Nominate Books for the 2019 Book Raves

Nominate Books

Book Rave is an annual list produced by the members of the Oregon Young Adult Network and announced at the Oregon Library Association’s annual conference in April. Books nominated should be written and marketed for readers of middle and high school age (generally 6th-12th grade) and be published between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018.

Nominations will be collected until early December 2018. Members will then be invited to vote on the nominated books through mid-January 2019, narrowing the list to approximately 20 OYAN Book Rave selections. The list is further discussed at the winter meeting of the Oregon Young Adult Network.

Please nominate early and often!

Access past Book Raves on the OYAN website.

Book Raves Project Lead, Sonja Somerville

2018 Graphic Rave Now Available

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The graphic novels on this list were published between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018. Titles were nominated by teens and library staff in Oregon. OYAN members voted to select the 20 titles on the list and worked to create a balanced list that includes a variety of genres and diverse titles. Learn more about the annual Graphic Rave and access past lists on the OYAN website.

Funny Teen Reads

books stacked on top of a table outdoors at dusk with lights in the backgroundThis booklist [pdf] comes from the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and features funny books for teens.

Fiction

Boys Don’t Knit (in Public) by Tom Easton
After a brush with the law, Ben, a dyed-in-the-wool worrier, must take up a new hobby and chooses knitting, an activity at which he excels but must try to keep secret from his friends, enemies, and sports-obsessed father.

Dan Versus Nature by Don Calame
Shy and scrawny Dan Weekes spends his time creating graphic novels inspired by his dream girl. Then his mom drops a bomb: she and her latest beau, Hank, are engaged, and she’s sending her “two favorite men” on a survivalist camping trip to “bond.”

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Great Reads for Guys

This booklist [pdf] comes from Deschutes Public Library and features recommended reads for teen guys.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court.

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
After finally getting noticed by someone other than bullies and his angry father, Tyler enjoys his new reputation. When life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.

Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
In a futuristic world, Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded ships for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper with a girl in the wreckage, he has to make a tough choice.

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Books That Go Bump in the Night: a horror book list

This booklist comes from the Beaverton City Library and features horror titles for teens.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Tana travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a strange vampire boy in tow. (Grade 9+)

The Diviners (series) by Libba Bray
Evie uses her secret ability to read people’s past to hunt down a serial killer, encountering dead bodies at every turn. (Grade 10+)

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OYAN Book Rave 2018 Winners!

Every year, OYAN members choose their favorite novels for teens from the past two years. Nominations depend upon what the nominator thinks teens in Oregon will like to read or have been reading with enthusiasm, and the final list is created based on a vote of the OYAN membership. (For details, see the official selection process.)

The votes have been counted; here are this year’s winners!

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