Winter is a wonderful time of year for many reasons. Hot chocolate, the scent of pine trees, and holiday cookies, to name just a few. Another is that the “Best of 2013″ 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 list is different, but some of these young adult novels have turned up on list after list. They really are the best of the best, and there’s something for everyone here: vampires, reality TV, first love, secrets, a murder mystery, rugby, Ravensbrück, and aliens. #SoManyGreatBooks!
- All the Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry
- The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
- Reality Boy by A.S. King
- Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
- Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
- Winger by Andrew Smith
- Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
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 soon-to-be-holiday-season reading!