Teens Top Ten!

October 22nd, 2009 • Kate

papertownsCongrats to John Green and his famous mole for his book Paper Towns being named the favorite book for teens this year by the ALA and YALSA (although the list was voted on entirely by teens)! Awesome, indeed! The top ten list was announced last week, with some other fantastic books making up the rest of the list, but I have to admit something here to you readers: I’ve only read 3 of the 10 books. I’m not going to tell you WHICH three, but suffice it to say, I’m pretty embarrassed. I’ve got some catching up to do!

I do have copies of four of the other books on the list, so I could read them relatively easily — if I could fit them in between reading partials and brilliant client manuscripts.

How do you deal with balancing your pleasure reading with work stuff, whatever that may be? When’s your favorite time to read? Lately, I’ve really been enjoying curling up with a book at bedtime, but when it’s good, it’s so hard to put it down and get to sleep, and I find myself staying up way too late to finish it.

Do you have a favorite reading spot? I’ll show you mine if you show me yours!

Also, if you haven’t already, I highly recommend watching the incredibly entertaining and yet totally bemusing video announcing the winner — and don’t freak out, but that link takes you to the World Wrestling Entertainment site. See above re: bemusing.

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11 Responses to “Teens Top Ten!”

  1. Kate Says:

    I'm so trusting — I'll show you mine even BEFORE you show me yours!

    These are my two favorite spots:

    <img class="alignleft" src="http://ktliterary.com/img/ReadingSpot1.jpg&quot; alt="Reading Spot #1" width="100" align="left" /><img class="alignright" src="http://ktliterary.com/img/ReadingSpot2.jpg&quot; alt="Reading Spot #2" width="100" align="left" />

    Where's yours?


  2. Tim White Says:

    My 10-year old's (oops, he's 11 a week from Monday), favorite is still Maximum Ride. We'll see how it goes once he's officially a teen. πŸ™‚

    And, just to call you out, I know that one of the three you've read is the Graveyard Book!!!! πŸ˜‰

  3. Amy Says:

    I've read four! I beat you… barely.

  4. Anna Says:

    Since I've moved to school, I haven't found a good spot to curl up. But I do love to set up a lawn chair and an umbrella on the beach of the lake my parent's cabin so that my feet are in just a few inches of water. It's the best way to combat the Arizona heat and read for hours without a sunburn. I balance school and pleasure reading by blowing off school to read what I want — maybe not the best plan. But luckily I often get to read whatever I want to review for my college newspaper. Work and pleasure together, I'm a lucky girl!

    That video was so silly! What an awkward tie-in, but I guess I'm glad WWE is promoting teen reading.

    What's this about a mole? Does John Green have a mole in YALSA? It wouldn't surprise me — Nerdfighters are everywhere!

    I've read all but three of the winners, and I loved each. I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd be glad to take all the books you don't have time to read off your hands, Daphne πŸ˜‰ But I am so grateful for all the books you give us already.

    Have a great day and thanks for the wonderful post as always!

  5. Julia Says:

    Not sure how to get a pic in here – but, it's on the loveseat in my living room with whichever cat feels he (or she) must curl up in my lap at the time!

    I'm ashamed to say, I've only read two of the top ten (that will be remedied) – but I love the video! (that cannot be remedied!)

  6. Sara Raasch Says:

    I read whenever I get a spare moment. I keep a book in my purse at all times, and if ever there's an empty minute or two in my day, I whip it out. Standing in lines, dull moments at work, waiting for professors before class. Anywhere, anytime. Thus, I have no pictures to show.

    I've only read three of the top ten too…sad. I have one of J. Green's other books a-waiting for me on my to-be-read shelf. Does that count? Maybe?

  7. Karen Says:

    Three must be the magic number for this list because I've only read three of them as well. I wonder if it's the same three as everybody else. I do own three more of the books on the list so that will make it a cool 6 shortly. There is only one book on the list that I don't plan to read–won't mention any names–but, I'm adding the others to my list.

    My most favorite place to read is at the gym. I know that sounds crazy, but on the elliptical or the treadmill, it's easy to read. Plus I with my iPod, I'm set! And people want to know how I can be on the elliptical for 55 min. Two words…Catching Fire!

  8. Trish Says:

    I've read eight of the ten. What do I win?! πŸ˜€

  9. Stina Says:

    Cool, I've read three of them (but I have read works from four of the authors). πŸ˜€ I don't sleep, that's how I manage to find time. That and I sneak away when my kids aren't looking.

  10. Ally Cowee Says:

    I've read six of the top ten and am thrilled to see books I've adored. I read quickly, so I'm lucky, but mostly I fit it in during breakfast and lunch, and on the weekends.

    I don't have a really special comfortable place to read, sadly, but I'm working on remedying that situation.

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