Tag Archives: Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

What’s Cooking?

14 Dec

Check out these tasty books, the second category from Popular Paperbacks for Teens 2011!

1. Burger Wuss by M.T. Anderson
-One O’Dermott’s burger, an order of fries, soda, and a side of revenge, supersized.

2. Kitchen Princess Vol. 1 by Natsumi Ando
-Searching for prince charming, one meal at a time.

3. Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti
-Money can buy you a lot of pie, but not happiness.

4. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
-One Summer, Macy learns to deal with death, love, and dirty dishes.

5. Recipe for Disaster by Maureen Fergus
-Before Francie can become the next celebrity chef, she has to survive freshman year.

6. Peeps!: Recipes and Crafts to Make with your Favorite Marshmallow Treat by Charity Ferreira
Peeps: They aren’t just for eating out of the package!

7. Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs by Rozanne Gold
-Unleash your inner chef with these fresh and healthy recipes.

8. Let It Snow by: John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle 
-Snow + 6 hungry teens + one snow night = a recipe for love.

9. Yakitate!! Japan, Vol. 1 by Takashi Hashiguchi 
-Bread making is serious business.

10. The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler
-Beauty queen vs. cupcake queen: who will win?

11. The Manga Cookbook by The Manga University Culinary Institute
-Dust off your chopstick skills and chow down on manga-inspired Japanese cuisine.

12. Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery by Susan Juby  
-The nice guy doesn’t always finish last when there’s dinner, drama, and the d-list.

13. Mixed Vegetables, Vol. 1 by Ayumi Komura
-To fulfill her dream to be a sushi chef, she must marry into a sushi family.

14. Chew Volume 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman
-Taking a bite out of crime one decomposing victim at a time.

15. Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler
-Life takes an unexpected turn when V moves in.

16. Crush du Jour by Micol Ostow
-At the hot new restaurant, love is on the menu.

17. Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan
-A simple, easy-t0-use manual to eating well in today’s complicated world.

18. The Girls by Tucker Shaw
-Lattes, love, and lust.

*19. Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Amith
-Blood sausage is just one of the many specialties at this vampire-friendly restaurant.
* This book made the top ten list from all 4 popular paperbacks categories!

20. Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet by Sherri L. Smith
-Family dinners can be torture.

21. Cooking Up a Storm: The Teen Survival Cookbook by Sam Stern.
-Tasty recipes for the guys.

22. Stuffed by Eric Walters
-Taking on the fast food nation one burger at a time.

23. My Cup Runneth Over: The Life of Angelica Cookson Potts by Cherry Whytock
-A full-figured foodie, Angelica struggles with her perfect-sized friends and family.

24. Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises 
Food, summer, romance, and cute boys!

25. Donut Days by Lara Zielin
-Can donuts help Emma break away from her pastor parents?

Compiled from the Young Adult Library Services Association.


Sick of vampires?

6 Dec

Here is the complete list of “Zombies, Werewolves and Things with Wings”, compiled from the 2011 list of popular paperbacks for the YA genre!

1. Manifest by Artist Arthur
-Mystery, romance, superpowers: they call themselves the Mystyx.

2. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
-The ultimate survival guide against zombies–be prepared.

3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
-Demons, vampires (okay, so there are some vampires!), werewolves and fairies, oh my.  

4. The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
-To save the county from the Dark, Thomas Ward must become the last apprentice.

5. Dark Divine by Bree Despain
-The preacher’s daughter falls in love with the damned.

6. Wereling by Steve Feasey
-Can Trey learn to control the wolf, or will the wolf control him?

7. Soul Enchilada by David Macinnis Gill
-This demon repo man can make life a living hell, literally.

8. Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks
-There is no time for zombies when you have to study for finals.

9. The Devouring by Simon Holt
-They feed on your fear and thirst for your soul.

10. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa 
-Move over summer and winter fey, there’s a new court in town.

11. Fallen by Lauren Kate
These angels are mysterious, sexy and lethal.

12. Other by Karen Kincy
Pookas, dryads and werewolves…no Other is safe with werewolves on the loose.

13. Once a Witch by Karen MacCullough
-When you’re the untalented sister, how do you stand out?

14. Beautiful Dead Book 1: Jonas by Eden Maguire
-Four teens cannot rest in peace until they solve the mysteries surrounding their deaths.  

15. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
-An unlikely queen meets her destiny.

*16. Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your…Brains by Ryan Mecum
-Who knew zombies could be so poetic?
*This title made the Top Ten List from all 4 popular paperbacks categories!

17. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
-These aren’t the unicorns you dreamed of as a child…they’re killers!

18. Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
-Dru is ready to kick some supernatural tail.

19. I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It by Adam Selzer
-Should you, could you, would you kiss a really hot zombie?

20. Shiver: The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1 by Maggie Stiefvater
-The wolves are becoming restless…

21. Me, My Elf and I by Heather Swain
– Just an elf trying to make it in the big city.

22. Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures From the Undead by Nicola Tedman
-They’re crafty! They’re cute! They’re felt zombies!

23. Ghostopolis by Doug Tennapel
-A washed-up ghost wrangler accidentally sends Garth to the spirit world.

24. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
-Phoebe likes the strong, silent, and dead type.

25. My Dead Girlfriend by Eric Wright
-Is a living girlfriend too much to ask for?

Compiled from the Young Adult Library Services Association.