Saturday, December 19

Top Books of the Decade

This week at TFC, we're talking about what's in the news. There's the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, the ongoing Olympic torch relay toward the Vancouver Olympic stadium, and for those of us in the US, the winter storm on the east coast and the weekend Senate vote on the health care bill.

And there are lists. Lots of lists.

Since we're reaching the end of the decade, all sorts of lists have popped up in the news. The best of this, the worst of that. Top news stories, most watched you-tube videos, worst celebrity moments. My personal favorites are the book lists. Here's a list from Good Reads of readers' favorites. I pulled the top picks from this decade (including more than the top ten because Stephanie Meyer and J.K. Rowling take up half that list!) Here we go...

The Best YA Books of the Decade

Twilight - Stephanie Meyer (2005)
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman (2008)
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling (2006)
Holes - Louis Sachar (2000)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003)
Eclipse - Stephanie Meyer (2007)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling (2000)
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (2005)
Uglies - Scott Westerfield (2005)
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (2008)
Eragon - Christopher Paolini (2005)
City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau (2004)
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares (2001)
Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray (2003)
Looking for Alaska - John Green (2005)

How many of these books have you read? Which ones did you love? What would you add to the list?


Amanda Ashby said...

Eeeek, I've only read six of them!!!!! Hunger Games is definitely my favorite read of the year (and quite possibly the decade) and my other favorite for the year is The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.

Sara Hantz said...

I've only read 6 too!!!! It's got to be the Hunger Games as my favorite from the list, plus the Harry Potter books.

I would add Catching Fire, the second in the Hunger Games books.

Melissa Walker said...

I've read 9 of them. Yay! But I still haven't read HUNGER GAMES, which shames me! SOON, SOON.

Mari said...

I have read the first seven plus Sisterhood and Uglies. Really need to read the others. Eragon is sitting in a pile at home, others are just on my To Read List.

Hopeless Romantic said...

I've only read three of them, but I really love Twilight. The movie was alright, but the book was so much better(:

Wendy Toliver said...

I think it's a great list and I've read 5.
Amanda, I just finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth last night and it was very much a page-turner. Before that I read Evermore and Blue Moon by Alyson Noel. I've been lucky in choosing excellent books lately!

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Angie said...

When people ask me if I like YA I always say "I don't really read YA." So I was shocked to see I had actually read 7 books off this list!