And the winner of the 2014 MCTBA is…

Eleanor and Park

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell! Not only was this the committee’s hands down favorite, it was the teen vote winner as well!

Standing with Eleanor and Park are two awesome honor books:

WingerAsk The Passengers

Winger by Andrew Smith and Ask the Passengers by A.S. King!

Thanks to everyone who promoted, voted and participated in MCTBA 2014! We’re already reading for 2015, and we’ll be back in December with our top 15 titles of the year!

April 1, 2014 at 9:01 am 2 comments

Close Calls: If I Ever Get Out of Here

Close, but no cigar.   Here is another great YA book .  Read our review of If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth.


March 20, 2014 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Close Calls – The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan

Since only 15 titles can be a nominee some good books do not make the list.  Here is another close call that we recommend.  Read our review of The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan.tragedy

March 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Close Calls: Fat Angie by e. E Charlton-Trujillo

Not every title can be a nominee.  Here is another close call that we recommend.  Read our review of Fat Angie by e. E Charlton-Trujillo.


March 13, 2014 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

Close Calls: The Diviners by Libba Bray

Not every title can be a nominee.  Here is another close call that we recommend.  Read our review of The Diviners by Libba Bray.


March 6, 2014 at 6:25 pm Leave a comment

Close Calls: Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin

Votes for the 2014 MCTBA are being counted, and while you wait enjoy reviews of other books published from September 1st, 2012-August 31st, 2013! Today’s Close Call is Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin!wise young fool



March 4, 2014 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

Still time to vote!

MCTBA sign
You have two days left to let us know what your favorite title from 2014 was! Did you find Winger heartbreaking and funny, or are you a die-hard romantic you loved the sweet story of This is What Happy Looks Like? No matter which of our top 15 titles you loved, let us know! You have until March 1st to e-mail us your vote! Send votes to mctba.votes @

Voting closes on March 1st, and we’ll announce the winner on April 1st, no joke! To keep you reading until then we’ll post some of our favorite titles from the past year that we loved that didn’t make our top 15. There are so many awesome teen books out there, it’s hard to narrow the list to just 15!

February 27, 2014 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

Older Posts

About the MCTBA

The MCTBA was created to promote teen reading and literature by highlighting books published for teens of both quality and appeal.

Follow us on Twitter!

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive email notifications of new posts.

Join 8 other followers


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.