Sunday, 10 May 2009

GREAT BOOKS - Teen Top Ten List for 2009

Last year over 8,000 teenagers voted for their favourite books. Do you know which book was the top book of 2008? You guessed it! Stephanie Meyer's Eclipse was #1. If you want to see what the other top books of 2008 were, you can click HERE.

In April 2009, the ALA released its new selection of 25 nominated books. Teenagers now have 25 weeks to read the 25 books and review them. Then, in October, they will vote for the top ten books of the year.

This list is excellent because it gives us a starting point for selecting the next great books we want to read. Have a look at the blurbs for these popular books HERE.

Will Stephanie Meyer be number one for a second year with her fantastic conclusion to the Twilight series - Breaking Dawn? To be honest, I can't see how any book has a fighting chance against this book. Twilight is a phenomenon and just around the time the judging will be done, the next movie will be coming out. Anyway, maybe Suzanne Collins could sneak from behind to win with her bestselling Hunger Games. If I had to choose between the two, it would be very, very difficult. Maybe another writer will surprise us. Clare hit #6 with City of Bones last year so maybe she can climb up the list with City of Ashes. Who knows? Also, I'm very curious about this book called Truancy. The 15-year-old New York student/writer (now 18), Isamu Fukui, actually has two books nominated so it must be a popular series. It will be interesting to see who makes the top ten.


Absolutely Maybe Yee, Lisa.

Bloodline Moran, Katy

Breaking Dawn Meyer, Stephenie

City of Ashes Clare, Cassandra

Daughter of the Flames Marriott, Zoё

Eternal Smith, Cynthia Leitich

Evermore Noёl, Alyson

Flygirl Smith, Sherri L.

Geek Charming Palmer, Robin

Graceling Cashore, Kristin

Identical Hopkins, Ellen

Impossible Werlin, Nancy

Living Dead Girl Scott, Elizabeth

Melting Stones Pierce, Tamora

Paper Towns Green, John

Runemarks Harris, Joanne

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks Weingarten, Lynn

The Graveyard Book Gaiman, Neil

The Hunger Games Collins, Suzanne

The Knife of Never Letting Go Ness, Patrick..

Truancy Fukui , Isamu

Truancy: Origins Fukui , Isamu

Untamed Cast, Kristin & P.C

Wake McMann, Lisa

Wherever Nina Lies Weingarten, Lynn

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