Teen Booklists

Looking for a great new read? Browse the lists below to  help you find something in your area of interest!

Each year, Young Adults Library Servises Association presents the Best Fiction for Young Adults list. This year’s list of 63 books was drawn from 100 official nominations. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse.

In addition to the full list, the Best Fiction for Young Adults committee also created a Top Ten list of titles listed below.

YA Berry, J. The Passion of Dolssa (AR 4.7)
YA Chee, T. The Reader (AR 5.7)
YA Hardinge, F. The Lie Tree (AR 6.4)
YA McGinnis, M. The Female of the Species (AR 6.0)
YA Medina, M. Burn Baby Burn (AR 4.5)
J REYN Ghost (AR 4.6)
YA Sepetys, R. Salt to the Sea (AR 4.5)
YA Shusterman, N. Scythe (AR 6.5)
YA Yoon, N. The Sun is Also a Star (AR 4.7)
YA Zentner, J. The Serpent King (AR 4.4)

YA Billerbeck, K. Perfectly Dateless (AR 4.4)
YA Carlson, M. Dating Games (AR 4.4 – 5.0)
YA Carlson, M. Diary Of A Teenage Girl (AR 4.3 – 5.8)
YA Clipston, A. various titles (AR 4.0 – 4.2)
YA Cook, E. What Would Emma Do? (AR 5.1)
YA Davis, B. Children of the Bard Series (AR 5.1 – 5.2)
YA Davis, B. Dragons In Our Midst Series (AR 5.3 – 5.4)
YA Davis, B. Oracles of Fire Series (AR 5.3 – 5.4)
YA Dickerson, M. The Hagenheim Fairytales  (AR 5.1)
YA Jenkins, J. Left Behind – The Kids (AR 4.1 – 5.0)
YA Hedlund, J. An Uncertain Choice (No AR)
YA Jones, J.  A Charmed Life (AR 3.6 – 3.7)
YA McGee, K. various titles (AR 3.4 – 4.2)
YA Sleiman, D. Valiant Hearts series (No AR)
YA Smiley, J. Horses of Oak Valley Ranch (AR 5.1 – 5.4)

Watership Down by Richard Adams
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Emma by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Hound of Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Iliad by Homer
The Odyssey by Homer
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
White Fang by Jack London
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
1984 by George Orwell
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar by William Shakesepeare
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
Jane Austen 
Emma (FICTION Austen, J.)
YA LaZebnik, C. Wrong About the Guy
Persuasion (FICTION Austen, J.)
YA Peterfreund, D. For Darkness Shows the Stars
YA LaZebnik, C. The Last Best Kiss
Pride and Prejudice (FICTION Austen, J.)
YA Eulberg, E. Prom & Prejudice
 Sense and Sensibility (FICTION Austen, J.)
YA McDonald, A. Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood
Bronte Sisters
YA Eagland, J. The World Within
YA MacColl, M. Always Emily
Jane Eyre (FICTION Bronte, C.)
YA Acosta, M. Dark Companion
YA Lindner, A. Jane
YA Mont, E. A Breath of Eyre
Wuthering Heights (FICTION Bronte, E.)
YA Lindner, A. Catherine
Hamlet (822.33 S527H)
YA Winters, C. The Steep and Thorny Way
Macbeth (822.33 S527MB)
YA Talley, R. As I Descended
Midsummer Night’s Dream (822.33 S527MS)
YA Livingston, L. Wondrous Strange
Romeo and Juliet (822.33 S527R)
YA Caine, R. Prince of Shadows
YA Jay, S. Juliet Immortal
YA Jay, S. Romeo Redeemed
More Classics
The Crucible (812.52 M647C1)
YA Angelini, J. Trial by Fire
YA Howe, K. Conversion
Cyrano de Bergerac (842.8 R839)
YA Spears, K. Sway
Edgar Allen Poe (813.3 P743)
YA Griffin, B. The Fall
Frankenstein (FICTION Shelley, M.)
YA Shepard, M. The Cold Legacy
The Island of Dr. Moreau (FICTION Wells, H.)
A Room With a View (FICTION Forster, E.)
YA Lindner, A. Love, Lucy
YA Cameron, S. Rook
YA Peterfreund, D. Across A Star-Swept Sea
YA Pike, A. Life After Theft
YA Shepard, M. Her Dark Curiosity
Tarzan of the Apes (FICTION Burroughs, E.)
YA Mallory, A. Wild
Classic Children’s Literature
YA Howard, A. Splintered (Series)
Jungle Book (J FICTION KIPL)
YA Gaiman, N. The Graveyard Book
YA Verday, J.The Hollow
Little Women (J FICTION ALCO)
YA Baratz-Logsted, L. Little Women and Me
YA MacColl M. Revelation of Louisa May
YA Anderson, J. Tiger Lily
YA Wallace, K. Wendy
Robin Hood (J 398.22 HOOD)
YA Gaugen, A. Scarlet (Series)
YA Ludwig, E. Pretty Crooked
YA McKinley, R. The Outlaws of Sherwood
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (J FICTION BAUM)
YA Schow, B. Spelled (Series)

