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Best of Books 2010

Top 10 Books: Teens

Each year Amazon.com comes out with a Top Ten List for almost anything you can think of. From books to kitchen appliances, their editors have tried them all and now make their choices. You may or may not agree, but I’m sure it most likely still influences some sales. On Friday I shared with you their choices for Best Children’s Picture Books. Yesterday I shared the choices for Best Middle Grade Books and today I’ve got the Young Adult book choices.

#1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

#2. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

#3. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

#4. Incarceron (Incarceron, Book 1) by Catherine Fisher

#5. Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex

#6. I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies) by Pittacus Lore

#7. Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin

#8. Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve

#9. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk

#10. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

My feelings about this list…huh? I’m not exactly sure they’ve been reading the same YA books I have been because though I’ve read a number of these books I can still think of quite a few other books out this year that top this list. It just seems like a really odd mix, whereas with the other two lists at least made some sense. Am I out in left field?

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10 Responses to Just Floating In: Amazon’s Best of Young Adult Books 2010

  1. Darlyn says:

    None of the books in the list is read yet. But it’s great to know Extraordinary and Will Grayson, Will Grayson hit the list!

  2. I was enraged by the omission of Mockingjay. :P

  3. Gina says:

    Yay for the YA list! Let’s see….
    1. Heard it’s good.
    2. Have a late received ARC to read…
    3. WAS good. (read it!)
    4. Seen it, haven’t heard much.
    5. Seen it, sounds funny.
    6. Lots of buzz on this one.
    7. Heard the author is good.
    8. Reminds me of another book cover (though the title escapes me now)
    9. Interesting cover again
    10. Don’t believe I’ve heard of that one.

    So that brings the read total to….1. Huh…I think you’re right….a lot of top titles did not make this one….still a good place to add to the wish list. ^_^

  4. LOL I was thinking the same thing. I am so not reading the same books :)

  5. I haven’t read any of these, though Extraordinary is sitting right next to me on the table, waiting to be read. I know my fellow StorySnoops really enjoyed a couple of these, but like other people, I’m scratching my head at the omissions more than anything!

  6. Katie says:

    Ok, I have definitely read a lot more of the books on the YA list than the MG list, but I can not believe that they left off Mockingjay and Monsters of Men!!!!!!!

  7. Shannon says:

    Now here are some books that I love! So glad that Will Grayson, Will Grayson made the list. John Green is amazing.

  8. Finally a top 10 list where I’ve read at least onebook. lol.

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