Cart, M. (2013) Cart's Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. 978-0-8389-1158-7.
Michael Cart, former YALSA president and the best-selling author of Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism, applies his considerable expertise as one of the nation’s leading experts on YA literature to identify exceptional adult books that will satisfy a variety of young adults’ recreational reading tastes. Drawing on his work as columnist and critic for Booklist, Cart bases his recommendations on the notoriously choosy reading interests of today’s older young adults, and his roundup of high-quality titles
- Features only the best of the best—no cheesy star bios or chick lit lite here
- Covers a wide range of genres, from graphic novels and real-life adventures to romance and speculative fiction
- Includes numerous read-alikes and related-titles lists, making it a great tool for both collection development and readers’ advisory
- Makes finding a great book easy, with multiple indexes and thorough annotation