Apr 13, 2012

#RocktheDrop 2012 - Wrap-up

I can't tell you how much fun #RocktheDrop was yesterday! I really thought about where I would drop the books and although it took some time to drive all around Austin, I'm glad I did! I choose schools, libraries, eateries, and local places that Austin is known for. Check out some of my photos.

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, CatherineAll Good Children. Orca Book Publishing. 2011.
Bick, IlsaAshes. Egmont USA. 2011.
Cabot, MegAbandon. Point. 2012
Cross, JulieTempest. St. Martin’s Griffin. 2012.
Dessen, SarahWhat Happened to Goodbye. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile. 2011.
DeStefano, LaurenWither. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2011. 
Forman, GayleWhere She Went. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2011.
Gaughen, A.CScarlet. Walker Children’s. 2012.
Goodman, AlisonEona: The Last Dragoneye. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile. 2011.
Green, JohnThe 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, MyraHourglass. Egmont USA. 2011.
Meyer, MarissaCinder. Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends. 2012.
Myracle, LaurenShine. Abrams/Amulet Books. 2011.
Ness, PatrickA Monster Calls, Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Illus. by Jim Kay. Candlewick. 2011.
Oppel, KennethThis Dark Endeavor:  The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein. Simon& Shuster Books for Young Readers. 2011.
Revis, BethAcross the Universe. Penguin Group/Razorbill. 2011.
Riggs, RansomMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Quirk Books. 2011.
Roth, VeronicaDivergent. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books. 2011.
Sepetys, Ruta.  Between Shades of Gray. Penguin Group/Philomel Books. 2011.
Stiefvater, MaggieThe Scorpio Races. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 2011.
Zarr, SaraHow to Save a Life. Little, Brown Books For Young Readers. 2011.   
Zevin, GabrielleAll 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.