But what if you had the chance to choose what you and everyone else in your class got to read?
This year our Blogger's Bookshelf team have compiled a list of books that we feel should be on everyone's to-do list to read at the start of the school year. Check them out below!
Thank you to this month's contributors: Ria, Rachel, Anjali, Erin and Christina at YA Love Magazine
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Next month we're getting in the spooky mood and want to know what are the scariest scenes from your favourite books! If you'd like to get involved just email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a tweet @blog_bookshelf!