Contemporary Romance Authors
YA Barnholdt, L. Lauren Barnholdt (AR 4.3 – 4.6)
YA Caletti, D. Deb Caletti (AR 4.2 – 5.0)
YA Colasanti, S. Susane Colasanti (AR 3.5 – 4.5)
YA Dessen, S. Sarah Dessen (AR 4.6 – 5.8)
YA Echols, J. Jennifer Echols (AR 4.5 – 5.7)
YA Elkeles, S. Simone Elkeles (AR 4.2 – 4.6)
YA Forman, G. Gayle Forman (AR 4.3 – 5.3)
YA Han, J. Jenny Han (AR 3.9 – 4.4)
YA Kantor, M. Melissa Kantor (AR 5.0 – 5.4)
YA Johnson, M. Maureen Johnson (AR 4.4 – 5.0)
YA Perkins, S. Stephanie Perkins (AR 3.5 – 5.3)
YA Ockler, S. Sarah Ockler (AR 5.0 – 5.5)
YA Smith, J. Jennifer E. Smith (AR 5.6 – 6.7)
YA Walker, M. Melissa Walker (AR 5.0 – 5.2)
YA West, K. Kasie West (AR 3.8 – 4.2)

Contemporary Romance Books
YA Cohn, R. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (AR 5.6)
YA Constantine, R. The Promise of Amazing (AR 4.8)
YA Eulberg, E. Prom and Prejudice (AR 4.8)
YA Fitzpatrick, H. My Life Next Door (AR 4.4)
YA Green, J. The Fault in Our Stars (AR 5.5)
YA Kenneally, M. Catching Jordan (AR 4.3)
YA Leavitt, L. Sean Griswold’s Head (AR 4.0)
YA Lindner, A. Jane (AR 5.0)
YA Emery, L. Open Road Summer (AR 5.2)
YA Matson, M. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour (AR 5.2)
YA McGarry, K. Pushing the Limits (AR 4.5)
YA Rowell, R. Eleanor and Park (AR 3.8)
YA Rowell, R. Fangirl (AR 3.9)
YA Scott, E. Perfect You (AR 4.7)
YA Scott, E. The Unwritten Rule (AR 4.7)
YA Stohmeyer, S. How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True (No AR)

