Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Favourite Books of 2010- Young Adult

I rediscovered Young Adult literature this year after basically ignoring it since I was in the intended audience (ie: highschool) and I'm so glad I did. Although there were definitely some duds, there is also a whole wonderful world of YA novels out there that some many adults miss out on by thinking they've outgrown them. So I've decided to share my top nine favourite YA books of the year. I realize a top nine is a little funny, but I'd rather keep it at nine than add tenth book that doesn't deserve to be there.

These are books that I think transcend the young adult border and would be excellent for readers of any age, because really, you're never too old for a good book. I have tried to discriminate in the order I listed the books, but I definitely recommend all nine. I have decided not to include my own ramblings about these books as I have already reviewed eight of them and links are available beside the titles for those interested in learning more.  

9. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
8. The Waters and the Wild by Francesca Lia Block (Review)
7. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Review)
6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Review)
5. Looking for Alaska by John Green
4. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Review)
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Review)
2. Crank by Ellen Hopkins (Review)
Honorable mention: Glass by Ellen Hopkins, the follow up to Crank.

1. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (Review)

Did you have any incredible young adult reading experiences in 2010? If so, definitely share them in the comments so I can make sure to pick up the books in 2011. 


    1. I have read your 2, 6, and 9, great list.

      I would recommend for you, all of Lisa Scroeders Verse novels, the Wake trilogy and The Prophecy of the Sisters, they will all be on my list.

    2. I've read Hunger Games, and 13 reasons. Great choices.
      I agree with Marce- try Wake

    3. I also read Looking for Alaska, Thirteen Reasons Why, Wintergirls, The Hunger Games and Crank this year. They were all really great. Two of my favorites this year were The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, and Split by Swati Avasthi. If you haven't read them I highly recommend them.

    4. You have great titles here. I loved Thirteen Reasons Why when I read it, and I still eye it on my shelf. I would love to read it again soon. And Looking for Alaska has long been a favorite of mine!

      I hope 2011 is as full of great reads as 2010!

    5. Oh, The Book Thief is one of my favorites! I loved The Hunger Games and Dash and Lily as well. I listened to The Graveyard Book as read by Gaiman himself, which was wonderful. And 13 Reasons Why is on my TBR!

      I really loved Countdown by Deborah Wiles and When You Reach me by Rebecca Stead.


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