2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA’s list of the Best Fiction for Young Adults has been announced.  There are 98 titles on the list from 175 nominated.  The books are appropriate for ages 12-18 and have that winning mix of great writing and teen appeal. 

From the 98 titles, there is also a Top Ten List:

All the Truth That's in Me Better Nate Than Ever Eleanor & Park

All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Far Far Away Freakboy Golden Boy

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark

Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan

Midwinterblood Rose Under Fire

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Rose under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Out of the Easy Winger

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Winger by Andrew Smith

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I hope you find interesting:

Read these 15 books for Chinese New Year or anytime to share a different culture with your kids.


‘The Giver’: First Look at Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites in Lois Lowry’s classic | Inside Movies http://buff.ly/1g6cFfM #kidlit

If All Adults Reread ‘The Berenstain Bears,’ The World Would Be A Much Better Place http://buff.ly/1fjVMdK #kidlit

Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Titles worth checking out http://buff.ly/1gr8QSo #kidlit

The Netflix of kids’ books? Epic launches on iPad for $9.99/month — Tech News and Analysis http://buff.ly/1dLdRgO #kidlit #ebooks

Rare Book Tramp Digital Art  - Rare Book Tramp Fine Art Print


ALA Council approves new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity – http://buff.ly/1bagc8o #libraries

Libraries as America’s Techno-Glue? http://buff.ly/1aOVvP1 #libraries

Librarypedia: The Future of Libraries and Wikipedia – The Digital Shift http://buff.ly/1dObXMg #libraries


Report: 250 million school age kids can’t read – Appeal-Democrat: Us http://buff.ly/1baeCTT #reading

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Rainbow Rowell signs two-book deal with First Second | Shelf Life http://buff.ly/1ba4k6k #yalit

Stories of the Impossible – An interview with Patrick Ness | BOOK RIOT http://buff.ly/1ffLz24 #yalit

Two Studios to Partner on an Adaptation of ‘Between Shades of Gray’ – GalleyCat http://buff.ly/1dLQ1BA #yalit

What graphic novel should be required reading in high schools? http://buff.ly/MrU1C1 #yalit

What makes an adult book right for teens? http://buff.ly/1gqMjFk #yalit