25 January, 2012

Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults 2012 list is out now! 

I have read 19 of the titles, and own another 31 (yikes! I'd better start reading more...)

Two readers can each win one of the books by posting a comment below, answering the question:

Which book on the BFYA 2012 do you want to read the most, and why?
Incomplete answers and Rafflecopter entries without a comment will not be counted! US/Canada only, please.

Here's the list you can choose from (you don't have to comment about the book you want to win; I will email the two winners and let them choose their prize)

Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando
I am J by Chris Beam
Chime by Franny Billingsley
Strings Attached by Judy Blundell
Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
Bitter End by Jennifer Brown
Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Exposed by Kimberly Marcus
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
This Thing Called the Future by J. L. Powers
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace
Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Contest ends February 1. Please use Rafflecopter to give me your contact info--don't leave your email address in the comments!

Just for fun, if you're on Facebook you can take this poll to count up the books you've read that are on the list. Some of the books are missing since FB only allows 100 items on the poll.

Good luck to all who enter!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

28 comments:

  1. I want to read Huntress by Malinda Lo because I adored Ash, and I've been wanting to read her other book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Kim

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  2. I've read some already so of those I haven't read, I'm most looking forward to Blood Red Road for something different than my norm. Thanks!

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  3. Oh my goodness, there are so many! I have read quite a few, but of the ones I haven't I would most like to read Queen of Hearts or Guantanamo Boy, I'm really in a historical fiction mood right now. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  4. I want to read Dead End in Norvelt--Jack Gantos is always funny and the book has a great opening line, so I'm eager to see the rest.

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  5. So many books that I heard about but never had the chance to read! :c Lol, I really want to read The Girl of Fire and Thorns and Virtuosity.

    Thanks for having such an awesome giveaway! :)

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  6. I want to read Prized by Caragh O'brien. I absolutely loved Birthmarked. It packed a punch. Can't wait to read the sequel!

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  7. Blood Red Road is tops on my to read list. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Thank you! I recognize several titles on that list as ones I'd really love to read. I'm going to have to check out the full thing and compare what I have read, as well. :D

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  9. My reasons for wanting to read Chime are a bit round-about. The fact that is was the National Book Award YA finalist put it on my radar, prior to that I had dismissed it due to the lackluster cover (I know, don't judge a book . . .); in addition, the back and forth chatter about it on several listservs has piqued my interest - now if only the student who is reading it would return it:)

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  10. I really want to read Huntress...I love Melinda Lo, and it looks like a great book!

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  11. I want to read Between Shades of Gray...the past year was not one where I read much, but I heard about this one.

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  12. I want to read I Am J, because it pertains most to my community, and Chime, because I have heard/read so many great reviews about it.

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  13. I want to read Anna and the French Kiss. I have heard so many good things about it and it just looks like a cute, happy story!
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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  14. I've read quite a few of those already. Loved them. I want to read Queen of Hearts.

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  15. I'd like to read Between Shades of Grey. I read Anna and the French Kiss and I LOVED it.

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  16. I really want to read Blood Red Road...the premise sounds great and like something I would love

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  17. Blood Red Road is supposed to be the best. Language, story, characters all so awesome I just have to read it.

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  18. Queen of Hearts - I've read very good reviews on it and I know my niece would love it. Plus, I love historical fiction and the heroine of this book is headstrong and feisty. Sounds great!

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  19. I really want to read Chime. It sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I really want to read Blood Red Road. I've heard such great things about it and it has a very compelling cover.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  21. I'd like to read most if not all of them... but Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins would be my first choice!

    Dawn Zimmerer
    www.flitlit.blogspot.com

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  22. I would like to read Anna and the French Kiss because I've heard amazing things about it. I also love France!

    Amber
    http://falln2books.blogspot.com

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  23. I would pick Anna and the French Kiss because Stephenie Perkins writes the best love story novels that are cute and funny! I read Lola and the Boy Next Door already, so I can't wait to get a copy of Anna and the French Kiss.

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  24. So many of those books are on my to-read this, but I think the one I want to read the most is Huntress. I recently read Ash, and loved it, so now I can't wait this sort of prequel :P

    (I'm Carissa St. Amand on Rafflecopter)

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  25. I want to read Between Shades of Gray, because I've read some reviews on it and it sounds like my kind of book.

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  26. I would really like "Chime". I haven't read many book set in the south and/or witches.

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  27. I really want to read Between Shades of Gray. Everyone raves about this book but I just haven't had a chance yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. I really want to read "Anna Dressed in Blood." The cover is beautiful and the reviews have been great. Ghosts, murder, YA fiction? There isn't much better.

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