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We know you’ve seen the lists and hype on the best books of 2013, so here’s a list with a twist! These are the teen titles that were the most popular in Mount Prospect during 2013. Wondering if you are up to date with these trending titles? Check it out!
Season 4 of Downton Abbey just premiered a couple of weeks ago. If you are looking for a good Downton-esque read to pass your time while you eagerly await next week’s episode, check out some of the books listed below. Just click on the cover and find them in the Library!
Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
The Foreshadowing by Marcus Sedgwick
The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf
The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
Wither by Lauren Destefano
Today is the last day of 2013! What was your favorite teen book published this year? Can’t decide? Take a look at what some of the book, news, and media outlets thought were the best books from 2013:
Winding down a list of hundreds of books, here’s a few highlighted titles that the editors of School Library Journal selected as best fiction from 2013. Click on the covers to find them in the Library!
Goodreads has their Choice Awards every year, where users get to vote for their favorite titles of the year.
The winner for best Young Adult Fiction of 2013: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell!
The winner for best Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Allegiant by Veronica Roth!
The winner for best Graphic Novels & Comics: Beautiful Creatures: the Manga by Kami Garcia , Maragaret Stohl, and Cassandra Jean!
The winner for best Middle Grade and Children’s: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan!
Publisher’s Weekly’s list highlight their editor’s picks of the year. They also have a nonfiction list. Below are a few highlights from PW’s picks. Click on the cover to find the titles in the Library!
Amazon’s pick for the best teen book of 2013 is Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park, but they also put out a list of what their editors pick as the top 20 books of the year for teens. Click here to see that list and click on the cover below to find Eleanor & Park at the Library!
Mashable is an online news source for the Connected Generation. Earlier this month they posted their top 11 books for teens of 2013. Click on the cover to find the highlighted titles from Mashable’s list in the Library!
The Horn Book’s staff and reviewers put out their Fanfare list every year. Click on the covers below to find some of the teen books that made The Horn Book’s 2013 Fanfare list:
NPR puts out a guide to the best books every year, click on the covers below to find some of their picks for the best teen books of 2013:
Buzzfeed is a great site for all things pop culture! A week ago they posted their picks for the top 21 YA books of 2013. Click on the covers below to find some of the highlighted suggestions at the Library:
I hope some of your favorites of this year made a list! These lists are also a great way to find a really good book to read next!!!
Looking for ways to spend your days relaxing this winter break? Check out this Mental Floss post about 11 Classic Video Games You Can Play Online. Personally, we can never get tired of Pacman! Also, be sure to check in at the Library, where we have an extensive video game collection for teens. Click on some of the images below to see if some of these staff favorites are checked in today!