Teens' Top Ten Voting Begins
August 24, 2011
Guess what time it is! No, not school time. Not Monday Night Football time. Not Halloween time (despite what the stores would have you think). It’s Teens' Top Ten voting time!
That’s right, every year teen groups in libraries across the country (including a group just down the road at one of the Kansas City Public Library branches) read and nominate 25 YA books published the previous year to be the next Teens' Top Ten. YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association) releases these nominees in April. Then, teens across the country (including YOU!) get to vote for your favorites in August and September (August 22nd through September 16th this year). 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!
Here’s a list of the 2011 nominees. Go to the Teens’ Top Ten website here and vote for as many and as often as you like between now and September 16th.
- Drought - Pam Bachorz
- I Am J - Chris Beam
- You Killed Wesley Payne - Sean Beaudoin
- Zombies vs. Unicorns - ed. Holly Black and Cecil Castelucci
- The Lost Gate - Orson Scott Card
- Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
- Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
- Love, Inc. - Yvonne Collins
- Matched - Ally Condie
- Nightshade - Andrea Cremer
- Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick
- Lies - Michael Grant
- Demonglass - Rachel Hawkins
- Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins
- The Iron King - Julie Kagawa
- I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
- Red Moon Rising - Peter Moore
- The Sky is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson
- Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
- The False Princess - Ellis O'Neal
- Angel - James Patterson
- Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce
- Blessed - Cynthia Leitich Smith
- Behemoth - Scott Westerfeld
- Paranormalcy - Kiersten White
Also, check out the Parkville Branch’s teen area, where we’re running a Teens' Top Ten bracket of our own. Fill out a ballot and track your favorites in the battle for the top.