I’ve moved into my teeny tiny studio apartment on the east coast, started my new (semi-new…I’m a transfer) job yesterday, and looking forward to graduate school beginning in a month!
Enough about me – on with the book news!
It’s almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn’t just for teens anymore. Just last year, the Association of American Publishers ranked Children’s/Young Adult books as the single fastest-growing publishing category.
Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer’s Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75,220 of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year’s science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed.
And now, the final results are in. While it’s no surprise to see Harry Potter and the Hunger Games trilogy on top, this year’s list also highlights some writers we weren’t as familiar with. For example, John Green, author of the 2012 hit The Fault in Our Stars, appears five times in the top 100.
I was one of the thousands that participated in this poll, and I’m very pleased to see that all the ones I voted for had made the list! Check this out! Add them to your to-read list on Goodreads!