 Dystopian fiction is described as a society characterized by human misery, squalor, oppression, disease, and/or overcrowding. 
 YA Aguirre, A. Razorland Trilogy (AR 4.8 – 5.9)
YA Anderson, M. Feed (AR 4.4)
YA Bacigalupi, P. Ship Breaker (AR 4.4 – 4.6)
YA Bodeen, S. The Compound (AR 4.1 – 4.4)
YA Cass, K. The Selection Series (AR 4.7 – 4.8)
YA Charbonneau, J. The Testing Series (AR 5.6 – 5.8)
YA Collins, S. The Hunger Games Series (AR 5.3)
YA Condie, A. Matched Series (AR 4.2 – 4.8)
YA Crossan, S. Breathe Series (AR 4.5 – 4.6)
YA Dashner, J. The Maze Runner Series (AR 5.0 – 5.7)
YA DeStefano, L. The Chemical Garden Trilogy (AR 5.0 – 5.2)
YA Doctorow, C. Little Brother (AR 5.9)
YA Dunkle, C. The Sky Inside (AR 5.1)
YA Duprau, J. The Books of Ember Series (AR 4.9 – 5.2)
YA Farmer, N. The House of the Scorpion (AR 5.1)
YA Fisher, C. Incarceron Series (AR 4.4 – 4.6)
YA Grant, M. The Gone Series (AR 3.9 – 4.6)
YA Haddix, M. The Shadow Children Series (AR 4.8 – 5.6)
YA Haines, L. Girl in the Arena (AR 5.9)
YA Lowry, L. The Giver Series (AR 4.9 – 5.7)
YA Lu, M. Legend Series (AR 4.8 – 5.7)
YA Malley, G. The Declaration (AR 5.1 – 5.5)
YA Mullin, M. Ashfall Trilogy (AR 4.7 – 5.5)
YA Ness, P. The Chaos Walking Series (AR 4.4 – 5.6)
YA O’Brien, C. Birthmarked Series (AR 4.6 – 5.4)
YA Oliver, L. Delirium Series (AR 5.1 – 6.1)
YA Pfeffer, S. Life as We Knew It Series (AR 3.6 – 4.7)
YA Revis, B. Across the Universe Trilogy (AR 5.1 – 5.3)
YA Rossi, V. Under the Never Sky Series (AR 4.1 – 4.8)
YA Rosoff, M. How I Live Now (AR 6.7)
YA Roth, V. Divergent Trilogy (AR 4.8 – 5.7)
YA Ryan, C. Forest of Hands and Teeth Series (AR 5.2 – 5.8)
YA Shusterman, N. Unwind Dystology Series (AR 5.0 – 6.3)
YA Simmon, K. Article 5 Series (AR 5.0 – 5.3)
YA Wells, D. Partials Sequence (AR 6.1 – 6.6)
YA Wells, R. Variant Series (AR 4.3 – 4.5)
YA Westerfeld, S. The Uglies Series (AR 5.1 – 6.1)
YA Weyn, S. Bar Code Tattoo (AR 5.0)
Arabian Nights
YA Ahdieh, R. The Wrath & the Dawn
YA Demetrios, H. Exquisite Captive
YA Johnston, E. A Thousand Nights
YA Khoury, J. The Forbidden Wish
YA Dickerson, M. The Merchant’s Daughter
YA Flinn, A. Beastly
YA Hodge, R. Cruel Beauty
YA Jay, S. Of Beast and Beauty
YA McKinley, R. Beauty
YA McKinley, R. Rose Daughter
YA Cornwell, B. Mechanica
YA Dickerson, M. The Captive Maiden
YA George, J. Princess of Glass
YA Lo, M. Ash
YA Marriott, Z. Shadows on the Moon
YA Meyer, M. Cinder
YA Palmer, R. Cindy Ella
YA Prineas, S. Ash and Bramble
YA Flinn, A. Cloaked
YA Kontis, A. Enchanted
YA McKinley, R. The Door in the Hedge
YA Hale, S. Goose Girl
YA Dickerson, M. Noble Servant
The Little Mermaid
YA Easton, T. Emerge
YA Pearce, J. Fathomless
YA Hodge, R. Crimson Bound
YA Meyer, M. Scarlet
YA Palmer, R. Little Miss Red
YA St. Crow, L. Kin
YA Vande Velde, V. Cloaked in Red
YA Dickerson, M. The Golden Braid
YA Doman, R. Rapunzel Let Down
YA Durst, S. Into the Wild
YA Flinn, A. Towering
YA GRAPHIC HALE, S. Rapunzel’s Revenge
YA Meyer, M. Cress
YA Morrison, M. Grounded
YA Cross, S. Kill Me Softly
YA Dickerson, M. The Healer’s Apprentice
YA Flinn, A. A Kiss in Time
YA McGowan, M. Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer
YA Prineas, S. Rose & Thorn
YA Sheehan, A. A Long, Long Sleep
YA Thomas, R. A Wicked Thing
YA Paige, D. Stealing Snow
YA Pearce, J. Cold Spell
YA Dickerson, M. Fairest Beauty
YA Flinn, A. Mirrored
YA Levine, G. Fairest
YA Lewis, R. Stitching Snow
YA Meyer, M. Winter
YA Redwine, C. The Shadow Queen
YA St. Crow, L. Nameless
YA Sedgwick, M. Blood Red Snow White
YA Valentino, S. Fairest of All
YA Yolen, J. Snow in Summer

