Wondering what the Top 100 YA Novels Poll would be?
The blog is by an Australian teacher currently living in Japan. Part of the fun of reading through the posts is seeing non-USian book covers. Also fun are the tidbits included about the authors and books.
It’s a nice mix of new and old, and a variety of genres. I confess that I haven’t read some of the books, such as the Morganville Vampires. I’ll be adding it (and others) to be ever-growing To Be Read list. Looking for Alibrandi is on the list, yay (and wow, I love that film!).
I confess that I haven’t counted the titles to see how representative they are of race, gender, ethnicity, sex, year published, genre, etc. But I also confess I didn’t participate in the original poll or voting, so didn’t take the opportunity to suggest, nominate, or vote on books.
Part of the fun of a list like this (after the usual recognizing favorites, discovering new titles, and counting the ones you’ve read) is it is a great conversation starter about what makes a great YA book and what books you would have on your personal top 100. Or, what books you cannot believe other people consider “great.”
Read the top 100 as compiled by Persnickety Snark and let me know — do you agree? Disagree? What would you add?