Teen Read Week Blog Tour

Some of you may have noticed the button that's been adorning my sidebar for a few weeks now.

You can see what Teen Read Week is or visit my profile at the links.  In a nutshell, it's a week of celebrating and promoting teen reading and young adult fiction.  It's always been a library-based thing, with programs and activities going on at libraries and being shared by word-of-mouth and flyers.
My friend Sarah from Inklined, however, had the brilliant idea to take this celebration to cyberspace and get a virtual Teen Read Week going in the form of a blog tour!

The tour officially started on Sunday, but I decided to hop in on my usual posting days, so I'd like to start my leg of the tour with some polls for you, my lovely readers.  First off, the Teen Top Ten.  It's a list of young adult novels (published in 2011 or 2012 for this year's list) nominated for a spot on the American Library Association's top ten list; votes for the best are cast by teenagers online.  Voting started in August and ended in September.  The winners were announced yesterday.

Poll number one: if you did vote, which book(s) did you vote for?  If you didn't, which book(s) would you have?

Poll number two: which books from the list have you read?

Poll number three: are there any books on this list that you think shouldn't have been nominated?

The nominees:

All Good Children by Catherine Austen
Ashes by Ilsa Bick
Abandon by Meg Cabot
Tempest by Julie Cross
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Where She Went by Gail Forman
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
Legend by Marie Lu
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Shine by Lauren Myracle
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin

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To all those visiting for the TRW blog tour, welcome!  I'm Emily Rachelle, a teen girl with a love for God and words.  Here at my blog I talk about everything in my life, from faith, family, and friends to books, politics, and philosophy.  Feel free to have a peek around, and leave me a note telling me you came by!

Today's TRWBT schedule:

10:00—Here! ;)


  1. One: I voted for Scarlet, The Fault in our Stars, and Cinder.
    2:All Good Children, Abandon, What happened to Goodbye, Wither, Where She Went, Scarlet, The Fault in our Stars, Legend, Cinder,This Dark Endeavor, Divergent, and How to Save a Life.
    3: I was surprised to see books on the list I hadn't read or heard of. For instance, I wasn't shocked to e see Miss Peregrin's because I'd seen it on NYT bestsellers lists. But Ashes, Tempest, Eona, Page by Paige, Shine and many more I'd never heard of before.
    I also was surprised to see Scarlet on here, because it's that author's first book.

    Great post!
    ~Sarah Faulkner

  2. 1. I did not vote, but I would have voted for Divergent and The Scorpio Races.

    2. Divergent, The Scorpio Races, and The Fault In Our Stars.

    3. The Fault In Our Stars.

  3. Hi there ladies! Thanks for participating :D

    Sarah, there were quite a few titles I hadn't heard of, either - here I thought I kept up with the YA market pretty well!

    Neville, I'm curious: why don't you think Stars should have been nominated?

  4. I didn't think the writing or the plot in TFioS were that great. :/

  5. Well I guess we all have our opinions. :) After all, I often think Twilight is poorly written drivel, and it's obvious that there are plenty of people who agree with me and plenty who don't.


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