Monday, December 12, 2011

It's That Time of Year! 12 Days of YA Lit! (part 1)

In the very end of 2009 we were inspired by this fabulous librarian's blog post to put use a certain favorite holiday song as a way of organizing what we think are some of the biggest trends in YA lit this year. You can see our 2009 edition here and last year's here, here and here.

So, without any further ado, let's get going with our trend-watching YA lit song.

On Day 12: Twelve Books with International Narrators (and Plots)

Maybe it was the international theme we had on the blog this year. Maybe it was our summer reading theme. But whatever the reason, we can't get enough of books that were set in other countries. It's great to get a glimpse at the world around us and reading a book with a foreign narrator is a great way to see the world through someone else's eyes. There were definitely more than just these twelve and we hope next year there will be even more!

On Day 11: Eleven Books in Verse/ Of Course
We might not be poets
But when something is a trend, we hope to know it
Here are books written not in prose but verse
Eleven here all available in the library, waiting to disperse.

On Day 10: Mythical Retellings

Not only was this a big publishing trend this year, it was a hugely popular trend in reading! Do you think we should thank Rick Riordan for re-starting our love of all things myth or was it just time to rediscover all the excellent stories and creatures? Whatever the reason, there are some supremely cool titles in this category and if you like this sort of book you have a ton of choices to take you into next year!

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