Listmania Monday: Male POV

Most ya fiction is really geared towared young women rather than young men, primarily because many studies have shown that teenage guys simply don't read as much as teenage girls. There are always other activities that young men are encouraged to do other than reading, but I really like how recently authors are trying to branch out more to reach that demographic by writing more novels with male protagonists. 

Questions to ponder (and comment on, if you're feeling chatty!): For everybody: Do you read male pov and if so, what's your favorite? How do you feel about the change in the ya genre for split povs in a single novel (these are noted in the list). For the guys: Do you find it difficult to find well-written male pov? Are male pov's written by women accurate? For the ladies: Do you get tired of female pov and turn to male pov for fresh narratives? I know I do!

Comments and additions are always appreciated!


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
An Abundance of Katherines
Across the Universe series (split pov) 
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Airman
American Born Chinese (split pov)
Artemis Fowl series
Brian's Saga/Hatchet series
Bridge to Terabithia
Burning (split pov)
Caster Chronicles/Beautiful Creatures series
The Catcher in the Rye
The Children of the Red King/Charlie Bone series
The Chronicles of Nick series
Cold Sassy Tree
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (split pov)
Daughter of Smoke & Bone series (split pov)
"Destroy Me"
Endless Summer series (split pov)
Fairytale Retellings series (split pov)
Farmer Boy
Fill in the Blank (Friendship Ring series #6)
The Giver
Half Moon Investigations
The Hardy Boys series
Harry Potter series
He's So/She's So series (split pov)
His Dark Materials (split pov)
Holes (split pov)
Huckleberry Finn
Inheritance Cylce/Eragon series
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Invincible Summer
The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten series
The Iron Knight
Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance
Just One Year
The Killer's Cousin
Legend series (split pov) 
Leviathan series (split pov) 
Logan Bruno, Boy Baby-Sitter
Logan's Story
Looking for Alaska 
The Lord of the Flies
Love, Football and Other Contact Sports
Matched series (split pov)
Matthew Martin series
Midnight Sun 
My Side of the Mountain
Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List (split pov)
"Neverfall"
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (split pov)
Nothing But the Truth
Paper Towns
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
Please Ignore Vera Dietz (split pov)
"The Prince"
"Roar & Liv" 
School Daze/Pickle series (split pov) 
A Separate Peace
S.O.S Titanic
Steampunk Chronicles (split pov) 
The Summer I Turned Pretty/Belly series (split pov)
Take a Bow (split pov)
Tangled
Thirteen Reasons Why
Titanic Crossing
Two-Way Street
Under the Never Sky (split pov)
The Underland Chronicles/Gregor
Upon a Marigold series (split pov)
The Vampire Diaries series (split pov)
The Vincent Boys (split pov)
A Walk to Remember
Where She Went
Where the Redfern Grows
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Winger
The Wolves of Mercy Falls/Shiver (split pov)
The Yearling

5 comments:

  1. Male POV's don't bother me, I feel like if I can relate to the character on an emotional level then that's what makes it an enjoyable read for me. Regardless of the character's gender. I kinda do wish that more authors wrote from a male's perspective, I'm a little tired of reading a girl's thoughts when I have my own :P

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  2. *claps hands to Stephanie* Very well said!

    I wish I knew if women writers are accurate in writing male POV. I sometimes enjoy a book a lot, but this doesn't necessarily mean the male lead was true to life...I may think so, but I'm never been in a young male head LOL. On the whole, I find men very good at writing female POV (like Christopher Pike in Remember Me or Thirst, and this new author B.C. Johnson in Deadgirl).
    I do like split POV as well. I only hope it doesn't become routine, or like everything else, it would lose its freshness. As for male POV books, I liked The Fox Inheritance (still have to read the final installment of the trilogy), Anna Dressed in Blood/Girl of Nightmares (but the first book was far better than the second IMH), 0.4 and 1.4 by Mike Lancaster. I have great hopes for More than this by Patrick Ness - reviews are fantastic, and the blurb titillates my fancy!

    P.S.: sorry for the deleted comment - mistake :/

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  3. I don't think it matters to me if a book is written from a male or female point of view as long as it is good!

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  4. I kind of prefer the male POV. Maybe it's because it's so rare. Alternating is okay, too, as long as it feels like two different voices. I also like male POV for a story that was already told in female point of view (Rush Too Far, Losing Hope, Midnight Sun which I *really* wish Stephenie Meyer would have finished, etc.). I just started Beautiful Disaster and I already can't wait to read Walking Disaster! Great list!

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