YA Bracken, A. Brightly Woven (AR 5.2)
YA Bunce, E. Star Crossed (AR 5.5)
YA Chima, C. Seven Realms Series (AR 5.1 – 5.5)
YA Chima, C. The Heir Chronicles (AR 4.6 – 5.3)
YA Crossley-Holland, K. The Arthur Trilogy (AR 4.2 – 4.4)
YA Cypress, L. Death Sworn (No AR)
YA Duane, D. Young Wizards Series (AR 5.6 – 6.2)
YA Farmer, N. Sea of Trolls Trilogy (AR 4.7 – 5.4)
YA Flanagan, J. Brotherband Chronicles (AR 5.5 – 6.2)
YA Flanagan, J. The Ranger’s Apprentice Series (AR 5.8 – 7.0)
YA Harrison, M. The Princess and the Hound (AR 5.1)
YA Haydon, E. The Dragon’s Lair (AR 5.4)
YA Johnson, J. The Mark of the Dragonfly (AR 5.6)
YA Larson, S. Defy (AR 5.6)
YA Maas, S. Throne of Glass Series (AR 5.7 -6.4)
YA Marchetta, M. Finnikin of the Rock (AR 5.8)
YA McKinley, R. Chalice (AR 7.0)
YA McKinley, R. Dragonhaven (AR 6.6)
YA McKinley, R. Pegasus (AR 6.8)
YA Oh, E. Prophecy (AR 5.4)
YA Owen, J. The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica (AR 5.6 – 6.9)
YA Paolini, C. The Inheritance Cycle (AR 5.6 – 7.8)
YA Pierce, T. Circle of Magic Series (AR 5.5 – 5.9)
YA Pierce, T. Song of the Lioness Series (AR 4.5 – 5.5)
YA Scott, M. Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series (AR 5.4 – 6.4)
YA Stroud, J. Bartimaeus Book Series (AR 5.7 – 5.9)

YA Fiction
YA Archer, E. Geek (AR 6.2)
YA Bandeira, I. Bookishly Ever After (No AR)
YA Banks, P. Summer of the Geek (AR 4.4)
YA Bates, M. Awkward (AR 4.7)
YA Bennett, C. Geek Girl (No AR)
YA Brezenoff, S. Guy in Real Life (No AR)
YA Geektastic Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (AR 4.9)
YA Leavitt, L. Going Vintage (AR 4.4)
YA Moskowitz, H. Gena/Finn (No AR)
YA Oram, K. The Avery Shaw Experiment (AR 4.8)
YA Palmer, R. Geek Charming (AR 5.5)
YA Portes, A. Anatomy of a Misfit (AR 4.3)
YA Portman, F. King Dork (AR 7.3)
YA Rowell, R. Fangirl (AR 3.9)
YA Scott, K. Geek Magnet (AR 3.7)
YA Smale, H. Geek Girl (AR 4.5)
YA Smale, H. Geek Girl: Model Misfit (No AR)
YA Strohmeyer, S. Smart Girls Get What They Want (AR 5.0)
YA Tash, S. Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love (No AR)
YA Wilde, J. Queens of Geek (No AR)
YA Zappia, F. Eliza and Her Monsters (AR 5.0)
305.242 S653F The Fangirl Life: A Guide to Feeling All the Feels and Learning How to Deal
305.242 S595G Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, and Other Misfits are Taking Over the World
306.1 M193F Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: a Handbook for Geek Girls

YA Anderson, J. The Vanishing Season (AR 5.6)
YA Armstrong, K. Darkest Powers Series (AR 4.0 – 4.1)
YA Blake, K. Anna Dressed in Blood (AR 4.6)
YA Cabot, M. The Mediator Series (AR 4.5 – 5.1)
YA Cusick, R. Shadow Mirror (AR 4.8)
YA Cypess, L. Nightspell (AR 5.6)
YA Ford, M. Poisoned House (AR 4.9)
YA Gray, C. Evernight Series (AR 5.0 – 5.8)
YA Hill, S. Woman in Black (No AR)
YA Holder, N. The Evil Within (No AR)
YA Johnson, M. The Shades of London Series (AR 4.5 – 4.9)
YA Morris, P. Ruined Series (AR 5.0 – 6.0)
YA Walker, M. Ashes to Ashes (AR 5.0)
YA Winters, C. In the Shadow of Blackbirds (AR 5.3)
YA Woon, Y. Dead Beautiful (AR 5.0 – 5.1)

YA Angelini, J. Starcrossed Trilogy (AR 5.8 – 6.1)
YA Cabot, M. Abandon Trilogy (AR 5.1 – 5.7)
YA Carter, A. The Goddess Test Trilogy (AR 5.0 – 5.4)
YA Childs, T. Goddess Bootcamp (AR 4.7)
YA Childs, T. Oh. My. Gods. (AR 4.8)
YA Childs, T. Sweet Venom (AR 5.2)
YA Jones, D. The Game (AR 5.3)
YA McKinley, R. Pegasus (AR 6.8)
YA Miles, E. The Fury Trilogy (AR 5.0 – 5.2)
YA Riordan, R. The Heroes of Olympus (AR 4.5 – 5.2)
YA Riordan, R. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (AR 4.1 – 4.7)
YA Taylor, L. Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy (AR 5.6 – 6.3)

