Taking a Long Winter’s Nap


Dear teen reading peeps,

Reading Rants will be giving up Marley’s ghost until January 15th so that I can enjoy the holidaze and work on some other pressing writing projects. Until then, enjoy my 2013 Top Ten list and check out some of these other great end of year booklists, which are in absolutely no particular order.



Amazon’s Best Teen and Young Adult Books of 2013

Goodreads Best Young Adult Fiction of 2013

Bookish Best Young Adult Books of 2013

PopCrush 10 Best Young Adult Books of 2013

Children’s Book Review Best Young Adult Novels of 2013

Novel Novice’s Best YA Books of 2013

Pink Me’s 16 Memorable Reads of 2013 (many of which are YA)

Nominate your favorite books of 2013 over at Teenreads.com

2013 Top Ten

It’s Top Ten time, teen reading peeps! 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 BOXERS & SAINTS a tiny bit more:) Click on the title to go right to the review.

Black, Holly. Doll Bones.

Dahlquist, Gordon. The Different Girl.

Finneyfrock, Karen. The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door.

Forman, Gayle. Just One Day.

Forman, Gayle. Just One Year.

Kninsley, Lucy. Relish.

Rowell, Rainbow. Eleanor & Park.

Sedgwick, Marcus. Midwinter Blood.

Sepetys, Ruta. Out of the Easy.

Yang, Gene Luen. Boxers & Saints.