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A PLACE TO BEGIN

Since I post my list of books each month, I am often asked about my favorites. I hesitate to narrow my reading down to a handful. Yes, I do have personal favorites, and I am happy to offer suggestions to individual readers searching for something in particular. However, I am not reading for an award committee, I am reading as widely as I can so I can offer all manner of forms, formats, and genres as I do PD over the course of the year.

Instead, this year, I read through as many lists from others as I could. From SLJ and The Boston Globe to Nerdy Book Club and Cybils, I compiled all of the MG and YA titles I could find from dozens of lists. I present here what is a very unscientific account of the books that appeared on more than one list. If you are looking for some "best books," I think this is a good place to begin. I know I will be tracking down the ones I have not read and adding them to my TBR stack, that never-ending and avalanche-looking TBR stack. Happy reading in this New Year!



100 SIDEWAYS MILES
A TIME TO DANCE
AFTERWORLD
ALTHEA AND OLIVER
AND WE STAY
BELZHAR
BEYOND MAGENTA
BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE
BROWN GIRL DREAMING
CAMINAR
CRESS
DEATH SWORN
DREAMING IN INDIAN
DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS
EGG AND SPOON
EL DEAFO
EYES WIDE OPEN
FRIDA AND DIEGO
GABI: A GIRL IN PIECES
GIRLS LIKE US
GLORY O'BRIEN’S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE
GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE
HALF A KING
HALF BAD
HEAP HOUSE
HOUSE OF PURPLE CEDAR
HOW I DISCOVERED POETRY
HOW IT WENT DOWN
I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN
ISLA AND THE HAPPY EVER AFTER
LIES WE TELL OURSELVES
LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD
MORTAL HEART
NEST
NO ONE ELSE CAN HAVE YOU
NOGGIN
PANIC
POINTE
POISONED APPLES
PORT CHICAGO 50
RAIN REIGN
RED MADNESS
RED RISING
REVOLUTION
RUIN AND RISING
SALVAGE
SILVER PEOPLE
SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE
SISTERS
THE ACCIDENTAL HIGHWAYMAN
THE CASTLE
THE CROSSOVER
THE FAMILY ROMANOV
THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH
THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS
THE HERE AND NOW
THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY
THE INFINTE SEA
THE NIGHT GARDENER
THE RED PENCIL
THE RIVERMAN
THE SHADOW HERO
THE STORY OF OWEN
THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROW OF AVA LAVENDER
THE TRUE TALE OF THE MONSTER BILLY DEAN
THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE
THE TURLE OF OMAN
THE TYRANT’S DAUGHTER
THE VIGILANTE POETS OF SELWNY ACADEMY
THE WINNER’S CURSE
THIS ONE SUMMER
THREATENED
THROUGH THE WOODS
TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
WE WERE LIARS
WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST
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