28 April 2012

Y is for YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults

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

YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults list started in 2010 "to provide librarians and library workers with a resource to use for collection development and reader’s advisory purposes." 1 Prior to that it was called the Best Books for Young Adults list, which dates to 1996.  The list includes books of all YA genres, but since Science Fiction and Fantasy are popular to publish the list of 100~ish books has a lot of YA SF/F included.  All prior years are available on the YALSA Website.  Anyone can nominate a title, and the books are chosen by a committee of YALSA members (names available on the website). 

2012 Top Ten Books:
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

2012 Long List:
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Chime by Franny Billingsley
Red Glove by Holly Black
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Liar's Moon by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Entwined by Heather Dixon
The Dark City by Catherine Fisher
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Legend by Marie Lu
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Prized by Caragh O'Brien
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

1 http://www.ala.org/yalsa/best-fiction-young-adults#current

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting to see what is popular these days...thanks for your post, Aurora! Just stopping by from the Challenge...only one day to go!!