And my favorite picture of the day:
When I was dropping Social Suicide at one of my favorite stores downtown, Whole Earth Provisions, I told the gentleman working what I was up to. He responded with, "Are you dropping Catching Fire? That is my next book." I laughed and told him no. I love that teens, adults, and everyone in between enjoys a great YA!
Thank you, HarperTeen and my fave Indie bookstore, Book People, for the donations! I had a fanny-pack-tastic day and I hope some avid teen readers found my books.
In conjunction with #rockthedrop, YALSA named it's 2012 Teens Top Ten nominations. These books will be voted on by teen readers:
Austen, Catherine. All Good Children. Orca Book Publishing. 2011.
Bick, Ilsa. Ashes. Egmont USA. 2011.
Cabot, Meg. Abandon. Point. 2012
Cross, Julie. Tempest. St. Martin’s Griffin. 2012.
Dessen, Sarah. What Happened to Goodbye. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile. 2011.
DeStefano, Lauren. Wither. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2011.
Forman, Gayle. Where She Went. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2011.
Gaughen, A.C. Scarlet. Walker Children’s. 2012.
Goodman, Alison. Eona: The Last Dragoneye. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile. 2011.
Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2012.
Gullede, Laura Lee.Page by Paige. Abrams/Amulet Books. 2011. Illus.
Lu, Marie. Legend. Penguin Group/Putnam Juvenile. 2011.
McEntire, Myra. Hourglass. Egmont USA. 2011.
Meyer, Marissa. Cinder. Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends. 2012.
Myracle, Lauren. Shine. Abrams/Amulet Books. 2011.
Ness, Patrick. A Monster Calls, Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Illus. by Jim Kay. Candlewick. 2011.
Oppel, Kenneth. This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. Simon& Shuster Books for Young Readers. 2011.
Revis, Beth. Across the Universe. Penguin Group/Razorbill. 2011.
Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Quirk Books. 2011.
Roth, Veronica. Divergent. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books. 2011.
Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray. Penguin Group/Philomel Books. 2011.
Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 2011.
Zarr, Sara. How to Save a Life. Little, Brown Books For Young Readers. 2011.
Zevin, Gabrielle. All These Things I’ve Done. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2011.
Great list and I've read a lot! If you are teen, stay tuned for more info on how to vote.