Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - My Top Ten YA Favorites newly published YA books in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  For more information, or to join the fun yourself, check out their blog! This week is a Freebie- Your Choice of Topic:) I am going to list my favorite Top Ten YA books I read published in 2015!

1. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Bone Gap by Laura Ruby - There was just the right amount of suspense, mystery   and magic. I loved Finn O'Sullivan; you will too!

2. The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds - We need more diverse books like these and don't miss his other book, When I Was the Greatest.

3.  Noggin by John Corey Whaley Noggin by John Corey Whaley - Even though the premise is as Whaley says, "ridiculous" his writing, his characters, and his words ALL make this book great and a must read.

4.  I Was Here by Gayle Forman I Was Here by Gayle Forman - A gripping read that does not disappoint with a hard core female protagonist who is determined to rise to the challenge of whatever life throws at her without her best friend.

5.  Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen Skink-No Surrender by Carl Hiassen - This is a must read adventure that keeps you riveted and riled to the bitter end. I listened to it on Audible- sooo good!

6.  Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein - Masterful historical fiction and women pilots.

7. Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman -   This second Seraphina book warmed my heart.

8.  The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black - There is horror, love, lies, and lots of dark fantasy---very alluring read.

9. All the Rage by Courtney Summers All the Rage by Courtney Summers - A must read for teens and adults.

10. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew  Smith Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith - For a book that defies description in so many ways, there are wonderfully drawn characters, lots of humor, lots of action and a rippin' good read.

11. She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick - Marcus Sedgwick is such a superb author when it comes to suspense!


Susan said...

Nice picks! I've read two of these -- THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST and BONE GAP. I especially liked the latter. It was a nice surprise.

Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

bj neary said...

Thank you Susan, Bone Gap was just so different, I loved Finn so much!