Monday, January 6, 2014

Good Reads Choice Awards 2013: Young Adult and Younger

Really like the Good Reads Choice Awards. Readers vote on their favorite books. Be sure to click on the Good Reads link for more information and other genres. Below is a handy list of books for  young adults and younger. Books are listed in descending order, the first one having the most votes. Not my choices necessarily, but it is interesting to see what readers like. Enjoy!

Best Young Adult Fiction (20):

--Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (21,818 votes)
--Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
--Dare You To by Katie McGarry
--United We Spy by Ally Carter
--The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
--Just One Day by Gayle Forman
--Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
--Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
--Ali's Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard
--Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
--If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
--This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
--The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
--Game by Barry Lyga
--Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
--Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles
--Forgive Me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
--The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
--Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
--Golden by Jessi Kirby 

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction (20)

--Allegiant by Veronica Roth (36,157 votes)
--Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
--The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
--Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
--Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
--Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
--The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
--The Elite by Kiera Cass
--Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
--Prodigy (Legend) by Marie Lu
--Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
--Requiem by Lauren Oliver
--The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
--Light by Michael Grant
--Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
--The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
--Etiquette Espionage (Finishing School) by Gail Carriger
--Siege and Storm (The Grisha) by Leigh Bardugo
--The Rithmatist (Rithamatist) by Brandon Sanderson
--The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies) by Pittacus Lore

Best Middle Grade and Children's books (20)

--The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (42,877 votes)
--Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
--Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
--The Land of Stories (The Enchantress Returns) by Chris Colfer
--Doll Bones by Holly Black
--The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen
--The Sun Trail (Warriors: Dawn of the Clans) by Erin Hunter
--Fyre (Septimus Heap) by Angie Sage
--Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
--Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
--Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
--Chasing the Prophecy (Beyonders) by Brandon Mull
--Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
--Trust No One (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers) by Linda Sue Park
--The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co.) by Jonathan Stroud
--The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
--The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente
--The Royal Ranger (Ranger's Apprentice) by John Flanagan
--Loki's Wolves (The Blackwell Pages) by K.L. Armstrong and M.A Marr
--Rump: The true Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

Best Picture Books (20)

--The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (9,087 votes)
--The Dark by Lemony Snicket, Jon Kassen
--Chus's Day by Neil Gaiman, Adam Rex
--A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke
--Journey by Aaron Becker
--Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great by Bob Shea
--My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak
--Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett, Kevin Cornell
--Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
--That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
--The Matchbook Diary by Paula Fleischman, Bagram Ibatoulline
--Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
--Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld
--Open This Little Book by Jesse Kausmeier, Suzy Lee
--On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne, Vladimir Radunsky
--Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
--Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, Joy Ang
--Deck the Walls! A Wacky Christmas Carol by Erin Dealey, Nick Ward
--If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead
--Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller, Anne Wilsdorf


  1. It's definitely interesting to see what others enjoyed the most...glad to see at least a few titles here that I read last year!

  2. There are some good titles there, but, as you said, not all of them would have been my choice. It's good we have a diversity of readers though, it means there's more room for lots of different books!

  3. Joyce - I have since realized I need to read more, too. We need to know what is being written AND read!

    S.P. - One could do a study on titles from the list alone. I too appreciate the diversity...and opportunity as you point out.

  4. It is quite a diverse list of books! I love books! ;)


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