It’s Your Duty To Vote… For The Top 100 Young Adult Novels

As we all know, yesterday was the closing day for nominations for the Top 100 Young Adult Books List. That means we are ready to move to the next stage, which is voting, as there were more than 100 submissions. I spent all day getting the nominations organized in Excel and then tallying nomination votes. After tallying, which sort of meant nothing, I consolidated all the choices, and also consolidated series, so when you go to vote, instead of seeing The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, you will see The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (trilogy) this was done to keep the list under 500 choices. Then entered each and every single answer into a Google forms box.

Click Here To Vote

The link will take you to a Google form with check boxes. You can check as many as you want, I have no way of limiting or checking how many you did. However, I would prefer you keep it honest and check under 100 boxes, ideally 25 boxes or less. Also, I believe you will be able to view the results.

Also, I just want to say I am so impressed with how many GLBT and PoC nominations were made! You are all so awesome. 🙂

Please, please spread the word, I want as huge of a representation as possible. If you tweet the link, or just link the voting choices somewhere, you will be entered in a contest to win any book of your choice from the final list. You do not need to be a follower to enter or to vote. The book will be shipped directly to you from Book Depository. Leave your link in the comments, or just email me your link.

Voting will close on March 31st. 

Thank you all so much!

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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Comments

  1. this was awesome! thanks, I checked 12!!

  2. Gah, I meant to come back later to nominate books and then never did 🙁 But I will vote and spread the word for sure.

  3. A Bookshelf Monstrosity says

    I nominated books and I just voted! Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  4. Tweet: http://twitter.com/whatinabox/status/10692163737

    I can't wait to see what everyone picks.

  5. Great List! I voted.

  6. Caroline Starr Rose says

    I'm surprised to see THE PIGMAN, considered the first YA title, and FAT KID RULES THE WORLD, which has been compared to THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, weren't included. I guess that's what I get for not nominating any titles, huh?!

    This is great. Thanks.

  7. Cherylynne says

    I don't think it's really fair to have both the classics and contemporaries on the same form. Also, where was "The Chosen One" by Carol Lynch Williams? That would be my vote for the greatest YA book of all time, even when compared with the classics.

  8. Nikki @ Bookizzle says

    Done. I look forward to seeing the results!

  9. excellent list!

    its funny because alot of those i havent actually got around to reading yet hehe

  10. Natalie (Mindful Musings) says

    This is awesome April! I just voted, and I spread the word in the following links:

    Tweeted it!
    Blog Post

    Hopefully this will send some people your way to vote!

  11. Re-tweeted and blogged here and here

    I love this list! In the end I had to keep to books that really changed me, instead of just checking away all the books I love 😀

  12. ~Jennifer~ says
  13. Kailia Sage says

    I Tweeted about this!

  14. Bookalicious Ramblings says

    Totally voted! Great list!

  15. Voted and tweeted. Cant wait to see final results.

    http://twitter.com/DonnaS1/statuses/10703910298

  16. I Tweeted here.

    I can't believe how many of those I haven't even heard of! I'm considering just adding the whole list to my wishlist. 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing the results.

  17. Maria the Bookworm says

    Great idea! I just filled out the form 😀

  18. Jess13angel says

    Hey, I tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/angel13js/status/10725879896

    I'm looking forward to see the results!!

  19. I voted and tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/CarolAnnM/status/10727672934
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  20. Sooooooooo many good books. I think I might screengrab and print; so many I love and so many I want to read. What a list.

  21. Audrey; (AyC) says

    Won't lie, I think I voted for over 20. Shame on you if you didn't vote for The Book Thief, or To Kill a Mockingbird 😛 (jk)
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/pinkcreamsoda/status/10747572786

  22. The Book Vixen says

    That was fun 🙂 I think I checked about 20, if that.

  23. throuthehaze says
  24. Bri Meets Books says

    Voting as we speak! Lots of great books on the list. And thanks for including A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN. I love that book.

    http://twitter.com/brimeetsbooks/status/10938252119

    Tweeted!

  25. Christa Holland says

    Tweeted, please enter me. : )
    http://twitter.com/GreenShoesPhoto/status/10980994480

    I'm going to vote right now. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. I voted and posted a link on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1845705574

  27. I voted, what a fab idea. There were a few I didn't think were YA and I will debate to the possibly not the death but y'know for a good long hour that 'The Book Thief' was never intended as a YA novel. But I found some cool choices to nominate 🙂

  28. voted and linked in my sidebar (under giveaways):
    http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com

  29. Stella (Ex Libris) says

    Voted and also spread the word here: http://twitter.com/Stella_ExLibris/status/11080766424

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail DOT com

  30. jmspettoli says

    What an awesome list to choose from!! I voted and tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/jmspettoli/status/11227628649

    Thanks!

  31. Great list! I voted for 13 books/series.
    Also tweeted: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/11387428822

  32. I tweeted (and voted)
    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/11393601318

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  33. What a great list. I voted for 15 books.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  34. The list is no longer available, as the voting closed. Can someone please share the results?

    On a different note, wouldn't that be great to have a separate section of the site with the ongoing vote? You can see that many recent books made the top, so there could be some interesting dynamics as time goes and books will be moving up and down the list. New books will be introduced and will start to climb up the list and eventually go down as they go out of fashion, while all-time best reads will settle on their places and only firm in their position with time..

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