The GBSP Bookshelf for November

October was Teen Read Month, and YALSA (the young adult branch of the American Library Association) just released its Top Ten Teen Reads list for 2014. This prompted us to think about our favorite teen books, because—and this may come as a surprise—we think about books a lot here at GBHQ.

YALSA’s Top Ten Teen Reads 2014: EleanorandPark

  1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Griffin)
  2. Splintered by A.G. Howard (ABRAMS/Amulet Books)
  3. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (Tor Teen)
  4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (Penguin/Putnam Juvenile)
  5. Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends)
  6. Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (Prometheus Books /Pyr)
  7. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  8. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (Random House/Delacorte Press)
  9. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan/Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
  10. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (Random House/Delacorte Press)

GBHQ Picks:

Great Books Headquarters has compiled a list of our favorite teen books, both the ones we loved when we were teens, and the teen books we still love to read today!


Paula’s Choice: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Mel’s Choice: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Heather’s Choice: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Gabe’s Choice: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Mindy’s Choice: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

GB Community Picks:

GBSP campers and staff have once again shared what they’re reading with us this November. What are you reading right now? What’s your favorite teen read? Do you think YALSA missed an amazing teen book on their 2014 Top Ten list? Tell us in the comments, or on Facebook and Twitter!

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Emma Heuchert, camper)

Tinkers by Paul Harding (Rosy Capron, PA)CodeNameVerity

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (Marley Fortin, camper)

Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Sarah Blatt-Herold, PA)

Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue by Patrick Modiano (Madeleine Pearson, camper)

Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia (Christina Lamoureaux, PA)

The Known World by E.P. Jones (Piers Gelly, PA)

Deep Secrets by Niobe Way (Emma Connelly, camper)

Torn From the Next by Clorinda Matto de Turner (Chris Schafenacker, PA)

The Swimmer by John Cheever (Hiu Hiu Sau, camper)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and The Phenomenon of Life by Hans Jonas (Christopher Katrakis, PA)

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