Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Teen Read Week, October 12-18

Did you know that it's Teen Read Week from October 12-18?

The American Library Association's Young Adults Library Services Association (YALSA) celebrates teen readers and the books published for young adults every year. Books were nominated by members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. And you can vote for your favorites from October 12 to 18, 2008. Readers aged twelve to eighteen can vote right here, online, anytime during October 12-18.

These are the nominated titles:

Before I Die. Jenny Downham.
Betrayed. P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
City of Bones. Cassandra Clare.
Daemon Hall. Andrew Nance and Colin Polhemus, illus.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jeff Kinney.
Eclipse. Stephenie Meyer.
Extras. Scott Westerfeld.
Evil Genius. Catherine Jinks.
Genesis Alpha. Runes Michaels.
Glass. Ellen Hopkins.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. J.K. Rowling.
Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale. Holly Black.
Jango. William Nicholson.
Jinx. Meg Cabot.
The Luxe. Anna Godberson.
Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports. James Patterson.
Penelope. Marilyn Kaye.
Saving Zoë. Alyson Noël.
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow. Jessica Day George.
The Sweet Far Thing. Libba Bray
Tamar. Mal Peet.
Twisted. Laurie Halse Anderson.
Unwind. Neal Shusterman.
Vampire Academy. Richelle Mead.
Wicked Lovely. Melissa Marr.
Wildwood Dancing. Juliet Marillier.

So, which is your favorite?

By the way, last year's winner was New Moon by Stephenie Meyer


Kait said...

Sadly, I am almost 21, so I cannot vote. I absolutely love YA lit & have read many of these books.

My favorites are:
City of Bones
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale
The Sweet Far Thing
Wicked Lovely

But I think the best book is Unwind by Neil Shusterman.
It's an amazing view on what
the future may hold.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
is a very close second.

DarlingDiva said...

I too am a bit out of the age range to vote, but I adore YA books and have also read many books on this list.

My favs In this order.
City of Bones
Wicked Lovely
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

My all time favorite, although not on this list is Twilight, for it is the book that got me interested in YA lit and it is just amazing.

Right now, The Hunger Games and The Graveyard Book have gotten me ensnared because they are such gems, once I picked them up I could not put them down.

Bookgeek said...

My votes on this list go to:
City of Bones
Genesis Alpha
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Sweet Far Thing
Wicked Lovely

I plan to read Unwind next