It’s nice when someone validates your choices and opinions, isn’t it? And when the someones are the noteworthy folks on the American Library Association’s many book awards committees, then it’s even nicer.
Several BooksYALove selections were tabbed on the 2012 award lists, which looked at books published in 2011 and late 2010. And, yes, some are now on bestseller lists, but were posted here well before sales popularity moved them there. You should be able to find them all at your local library or independent bookstore, but you may encounter a waiting list!
Beat the rush on future award books by reading them whenever something appealing to you is introduced on BooksYALove – no spoilers, I promise!
As I read YA books that deal with real-life issues during the “YA Saves Reading Challenge” hosted by TheBusyBibliophile blog, plus all the wonderful science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction on the publishing horizon, I’m sure to find plenty of great young adult books beyond the bestsellers which will be included in future award lists – and you could see them here first!
Payback Time, by Carl Deuker – my recommendation
Ten Miles Past Normal, by Frances O’Roark Dowell – my recommendation
Icefall, by Matthew J. Kirby – my recommendation
Huntress, by Malinda Lo – my recommendation
Legend, by Marie Lu – my recommendation
Karma: a novel in verse, by Cathy Ostlere – my recommendation
This Thing Called the Future, by J.L. Powers – my recommendation
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs – my recommendation