The Monday Poll: Assign a YA Lit Title for Summer Reading

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Last week, we asked which summer vacation from YA lit you’d like to take. Your top pick was a summer in Nantucket as evoked by Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland, with 35% of  the vote. This was followed by a trip to the lake as depicted in This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki, with 21% of the vote. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted and commented last week!

This week, we want your opinion on assigned summer reading. This time of year, librarians get approached by lots of teens looking for the same-old, same-old classics the librarian was assigned to read when they were in high school. We all know the classics are important- and often even enjoyable!- but it’s refreshing to see a YA lit title on these assigned reading lists now and then, isn’t it? So, readers, let’s say you could assign a YA lit title for high school summer reading, and didn’t have to worry about answering to the PTA or school administration (dreaming big here!). You want to make your students think deeply, and you want them to engage with the material, too, and really enjoy what they’re reading. What would you assign? Choose from the list below, or leave your suggestions in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: Summer Vacation

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Last week, we asked you to weigh in on the most painful unrequited crush in YA lit. Your top pick was Miles “Pudge” Halter and Alaska Young from Looking for Alaska by John Green, with 34% of the vote, followed by Cath and Nick from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, with 25%. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted and commented last week!

This week, we’re revisiting a poll topic from the past with some different titles: which summer vacation from YA lit would you want to take? Choose from the list below, or leave other ideas in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: Unrequited Crushes

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Last week, we asked which unusual or distinctive name from YA lit you’d give your firstborn. We had a tie! Blue from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and Ismae from Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers both took in 25% of the vote. We had a great suggestion in the comments, too– Jennifer Billingsley reminded us about Sabriel! You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted and commented last week!

This week, we’re curious which unrequited crush from YA lit pulls on your heartstrings the most. Choose from the list below, or leave other ideas in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: Baby Names from YA Lit

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Last week, we asked about your favorite YA series that wraps up with a book aimed at adults. The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot took the top spot with a whopping 51% of the vote, and Hub reader Leslie C. added a great point in the comments: “While they might not be considered series finales there are a few authors who have books series that have parallel / split off series with characters that are in both their YA and Adult books (Kelley Armstrong’s werewolf characters, Melissa de la Cruz’s witch characters, and Mari Mancusi’s characters).” Thanks, Leslie! You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted last week!

This week, we want to know which distinctive name from YA lit would you give to your firstborn baby? (Because for the purposes of this poll, you are definitely going to name your future baby after a YA lit character with an unusual name.) Choose from the list below, or leave other ideas in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: YA Series with a Finale for Adults

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Last week, we checked in with you about your favorite YA lit trend of 2015 so far, since we’re a little over halfway through the year. The results were pretty evenly spread: 23% of you are enjoying books about cons/elaborate heists (looking forward to Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows?), 22% appreciate the focus on suicide and mental health (All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven comes to mind), and 21% are loving Middle Eastern inspired fantasy, like The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh.  You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted last week!

This week, let’s talk about YA series that wrap up with a book aimed at adults. Which one is your favorite? This is somewhat of a rare phenomenon– we could only think of three! So choose from the list below, or leave your suggestions in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: YA Lit Trends of 2015 So Far

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Our last poll inquired about the YA book or series that would make the best theme park (like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!). 35% of you would line up for admission into the dystopian Chicago setting from Veronica Roth’s Divergent, 23% want to step into the world of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters books, and 21% want to visit a spooky recreation of 1920s New York a la The Diviners by Libba Bray.  You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted last week!

This week, we’re asking you to consider your favorite YA lit trend of 2015 so far. Now that we’re in the middle of the year, you’ve probably had a chance to read a lot of books and get a sense of what topics are trending. What are you most drawn to? What are you seeing a lot of? Choose from the list below, or suggest any other trends in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: YA Lit Theme Park

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Last week, we asked you which YA book you’d want to read from another character’s point of view. The results were pretty evenly divided! 27% of you would like to revisit The Fault in Our Stars from Gus’ perspective, 21% of you would like to know what Yaqui was thinking in Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, and 14% of you voted to read Grasshopper Jungle from Shann’s point of view. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted last week!

This week, we want to know which YA book you think would make the best basis for a theme park, a la Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Which fictional world would you want to be a tourist in? Choose from the list below, or suggest another approach in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: A YA Book from Another Point of View

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Last week, we asked you about your reading plans for the summer. A whopping 54% of you plan on doing some serious binge-reading, and 27% of you intend to catch up on those newest YA book releases that everyone’s talking about. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted and commented last week!

This week, we want to know which YA book you’d like to read from a different character’s point of view. Choose the statement that best matches your summer reading personality, or suggest another approach in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: Your Summer Reading Plans

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Last week, we celebrated National Running Day by asking about your favorite YA book that features running. I just ran my first half marathon at the end of May, so I was especially happy to hear from fellow runners in the comments! Anyway, your picks for a podium finish: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen took 58% of the vote, Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty pulled in 19%, and Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally gathered 13%. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted and commented last week!

This week, as the days grow longer, we want to know your summertime reading style. Do you like to catch up with the newest releases? Re-read your cherished favorites? Binge read? Choose the statement that best matches your summer reading personality, or suggest another approach in the comments.

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The Monday Poll: National Running Day

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Last week, in honor of Memorial Day, we asked you to weigh in on the most eye-opening YA book about war. Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity was the top pick with 61% of the vote, followed by The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin with 17%. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted and commented last week!

This week, we celebrate National Running Day on June 3. How many of our Hub readers run? Give us a shoutout in the comments if you’re a runner! And then vote for your favorite YA book that features running. Choose from the options below, or suggest another in the comments.

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