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Persnickety Snark’s Top 100 YA Novels, 2010

The blog Persnickety Snark ran a poll to determine the top 100 YA novels, in 2010. I’ve reproduced the resulting list below, in the hope that I will eventually review all of these books. So far, none reviewed, so… nowhere to go but up!

  1. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  4. Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
  5. Northern Lights – Philip Pullman
  6. The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen
  7. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  8. The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton
  9. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
  10. This Lullaby – Sarah Dessen
  11. Looking for Alaska – John Green
  12. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
  14. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  15. City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
  16. On the Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta
  17. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  18. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
  19. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
  20. Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen
  21. Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater
  22. Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
  23. Graceling – Kristin Cashore
  24. Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher
  25. Sloppy Firsts – Megan McCafferty
  26. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  27. Alanna: The First Adventure – Tamora Pierce
  28. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
  29. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
  30. Uglies – Scott Westerfeld
  31. A Great and Terrible Beauty – Libba Bray
  32. Tomorrow, When the War Began – John Marsden
  33. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – E. Lockhart
  34. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  35. The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin
  36. Paper Towns – John Green
  37. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling
  38. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  39. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – Betty Smith
  40. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie
  41. Lock and Key – Sarah Dessen
  42. The Amber Spyglass – Philip Pullman
  43. Evernight – Claudia Gray
  44. Sabriel – Garth Nix
  45. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
  46. Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
  47. Forever – Judy Blume
  48. I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
  49. Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
  50. The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot
  51. Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli
  52. Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones
  53. The Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper
  54. Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick
  55. Saving Francesca – Melina Marchetta
  56. Second Helpings – Megan McCafferty
  57. Dreamland – Sarah Dessen
  58. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
  59. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
  60. Fire – Kristin Cashore
  61. The Chocolate War – Robert Cormier
  62. Weetzie Bat – Francesca Lia Block
  63. The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
  64. Looking for Alibrandi – Melina Marchetta
  65. How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
  66. City of Glass – Cassandra Clare
  67. Keeping the Moon – Sarah Dessen
  68. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
  69. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison
  70. If I Stay – Gayle Forman
  71. The King of Attolia – Megan Whalen Turner
  72. Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson
  73. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast – Robin McKinley
  74. The Blue Sword – Robin McKinley
  75. Feed – M.T. Anderson
  76. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants – Ann Brashares
  77. Go Ask Alice – Anonymous
  78. Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr
  79. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  80. Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen
  81. The Forest of Hands and Teeth – Carrie Ryan
  82. Jacob Have I Loved – Katherine Paterson
  83. The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
  84. Poison Study – Maria V. Snyder
  85. Shadow Kiss – Richelle Mead
  86. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle – Avi
  87. An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
  88. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
  89. A Ring of Endless Light – Madeleine L’Engle
  90. Glass Houses – Rachel Caine
  91. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party – M.T. Anderson
  92. Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
  93. Whale Talk – Chris Crutcher
  94. Perfect Chemistry – Simone Elkeles
  95. Going Too Far – Jennifer Echols
  96. The Last Song – Nicholas Sparks
  97. Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
  98. Hatchet – Gary Paulsen
  99. The Pigman – Paul Zindel
  100. The Hero and the Crown – Robin McKinley

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