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Mondays With Megan-YALSA 2012 Teen Top Ten Nominees and What Are You Reading?

Holy moly! Did the weekend fly by in a blur or is it just me? I did manage to squeeze in some reading and I am heading to the shelves today to get some fresh books for the week. But before I do, let’s talk about the 2012 Teen Top Ten list. YALSA announced the nominees last week-24 in all. Now it’s time to go forth and READ so we are ready to vote in August and September. The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week in October.  The TTT are chosen by teens, so all you adult YA lovers, you’ll just have to sit this one out. Here’s the list of nominees. I haven’t read them all, but I will check the titles I would pick, if I were allowed to vote.

And the nominees are…
All Good Children by Catherine Austen
Ashes by Isla Bick (TBR)
Abandon by Meg Cabot
Tempest by Julie Cross
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen (TBR)
Eona:The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
Legend by Marie Lu
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Shine by Lauren Myracle
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (TBR)
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (TBR)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Riggs Ransom
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr (TBR)
All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

That’s only 8! I need to get reading! What your top ten picks be? Moving on.


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey  and a Children’s/YA edition can be found at Teach Mentor Text.

In my car: I am so close to finishing Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt. In fact, I am pretty sure my 10 minute drive home tonight will be enough. This one has been a real emotional roller coaster! I think I need some Stephanie Plum. I always know what I am going to get with her. So, up next High Five by Janet Evanovich.

My At Work Read: Today at lunch I finished Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins. I really lingered over this one and I don’t want it to be over. I have enjoyed the Hex Hall series a lot and look forward to Ms. Hawkins’ future endeavors. My next book will be The Traitor and The Tunnel, book three in The Agency mystery series by Y. S. Lee.

At Home: An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor. This is my gentle read selection for book club. So far so good, as I had expected.

My new graphic novel series: Locke & Key by Joe Hill. I wrapped up Y: Last Man by Brain Vaughan this weekend and I’m still waiting for new Walking Dead and Fables, so it’s on to something new in the meantime.

I must be needing a little break from YA since I only have one on my list for the week. Once I am finished with Traitor I want to read either From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender, The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore, or Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness. I am feeling the need to catch up on some series!

What are you all reading this week?

Happy Reading!


Mondays With Megan-Teen Top Ten Edition


The people have spoken, the votes have been counted, and the winners of the 2011 Teen Top Ten poll are in! These books (along with 15 others, see list here) were nominated by members of teen book groups in 16 school and public libraries. Teens between the ages of 12 and 18 voted for their favorites. And the winners are…

  1. The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  3. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
  4. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  5. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  6. Matched by Ally Condie
  7. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson
  8. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  10. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

There are some great titles on this list! I have read all of them except for I am Number Four, Angel, and Nightshade.

If it were up to me, which it is not, the list would look like this:

1. The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
2. Lies by Michael Grant
3. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
4. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
5. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
6. Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
7. Matched by Ally Condie
8. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
10. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

So now that you know which books are totally awesome, get busy reading !

Happy Reading!