1. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, Al Franken, Twelve (New York)

1. TV (The Book), Sepinwall and Zoller Seitz, Grand Central Publishing (New York)
2. The Platinum Age of Television, David Bianculli, Doubleday (New York)
3. Lily and Dunkin, Donna Gephart, Delacorte Books (New York)

1. I'll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson, Dial Books (New York)
2. Seconds, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Ballantine Books (New York)
3. This One Summer, Jillian & Mariko Tamaki, First Second (New York)


1. Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Press (New York)
2. Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Press (New York)


1. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Jesse Andrews, Amulet Books (New York)
2. The Fault in our Stars, John Green, Dutton Books (New York)
3. Wonder, R.J. Palacio, Alfred A. Knopf (New York)

1. The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht, Random House (New York)
2. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline, Crown (New York)
2. Anya's Ghost, Vera Brosgol, First Second (New York)
3. Divergent, Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins (New York)


1. The Imperfectionists, Tom Rachman, The Dial Press (New York)
2. Skippy Dies, Paul Murray, Faber and Faber (New York) 
3. One Crazy Summer, Rita Williams-Garcia, Anistad/HarperCollins (New York)
4. The Bullpen Gospels, Dirk Hayhurst, Citadel Press (New York)
5. Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Greeen and David Levithan, Dutton (New York)
6. Mockingbird, Kathryn Erskine, Philomel Books (New York)

1. When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb Books/Random House (New York)
2. Zeitoun, Dave Eggers, McSweeney’s Books (San Francisco)
3. Marcelo in the Real World, Francisco X. Stork, Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic (NY)
4. The Slide, Kyle Beachy, The Dial Press (New York)
5.  Going Bovine, Libba Bray, Delacorte Books (New York)

1. Paper Towns, John Green, Dutton Books (New York)
2. Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson, Simon and Schuster (New York)
3. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, E. Lockhart, Hyperion (New York)
4. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, Scholastic Press (New York)
5. Little Brother, Cory Doctorow, Tor Books (New York)
6. The Spectacular Now, Tim Tharp, Alfred A. Knopf (New York)
7. Madapple, Christina Meldrun, Alfred A. Knopf (New York)
8. Trouble, Gary D. Schmidt, Clarion Books (New York)

1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie, Little, Brown and Company (New York)
2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz, Riverhead Books (New York)
3. The Wild Girls, Pat Murphy, Viking (New York)
4. The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmidt, Clarion Books (New York)
5. Shortcomings, Adrian Tomine, Drawn and Quarterly (Montreal)
6. The Name Of This Book Is Secret, Pseudonymous Bosch, Little Brown and Company (New York)
7. Before I Die, Jenny Downham, David Fickling Books (New York)

1. On the Jellicoe Road, Melina Marcheta, Viking Australia (Camberwell, Victoria)
2. An Abundance of Katherines, John Green, Dutton Books (New York)
3. King Dork, Frank Portman, Delacorte Press (New York)
4. The Road, Cormac McCarthy, Alfred A. Knopf (New York)
5. Fun Home, Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin (New York)
6. Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Oni Press (Portland)
7. Dairy Queen, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Houghton Mifflin (Boston)

1. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, Picador (Sydney, Australia)
2. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls, Scribner (New York)
3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson, Norstedts Forlag (Stockholm)
4. Looking For Alaska, John Green, Dutton Books (New York)
5. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Oni Press (Portland)
6. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, Little, Brown and Company (New York)
7. The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan, Miramax Books (New York)

1. Persepolis 2, Marjane Satrapi, Pantheon Books (New York)
2. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Oni Press (Portland)
3. Kira-Kira, Cynthia Kadohata, Atheneum (New York)
4. Uglies, Scott Westerfeld, Simon and Schuster (New York)
5. The Rose Queen, M. E. Rabb, Speak/Penguin Books (New York)

1. Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi, Pantheon Books (New York)
2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon, Doubleday
3. Blankets, Craig Thompson, Top Shelf Productions (Marietta, Georgia)
4. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead Books (New York)
5. Eragon, Christopher Paolini, Knopf (New York)
6. Fat Kid Rules the World, K.L. Going, G.P. Putnam’s Sons (New York)

1. The House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer, Atheneum Books (New York)

1. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon, Random House (New York)
2. White Teeth, Zadie Smith, Random House (New York)
3. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers, Simon and Schuster
4. The Amber SpyglassPhilip Pullman, Alfred A. Knopf (New York)
5. Alice, I Think, Susan Juby, Thistledown Press (Saskatoon)
6. Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli, Alfred A. Knopf (New York)

1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky, MTV Books/Pocket Books
2. Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (New York)
3. Hard Love, Ellen Wittlinger, Simon and Schuster (New York)

