I really enjoy the visual impact a word cloud makes. A quick glance gives you the main idea of a bunch of data and a bit more study lets you see the details. I was so impressed with this word cloud I found at the end of last year that I tracked down the person who made it and asked if we could feature it on The Hub. This year, I decided to make my own Wordle, featured above, including a wider variety of end of the year lists chosen based on those lists that I encountered during my typical wanderings around the Internet and that would influence my collection development choices. The variety of lists I included gives this cloud some density, bringing together a large selection of the best and most talked about books of the year. Clearly the title that is overwhelmingly on everyone’s mind this year is The Fault in Our Stars. Click the image for a bigger, more sharable version.
Information on the lists I used is included after the jump. Continue reading A Wordle for 2012’s Best Teen Fiction