Top 10, Most Recent 10

The lovely folks at JBA are calling for interns. With teaching full-time, nurturing a writing career, a marriage, and two little ones, this internship is pie-in-the-sky dreaming for “in-another-life” me. But the application sounds so fun that I couldn’t resist the dreaming part.

They ask the applicant to list the last 10 YA/MG books s/he has read as well as the best 10 YA/MG books ever. So just for kicks, here are my lists.

Most Recent MG/YA Books I’ve read

  1. Just Call Me Superhero by Alina Bronsky
  2. Moonkind by Sarah Prineas
  3. The Miseducation of Cameron Post By Emily Danforth
  4. El Deafo by CeCe Bell
  5. Brown Girl, Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  6. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
  7. 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith
  8. My True Love Gave to Me (YA collection)
  9. The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Allison Levy
  10. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Best MG/YA I’ve Read

  1. The Harry Potter Series
  2. Fangirl or Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  3. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
  4. Looking for Alaska or TFIOS by John Green
  5. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  6. Brown Girl, Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  7. Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis
  8. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  9. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
  10. The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World by E.L. Konigsburg (Or anything at all by E.L. Konigsburg.) (For the craft.) (Oh craft.)

Post Script re: Top Ten

  • Yes, I’m listing series-es as one title.
  • Yes, if it’s by the same author I put it on the same line.
  • Yes, LONE RANGER is not technically YA, but since it portrays a young adult coming of age and I like it better than THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY (though that is good too), I’m still including it.
  • Yes, I’m probably cheating on all three of the previous “yes-es” and no, I don’t really care. đŸ™‚


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