2009 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations

29 04 2009

Teens Top TenThe 2009 Teens’ Top Ten nominations are in and you have until the second week in October to read as many of these books as you can. Why, you ask?

Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominations are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year during Teen Read Week (October 18 – 24). Readers ages 12 – 18 are eligible to vote.

In the meantime, get reading! Here are your nominees:

gracelingGraceling by Kristin Cashore

Untamed by Kristin & P.C. Cast

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Truancy by Isamu Fukui

graveyard-bookTruancy: Origins by Isamu Fuku**

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Paper Towns by John Green

Runemarks by Joanne Harris**

Identical by Ellen Hopkins

breaking-dawnThe 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

knifeThe 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

flygirlEternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee

**The Library does not own these titles, but you can request them through Marina with a library card (borrow them from another library system).





2008 Teens Top Ten winners!

21 10 2008

Once again the votes have been tallied. More than 8,000 teens cast a vote to create this year’s Teens’ Top Ten list. And here are our winners…

1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

5. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

7. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

8. Extras by Scott Westerfeld

9. Before I Die by Jenny Downham

10. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

The library owns all of these books, so please check our catalog or ask for help to find any of these titles.





Teens’ Top Ten Nominations

29 04 2008

It’s that time of year again! Twenty-four books have been nominated by teens across the country to be voted on (again, by teens) for the ultimate “Top Ten” list. Read as many titles as you can and encourage your friends to do so, as well. This is open to anyone 12-18, and you have until October to get your read on. Voting occurs during Teen Read Week — October 12-18, 2008 — and I’ll post more as the time gets closer.

And the nominees are:

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Daemon Hall by Andrew Nance and Colin Polhemus, illus.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Extras by Scott Westerfeld

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

Glass by Ellen Hopkins

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale by Holly Black

Jango by William Nicholson

Jinx by Meg Cabot

The Luxe by Anna Godberson

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson

Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

Tamar by Mal Peet

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Don’t forget to check out our catalog to find these amazing titles! And stay tuned for more info.





2007 Teens’ Top Ten Winners

25 10 2007

trophyOkay, I promised that I would post the winning books from the Teens’ Top Ten list – remember, this is the list of books that is voted on by teens. There is no surprise that Stephenie Meyer made the number one spot. For some reason, we just can’t get enough of Edward and Bella.

The library owns all of the books on the list except for All Hollow’s Eve, but if you guys are interested in getting that, let us know. Don’t forget to check the catalog or ask a librarian for help in getting one of these titles.

  1. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  2. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  3. How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
  4. Maximum Ride: School’s Out — Forever by James Patterson
  5. Firegirl by Tony Abbott
  6. All Hallow’s Eve (13 Stories) by Vivian Vande Velde
  7. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  8. River Secrets by Shannon Hale
  9. Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe
  10. Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks