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The GBSP Bookshelf for November

Written by gbspcamp on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The GBSP Bookshelf for November

October was Teen Read Month, and YALSA (the young adult branch of the American Library Association) just released its Top Ten Teen Reads list for 2014. This prompted us to think about our favorite teen books, because—and this may come as a surprise—we think about books a lot here at GBHQ.

YALSA’s Top Ten Teen Reads 2014:  

  1. Eleanor & Park  by Rainbow Rowell  ( Macmillan/St. Martin's Griffin)
  2. Splintered  by A.G. Howard  ( ABRAMS/Amulet Books)
  3. The Rithmatist  by Brandon Sanderson (Tor Teen)
  4. The 5th Wave  by Rick Yancey (Penguin/Putnam Juvenile)
  5. Monument 14: Sky on Fire  by Emmy Laybourne (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends)
  6. Earth Girl  by Janet Edwards (Prometheus Books /Pyr)
  7. The Testing  by Joelle Charbonneau (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  8. Steelheart  by Brandon Sanderson (Random House/Delacorte Press)
  9. Siege and Storm  by Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan/Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
  10. The Eye of Minds  by James Dashner (Random House/Delacorte Press)

GBHQ Picks:

  • Great Books Headquarters has compiled a list of our favorite teen books, both the ones we loved when we were teens, and the teen books we still love to read today!
  • Paula’s Choice: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Mel’s Choice: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Heather’s Choice: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
  • Gabe’s Choice: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Mindy’s Choice: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

GB Community Picks:

GBSP campers and staff have once again shared what they're reading with us this November. What are you reading right now? What's your favorite teen read? Do you think YALSA missed an amazing teen book on their 2014 Top Ten list? Tell us in the comments, or on Facebook and Twitter !

  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Emma Heuchert, camper)
  • Tinkers by Paul Harding (Rosy Capron, PA)
  • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (Marley Fortin, camper)
  • Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Sarah Blatt-Herold, PA)
  • Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue by Patrick Modiano (Madeleine Pearson, camper)
  • Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia (Christina Lamoureaux, PA)
  • The Known World  by E.P. Jones (Piers Gelly, PA)
  • Deep Secrets by Niobe Way (Emma Connelly, camper)
  • Torn From the Next by Clorinda Matto de Turner (Chris Schafenacker, PA)
  • The Swimmer  by John Cheever (Hiu Hiu Sau, camper)
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Phenomenon of Life by Hans Jonas (Christopher Katrakis, PA)

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