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Monday, September 18, 2017

TTT: YA books I want to read this fall in prep for YMA

Top Ten Tuesday: YA books I still want to read this fall before the YMA in January.
(If you have read any of these titles, please let me know what you thought of it.)
1. Landscape with Invisible Hand
by M.T. Anderson
(Five starred reviews; amazing author, Sci-Fi; 
likely the first on the list I will get to since I just bought a copy on Audible)
2. A Face Like Glass
by Frances Hardinge
(Another five starred review book; this author is always winning awards in UK. 
Will this be the year she wins one in the US?)
3. Long Way Down 
by Jason Reynolds
(This book has five starred reviews and it won't be published until mid-October; 
it is about the effects of pulling the trigger on a gun and is written in free verse.)
4. Genuine Fraud
by E. Lockhart
(With four starred reviews this psychological thriller is calling my name.)
5. They Both Die At the End
by Adam Silvera
(Another four starred review book. Silvera is on a roll. This is his second YA publish in 2017.)
6. You Bring the Distant Near
by Mitali Perkins
(An immigrant's story. This one has already earned four starred reviews.)
7. The 57 Bus
by Dashka Slater
(A true story about two teens who got together because of a crime. 
This will be published in October and has eared three starred reviews so far.)
8. Borne
by Jeff VanderMeer
(This is the book I am most excited about on my whole list. One reviewer said this, "A dystopia novel written with impeccable weirdness." I can't tell from my records if it has three or four starred reviews, either way, this book has been getting a lot of national press and I look forward to reading it. Oh, guess what, I just figured out that this book isn't a YA title. I still want to read it, but not for the YMA books.)
9. Spinning
by Tillie Walden
(A graphic memoir about a dancer who also has to come to terms with her sexuality. So far it has earned three starred reviews.)
10. Wild Beauty
by Anna-Marie McLemore
(This three starred review book is set to come out in October and is filled with magical realism. I loved her last book, When the Moon Was Ours.)

((The publications which review YA books and award starred reviews for their favorites are: Booklist, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, School Library Journal, and VOYA.))

***So far the only book I know of which has earned the complete seven starred reviews this year is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. It is not on my list because I've already read it.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish.


  1. I'm not sure it'd be a "me book," but I will confess, Genuine Fraud has intrigued me. Likely it's been all that "mysterious" promo and of course, the book trailer that's heightened my awareness of the book. Hope you enjoy all of these, Anne - and happy fall TBR-ing! :)

  2. I am intrigued by E.Lockhart's book! I hope that you love these reads. :-)

  3. This list is great. I was looking forward to most of them already but I hadn't heard of Spinning and now I am super excited for it. I like that you included the star reviews.

  4. I think Genuine Fraud might be on my list too of books I need to try this fall. I'm liking the sound of it.

  5. They Both Die in The End sounds really good! Great list! https://thelittlebookblog.blogspot.com/2017/09/top-ten-tuesday_18.html?m=1

  6. Adam Silvera is my favourite YA author and I`m so excited for "They Both Die at the End". The premise is so intriguing.

    Carmen / Carmen`s Reading Corner

  7. They Both Die at the End is the only one I've read, though sadly I didn't love it like most others have. :( But I am really intrigued about A Face Like Glass and hope to read that one at some point!

  8. I want to read spinning as well. It looks so cute! Awesome picks! There are so many fall releases I am excited about and so many series I want to continue/start!

    Happy Reading!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs
    My Fall TBR picks

  9. Amazing list with incredible authors; I am adding most of these to my TBR list. I'll have to see if our local school libraries have copies I can borrow :-)

  10. I really need to read Adam Silvera one of these days. Great picks!
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  11. Oh, Long Way Down sounds like it'd be an excellent read!

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  12. All but #8 are on my reading list. I grabbed an arc of a quite few of them but I haven't really had a chance to read them. I always forget how hectic the first couple of months of a school year are.

  13. I really want to read You Bring the Distance Near as well. Can't wait for Wild Beauty.

  14. Many of the titles are very intriguing. When we get together for coffee, you'll need to encourage me to read more YA lit. I think I would enjoy it!

  15. Great list! I'm interested in They Both die in the End!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  16. I think I'm going to have to look up Borne then! :)

  17. Hi! Wild Beauty is on my list, too. The 57 Bus is one I've not heard of. It sounds intriguing. I'm going to check it out! Thanks!
    My TTT

  18. Oh dear, I have not read a SINGLE ONE of these, although "They Both Die at the End" is currently sitting on my desk. I've loved everything I've read by the first four authors, but have never heard of the last ones. That should be some great reading for your fall!


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