YA Anderson, L. Seeds of America (AR 5.2 – 5.6)
YA Anderson, M. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing (AR 8.0)
YA Berry, J. The Passion of Dolssa (AR 4.7)
YA Boyne, J. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (AR 5.8)
YA Cushman, K. The Midwife’s Apprentice (AR 6.0)
YA Gardner, S. The Red Necklace (AR 5.8)
YA Gratz, A. Prisoner B-3087 (AR 4.9)
YA Hesse, M. Girl in the Blue Coat (AR 4.9)
YA Kerr, P. The Winter Horses (AR 6.1)
YA Lenzi, C. Stone Field (No AR)
YA Limbaugh, R. Time-travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans (aka Rush Revere Series) (AR 5.2 – 5.5)
YA Longshore, K. Manor of Secrets (AR 4.6)
YA Lynch, C. Vietnam War Series (AR 5.3 – 5.7)
YA Lynch, C. World War II Series (AR 6.1 – 6.5)
YA MacColl, M. Prisoners in the Palace (AR 5.0)
YA Mann, J. Scar: A Revolutionary War Tale (No AR)
YA Meyer, C. Anastasia and Her Sisters (AR 6.5)
YA Paulsen, G. Woods Runner (AR 5.5)
YA Perez, A. Out of Darkness (AR 4.6)
YA Rees, C. Pirates! (AR 5.4)
YA Rinaldi, A. Come Juneteenth (AR 4.3)
YA Rinaldi, A. The Last Full Measure (AR 4.4)
YA Savit, G. Anna and the Shallow Man (AR 7.1)
YA Sepetys, R. Between Shades of Gray (AR 3.6)
YA Sleiman, D. Dauntless (No AR)
YA Wein, E. Code Name Verity (AR 6.5)
YA Zusak, M. The Book Thief (AR 5.1)

Nefertiti of Egypt (1370-1330 BCE)
YA Friesner, E. Sphinx’s Princess (AR 5.7)
YA Friesner, E. Sphinx’s Queen (AR 5.8)
Cleopatra of Egypt (69-30 BCE)
YA Meyer, C. Cleopatra Confesses (AR 6.4)
Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII (1507-1536 CE)
YA Longshore, K. Tarnish (AR 4.2)
Mary Fitzroy, daughter-in-law of Henry VIII (1519-1557 CE)
YA Longshore, K. Brazen (No AR)
Elizabeth I of England, daughter of Henry VIII (1533-1603 CE)
YA McGowan, J. Maid of Secrets (AR 6.1)
YA McGowan, J. Maid of Deception (No AR)
Mary Seymour, daughter of Katherine Parr, wife of Henry VIII (1548-1603 CE)
YA Crowley, S. The Stolen One (AR 4.7)
Victoria of England (1819-1901 CE)
YA Meyer, C. Victoria Rebels (No AR)
YA MacColl, M. Prisoners in the Palace (AR 5.0)
Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI of France (1755-1793 CE)
YA Meyer, C. The Bad Queen (AR 7.1)
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia (1868-1918 CE)
YA Miller, S. The Lost Crown (AR 5.6)
Anastasia Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess, daughter of Nicholas II (1901-1918 CE)
YA Dunlap, S. Anastasia’s Secret
YA Meyer, C. Anastasia and Her Sisters (AR 6.5)
Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587 CE)
YA Meyer, C. The Wild Queen (AR 7.5)

