Last week I linked to the NPR poll on favoured YA fiction. The results are in. Is anyone surprised that #1 is Harry Potter? No, neither am I. And I’m not really surprised by #2 either, given the timing of the survey. Would the Hunger Games trilogy score so high a year from now? That is an interesting question that cannot be answered right now. I note that Harry Potter tops the list 5 years after the last book in the series was published and a year after the last movie.
Other random comments: I am relieved to see that the Twilight series only made #27, and that The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time ranks before the Twilight books at #25. I’m sad that the Bartimaeus books only made #65, but maybe they are too intelligent? There are a lot of books on this list I haven’t read, so I’ll have to check some out. Any personal recommendations? I’m not going to read Twilight, so don’t recommend that.