1.  Holes, Louis Sachar, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (New York)

1. Ghost World, Daniel Clowes, Fantagraphics Books (Seattle)
2. The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman, Alfred A. Knopf (New York)
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling, Bloomsbury (London)
4. Habibi, Naomi Shihab Nye, Simon and Schuster (New York)

1. The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman, Alfred A. Knopf (New York)
2. A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, Bantam Spectra (New York)
3. Rats Saw God, Rob Thomas, Simon and Schuster (New York)
4. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding, Picador (London)
5. The View from Saturday, E.L. Konigsburg, Athenium Books (New York)

1. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby, Riverhead Books (New York)

1. Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, HarperCollins Publishers (New York)
2. Girl, Blake Nelson, Touchstone Press/Simon and Schuster (New York)
3. Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas, Tom Robbins, Bantam Books (New York)

1.  Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp, C.D. Payne, Aivia Press (Sebastopol, CA)
2.  The Giver, Lois Lowry, Houghton Mifflin (Boston)

1. Maus II, Art Spiegelman, Pantheon Books (New York)
2. Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta, Puffin Books (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia)

1. Letters from the Inside, John Marsden, Pan Macmillan (Chippendale, NSW)
2. Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, Douglas Coupland, St. Martin’s Press (New York)

1. Celine, Brock Cole, Farrar, Straus, Giroux (New York)
2. Geek Love, Katherine Dunn, Alfred A. Knopf (New York)

1. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, Michael Dorris, Henry Holt & Company (New York)
2. The Goats, Brock Cole, Farrar, Straus, Giroux (New York)

1. Maus, Art Spiegelman, Pantheon (New York)

1. Betsey Brown, Ntozake Shange, St. Martin’s Press (New York)
2. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card, Tor Books (New York)

1. Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins, Bantam Books (New York)
2. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Chuck Barris, St. Martin’s Press (New York)

1. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾, Sue Townsend, Methuen & Co. (London)
2. Shoeless Joe, W.P. Kinsella, Houghton Mifflin (Boston)

1. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole, Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge)

1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Pan Books (London)
2. The Neverending Story, Michael Ende, Thienneman Verlag (Stuttgart)

1. The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin, E.P. Dutton (New York)

1. Petals of Blood, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Heinemann (London)
2. Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson, Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (New York)

1. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor, Dial Press (New York)

1. The Tatooed Potato and other clues, Ellen Raskin, E.P. Dutton (New York)

1. The Chocolate War, Robert Cormier, Random House (New York)

1. Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack!, M.E. Kerr, Harper and Row (New York)

1. Another Roadside Attraction, Tom Robbins, Doubleday (Garden City, New York)

1. Ball Four, Jim Bouton, World Publishing Co. (New York)

1. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Delacorte Press (New York)

1. The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, Ayi Kwei Armah, Houghton Mifflin (Boston)
2. The Pigman, Paul Zindel, Harper and Row (New York)

1. The Pushcart War, Jean Merrill, W.R. Scott (New York)

1. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath, William Heinemann Limited (London)
2. Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Holt, Rinehart, and Winston (New York)

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey, The Viking Press
2. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick, G.P. Putnam’s Sons

1. Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger, Little, Brown (Boston)

1. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Lippincott (Philadelphia)

1. A Separate Peace, John Knowles, Secker & Warburg (London)
2. Walkabout (The Children), James Vance Marshall, Michael Joseph (London)

1. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Heinemann (London)
2. The Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac, Viking Press (New York)

1. On the Road, Jack Kerouac, Viking Press (New York)

1. The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien, Houghton Mifflin (Boston)

1. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov, Olympia Press (Paris)
2. The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien, Houghton Mifflin (Boston)

1. The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien, Houghton Mifflin (Boston)

1. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, Little, Brown (Boston)
2.  Foundation, Isaac Asimov, Gnome Press (New York)

1. Brat Farrar, Josephine Tey, P. Davies (London)

1. Animal Farm, George Orwell, Secker and Warburg (London)

1. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Reynal & Hitchcock (New York)

1. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler, Alfred A. Knopf (New York)
2. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, The Viking Press (New York)

1. The House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne, E.P. Dutton & Co. (New York)

1. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Scribner’s Sons (New York)

1. Siddhartha, Herman Hesse, S. Fischer Verlag (Berlin)

1. Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery, L.C. Page & Company (Boston)

1. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle, George Newnes Ltd. (London)

1. The Awakening, Kate Chopin, Herbert S. Stone & Company (Chicago, New York)

1. Pudd’nhead Wilson, Mark Twain, American Publishing Company (Hartford)

1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, Chatto & Windus (London)

1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain, American Publishing Company (Hartford)

1. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Russian Messenger (Moscow)

1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, Thomas Egerton (Whitehall)

1. Candide, Voltaire, Lambert (Paris)