Looking for some great YA reads?
I have chaired Illinois’ Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award Program for the past three years and volunteered on the selection committee several other years. This readers’ choice award is sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA).
I am a YA Lit Lover and Book Pusher, a term I was introduced to by my friends at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville.
Some of my favorites are on this list and though Divergent and Fault in Our Stars were likely list toppers from last year’s list, I’m not so sure when all the student votes are tallied which of these will be at the top of the heap come March 2015.
Here’s the 2015 Abe Lincoln High School Book Award List
Here’s a link to a PDF of all the author’s and titles for this year’s list.
- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
- Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
- Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
- The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
- DJ Rising by Love Maia
- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Hardin
- Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
- The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Sheperd
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
- Out of the Easy by Ruta Septys
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
- Stolen by Lucy Christopher
- Swim the Fly by Don Calame
- The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
- The Selection by Kiera Cass
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
- Unbroken by Laura Hildenbrand
- Winger by Andrew Smith