Teens' Top Ten 2012 Nominees
May 06, 2012
So, you know all about this super cool thing happening at your Library this summer during which you get earn prizes for reading, right? (*cough* Teen Summer Reading Program *cough*) You’re ready to sign up for your account and start writing your reviews as soon as May 21st gets here, but you’ve run into a roadblock. You suddenly realize that you don’t know what to read!!!
Have no fear, Teens' Top Ten nominees are here!
That’s right! Every year, teen groups in libraries across the country read and nominate around 25 YA books published the previous year to be the next Teens' Top Ten. The nominees are announced in April. So, you can read them during the summer, and vote for your favorites in August and September. The winners are announced during Teen Read Week (the third week in October), and then the process starts all over again!
Previous winners include: The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins; City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass by Cassandra Clare; Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney; several Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling; several Sarah Dessen books; several Maximum Ride books by James Patterson; and several Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer. What can I say? Teens have awesome taste in books!
Over the next couple of months, MCPL’s Teen Blogs are going to feature the nominees for the 2012 Teens' Top Ten, giving you some great ideas of what to read this summer or anytime.
Here’s a list of the 2012 nominees. Check back often for detailed blogs about many of these books.
- Austen, Catherine - All Good Children.
- Bick, Ilsa - Ashes.
- Cabot, Meg - Abandon.
- Cross, Julie - Tempest.
- Dessen, Sarah - What Happened to Goodbye.
- DeStefano, Lauren - Wither.
- Forman, Gayle - Where She Went.
- Gaughen, A.C. - Scarlet.
- Goodman, Alison - Eona: The Last Dragoneye.
- Green, John - The Fault in Our Stars.
- Gulledge, Laura Lee - Page by Paige.
- Lu, Marie - Legend.
- McEntire, Myra - Hourglass.
- Meyer, Marissa - Cinder.
- Myracle, Lauren - Shine.
- Ness, Patrick - A Monster Calls.
- Oppel, Kenneth - This Dark Endeavor.
- Revis, Beth - Across the Universe.
- Riggs, Ransom - Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
- Roth, Veronica - Divergent.
- Septys, Ruta - Between Shades of Gray.
- Stiefvater, Maggie - The Scorpio Races.
- Zarr, Sara - How to Save a Life.
- Zevin, Gabrielle - All These Things I’ve Done.