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Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Favorite 2011 YA Novels

My favorite YA novels of 2011

  1. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglass Adams
  2. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  3.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 
  4. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey 
  5. Stolen by Lucy Christopher 
  6. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson 
  7. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys 
  8. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  9. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  10. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
  11. Jane by April Lindner 
  12. Blink and Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones 
  13. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly 
  14. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray 
  15. Hold Still by Nina LaCour 
  16. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai 
  17. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King 
  18. Divergent by Veronica Roth 
  19. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King 
  20. Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard 
  21. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 
  22. The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston 
  23. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cathrynne M. Valente  
  24. Cloaked by Alix Flinn 
  25. Boom! by Mark Haddon 
  26. Swim the Fly by Don Calone


  1. Ugh! I have so many of these on my TBR shelf. I need to get crackin'!

  2. Divergent is stalking me. I get it, I should read it! :-) Actually, I am doing a dystopia challenge so Divergent is definitely going to get read this year

  3. I've 9 of these books and agree they were so good. I look forward to A Monster Calls.

  4. Wow, 26 favorites? How many YA novels did you read this year? You have some good ones on your list! I gave Jamie the Patrick Ness trilogy for Christmas, but he hasn't started it yet.

    I really enjoyed Revolution this year, too (on audio) and Amy & Roger's Epic Detour (which I've now got Craig's 8th grade classmates reading!).

    Nice list! Let's hope 2012 is just as good for books!



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