Top Ten Tuesday – Young Adult Novels

It is time for another “Top Ten Tuesday” here on TrulyLuminary and this week we are going to look at the top ten young adult novels according to the New York Times Best Seller List for this week.

Here are the top ten YA books for this week:

  1. The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan. – Lore on the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books.
  2. Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen by Richard Paul Evans. – A quest to save Michael’s mother.
  3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth. – In this sequel to Divergent, a faction war looms.
  4. Wonder by R.J. Palacio. – A boy with a deformity enters a new school.
  5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. – A 16-year-old heroine faces the medical realities of cancer.
  6. The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer. Illustrated by Brandon Dorman. – An old book offers a passage into the lives of fairy-tale characters.
  7. Middle School: Get Me out of Here! by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Illustrated by Laura Park. – Seventh grade is more competitive than expected.
  8. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan. – The cast of characters expands in Book 2 of the Heroes of Olympus series.
  9. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer. – A story about a girl who crosses the border between reality and fantasy.
  10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. – A story about children who live in a mysterious orphanage.

Have you read any of the books on this list? Do any of these books look interesting to you? Are there any books on that list that you are surprised about?

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/chapter-books/list.html

Top Ten Tuesday – Music

It is time for another “Top Ten Tuesday” here on TrulyLuminary! This week we are going to look at the top ten songs according to the Billboard charts. On July 10th, we looked at the top young adult novels according to the New York Timeshttps://trulyluminary.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/top-ten-tuesday-young-adult-novels/

Here are the top ten songs for this week:

  1. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  2. Payphone – Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
  3. Wide Awake – Katy Perry
  4. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye featuring Kimbra
  5. Lights – Ellie Goulding
  6.  Where Have You Been – Rhianna
  7. Whistle – Flo Rida
  8.  Titanium – David Guetta featuring Sia
  9. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – Pink
  10. Scream – Usher

What do you think about this list? If you are looking for some new music try listening to Alexander Cardinale. Some of my favorite songs of his are Sick of Dreaming, Finally, and Traffic Lights. His music is very unique and he is quite talented. Some of his songs have actually been featured on television shows such as Rookie Blue, Castle, One Tree Hill, and 90210. Here is a link to his website with more information about him: http://www.xandermusic.com/home.cfm

Sources: http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/charts/hot-100 and  http://www.xandermusic.com/home.cfm

Top Ten Tuesday – Young Adult Novels

It is time for another “Top Ten Tuesday” here on TrulyLuminary! This week we will be looking at the top ten young adult novels according to the New York Times Bestseller List.

Here are the top ten young adult books for this week:

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth –  A teenager must prove her mettle in a dystopia split into five factions.
  2. One Direction: Dare to Dream by the members of One Direction – Life as a boy band.
  3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – What it’s like to grow up, from the perspective of a high school boy.
  4. The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak – A girl saves books from Nazi burning.
  5. Brave: The Junior Novelization adapted by Irene Trimble – The story of “Brave,” with images from the movie.
  6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie – A boy leaves his reservation for an all-white school.
  7. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan – A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters.
  8. Matched by Ally Condie – In this dystopian romance, a girl rebels.
  9. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – Before she commits suicide, a girl sends recordings to 13 people.
  10. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper – A brilliant girl with cerebral palsy longs for a way to speak.

Are there any books on this list that you are surprised about? Have you read any of these novels? Do any of these books sound like a book you might want to read?

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2012-07-15/paperback-books/list.html