Every year I try to listen to as many YA titles on audiobooks as I can and I am always looking for lists of good book to listen to next. Today I found such a list, published in the December /January AudioFile Magazine. They have done the work for me, by identifying the best audiobooks of the year. It appears that the list is alphabetized, so think of them all on an equal level as far as excellence.
AudioFile's Favorite YA Titles of 2014
- The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, read by Corey Allen (Recorded Books)*
- Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy, read by Andrew Eiden, et al (Scholastic Audiobooks)
- The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming, read by Kimberly Farr, et al (Listening Library)*
- I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, read by Julia Whelan and Jesse Bernstein (Brilliance Audio)*
- I Am Malala, Young Reader's Edition by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick, read by Neela Vaswani (Hatchette Audio)
- The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson, read by Julia Whelan and Luke Daniels (Brilliance Audio)*
- Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern, read by Rebecca Lowman (Harper Audio)*
- The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton; read by Cassandra Campbell (Brilliance Audio)*
- We are the Goldens by Dana Rienhardt, read by Julia Whelan (Brilliance Audio)
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, read by Ariadne Meyers (Listening Library)*
- The Young World by Christ Weitz, read by Jose Julian and Spencer Locke (Hatchette Audio)
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, read by the author (Penguin Audio)*
- Egg and Spoon by Gregory McGuire, read by Michael Page (Brilliance Audio)
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, read by full cast (Harper Audio)
Let's hope that 2015 is another fantastic year for audiobooks!
*Books on the GKHS Mock Printz list. I'm happy to see these fabulous books on more than one list.