You've been reading reviews of some of the books we, the Oxford Public Library Teen Staff, read and liked (or, in some cases, didn't like). But what about our favorite books?
Here are lists of Top Five Favorites we read last year, in 2014:
Head of Teen Services, Sian Marshall's favorites trended toward realistic, somewhat edgy fiction:
1. The Brothers Torres, by Coert Voorhees (2008)
2. Homeless Bird, by Gloria Whelan (2000)
3. Dope Sick, by Walter Dean Myers (2009)
4. The Roar, by Emma Clayton (2009)
5. Night of the Howling Dogs, by Graham Salisbury (2007)
Teen Librarian Alissa Bach's favorites leaned mostly toward magical realism--with a bit of humor and romance tossed in:
1. We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart (2014)
2. September Girls, by Bennett Madison (2013)
3. Wanderlove, by Kirsten Hubbard (2012)
4. The Wrap-Up List, by Steven Arnson (2013)
5. The Eye of Zoltar, by Jasper Fforde (2014)
Reference Librarian Jessie Ciccarelli is a lover of fantasy, but also enjoyed reading many dystopian/post-apocalyptic novels.
1. Birthmarked, by Caragh O'Brien (2010)
2. The Maze Runner, by James Dashner (2009)
3. Graceling, by Kristen Cashore (2008)
4. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments), by Cassandra Clare (2008)
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling (1998)
Reference Librarian Julie Kwon enjoyed a mix of generes. Her favorites ranged from realistic to fantasy.
1. If I Stay, by Gayle Forman (2009)
2. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher (2007)
3. Cinder, by Marissa Meyer (2012)
4. Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell (2013)
5. Paper Towns, by John Green (2008)
There you have it! OPL Teen Staff favorites from 2014. Check them out, if you like. Maybe one or two of these books will become YOUR favorite too!