I've read a lot of books this year. More than most years. Mostly I read young adult novels, and some of my favorites this year were:
Every Crooked Pot by Rene Rosen
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
by Chris Crutcher (which came out years ago but I just re-read it last month)
Also by Crutcher -- his latest, called DEADLINE. I'm in the middle of this one right now.
What have you read this year that you'd recommend?