Tag Archives: Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Just over 1 week left for Best of the Best

21 Jun

At the beginning of April I gave you information on the Best of the Best Reading Challenge, which will run through July 1st. (Did you forget about it already?!) Time is running out, so hopefully you’ve found a little  time to read some books from the lists! To recap, you are being challenged to read as many books as you can from the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA’s) 2012 award winner and honor books and selected Top Ten lists. You just might win a prize!

Click here to read the original post and see the titles you can choose from!

Best of the Best Reading Challenge–2 months down, 1 to go

6 Jun

At the beginning of April I gave you information on the best of the Best Reading Challenge, which will run through July 1st. We are two months in, and hopefully despite the end of the school year craziness you have been able to read some books from the lists! To recap, you are being challenged to read as many books as you can from the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA’s) 2012 award winner and honor books and selected Top Ten lists. You will have the chance to win a prize!

Click here to read the original post and see the titles you can choose from!

Best of the Best Reading Challenge–1 month down, 2 to go

2 May

At the beginning of April I gave you information on the best of the Best Reading Challenge, which will run through July 1st. We are one month in, so how far have you gotten? You are being challenged to read as many books as you can from the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA’s) 2012 award winner and honor books and selected Top Ten lists.

To see what you could win and to check out the reading lists you could choose from, click here to read the original post.

Best of the Best Reading Challenge

1 Apr

The Best of the Best Reading Challenge, sponsored by The Hub, will begin this year on April 1st and run through July 1st. You are being challenged to read as many titles as you can from the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA’s) 2012 award winner and honor books and selected Top Ten lists.

Everyone who completes the challenge by reading 25 Best of the Best titles will then have the opportunity to create a response to their favorite book from the challenge, which will be posted on The Hub (YALSA’s blog.) One person will be randomly selected to win a tote bag full of teen books.

Choose titles from the 2012 Award Winners and Honor Books  , or from selected Top Ten Lists such as Amazing Audiobooks, Best Fiction for Young Adults, Great Graphic Novels, Popular Paperbacks, and Quick Picks.

So take a look at the lists and get started! You may as well take a chance at getting rewarded for reading the books you love to read anyway. 🙂

Thrillers & Killers

27 Dec

In place of a book review since we were closed yesterday, here is the 4th and final installment of Popular Paperbacks for YA 2011! Check out these creepy books.

1. The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon by Sara Beitia
-Alfred wakes up in his girlfriend’s bed–alone.

2. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
-What would she lose by telling the truth?

3. Size Twelve Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot 
-Former tween pop star turns campus detective.

4. Blue Bloods by Melissa De la Cruz
-A vampire killer is on the loose.

5. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
-1n 1906, love letters and a suspicious drowning make  for one unforgettable summer.

6. Change-Up by John Feinstein
-What is pitcher Norbert Doyle hiding?

7. The Christopher Killer: A Forensic Mystery by Alane Ferguson
-A serial strangler is no match for a teen corner.

8. Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber
-A phra must rely on skills her missing mother taught her to survive.

9. Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters by Gail Giles
-So who’s sleeping in her bed?

10. Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson
-Are all first kisses this deadly?

11. The Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer
-A man watches five sisters, trying to decide which one he likes best.

12. Acceleration by Graham McNamee
-What would you do if you found the diary of a serial killer?

13. Killing Britney by Sean Olin
-First her mom, then her boyfriend. Who will die next?

14. The Boxer and the Spy by Robert B. Parker
-Terry fights for the truth.

15. Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez
-Cheerleaders are dropping like flies.

16. The School for Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer
-Her goal: graduate from boarding school–alive.

17. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
-I know all your secrets. -A

18. First Shot by Walter Sorrells
-Could David finally have his mother’s killer in his sights?

19. Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz
-Making a movie in an abandoned mental institution is never a good idea.

20. And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman
-Delia doesn’t believe her mother is truly dead.

21. Naoki Urasawa’s Monster: Volume 1 by Naoki Urasawa
-Doctor Tenma has created a monster.

22. Clubbing by Andi Watson
-Exiled goth girl turns private investigator.

*23. Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
-Why is Ellie searching for her dead sister?

24. Killer’s Cousin by Nancy Werlin
-Declared innocent, David’s future is threatened by Lily’s behavior.

*25. Malice by Chris Wooding
-Trust me, this comic’s a killer!

* This book made the top ten list from all 4 popular paperbacks categories!

Compiled from the Young Adult Library Services Association

Ghostopolis, Book Trailer

23 Dec

This book is on the Popular Paperbooks for Young Adult list!

What if…

21 Dec

…It’s the end of the world as we know it? In an effort to get all four lists out before the end of the year, here is the third installment of  popular paperbacks for YA 2011!

1. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 by Hiromu Arakawa
-Equivalent exchange. A price must be paid.

2. Candor by Pam Bachorz
-A world where everything is reqired to be perfect.

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
-Twenty-four enter. Only one will make it out alive.

4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
-No girls, no memory, no way out.

5. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
-1984 was decades ago, but Big Brother is still watching.

6. The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau
-Venture back to the City of Ember to find a gift left by the Builders.

7. Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
-When steampunk meets ice.

8. Truancy by Isamu Fukui
-It’s students vs. teachers in a fight to the death.

9. Gone by Michael Grant
-What will kids do when all the adults have disappeared?

10. Epic by Conor Kostick
-Erik must win, or lose everything.

11. The Declaration by Gemma Malley
-For others to live forever you must not exist.

12. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
-Leave as teens, return as revolutionaries.

13. Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
-An urban wonderland beneath modern day London.

14. The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
-There are no secrets in the Noise.

15. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel 
-Titanic in the sky.

16. Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
-Welcome to the most prestigious prep school in the galaxy.

17. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
-When an asteroid collides with the moon.

18. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest  
-If the gas doesn’t get you…the zombies will.

19. Shadoweyes by Campbell Ross
-A newborn vigilants takes justice into her own eyes.

20. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
-Is leaving the sisterhood worth the dream.

*21. Unwind by Neal Shusterman  
-It’s a race to keep your organs.

22. The Comets Curse by Dom Testa
-Two hundred fifty-one teens. A five year journey. Humanity’s last hope.  

23. Y: Last Man: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan
-If you’re the last man alive, can you have just one girlfriend?

*24. Leviathan by Scott Westefeld 
-This isn’t the history you studied.

25. DMZ: On the Ground by Brian Wood
-In the demilitarized zone, everyone is just trying to stay alive.

* This book made the top ten list from all 4 popular paperbacks categories!

Compiled from the Young Adult Library Services Association