The Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2010 is now available online.
This list offers several choices not found on either the Alex Awards list, or our own Best Adult Books 4 Teens list. These three lists are usually quite different. I assume that to be a function of the vast numbers of adult books published each year.
And also a difference in criteria. Booklist chooses “the year’s best personal reading for teenagers among adult books published in 2010.” Appeal does not seem to be as central here as for the Alex Awards.
The only title on all three lists is The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant.
Books that appeared on two lists:
Girl in Translation
The House of Tomorrow
The Outside Boy
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
If we include the vetted nomination list for the Alex Award, there are additional overlaps. The following books are then on two lists:
City of Veils
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
Lean on Pete
Not one nonfiction title appears on more than one list.
As far as I know, these are the only places that examine adult books for teens. Does anyone know of others?