YA Alameda, C. Shutter (AR 6.0)
YA Bickle, L. The Hallowed Ones (AR 4.8)
YA Black, H. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (AR 6.0)
YA Blake, K. Anna Dressed in Blood (AR 4.6)
YA Blake, K. Girl of Nightmares (AR 4.4)
YA Brewer, H. The Cemetery Boys (AR 5.1)
YA Fowley-Doyle, M. The Accident Season (AR 5.2)
YA Galante, C. Be Not Afraid (No AR)
YA Kraus, D. Rotters (AR 5.7)
YA Halpern, J. Nightfall (AR 5.1)
YA Ligget, K. Blood and Salt (No AR)
YA Lunetta, D. In the After (AR 4.5)
YA Maberry, J. The Rot and Ruin Series (AR 5.0 – 5.4)
YA McKenzie, P. The Haunting of Sunshine Girl (AR 5.2)
YA McNeil, G. Possess (AR 4.3)
YA Ostow, M. Amity (AR 5.4)
YA Roux, M. Asylum Series (AR 5.1 – 5.6)
YA Savage, K. After the Woods (No AR)
YA Sheff, N. Harmony House (No AR)
YA Shelton, D. Thirteen Chairs (AR 6.0)
YA Shusterman, N. Unwind Series (AR 5.0 – 6.3)
YA Sirowy, A. Creeping (No AR)
YA Stolarz, L. Deadly Little Secrets (AR 4.7 – 5.1)
YA Stolarz, L. Welcome to the Dark House (AR 5.1)
YA Winters, C. In the Shadow of Blackbirds (AR 5.3)
YA Yovanoff, B. The Replacement (AR 5.2)

YA Albertali, B. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (AR 4.4)
YA Barakiva, M. One Man Guy (AR 5.5)
YA Clark, K. Freak Boy (AR 4.6)
YA Cohn, R. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (AR 5.1)
YA Cronn-Mills, K. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children (AR 3.9)
YA Dinnison, K. You and Me and Him (No AR)
YA Farizan, S. If you Could Be Mine (AR 4.5)
YA Federle, T. The Great American Whatever (AR 5.5)
YA Franklin, E. Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom (AR 5.4)
YA Freymann-Weyr, G. My Heartbeat (AR 4.7)
YA Gephart, D. Lily and Dunkin (AR 4.3)
YA Green, J. Will Grayson, Will Grayson (AR 5.1)
YA Hopkins, E. Tilt (AR 3.8)
YA Hutchinson, S. The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley (No AR)
YA Katcher, B. Almost Perfect (AR 4.5)
YA King, A. Ask the Passengers (AR 3.9)
YA Kocek, S. Promise Me Something (No AR)
YA Kugler, S. My Most Excellent Year (AR 6.1)
YA Koergte, R. Boy Girl Boy (AR 4.0)
YA Kokie, E. Personal Effects (AR 4.1)
YA Konigsberg, B. Openly Straight (AR 4.7)
YA Konigsberg, B. Honestly Ben (No AR)
YA LaCour, N. You Know Me Well (No AR)
YA Lennon, T. When Love Comes to Town (No AR)
YA Levithan, D. Boy Meets Boy (AR 4.5)
YA Levithan, D. Hold Me Closer: the Tiny Cooper Story (AR 4.8)
YA Levithan, D. Two Boys Kissing (AR 5.0)
YA Linn, L. Draw the Line (No AR)
YA Lo, M. Ash (AR 6.6)
YA Moore, P. Hero (AR 5.9)
YA Nelson, J. I’ll Give You the Sun (AR 4.9)
YA Newman, L. October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard (AR 5.2)
YA Peters, J. Luna (AR 3.5)
YA Polonsky, A. Gracefully Grayson (AR 4.6)
YA Quintero, I. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces (AR 5.3)
YA Russo, M. If I Was Your Girl (No AR)
YA Saenz, B. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (AR 2.9)
YA Sanchez, A. The God Box (AR 5.2)
YA Sanchez, A. Rainbow Boys (AR 3.7)
YA Self, J. Drag Teen: A Tale of Angst and Wigs (No AR)
YA Whaley, J. Highly Illogical Behavior (AR 4.4)
YA Wilkinson, L. Pink (AR 4.3)

YA Brown, A. Lies Beneath (No AR)
YA Brown, A. Deep Betrayal (No AR)
YA Brown, A. Promise Bound (No AR)
YA Cass, K. The Siren (AR 4.6)
YA Childs, T. Forgive My Fins (AR 4.9)
YA Childs, T. Fins Are Forever (AR 5.1)
YA Childs, T. Just For Fins (AR 5.0)
YA Condie, A. Atlantia (4.7)
YA Dolamore, J. Between the Sea and Sky (AR 5.3)
YA Donnelly, J. Deep Blue (AR 4.4)
YA Donnelly, J. Dark Tide (AR 4.7)
YA Donnelly, J. Rogue Wave (AR 4.9)
YA Hocking, A. Wake (AR 4.5)
YA Hocking, A. Tidal (AR 4.8)
YA Howard, A. Waterfell (No AR)
YA Lasky, K. Daughters of the Sea (AR 5.1 – 5.3)
YA Madigan, L. The Mermaid’s Mirror (AR 4.2)
YA Madison, B. September Girls (AR 5.1)
YA Pearce, J. Fathomless (AR 4.4)
YA Porter, S. Lost Voices (AR 6.3)
YA Tea, M. Mermaid in Chelsea Creek (No AR)
YA Tea, M. Girl at the Bottom of the Sea (No AR)
YA Weber, M. Storm Siren (No AR)
YA Weber, M. Siren’s Fury (No AR)
YA Weber, M. Siren’s Song (No AR)

