Thursday, June 4, 2009

YALSA's teens' top ten

Over the summer we're all looking around trying to decide what to read - right? Well YALSA has tried to make that easier for us by listing their top ten books. They ask teens to nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year and teens across the country vote on their favorites. Readers ages twelve to eighteen can vote (at the website), online, anytime between Aug. 25 and Sept. 18; the winners are announced during Teen Read Week. For more information click here.

Here's the long list (24):

1. Cashore, Kristin. Graceling.

2. Cast, Kristin & P.C. Untamed.

3. Clare, Cassandra. City of Ashes.

4. Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games.

5. Fukui , Isamu. Truancy.

6. Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book.

7. Green, John. Paper Towns.

8. Harris, Joanne. Runemarks.

9. Hopkins, Ellen. Identical.

10. Lockhart, E. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.

11. Marriott, Zoё. Daughter of the Flames.

12. McMann, Lisa. Wake.

13. Meyer, Stephenie. Breaking Dawn.

14. Moran, Katy. Bloodline.

15. Ness, Patrick. The Knife of Never Letting Go.

16. Noёl, Alyson. Evermore.

17. Palmer, Robin. Geek Charming.

18. Pierce, Tamora. Melting Stones.

19. Scott, Elizabeth. Living Dead Girl.

20. Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Eternal.

21. Smith, Sherri L. Flygirl.

22. Weingarten, Lynn. Wherever Nina Lies.

23. Werlin, Nancy. Impossible.

24. Yee, Lisa. Absolutely Maybe.

Interesting list.
How many have you read? (Eek, I've only read 8. Maybe I shouldn't admit to that)
And which would you pick as your #1 favorite?
Mine would have to be Hunger Games, because I loved that so much, but Paper Towns and Frankie Landau-Banks were so good too.
Thoughts? Picks?

3 comments:

Rhiannon Hart said...

The Hunger Games! I haven't read many either, but can't wait to get my hands on Wake, Graceling and Evermore.

Sarah said...

I've read Paper Towns and Absolutely Maybe. I can't wait to read The Hunger Games and Evermore.

Kayla :) said...

I've only read a few. Can't wait to read Hunger Games.