Top Ten Tuesday: Books I hope to read this summer.Every summer I read a ton of YA titles trying to figure out if any of them will be Printz Award winners. Along with the other high school librarians in the district we select our favorites and place them on a list that we call the Mock Printz. All of the books have to be YA and published in 2014. Here are ten books that I want to read since the reviews are coming in very positive for them:
Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the story of how he and his best friend , Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa." -Goodreads
In the early 1980s Ada and Stefan are young, would-be lovers living on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall--Ada lives with her mother and grandmother and paints graffiti on the Wall, and Stefan lives with his grandmother in the East and dreams of escaping to the West."- Goodreads
For sixteen years, Daisy has been good. A good daughter, helping out with her autistic younger brother uncomplainingly. A good friend, even when her best friend makes her feel like a third wheel. When her parents announce they’re sending her brother to an institution—without consulting her—Daisy’s furious, and decides the best way to be a good sister is to start being bad." -Goodreads
She Is Not Invisible is an intricate puzzle of a novel that sheds a light on the delicate ties that bind people to each other."
If you know some other YA books that were (or will be) published in 2014 that you think are worthy for consideration to the Mock Printz list of books, please let me know those titles. Thank you. Also if you have read any of the books I've listed please let me know what you thought of them. So far we have over 30 books on our initial list of possible choices and we have to cull that list in half. We need as much help as possible.