2nd Correction: We now own all of the books!!!
CORRECTION: Voting starts on August 25th. See below for details.
YALSA’s 2009 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees were announced today as part of Teen Literature Day. This year there are 25 fantastic nominations from all genres.
What should you do now? Read as many of these as you can.
At the end of the summer from August 25-September 18, 2009, teens all over the country will vote to select the final ten, which will become the official Teens’ Top Ten for 2009. The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week on a special webcast by WWE Superstars and Divas.
The nominations are:
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast
- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Truancy by Isamu Fukui
- Truancy: Origins by Isamu Fukui
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Paper Towns by John Green
- Runemarks by Joanne Harris
- Identical by Ellen Hopkins
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
- Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott
- Wake by Lisa McMann
- Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
- Bloodline by Katy Moran
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
- Evermore by Alyson Noel
- Geek Charming by Robin Palmer
- Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce
- Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
- Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
- Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
- Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
- Impossible by Nancy Werlin
- Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee
Wake County owns ALL of these right now. The ones owned have links on them to the catalog where you can request a copy. Happy reading!
Take note: Most of these titles are for teens in grades 9-12, so seek out a librarian’s assistance if you are looking for titles that are free of certain content.