NEW STOLEN NIGHTS PUB DATE! oh and my top 20

Yahoo! Jan 29th!! I got the word today that Stolen Nights will be released even earlier than we expected. Wahoo!

I made a list of my favorite top 20 middle grade and YA books ever to send to my writer’s group. With all this NPR stuff, I thought, I should do this too! So here it is.

Rebecca Maizel’s TOP 20 Children’s and YA reading list. This is in no particular order. Mainly because I am lazy.

1. John Green – Looking For Alaska – YA – (Realistic) 
2. Lisa Yee – Milicent Min Girl Genius – MG – (Realistic) 
3. Natalie Babbit – Tuck Everlasting – MG – (Fantasy) 
4. AM Jenkins – Beating Heart – (Prose/poetry – Fantasy) 
5. – Sherman Alexie – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian – YA – (Realistic) 
6. JK Rowling –  Harry Potter 1-7 – MG/YA – (Fantasy) 
7. Notes From A Liar And Her Dog – Gennifer Choldenko – MG – (Realistic) 
8. Laurie Halse Anderson – Speak – YA – (Realistic) 
9. Tanya Lee Stone  – A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl  – YA – (Prose poetry/Realistic)
10. Karen Hesse – The Music of Dolphins – young MG  (Realistic)
11. Courtney Summers – Some Girls Are – YA (Realistic)
12. Jandy Nelson – The Sky Is Everywhere – YA (Realistic)
13. Ellen Kushner – The Privilege of the Sword – YA (fantasy)
14. Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman – Why We Broke Up – YA (realistic) 
15. Lynda Mullaly Hunt – One For the Murphys – MG (realistic) 
16. Martha Brooks – Mistik Lake – YA (realistic, alternating points of view)
17. Jennifer Hubbard – The Secret Year – YA – (Realistic, epistolary)
18. Franny Billingsley – Chime – YA – (Fantasy)
19. E. Lockhart – The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – (Realistic)
20. Kristin Cashore – Graceling – (Fantasy..generally awesome)
21. Carrie Ryan -The Forest of Hands and Teeth – (Dystopian/fantasy?)

4 thoughts on “NEW STOLEN NIGHTS PUB DATE! oh and my top 20

  1. Seriously considering catching a flight to the UK for the sole purpose of obtaining a copy of Stolen Nights. I was expecting the release a long time ago and that reason has made me very anxious. Infinate Days is quite possibly one of the most well written and creative pieces of literature I have ever read.

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