Top Shelf 2011


The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston

Huntress by Malinda Lo

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

The Good Neighbors Book One: Kin by Holly Black

The Julian Game by Adele Griffin

The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball by Risa Green

Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams

Don’t Stop Now by Julie Halpern

Trapped by Michael Northrop

Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

The Radleys by Matt Haig

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Divergent by Veronica Roth

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

    Reviews pending:

    Zahrah The Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor

    Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

    Nothing by Janne Teller

    Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

    The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

    Level Up by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham

    Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski

    Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

    The Passage by Justin Cronin (not so YA, crossover potential strong though)


Across the Universe by Beth Revis

The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell

Punkzilla by Adam Rapp

Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

33 Snowfish by Adam Rapp

Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

I Am J by Cris Beam

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper

Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Note: These are books we read in 2011. They may have been published at an earlier date. And yes, some are more children’s or adult lit than YA, but we swear you will love them anyway. This list is a work in progress until the end of 2011.