Here’s another visualization of book popularity, although this time I only included the topics. I took the top ten most popular young adult books on Amazon.com, and I put together a list of all of the user generated tags on the first page (some had hundreds.) I did take out tags that were not relevant (“this books sucks” or “I’m on team Jacob!”, etc), and I also only used the book format for books present in more than one format (i.e. Breaking Dawn was in the top ten for its print and its audio version.) To compensate for this, I then took extra books at the end to make a full list of ten. However, I think this visualization is still valuable because it shows the topics of what young adult books are popular currently. Feel free to play around with the visualization to change the visual outcome. The full list of books is available after the visualization.
Top Ten YA Books on Amazon (in order):
The Hunger Games
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Scott Pilgrim, Vol 3: Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness
Scott Pilgrim, Vol 4: Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together
The summer reading programs at the Columbus and Worthington Libraries are over for the summer, as of today. That makes me very sad, actually. It’s the beginning of the end for the hot summer days, ice cream trucks, swimming pools, and best of all- sitting out on the porch reading a great book! But, summer itself is not over yet, just the ability to get prizes for reading books.
However, in the spirit of getting back into work/school for the fall- don’t forget that the Ohio Library Council has their Expo coming up on September 10th! If you register before tomorrow evening, you’ll be entered in a contest for an e-reader. So, get ready to start making plans for the fall and get excited about the OLC Expo!!
I wanted to show the best YA books of 2010, but I wanted to add a little twist. So, here we have a visualization from Many Eyes that lists the ALA’s Top Ten YA Books for 2010. However, I used Worldcat to tell me how many copies libraries around the world had of each book as an indicator of popularity (at least for the library crowd!) to dictate the size of the title. Put ‘em together and what have you got? A cool visual image of what libraries and librarians think the very best books for Young Adults are, at least for this year.
In case you can’t read all of the titles, here they are (in order from most copies in libraries to least): When you reach me
Written in bone: Buried lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland
Marcelo in the real world
Lips touch: Three times
The Orange Houses
Stitches: A memoir
The Reformed Vampire Support Group
The Great Wide Sea
Welcome to my world! I am excited to share my experiences in library school and volunteering at the library with all of you! I will be updating this site with my portfolio and blogging about it all. I also have some fun links on the side that don’t necessarily reflect my views on the world. They are, however, hilarious.