When we ran our blog about the Top Ten Most Popular Books in the Library for Middle School and Teens a few years back, it was one of our most popular blogs of all time. We’ve recently checked back in with some of our favorite children’s and teen’s librarians to see what it is flying off the bookshelves across America. Today, let’s start with the the Top Ten Most Popular Books in the Library for Teens, shall we?
Jennifer Laredo, Young Adult Librarian
To see what the teens are reading these days, we love checking in with our own beloved local teen librarian, Jennifer Laredo. Jennifer works in the newly remodeled big and beautiful Los Gatos Public Library, a place we Snoops frequent quite a bit. Here is what Jennifer says are the top teen books from the last six months:
1. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay – Suzane Collins
4. Matched – Ally Condie
5. Divergent – Veronica Roth
6. The Maze Runner – James Dashner
7. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
8. Crossed – Ally Condie
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
10. I Am Number Four – Pittacus Lore
Jennifer and I are delighted to see The Fault in our Stars on this list. In our opinion, it was the best book from 2012. I also am thrilled to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower on there, too. I wonder if the movie trailers are getting people interested in reading it? Whatever the reason, I am very happy that this book is getting some of the attention it has long deserved.
Tune in next Tuesday when we bring the Top Ten lists of two middle school librarians.