Last week Tina held an Ask A2A day and one of the questions for us working in a library is what books are most popular among teens. Deena is the expert on this and I'm sure she'll share her experiences tomorrow. I don't work in YA much, so I was actually curious about this question myself. So I decided to do a bit of investigating and pulled a report for the most popular books checked out in the YA department for the last three months.
By far the most popular ones were Manga, followed by anything with a movie tie-in. Not extremely surprised. But if you are curious, here are the top five books checked out at my midwest library.
|5.) My Girlfriend's a Geek|
|4.) Catching Fire|
|3.) Marmalade Boy|
|2.) The Hunger Games|
|1.) Hikaru No Go|
A bit more surprisingly were the most popular subjects checked out: high school students--comic books; survival; best friends--fiction; vampires--fiction (does a big sigh--hoping this phase is over soon); dating (social customs); insurgency--juvenile fiction (hmm...); spies--juvenile fiction; wizards--comic books; X-men; Spiderman; orphans
Just curious if this surprises anyone? Now, I do think a lot of what people read reflects what is available at the time. So I'm not sure this is exactly what people are asking for or not.
--Emily, Miss Querylicious