YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) has put together a list of the absolutely best fiction books from the year 2010(it seems like just yesterday!). So if you are looking for something GREAT to read or new authors to obsess over, then you should check out the list and then check out the book from our library! Here, I’ll get you started with the top ten best books according to YALSA and their library call numbers (you’re welcome!):
Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship Breaker.
Nailer is a light crew scavenger tearing up old hulks of ships, living day to day, until a rich girl and her gleaming ship run ashore in a storm on the beach and his life gets more dangerous. Call Number: YP FIC BACIGALU
Donnelley, Jennifer. Revolution.
Haunted by the death of her brother, Andi is taken to Paris by her estranged father where an encounter with a mysterious diary may bring her back from the edge. Call Number: YP FIC DONNELLEY
Marchetta, Melina. Finnikin of the Rock.
Finnikin and his fellow exiles from Lumatere wish to return to their cursed homeland. Finnikin must go on an epic journey with a mute novice named Evanjalin to return home. Call Number: YP FIC MARCHETT
Matson, Morgan. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour.2010.
Amy and Roger must both learn to deal with loss while on a road trip across the country which doesn't go as expected. Call Number: YP FIC MATSON
McBride, Lish. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer.
When Sam discovers he is a necromancer he must learn to control his power in order to defeat a powerful and corrupt rival and save his friends. Call Number: YP FIC MCBRIDE
Mulligan, Andy. Trash.
Three garbage-picker boys find an item of great value to a corrupt politician on their rounds, setting off a tense hunt to see who will triumph. Call Number: YP FIC MULLIGAN
Perkins, Mitali. Bamboo People.
Chiko, a Burmese soldier and Tu Reh, a Kerenni refugee meet on opposite sides of war and each must learn what it means to be a man of his people. Call Number: J FIC PERKINS
Reinhardt, Dana. The Things a Brother Knows.
Boaz is back and hailed as the hometown hero, but he is not at all the same. Can his younger brother Levi help him truly make his way home? Call Number: YP FIC REINHARD
Saenz, Benjamin. Last Night I Sang to the Monster.
Weeks in therapy go by and 18-year-old Zach is still unable to remember the monstrous events that left him alone and haunted by nightmares. Call Number: YP FIC SAENZ
Sedgwick, Marcus. Revolver.
Sig is alone with his father’s body when the lawless man his father had managed to escape appears out of the icy wilderness. Call Number: YP FIC SEDGWICK
And just click on this link to go to the full list of best fiction books: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/bestficya/bfya2011.cfm