Best YA Books of 2010: A Literary Mixtape

By Jason Boog Comment

What’s the best young adult book you’ve read this year? Share it in the comments and we’ll add it to our new literary mixtape of the Best YA Books of 2010.

This GalleyCat editor makes an annual mixtape (CD actually, but the idea is the same) collecting his favorite songs from the year–allowing his friends and family to sample some of the year’s best music.

We love reading “Best Books of …” lists, but we want to build a list focused exclusively on sample chapters. Using your suggestions, we will create a giant directory linking to sample pages from your favorite YA books from 2010–allowing readers to sample the books like a literary mixtape.

Share your favorite novel in the comment section. We’ve already created mixtapes for the Best Novels of 2010 and the Best eBooks of 2010.  Cassette tape photo via Kevin.

GalleyCat Readers Pick the Best Young Adult Books of 2010: A Literary Mixtape with Links to Free Book Excerpts

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Girl from Mars by Tamara Bach

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

We Could Be Brothers by Derrick Barne

You by Charles Benoit

The White Cat by Holly Black

Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon

The Girl Next Door by Selene Castrovilla

The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Matched by Ally Condie

The Gates by John Connolly

The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne

Personal Demons by Lisa Dosrochers

Hope in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum

Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith

Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey

The Deathday Letter by Shaun David Hutchinson

Teen Cyberbullying Investigated by Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D.

Please Ignore Vera Deitz by A.S. King

Denim Diaries by Darrien Lee

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Star in the Middle by Carol Larese Millward

Qualities of Light by Mary Carroll Moore

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Deception by Lee Nichols

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Firebrand by Gillian Philip

Greyhound by Steffan Piper

Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick

Freefall by Mindi Scott

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Marcello in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

Leviathan by Scot Westerfeld

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston

Food, Girls & Other Things I Can’t Have by Allen Zadoff

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak