Book Lists

Looking for that next great read? We’ve compiled these book lists to help.

For Teens

While these books have been selected for teens 12 to 18 years of age, titles on the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. Librarians encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families.

Alex Awards – Annually recognize “ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults ages 12 through 18.”

Margaret A. Edwards Award – Annually recognizes an author and “a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.”

William C. Morris YA Debut Award – Annual award given to a work of young adult literature by a “first-time author writing for teens.”

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award – Honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year.

Odyssey Award for Audiobook

Michael L. Printz Award – “Annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit.”

2018 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

2018 Top Ten Amazing YA Audiobooks

2018 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens

2018 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Last update May 22, 2018.

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