This year’s list of nominees for the Teens' Top Ten features 25 novels that were published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. There are some predictables, some surprises, and a lot of books we ourselves haven't read! (I put links to books reviewed here.) They are (in order by author's last name, which is where you would find them on the library shelves):
Arnett, Mindee. The Nightmare Affair
Banks, Anna. Of Triton
Bardugo, Leigh. Siege and Storm
Block, Francesca Lia. Love In The Time Of Global Warming
Charbonneau, Joelle. The Testing
Dashner, James. The Eye of Minds
Edwards, Janet. Earth Girl
Gleason, Colleen. The Clockwork Scarab
Gray, Laurie. Maybe I Will
Henry, April. The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
Howard, A. G. Splintered
Kate, Lauren. Teardrop
Konigsberg, Bill. Openly Straight
Laybourne, Emmy. Monument 14: Sky On Fire
Richards, Natalie D. Six Months Later
Rowell, Rainbow. Eleanor & Park
Sales, Leila. This Song Will Save Your Life
Sanderson, Brandon. Steelheart
Sanderson, Brandon. The Rithmatist
Smith, Jennifer E. This is What Happy Looks Like
Smith, Andrew. Winger
Stine, R.L. A Midsummer Night’s Scream
Tucholke, April. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Winters, Cat. In The Shadow of Blackbirds
Yancey, Rick. The 5th Wave
The way it works is, YOU read all these books (okay, some of them), and then in AUGUST, you VOTE ONLINE for your top three faves. Out of all the votes are picked the Teens' Top Ten for 2013! This list is revealed during Teen Read Week in October.
Download this BALLOT (you can also find paper copies at the library) to help you keep track of your reading, with "loved it," "hated it," or "so-so" check-boxes to remind you of what you thought. (Let's face it, August is a few months from now, and you'll be reading a lot of books!)
We'll let you know when voting is open!
Don't forget that TEEN SUMMER READING is coming...and you can put these books into your reading log to win prizes in our weekly drawings! Some of these books appear on the science fiction book lists included in your goodie bags, too!
And please, please write book reviews for us! We love to hear your views...