VOYA, the incredible YA book review magazine, has some new lists from their 2010 reviews. One of my favorite features of VOYA reviews is that they look at books from two perspectives, quality and popularity.
The best of the best are listed in VOYA’s Perfect Tens which are books that received top scores of 5 in both quality and popularity: 5Q 5P. So many of my favorites are here as well as others that are on my list, but I never got around to reading. Still others are brand new on my reading list, but I know they are worth the time.
If you are looking for great middle school reads, check out Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2010. These are books chosen by a committee, so they don’t have the top ten ranking. Any with a star are the Top of the Top Shelf, or the best of the best.
The Nonfiction Honor List 2010 has nonfiction suitable for grades 6-8. I love the mix of science, history and just plain fascinating.