Archive for January, 2015

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Honestly, the committee was torn on the next book, but love it or hate it, it made the list! Read the review of We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (by someone who liked it) on our 2015 nominee page.

We Were Liars


January 31, 2015 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Reality Boy by A.S. King

Reality BoyToday’s nominee also concerns a reality show!

Check out the review on our 2015 Nominee page here.

January 27, 2015 at 11:19 am Leave a comment

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer

Check out the 2015 Nominee page for today’s review: The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer!

Vigilante Poets

January 20, 2015 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Through the Woods: Stories by Emily Carroll

Through the WoodsOur next review is the only graphic novel on MCTBA Nominees list.

Read why it’s also the scariest book on the list on our 2015 Nominee Review Page.

January 17, 2015 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson

Read about our next MCTBA nominee on our 2015 review page.

tyrants daughter

January 13, 2015 at 4:21 pm Leave a comment

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Our next review is definitely not a commentary on the weather in Wisconsin right now. Read what we think about The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black on our 2015 Nominee Review Page.

Coldest Girl in Coldtown

January 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

2015 Nominees

The Nominees for the 2015 MCTBA are:

Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
Reality Boy by A.S. King
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Voting  is open now and ends March 1, 2015. Let us know your favorite by e-mail (mctba.votes at or stop by your Milwaukee County Public Library to vote! We’ll post reviews of the top 15 starting this month!

January 6, 2015 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

About the MCTBA

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

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