Saturday, 20 March 2010

Top 100 YA Titles Poll

For the past month or so I have been working on an idea to poll people from all different walks of literary life for their top 100 YA titles.

What prompted this idea?
A lovely lady (and NY librarian), Elizabeth Bird from the School Library Journal, who in the past two years has conducted a Top 100 Picture Books poll and is just winding up the Top 100 Middle Grade Novels poll at the moment. As I blog about YA, I thought I would take up the mantle, ask Elizabeth's permission to poach her idea (and method) and come up with a YA list.

I have invited librarians, teachers, publishing personnel, bloggers, authors and readers to take part in this poll. I instructed these people that they could invite others to take part...now I am breaking it wide open. Barely two days in and the votes are already extremely varied and this is exciting me.

Ask yourself...what are your top 10 favourite YA titles of all time? Take part in this poll by April 30 and we'll see what we, as a community, think.

A quick reminder that you can only vote once.

Take part by following this link.

10 comments:

kate.o.d said...

you missed asking booksellers. tsk tsk tsk for shame.

Adele said...

Alas, I didn't have booksellers email addresses, though I did think of it.

gidgirl said...

Are you going to share your top 10 YA books of all time?

kate.o.d said...

cool, well now it's been flung wide open us booksellers can have our say! i'm compiling my list now and it is tres tricky.
do i choose the books i rate most highly, or the ones i think are instructional or particularly well-crafted...i have a lot of things to ponder.

JaimeLynn88 said...

This is such a cool idea! How are you handling series? I wasn't sure whether I should treat a series as one item or whether each installment of a series should be its own entry.

Connie said...

This is exciting! I'm definitely going to do my part for Sweet Valley!

Anne said...

Is there any way to "anti-vote"? I mean, just for example, take points AWAY from Twilight?

Hey, you guys remember The Girls of Canby Hall? Also, there was some "thriller" where it was an adopted red-head who discovered that her body was taken over by her unknown identical twin who kinda incestuously was seducing her father...? Was it a Lois Duncan? Between that and Flowers in the Attic, my reading material was rather skewed toward incest. Sad...you just don't find that in YA fiction anymore. I shed a tear for the good old days.

adangeus said...

I like the idea of taking points away from Twilight!

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