Summer Reading List

YALSA’s Teen Top Ten

This is a yearly event for teens ages 12-18, at least they are the ones allowed to vote for it. TeensTopTen_logo_webEvery year YALSA  (Young Adult Library Services Association), with the help of teen book groups from around the country, put together a list of the best books from the previous year.  Teens then read them over a 5 month period and vote during Teen Read Week, October 8-14, 2017.  The top ten winners are then announced a week later.  Even if you are not a teen, you can still read the list, they have some fantastic titles and it is always fun to check in to see who won in the fall.  It also makes for a great summer reading list if you are looking for one.  The ones highlighted in purple are my top ten of this list.

Scroll to the bottom of the page if you want to see the video starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson from the movie Everything, Everything announcing the nominees.

This year’s nominees are:

  • Black, Jenna. Nightstruck. Tor Teen.
  • Bosworth, Jennifer. The Killing Jar. Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux.
  • Bracken, Alexandra. Passenger. Disney-Hyperion.
  • Braswell, Liz. Once Upon a Dream. Disney Press.
  • Buxbaum, Julie. Tell Me Three Things. Random House.
  • Clare, Cassandra. Lady Midnight. Margaret K. McElderry.
  • Dennard, Susan. Truthwitch. Tor Teen.
  • Dinan, Kurt. Don’t Get Caught. Sourcebooks Fire.
  • Federle, Tim. The Great American Whatever. Simon & Schuster.
  • Freedman, Russell. We Will Not Be Silent. Clarion Books.
  • Glasgow, Kathleen. Girl in Pieces. Delacorte Press.
  • Gout, Leopoldo. Genius: The Game. Feiwel & Friends.
  • Hamilton, Alwyn. Rebel of the Sands. Viking Books.
  • Kincaid, S. J. The Diabolic. Simon & Schuster.
  • Landers, Melissa. Starflight. Disney-Hyperion.
  • Martin, Emily. The Year We Fell Apart. Simon & Schuster.
  • McIntosh, Will. Burning Midnight. Random House.
  • Meyer, Marissa. Heartless. Feiwel & Friends.
  • Mills, Wendy. All We Have Left. Bloomsbury.
  • Nijkamp, Marieke. This is Where It Ends. Sourcebooks Fire.
  • Russo, Meredith. If I Was Your Girl. Flatiron Books.
  • Shusterman, Neal. Scythe. Simon & Schuster.
  • Welch, Jenna Evans. Love & Gelato. Simon & Schuster.
  • West, Kasie. P.S. I Like You. Scholastic.
  • Williamson, Lisa. The Art of Being Normal. Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux.
  • Yoon, Nicola. The Sun is Also a Star. Delacorte Press.

And for those of you who like a video:

It looks like a great list.  I’ve read some of them, have others on my TBR, but there are a couple I’ve never heard of.  It will be interesting to see which ones come out on top.  If you could vote which ones would you choose?

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