What’s on tap in 2011: YA selections
In my continuing series on upcoming reads in 2011, today I’m offering up some of the YA books eagerly anticipated here at Book, Line, and Sinker. Last week I revealed my nonfiction picks, and next week fiction will be on the docket.
YA fiction is something I enjoy personally and professionally. My high school students often come to me for book recommendations, so keeping up with current and future releases is paramount–god forbid my students think I’m slipping when it comes to books! Ha.
Here are 9 of my picks for YA books* to watch in 2011:
January 1, 2011
I purchased this one after reading Kathy’s review over at Bermuda Onion. It was a quick and clean read, and I can’t wait to introduce it in my class after winter break! The short of Prom and Prejudice: A classic with a contemporary twist!
February 1, 2011
I fell for Oliver’s writing after reading a glowing review of Before I Fall over at Rhapsody in Books. Delirium is the first book in a dystopian trilogy. The short of Delirium: Love is a disease that needs to be cured.
February 3, 2011
I use two of Bauer’s books–Hope Was Here and Rules of the Road–in my classroom and am hoping this one will will be the third. Her books are clean and cover contemporary social issues. The short of Close to Famous: Dreams aren’t always easy to achieve.
March 1, 2011
This is Harrington’s debut novel and tells the story of a girl who can ‘see’ things. The short of Clarity: A paranormal novel with a murder that needs to be solved.
April 26, 2011
One of my favorite authors, Megan McCafferty (of the Jessica Darling series fame) is out with a new YA book–the first in a short series–and she’s crossing into the dystopian arena! The short of Bumped: In this universe, under-18s are the only females who can get pregnant.
May 10, 2011
I’ve read several Dessen novels and though they aren’t my favorites, they are always big hits with my students. The short of What Happened to Goodbye: Tired of reinventing herself, Mclean longs to know who she really is.
May 24, 2011
Violi’s debut novel has a quirky premise but the themes are solid–loss, social pressure, and life after high school. The short of PMoDP: You can have a life working with the dead.
June 14, 2011
Initially pulled in by the cover, I was soon absorbed by the synopsis and can’t wait to get my paws on a copy of this book! The short of Imaginary Girls: A dramatic tale of sisters and secrets.
June 14, 2011
Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender (Hyperion Books/352 pages)
The follow up to the paranormal hit Bad Girls Don’t Die, and the second book of the trilogy, I’m eagerly awaiting Bad to Cursed to catch up with Alexis and Kasey. The short of Bad to Cursed: Just how far will some girls go to be popular?
And those are some of the YA books that I’m awaiting in the next few months. Did you see anything you like or did I miss anything you’re looking forward to reading?
*Book titles, covers, and release dates are all subject to change.