YA Carson, R. Girl of Fire and Thorns series
YA Cypess, L. Death Sworn
YA Dixon, H. Entwined
YA George, J. Princess of the Midnight Ball (and sequels)
YA Hale, S. Princess Academy (and sequels)
YA Hartman, R. Seraphina
YA Nielsen, J. The False Prince (Ascendance Trilogy #1)
YA Nielsen, J. The Runaway King (Ascendance Trilogy #2)
YA Nielsen, J. The Shadow Throne (Ascendance Trilogy #3)
YA Pearson, R. Kingdom Keepers series
YA Scott, M. Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series
YA Thomas, R. Long May She Reign
Historical Fiction
YA Paulsen, G. Woods Runner
YA Schlitz, L. The Hired Girl
YA Sepetys, R. Salt to the Sea
YA Zusak, M. The Book Thief
YA Carter, A. All Fall Down
YA Feinstein, J. Change Up: Mystery at the World Series
YA Henry, A. The Girl I Used to Be
YA Johnson, M. The Name of the Star
YA Lee, Y. A Spy in the House
YA Priest, C. I Am Princess X
YA Renn, D. Tokyo Heist
YA Ritter, W. Jackaby (and sequels)
YA Stroud, J. The Screaming Staircase
YA X-Files X-Files Origins
Realistic Fiction
YA Cabot, M. The Princess Diaries
YA Dessen, S. What Happened to Goodbye
YA Leavitt, L. Sean Griswold’s Head
YA Reynolds, J. As Brave as You
YA Reynolds, J. The Boy in the Black Suit
YA Schmidt, G. Okay for Now
YA Smith, J. The Geography of You and Me
YA Spinelli, J. Stargirl (and sequel)
YA Sundquist, J. Love and F1rst Sight
YA Van Draanen, W. The Running Dream
YA West, K. P.S. I Like You
Science Fiction
YA Cornwell, B. Mechanica
YA Graceffa, J. Children of Eden
YA Hale, S. Dangerous
YA Landers, M. Starflight
YA Lewis, R. Spinning Starlight
YA Sanderson, B. The Rithmatist
YA Westerfeld, S. Leviathan (and sequels)

YA Barnes, J. The Naturals Series (YA 4.9 – 5.1)
YA Bernard, R. Find Me Series (AR 4.1 – 4.2)
YA Coben, H. Mickey Bolitar Series (AR 3.6 – 3.8)
YA Cosimano, E. Nearly Gone (AR 5.0)
YA Cosimano, E. Nearly Found (AR 4.8)
YA Gleason, C. Stoker & Holmes Series (AR 5.9 – 6.3)
YA Hale, K. No One Else Can Have You (AR 5.6)
YA Henry, A. The Girl I Used to Be (AR 4.5)
YA Henry, A. Point Last Seen Series (AR 4.9 – 5.0)
YA Lane, A. Sherlock Holmes, The Legend Begins Series (AR 5.9 – 6.3)
YA Latham, J. Scarlett Undercover (AR 4.4)
YA Lee, Y. A Spy in the House (AR 5.1)
YA Lyga, B. I Hunt Killers (AR 5.2)
YA Patterson, J. Confessions Series (AR 5.3 – 5.5)
YA Petrucha, S. Ripper (AR 5.0)
YA Renn, D. Tokyo Heist (AR 4.7)
YA Scheier, L. Secret Letters (AR 6.5)
YA Summer, M. Trust Me, I’m Lying (AR 5.2)
YA Summer, M. Trust Me, I’m Trouble (No AR)
YA Thomas, K. The Darkest Corners (AR 4.9)
YA Turner, H. Ask the Dark (AR 4.9)

