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#BestBooks2016!

It’s a holiday tradition! Magazines, newspapers, and Web sites like Amazon.com select the best books of the year just in time for holiday shopping and New Year’s Resolution reading lists. Every list is unique, but some of these young adult novels are turning up everywhere; they really are the best of the best! And there’s something for everyone here: a tree that feeds upon lies, a talented 16-year old artist who meets versions of herself at different ages, the Queen of Hearts when she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love, four teenagers vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a 17-year old named Cliff who’s living on the precipice, and the truth behind the sensational trial of Lizzie Borden. Each of these books is available in the library, so check one out today! #BestBooks2016! #SoManyGreatBooks! #GetReading!

  • The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
  • The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
  • The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
  • Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King
  • Character, Driven by David Lubar
  • Burn, Baby, Burn by Meg Medina
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden & the Trial of the Century by Sarah Miller
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
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#BestBooks2015

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 2015″ lists are published! Magazines, newspapers, and Web sites like Amazon.com select the best books of the year and publish their lists just in time for holiday shopping, snow day reading, and New Year’s Resolution reading lists! Every list is different, but some of these young adult novels are turning up everywhere. They really are the best of the best, and there’s something for everyone here: Leningrad under siege, an impossible heist, an ongoing game between Love and Death, the Miss Teen Bluebonnet Pageant, an undercover slave, and a girl who is allergic to the world itself. #BestBooks2015! #SoManyGreatBooks! #GetReading!

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Tommy: The Gun that Changed America by Karen Blumenthal
  • The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
  • The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbaugh
  • The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  • Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin
  • Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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Lucky for you, each of these books is available in the library! If you check one of these books out today you’ll be ready for soon-to-be-holiday-season reading!

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#BestBooks2014

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 2014″ lists are published! Magazines, newspapers, 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 are turning up everywhere. They really are the best of the best, and there’s something for everyone here: lost love letters, petrified bats, twist endings, experiments gone awry, head transplants, and magical journals. #BestBooks2014!

  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han*
  • Skink: No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
  • Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King*
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson*
  • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld*
  • Noggin by John Corey Whaley
  • Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

* These books just happen to be Pickett’s Picks 2014! And The Young Elites absolutely should have been one!

Lucky for you, each of these books is available in the library! If you check one of these books out today you’ll be ready when the snow arrives. Happy soon-to-be-holiday-season reading!

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The Best of the Best are here! #SoManyGreatBooks!

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

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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!

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

December is a wonderful time of year for many reasons. And one of them is that the “Best of 2012″ 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!

  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray*
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green*
  • Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
  • Every Day by David Levithan*
  • Never Fall Down by Patricipa McCormick
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater*
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein*

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ALSO AVAILABLE IN AUDIOBOOK FORMAT IN THE LIBRARY!

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!

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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

How to Save a Life* ALSO AVAILABLE IN AUDIOBOOK FORMAT IN THE LIBRARY!

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!

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December means one thing!

Okay, December actually means a lot of things. But one of them is that the “Best of 2010” 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!

  • Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • They Called Themselves the K.K.K. by Susan Campbell Bartoletti*
  • Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (editors)
  • Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly*
  • Happyface by Stephen Emond
  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher*
  • Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill
  • Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill
  • Trash by Andy Mulligan*
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  • Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards*
  • Numbers by Rachel Ward*
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff*Before I Fall

* ALSO AVAILABLE IN AUDIOBOOK FORMAT IN THE LIBRARY!

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!