Oct 18, 2011

YALSA's Teens' Top Ten - 2011

The Young Adult Library Services Association announced the top ten teen books of the year- voted on by teens! Actually, over 9,000 of them! These teens come from book groups from 16 different libraries all over the country. Take a look at who made the list and who the winner was.

Cheers for Cassandra Clare and Clockwork Angel! The entire list is below. Surprised about the winning choice? I would have loved to see Matched closer to the top and I'm not sure how I feel about I Am Number Four. What do you guys think?

1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
3. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
4. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
5. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
6. Matched by Ally Condie
7. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson
8. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
10. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Fin out more information about the Teens Top Ten at YALSA
Who won in 2010? Find out HERE


  1. I personally really, really loved I Am Number Four (and The Power of Six!) but I didn't realize it was that popular with young readers -- perhaps it was helped out by the big movie with the big-name actor?? Or maybe it really had more of a reading fan-base than I realize. At any rate, I'm not surprised to see Cassandra Clare at the top. Her work is solid. There are some great, great titles up there!


  2. I loved I Am Number Four. I haven't read Cassandra Clare yet but they are near the top of my list.
    I'm surprised Bexxa Fitzpatrick got so high, I'm personally not a great fan.
    I agree Matched should of got higher.
    Yay for Suzanne Collins - Epic books!

  3. I have only read The Iron King and Paranormalcy. I already have Clockwork Angel, so I think I better read it soon since it must be amazing!

  4. Interesting. I haven't yet gotten to Crescendo or the Iron King, though I've heard great things about Julie Kagawa's books, so I definitely must tackle at some point.

    'Paranormalcy' was great fun-- it reminded me of my Buffy years. 'Before I Fall' was a huge surprise to me, mostly because I've started to take for granted that hyped books disappoint, but this one lived up to expectations.

    I'm a little surprised no 'Divergent', but I guess that one came out later than the rest of the books on the list?