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Best lists of 2013 YA books

Eleanor & Park
St. Martin's Press

Now that another year is over, many websites are listing their favorite YA reads from 2013. Instead of posting a list of YA books here at Examiner, we're posting a list of our favorite lists. Check out these links for fabulous 2013 YA finds.

1. Buzzfeed posted a Best of YA book list for 2013, and we're all in agreement. The list includes fan favorites like Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. However, Buzzfeed was smart enough to include lesser known authors who made their mark this year with works such as Being Henry David by Cal Armistead and This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales.

2. The Goodreads Choice Awards Best YA book list of 2013 results are in and the list is lead by Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Although some of the books match the Buzzfeed best-of list, there are a few new contenders such as Two Boys Kissing by YA literary giant, David Levithan, and The Distance Between Us by Kasie West.

3. Amazon's best-of-2013 YA booklist has a few more surprises on it than both Buzzfeed and Goodreads. Out of the list of 20, books such as Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler and Winger by Andrew Smith and Sam Bosma popped up next to big-name releases like The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. Most importantly, Amazon should be commended for having the most guy-fic YAs than any other best-of list.

4. Mashable joined the ranks and listed 11 of the best thought-provoking YA books of 2013. The list includes debut novel from MFA graduate Evan Roskos, Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets and When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney.

5. No-nonsense Boston Globe put their two cents in and came up with a formidable best-of-2013 YA book list . The list includes similar titles from Buzzfeed and Mashable, but surprises readers with titles such as Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Conkel and Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang.

Out all of the best-of accounts this year, one book appeared on every list: Eleanor and Park. Readers and writers here at are hoping for more fabulous books like E&P by Ms. Rowell in the coming year along with some new finds that will surprise us.

Happy New Year and happy reading!

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