Thursday, May 27, 2010

For Realz: Top 25 Books Teens Are Reading

Ever wonder what real teens are reading. Like when they go to the library, like actually go inside and check one out, what do they pick? Well, the media specialist at my high school usually runs monthly reports of what are the "hot" books of the month. It's great to gage what students are interested in. Today, on the eve of school being out, we received the yearly report of the top books.

Drumroll.... Here's the Top 25 Reads for 2009-2010

(1). Tricks
(2). Identical
(3). Marked
(4). Crank
(5). The Perks of Being A Wallflower
(6). Betrayed: House of Night
(7). Lessons from a Dead Girl
(8). Tempted
(9). Vampire Kisses
(10). Chosen: House of Night
(11). Untamed: House of Night
(12). Impulse
(13). Someone Like You
(14). Speak
(15). Beast of Noor
(16). The Lightning Thief
(17). Vampire Night # 5
(18). Vampire Night # 6
(19). Dear John
(20). Glass
(21). Just Listen
(22). Time Travelers Wife
(23). Eclipse
(24). Breaking Dawn
(25). Twilight
And we also have an AMAZING library at my school. It's called "The Unquiet Library". How awesome is that? I have to remind myself not to shush kids when I go inside! You can check it out HERE
. There's great links to giveaways as well as a TON
of information about YA literature.


Debra Driza said...

Holy cow--that's a whole lot of Vampires AND PC Cast in particular on that list! Super interesting, Krista--thanks for posting!


Lisa_Gibson said...

Really interesting. Thanks for this info!

J.S. Wood said...

Awesome Krista! Vamps definitely still have it and I think they always will.

Jamie B said...

And do my eyes deceive me or are those contemp. titles on that list? *faints*

Ellen Hopkins said...

I am blushing... and honored!

Debra Driza said...

Yay Ellen--having your titles on there is VERY exciting for all of us! :D

Regan Leigh said...

Such a great list, thanks! :)

Hmath said...

This is a fun list - too bad schools out. Not for you, you're probably dancing in your nuddy pants. Wow, just quoted from the AT&FFS series. Guess someone got it stuck back in my head.

Anywho, I'll miss the list this summer.

Nomes said...

Cool - thanks for posting. Very interesting list! So different to the YA choices I read!

Agreeing having Ellen Hopkins in your library is awesome :) (and so popular, too)

Krista Ashe said...

Ellen, just like I mentioned in YAlitchat, I always have a student in my classroom with one of your books. It's very cool! And yes, making the list is awesome....and making it several times is the BOMB!!!

Becca said...

I never really liked any of those books. Even the Time Traveler's Wife, I couldn't get through. Although I do want to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Wow, I almost spelled it "wallflour"

Tim said...

"Lessons from a Dead Girl" is a fantastic book. I really hope that "Jumping Off Swings" makes it on to next years list, I love Jo Knowles's writing style!

Cathy Ogren said...

I love the idea of "The Unquiet Library."

sheila said...

lessons from a dead girl #7