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Monday, October 8, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday...Rewind Week

Top Ten YA Books Published in 2012 that I've read so far...

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green....hands down this is my favorite YA book I've read this year.  Even with all the hype I still loved it. It lived up to the hype.

2. Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers...uniquely special and thoughtful.

3. Code Name Verity by Elisabeth Wein...WWII historical fiction and a mystery to boot!

4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer...I was prepared to not like this book because I had misinterpreted messages from others who read this Cinderella retelling before me, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

5. The Final Four by Paul Volponi...basketball so realistic I thought I was actually at the NCAA tournament.

6. Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony...few words and lots of images. I got to tell myself the story.

7. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews...Oh no, I thought, another book about death and dying it couldn't possibly match up to FIOS. However, it is a very different book and I enjoyed it.

8. Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson...the story is pretty depressing, meth addiction, but the symbolism is strong and the story is redemptive.

9. Insurgent by Veronica Roth...the exciting second book to the Divergent series...even though it took me forever to read.

10. The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison...a mystery with a twist, the main character has OCD and is a compulsion to steal things.

Do you have any favorite YA books published this year?


  1. I totally agree I did not expect to love Cinder, it sounded so stupid! But it is one of my favs from the year for sure!


    here's my my TTT (villains)

  2. I have to agree with #1, and I also really enjoyed Cinder. Glad to hear you liked The Butterfly Clues - it's on my shelf waiting to be read! Code Name Verity also sounds fantastic.

  3. Cinder and Insurgent are the only ones I've read that you mentioned - and I loved them both. Code Name Verity is one I hope to get to before the year is out too. Awesome list.

  4. I really liked Cinder! :D Insurgent was okay. I'm excited to read The fault in our stars; I've heard so many great things about it.

    Two of my favorite YA releases this year: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson & The immortal rules by Julie Kagawa.

    TTT @thedailyprophecy.

    1. I just got Tiger Lily today. I hope to get to it soon.

  5. I think I may be the only person alive who didn't completely love The Fault in Our Stars. That is the only selection off your list that I have had the chance to read! The majority of these are somewhere on my never-ending TBR list!

  6. Code Name Verity!! *sobs*

    My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2012/10/top-10-tuesday-rewind-top-ten-bookish.html


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