Teens’ Top Ten Books Announced

After more than 8,000 teens voted in this years Top Ten award, the American Library Association has announced the ten winning books! These books received the most votes from teens between August 23 and September 17. We have all of these books in our young adult collection at EPL!

The Teens’ Top Ten is:

  1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  3. Heist Society by Ally Carter
  4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  7. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  8. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  9. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  10. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
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Teen’s Top Ten Announced

More than 11,000 teen voters chose Paper Towns as their favorite book in the 2009 Teens’ Top Ten! The winners were announced in October.

  • Paper Towns by John Green (Penguin/Dutton)
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
  • Identical by Ellen Hopkins (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
  • Wake by Lisa McMann (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse)
  • Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart (Disney-Hyperion)
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Teens Top Ten Voting Now Open!

Vote for your favorite teen books here!

teenstoptenTeens across the country in schools and book clubs have nominated 25 novels for the best young adult books of the year, the 2009 Teens’ Top Ten award. And you can vote for your favorites now through September 18. Winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, October 18-24.

This teens’ choice award wouldn’t exist without your votes, so follow the link above to view the list of the 25 nominated titles and vote for the ones you think truly deserve to be named one of the best teen books of the year.

Pick the Ten Best Young Adult Novels for 2009!

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.)