Friday, December 10, 2010

2009/2010 Top Books I've Read!

About a year and a half ago I started keeping track of the YA books I was reading. Here's the list of all the YA books I read in 2009/2010. My fifteen favorites are starred. If you're curious about any of these books, I'm happy to answer questions!

Top Picks by Category:

Top 5 Authors:
Diana Wynne Jones
Sharon Shinn
Scott Westerfeld
Meg Cabot
Rosemary Clement-Moore

Top 5 Books that Appeal to Boys:
Un Lun Dun
Percy Jackson
The Graveyard Book
The Hunger Games

Top 5 Books that Appeal to Girls:
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Teen Idol
The Splendor Falls
Summers at Castle Auburn
Wicked Lovely

Top 5 Classic Fantasy:
Poison Study
The Safe-Keeper's Secret
Sabriel (Abhorsen Series)

Top 5 Supernatural Fantasy:
The Splendor Falls
Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely series)
The Iron King
City of Bones

Top 6 Books to Make You Think:
Life of Pi
The Hunger Games
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Life as We Knew It

Full List:

Laurie Halse Anderson
*Speak [rec]

MT Anderson

Dave Barry
Peter and the Starcatchers

Hilari Bell
The Prophecy

Ann Brashares
*The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series

Herbie Brennan
Faerie Wars 1, 2 & 3

Meg Cabot
*Teen Idol [rec]
Pants on Fire
When Lightning Strikes

Isobelle Carmody
*Obernewtyn Series

Kristin Cashore

Cassandra Clare
City of Bones, City of Ashes

Rosemary Clement-Moore
Prom Dates from Hell
Hell Week
*The Splendor Falls [rec]

Suzanne Collins
*The Hunger Games Series [rec] [Mockingjay rec]

Charles de Lint
The Blue Girl

Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book

Michael Grant

Diana Wynne Jones
*Howl's Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, House of Many Ways [rec]
Dark Lord of Derkholm, Year of the Griffin
Deep Secret
The Game
Chrestomanci Series

Julia Kagawa
The Iron King [rec]

Julie Kenner
Good Ghoul's Guide to Getting Even, Good Ghouls Do

Mindy Klasky
The Glasswright Series

Phoebe Kitanidis

Melissa Marr
Wicked Lovely Series [rec]

Yann Martel
*Life of Pi [rec]

Robin McKinley
Spindle's End
The Hero and the Crown
The Blue Sword

Stephanie Meyer
Twilight Series

China Mieville
Un Lun Dun [rec]

Brandon Mull
Fablehaven 1 & 2

Garth Nix
Abhorsen Series [rec]

Christopher Paolini
Inheritance Series

Mary E. Pearson
*The Adoration of Jenna Fox [rec]

Susan Beth Pfeffer
*Life as We Knew It, The Dead and the Gone [rec]

Tamora Pierce
Beka Cooper
Magic Steps

Philip Pullman
The Golden Compass

Rick Riordan
*Percy Jackson Series

Carrie Ryan
The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Angie Sage
Septimus Heap Series

John Scalzi
Zoe's Tale

Sharon Shinn
*The Safe-Keeper's Secret, The Truth-Teller's Tale, The Dream-Maker's Magic
General Winston's Daughter
Summers at Castle Auburn [rec]

Maria V. Snyder
*Poison Study [rec]

Maggie Stiefvater

Heather Tomlinson
Toads and Diamonds

Scott Westerfeld
*Uglies Series
Midnighters Series [rec]
Peeps, The Last Days
So Yesterday

Gabrielle Zevin
*Elsewhere [rec]

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