Saturday, April 16, 2011

ALA Teens' Top Ten 2011 Nominees

Although I've temporarily severed my ties with the American Library Association (a bit too expensive for my budget this year), I'm always interested in their book awards and lists. For the Teens' Top Ten, teens across the country will vote in late August/early September for their favorite book from this list of 25. Here they are, straight from YALSA's website:
  • Bachorz, Pam. Drought. Egmont USA. 2011. (978606840160).
  • Beam, Cris. I Am J. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 2011. (9780316053617).
  • Beaudoin, Sean. You Killed Wesley Payne. 2011. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. (9780316077422).
  • Black, Holly and Justine Larbalestier. Zombies vs. Unicorns. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2010. (9781416989530).
  • Card, Orson Scott. The Lost Gate. Tor Books. 2011. (9780765326577).
  • Clare, Cassandra. The Clockwork Angel. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry. 2010. (9781416975861).
  • Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. Scholastic. 2010. (9780439023511).
  • Collins, Yvonne. Love, Inc. Disney/Hyperion. 2011. (9781423131151).
  • Condie, Ally. Matched. 2010. Penguin/Dutton. (9780525423645).
  • Cremer, Andrea. Nightshade. Penguin/Philomel. 2010. (9780399254826).
  • Fitzpatrick, Becca. Crescendo. Simon & Schuster Children’s. 2010. (9781416989431).
  • Grant, Michael. Lies. 2010. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books. (9780061449093).
  • Hawkins, Rachel. Demonglass. Disney/Hyperion. 2011. (9781423121312).
  • Hakwins, Rachel. Hex Hall. Disney/Hyperion. 2010. (9781423121305).
  • Kagawa, Julie. The Iron King. 2010. Harlequin. (9780373210084).
  • Lore, Pittacus. I Am Number Four. HarperCollins. 2010. (9780061969553).
  • Moore, Peter. Red Moon Rising. Disney/Hyperion. 2011. (9781423116653).
  • Nelson, Jandy. The Sky is Everywhere. 2010. Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers. (9780142417805).
  • Oliver, Lauren. Before I Fall. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2010. (9780061726804).
  • O’Neal, Ellis. The False Princess. Egmont USA. 2011. (9781606840795).
  • Patterson, James. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel. Little, Brown & Company. 2011. (9780316036207).
  • Pearce, Jackson. Sisters Red. Little, Brown and Company. 2010. (9780316068680).
  • Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Blessed. Candlewick Press. 2011. (9780763643263).
  • Westerfeld, Scott. Behemoth. Simon Pulse. 2010. (9781416971757).
  • White, Kiersten. Paranormalcy. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2010. (9780061985843). 
I can't believe I've read 10 out of 25! That's pretty impressive for me. I doubt I'll read many more, though.

How many have you read? Which were your favorite?

My favorite of the ones I've read? It's no contest -


Natalie
 

4 comments:

Lenore said...

I've read 7 of them. I can't even believe they would honor I AM NUMBER FOUR. James Frey must be laughing his head off.

Kristen said...

I've read 11 of those. Hm, out of those I'd go with You Killed Wesley Payne as most unique. I'm surprised to see so much fantasy this year.

NatalieSap said...

Lenore - I know, isn't that insane? I read it before I learned the story behind "Pittacus Lore." Oh, the shamelessness.

Kristen - It's definitely been a fantasy year. You Killed Wesley Payne is sitting on my nightstand, waiting for me to read it. :)

Jan von Harz said...

I have read 11 of these and have a few others on my TBR shelf. Interesting mix. Thanks for the update.

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