Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Teen Scene Tuesday: The Best Books of 2011

As the year winds down, we're seeing a variety of "Best of..." lists. Of course, since I'm an aspiring author, I always tend to look at the "Best of..." lists that highlight all things books--especially YA. As a matter of fact, you can check out a variety of 2011 Best Book Lists by going here.

So with all of these opinions, I figure why not ask teens about the best books they've read in 2011--you know, since they're our target audience at all. With help from my cuz, Quita, here are the titles that were mentioned (in alphabetical order):

1. 11/22/63 by Stephen King

2. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

3. Blueford series by various authors

4. Claidi Journals by Tanith Lee

5. The Crucible by Arthur Miller

6. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

7. Demon Seed by Dean Koontz

8. Divergent by Veronica Roth

9. Evermore by Alyson Noel

10. The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman

11. Last Sacrifice: A Vampire Academy Novel by Richelle Mead

12. Medieval Tales and Stories Edited and Translated by Stanley Applebaum

13. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

14. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

15. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

Two major things I noticed while reviewing this list:

  1. Not all of these titles were published in 2011, and

  2. Not all of these titles can be considered YA (major props to the teen who loves Medieval Tales)

So what does this information tells us about today's teen? Hey, I only gathered the data--but I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. :)


Marquita Hockaday said...

I think it shows that teens are so complicated! Which all of us YA writers are already fully aware of :D Teens change their minds b/c their so fickle. And of course, they read up. They love adult books b/c it takes them even further out of their world. But they also love young adult books b/c they can relate to them in some ways.

Excellent post! And yes, shout out to my lil' history geek who loves the middle ages!

Sohidul Islam said...

Auto Title Loans in Chicago focuses on automotive vehicle title loans. we've an inclination to face live here to help you get the money that you {just} just would really like as quickly as gettable. Our application is straightforward and you will be able to get response in as little or no as thirty minutes! To use for a automotive titloe loan, you merely have to be compelled to own you’re automotive check cashing chicago. It’s like having the total technique done as quickly as observation associate episode of your favorite tv show! presently that is FAST!

Sohidul Islam said...

I merely have a glimpse here and emerge persuading to hunt out this periodical. created content composing hand and very cooperative internet site. I yearn most of we tend to tend to face live inclined to connected countries bureau neck of the woods unit to request out these ways in which of things, here we tend to square measure reaching to observe everything fast ntitle loans newport news. I’m with the content tribute associate degreed do esteem him as an honest supplier. Thanks for your work and you too.

Marion Palmer said...

It is good to see that you aspiring author and i hope you have something special in your book for us. You should copy the writing style of best superior essay writers if you want to increase the demand of your books in market.