December is a wonderful time of year for many reasons. And one of them is that the “Best of 2011″ lists are published! Newspapers, magazines, and Web sites like Amazon.com select the best books of the year and publish their lists just in time for holiday shopping (and better yet, snow day reading!). Every source has a slightly different list, but here are some of the young adult novels that keep turning up on list after list. They really are the best of the best!
- Flip by Martyn Bedford*
- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
- Stay With Me by Paul Griffin
- Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater*
- The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
- The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen*
- How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
Lucky for you, each of these books is available in the library! There’s no snow in the forecast yet, but if you check one of these books out today you’ll be ready when it arrives! Happy holiday reading!