Monday, January 19, 2015

What you're reading: Top 50s, continued

Here are the top 50 check-outs that are NOT new books, in descending order, most to least:

The Fault in Our Stars / John Green
Divergent / Veronica Roth

The Maze Runner / James Dashner
Mockingjay / Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins
If I Stay / by Gayle Forman
Catching Fire / Suzanne Collins
Looking for Alaska / John Green
Where She Went / Gayle Forman
Allegiant / Veronica Roth
The Perks of Being a Wallflower /

     Stephen Chbosky
The Death Cure / James Dashner
Insurgent / Veronica Roth
The Scorch Trials / James Dashner
City of Lost Souls / Cassandra Clare
City of Bones / Cassandra Clare
Thirteen Reasons Why / by Jay Asher
Paper Towns / John Green
Insurgent / Veronica Roth

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children /
     by Ransom Riggs
The Kill Order / James Dashner
Ender's Game / Orson Scott Card
City of Fallen Angels / Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes / Cassandra Clare
An Abundance of Katherines / John Green
Son / by Lois Lowry
Will Grayson, Will Grayson /

     John Green & David Levithan
Just One Day / Gayle Forman
City of Glass / Cassandra Clare
The Eye of Minds / James Dashner
It's Kind of a Funny Story / Ned Vizzini
Crossed / Ally Condie
Matched / Ally Condie
Legend / Marie Lu
The 5th Wave / Rick Yancey
Uglies / Scott Westerfeld
Perfect : A Pretty Little Liars novel / Sara Shepard
Cinder / written by Marissa Meyer
The Selection / Kiera Cass
Let It Snow : Three Holiday Romances /

     by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian / by Sherman Alexie
Unwind / Neal Shusterman
The Elite / Kiera Cass

Eleanor & Park / Rainbow Rowell
Champion / Marie Lu
Unbelievable : A Pretty Little Liars novel / Sara Shepard
Hollow City / Ransom Riggs
The Night Circus / Erin Morgenstern
Just One Year / Gayle Forman
Just Listen / Sarah Dessen

I notice that there is one thing many of the books on this second list have in common: MOVIES! A movie just came out, a movie came out a while ago, a movie is about to come out...the movies are giving YA lit a higher profile, it seems! Divergent, City of Bones, The Giver, If I Stay, etc. are leading people to their sequels. So the movies may be promoting more reading...

The exception to all rules and trends, of course, may be John Green; While he did have a recent movie hit with The Fault in Our Stars (which has appeared on BOTH of these top 50 lists, you'll notice) his other books are consistently checked out almost as often, and were popular long before that movie appeared. What can we say--he's a phenomenon.

Again, I have bold-faced and linked the books reviewed on the blog.

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