such as making a new guide/infographic is probably the last thing I should do… But lately feeling like I have so much to do has made me feel like I need to be productive and somehow reading just wasn’t do that for me so I took on a blog project instead! I have a ton of fun sharing my recommendations and making these graphics so a new “guide” seemed like the perfect project for a time like this!

I almost forgot that I wanted to make a “guide” to male POVs. I’ve actually touched on the topic a couple times on my blog with the Top Ten Tuesday topic “Top Ten Books I’d Recommend to Male Readers” as well as picking it for My Latest Bookish Addiction, but I thought it was time to finally put it into a nice, formal graphic for easy viewing!

Without further ado, here are my favorite YA books from a male POV (and then some)!




  1. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider // Review
  2. Something Like Normal by Trish Doller // Review
  3. Fault Line by Christa Desir // Review
  4. Where She Went by Gayle Forman // Review
  5. Just One Year by Gayle Forman // Review
  6. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green // Review
  7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling // Review
  8. The Giver by Lois Lowry // Amazon
  9. The Maze Runner by James Dashner // Amazon
  10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky // Amazon
  11. Stardust by Neil Gaiman // Review
  12. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline // Review
  13. Insignia by S.J. Kincaid // Review
  14. Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell // Review
  15. The Rule of Three by Eric Waters // Review
  16. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne // Review
  17. How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller // Review
  18. White Cat by Holly Black // Review
  19. Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown // Review
  20. This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel // Review
  21. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman // Review
  22. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness // Review
  23. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi // Review
  24. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor // Review
  25. Nil by Lynne Matson // Review
  26. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks // Review
  27. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey // Review
  28. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater // Review
  29. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski // Review
  30. Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger // Review
  31. Legend by Marie Lu // Review
  32. Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho // Review
  33. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell // Review
  34. Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg // Review
  35. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry // Review
  36. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay // Review
  37. The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu // Review
  38. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas // Review
  39. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson // Review
  40. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater // Review
  41. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch // Review
  42. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson // Review
  43. Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead // Review
  44. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin // Review
  45. Vicious by Victoria Schwab // Review
  46. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern // Review

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30 thoughts on “The Book Addict’s GUIDE… to Male POVs

  1. Danielle @ Love at First Page

    Thanks for sharing this list! I absolutely love male povs (my favorite being dual) and a lot of these are favorites of mine.
    The Raven Boys, Just One Year, and Daughter of Smoke and Bones are the ones on your list that I haven’t read yet and really want to.

  2. Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    To start off, I have to reiterate how much I love these guides! They are one of my favorite blog features across all blogs! 🙂 And I really like Male POV so It’s no surprise that i’ve read a considerable number of these books (and loved most of them!) but I still have a few gaps to fill! The Lies of Locke Lamora and Mistborn are actually on my soon-TBR list because, as I mentioned in my last comment, I have promised myself that I would stop ignoring these books that I know I will love but de-prioritize because I generally don’t review them and they take up more time. I also just got Ready Player One on audio so that will happen at some point! And the sequels to some of these of course! Great guide (yet again!) I will definitely be using it as a resource!! 🙂

    1. Brittany Post author

      YOU ARE TOO SWEET. This comment totally made my day (and sorry it took me a couple days to reply!)
      OMG I’m so excited for you to read Lies & Mistborn too!!! I can’t wait to hear what you think of them! RPO is fantasticcccc on audio too. I need to do an audio re-read! Usually when I’ve been re-reading lately, I pick a different format but I MUST listen to it again!
      Thanks, Nicole! <333

  3. Julie S.

    This is an excellent list and really great looking infographic! That’s some talent you have here 🙂 I’ll be sharing these recs. A lot of these are books that I’ve already read or have on my wishlist. Some are new to me and I’ll be looking into those as well. Thanks for taking the time to make this 🙂 Sometimes it is nice to get a male POV with so many female POV books out there.

    1. Brittany Post author

      Thank you SO much! I really appreciate it! So happy it helped you find some new books as well as reiterate ones on your wishlist already 😀

  4. Teen Underground

    Thanks for sharing! This is great! I always struggle a little more in recommending books for guys than I do with girls because I usually prefer to read books from a female POV, so it’s great to have a guide/reminder of some great options. Two others that just occurred to me are the I Hunt Killers trilogy by Barry Lyga (Jasper Dent, the son of a serial killer, is the narrator), and for the male/female dual perspective, Trouble by Non Pratt—all great books!

  5. Cassidie Jhones

    I tend to forgo books with single male POVs. I know it’s silly, but I guess I can relate to the protagonist if it’s a girl since I’m a girl and all. However, the real strange part, when the book features alternating POVs and one of them is a guy, I’m not bothered at all. It doesn’t make any sense, but anyway. 😀

  6. Rebecca @ The Library Canary

    Is always love when you post these! They are so awesome and I totally reference them when giving out books recs. Its also so cool to have all these male povs listed in one place. I need to to check some of these out. Especially where she went. Just read if I stay a couple weeks ago and now I’m dying to read from Adams pov!!!

    1. Brittany Post author

      Thanks, Rebecca!!! 🙂 🙂
      If I Stay was amazing but OMG WHERE SHE WENT. ADAM. I die. It’s still one of my favorites of ALL time. I loved WSW even more than IIF!

  7. Valeria @ A Touch of Book Madness

    I love your graphics, they are the best! I liked this one a lot, how you divided them into alternating POV’s and Multiple POV’s I think that is very helpful.

    I think it’s not as easy to find some good books from a male’s POV, so I think this is very helpful. Your are right. It is refreshing sometimes to read from a different perspective and mind set. Boys do think differently and it’s nice to be inside their heads for a change.

    Some of the books here are already on my TBR so I think I should try and get to them ASAP.

    Thank you!

  8. Samantha

    So many amazing book on this list, I’ve gotta say, I’ve picked up a few recommendations. Like Kritika above, I also forgot some of these were written from male PoV!

  9. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    GREAT, I sometimes really like to read books with a male POV. I also have another one: Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson series 🙂 I want to read The maze runner before I see the movie and I also need Vicious. The lies of Locke Lamora is high on my wish list and I hope to read Under the never sky soon. Thanks for all the recommendations 😀

    1. Brittany Post author

      Oh yes!!! I’ve only read The Red Pyramid but I really enjoyed it! He should definitely be on the list as well! 🙂

  10. Kritika

    I love the infographic! I’ve read half of these books, and for a lot of them I didn’t really make a note of the male POV. It’s fun to look at this and go “Oh yeah, that guy!”

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