10 April 2012

I is for International Reading Association's Young Adults' Choices Reading List

For April I'm Blogging the Alphabet through YA Book Awards!  Find out more Here!

The Young Adults' Choices Reading List is an annual list put out by the International Reading Association. Their purpose is to generate a "list of new books that will encourage adolescents to read."1 Published since1987, the list is generated late in the year for that year (2011 is the most recent).  Publishers can nominate books, and student teams at middle and secondary schools select the list of 30 books from the nominees.  The list is annotated to help readers better understand the choices. 

Notable 2011 Books:
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Matched by Ally Condie
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Necromancer by Michael Scott
Ruined by Paula Morris
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger


1 http://www.reading.org/resources/booklists/youngadultschoices.aspx


  1. Sounds like an excellent organization. I'm all for anything that encourages kids to read more.

    Nice to meet you, and I hope you're enjoying the Challenge!

    A to Z Challenge Host

    1. They make great lists for librarians to buy books with, too.

  2. A lot of those are on my TBR list. Great organization, I will have to look at the other books on their list. Thanks!

  3. Greetings from Texas! Have you read any of these? If so, which was your fav?
    Tate's Other Side

    1. I have, with mixed results. The point of the list is not for good books adults like, though, but books kids will read.

  4. Sad to say I haven't read any of these. I'll have to check them out.

    New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


    1. I'd especially recommend Stiefvater, her work is excellent!

  5. Thanks for posting this list. I've read a couple of books from this list and have heard great things about the others.

    1. I can pick Leviathan, Incarceron, and Shiver as faves. And, of course, Mockingjay!