YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten Books for 2011

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) announced yesterday the top 10 Young Adult books for the year. The list is comprised of books nominated and voted on by teens. All the books on the list were published the year before since the current year isn’t over yet.

This year’s winners are…

  1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster)
  2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
  3. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster)
  4. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)
  5. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin)
  6. Matched by Ally Condie (Penguin)
  7. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Company)
  8. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (HarperCollins)
  9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins)
  10. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Penguin)

That’s a very interesting list. I’m surprised to say that I’ve only read one of the books on the list and even more shocked to say that there are a few books there I haven’t heard of before. Man, I’m getting old and behind on the times.

You can see the full list of nominees here. What do you think of the list? For you teen readers out there, do you agree with the voting? What would you put on your list?

14 thoughts on “YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten Books for 2011

  1. I’ve only read Mockingjay. There’s a movie coming up on my Netflix queue called “I Am Number Four.” I’m assuming it’s not related to this book since this book just came out? Weird.
    I bet you won’t be reading #8. Haha! The title makes it obvious.

    • Mockingjay is the only one I’ve read as well. Actually it is related to the movie! Wikipedia says the movie company bought the rights before the book was published.
      Hahah, yeah I will probably pass on #8.

  2. Interesting! I’ve read 2, 4, 7, 8 and 10…Mockingjay was the best; Paranormalcy was entertaining, I Am Number Four was cheesy but kinda fun.
    Matched is sitting on my shelf, waiting for me to read it…
    Interesting list!

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