Please note that there has been absolutely no attempt to balance this list by age, gender or genre. These are just my “from-the-gut” favorites of the books I read this year. (While I love all my Top Ten books the same, I just might love WHERE THINGS COME BACK a tiny bit more:) Click on the title to go right to the review.
Bray, Libba. Beauty Queens.
Griffin, Adele. Tighter.
King, A.S. Everybody Sees the Ants.
Oppel, Kenneth. This Dark Endeavor.
Reeve, Philip. A Web of Air.
Scieszka, Casey & Steven Weinberg. To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story.
Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races.
Taylor, Laini. Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
Whaley, John Corey. Where Things Come Back.
Yancey, Rick. The Monstrumologist: Isle of Blood.