The list includes close to 30 novels, many of which I have read or are on my too-read list! Covering the gambit from robotics to meteorology to medicine and so much more, there is something for everyone on the list.
Some of my favorites are Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (you should also check out the rest of the Ender series), set in a futuristic society where a young boy goes to flight school to learn to save the world. Uglies by Scott Westerfield, another great series, unveils a story about a society that transforms you on your 16th birthday from an Ugly to a Pretty, really just a way for those in charge to control the underlings of society. Kristen Chandler's Girls Don't Fly tells the tale of a high school girl trying to write a winning research proposal and figure out how to pay her own way into a summer science program on the Galapagos Islands.