Graceling, City of Ashes, Paper Towns, Living Dead Girl, Flygirl, Bloodline — what do all these books have in common? They are members of an elite list of 25 novels nominated, by teens, for the best young adult books of the year, the 2009 Teens’ Top Ten award. And you can vote for your favorites during Teen Read Week, October 18-14.
What should you do in the meantime? Well, this teens’ choice award wouldn’t exist without your votes, so follow the link above, view the list of the 25 nominated titles, and read, read, read. The more you read, the better idea you have of which of these books really should be listed as the best of 2009.
I intend to read a lot of these books myself (though I can’t vote) so feel free to discuss any of them with me here or in person. Are there any books on the list you love to death? Any books you think shouldn’t be on the list? (I’ve got at least one in mind for that.)