Monday, August 15, 2011

Teens' Top Ten

I like books.  Did you know that about me?  Because I really like them.

If you read this blog, you probably like books too.  Yeah, books!

Starting today, voting for the Teens' Top Ten awards is open.  What is the Teens' Top Ten, you ask?

Basically, sixteen or so different groups are picked from all over the US to read YA (Young Adult aka Teen) books.  Let me tell you, I'm crazy jealous of these teens; book publishers send them what are called galleys, basically books that are coming out but not yet published, and the teens in turn give the publishers feedback.

So these teens read the books, give feedback, pick their favorite 25 books, and then they release the titles for voting to everyone else.

This year's nominees are:

Drought by Pam Bachorz
I Am J by Chris Beam*
You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin*
Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier*
The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card*
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare*
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins*
Love, Inc. by Yvonne Collins*
Matched by Ally Condie*
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer*
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Lies by Michael Grant*
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins*
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins*
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa*
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore*
Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore*
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson*
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver*
The False Princess by Ellis O'Neal*
Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson*
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce*
Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith*
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld*
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White*

*We already have it! We rock so hard!
*We've ordered it, but it isn't here yet.
*We've already placed it on a list and will be ordering it in October.

So, as you can see, most of these books are here and ready for you to read.  I'm embarrassed to say I've only read four books on the list, so I really need to get to it.

If you'd like to vote for the Teens' Top Ten, it is super simple.  Go to and vote!  Easy as can be.

Winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, October 16-22.

What are you waiting for, go vote!

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