YA Agresti, A. Gilded Wings Series
YA Barnes, J. Raised by Wolves Series
YA Black, H. The Darkest Part of the Forest
YA Cast, P. House of Night Series
YA Chandler, E. Kissed by an Angel Series
YA Cremer, A. Nightshade Series
YA De la Cruz, M. Blue Bloods Series
YA Fitzpatrick, B. Hush Hush Saga
YA Hamilton, K. The Faerie Ring
YA Hand, C. Unearthly Series
YA Holder, N. Unleashed
YA Hunter, C. Shadow Falls After Dark Series
YA Jinks, C. The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group
YA Jinks, C. The Reformed Vampire Support Group
YA Kelly, N. Lailah
YA McBride, L. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
YA Marr, M. Seven Black Diamonds
YA Mead, R. Bloodlines
YA Mead, R. Vampire Academy
YA Meyer, S. The Twilight Saga
YA Peacock, K. Hemlock Series
YA Shan, D. Cirque du Freak
YA Smith, L. Vampire Diaries
YA Stiefvater, M. Lament
YA Stiefvater, M. Wolves of Mercy Falls Series
YA Taylor, L. Daughter of Smoke & Bone Series
YA White, K. Paranormalcy Trilogy

Click here to see the Printz Award Winners and the Honor Books.

2017: March: Book Three by John Lewis
2016: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
2015: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
2014: Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
2013: In Darkness by Nick Lake
2012: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
2011: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
2010: Going Bovine by Libba Bray
2009: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
2008: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
2007: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
2006: Looking for Alaska by John Green
2005: how i live now by Meg Rosoff
2004: The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
2003: Postcards from No Man’s Land by Aidan Chambers
2002: Step from Heaven by An Na
2001: Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond
2000: Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Don’t have time to read a whole book?  Just read a story or two!

YA Corsets & Clockwork Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances AR 5.8)
YA Enthralled Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions (AR 5.1)
YA Eternal Kiss The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire (No AR)
YA Gaiman, N. M is for Magic (AR 5.5)
YA Guys Read Guys Read: Funny Business (AR 5.1)
YA Horowitz, A. Bloody Horowitz (AR 5.5)
YA Lubar, D. Invasion of the Road Weenies: and Other Warped and Creepy Tales (AR 3.9)
YA Maberry, J. Bits & Pieces (AR 5.0)
YA Shards & ashes Shards and Ashes (AR 5.4)
YA Meyer, M. Stars Above (AR 6.1)
YA Peevyhouse, P. Where Futures End (AR 5.4)
YA Rags & Bones Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales (AR 5.9)
YA Slasher Girls Slasher Girls & Monster Boys (AR 5.2)
YA Shusterman, N. UnBound (AR 5.5)
YA Stiefvater, M. The Anatomy of Curiosity (AR 6.2)
YA Summer Summer Days and Summer Nights (AR 5.3)
YA Tyranny A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers, & Other Badass Girls (No AR)
YA Unnatural Creatures Unnatural Creatures (AR 5.8)
YA Zombies vs. Unicorns Zombies vs. Unicorns (AR 5.5)

YA Feinstein, J. Change-up: Mystery at the World Series (AR 5.0)
YA Feinstein, J. The DH (AR 5.1)
YA Gibney, S. See No Color (AR 5.1)
YA Gratz, A. The Brooklyn Nine (AR 5.0)
YA Green, T. Best of the Best (AR 4.8)
YA Green, T. Home Run (AR 4.6)
YA Green, T. Rivals (AR 5.2)
YA Kenneally, M. Stealing Parker (AR 4.0)
YA Lupica, M. The Only Game (AR 5.0)
YA White, A Season of Daring Greatly (AR 6.2)

YA Alexander, K. The Crossover (AR 4.3)
YA Deuker, C. Swagger (AR 5.1)
YA Feinstein, J. Foul Trouble (AR 5.1)
YA Feinstein, J. The Sixth Man (AR 5.2)
YA Lupica, M. True Legend (AR 5.2)
YA Rud, J. Centerville (AR 5.0)
YA Volponi, P. The Final Four (AR 5.8)
YA Waltman, K. D-Bow’s High School Hoops series (AR 4.6 – 5.7)
YA GRAPHIC Slam Dunk Slam Dunk series (No AR)
YA Bradley, J. Call Me By My Name (AR 5.9)
YA Deuker, C. Gutless (AR 4.9)
YA Feinstein, J. The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game (AR 5.4)
YA Feinstein, J. The Walk On (AR 5.2)
YA Glines, A. Under the Lights (AR 4.3)
YA Heldring, T. The Football Girl (AR 3.9)
YA Kenneally, M. Catching Jordan (AR 4.3)
YA Klass, D. Second Impact (AR 6.0)
YA Lynch, C. Hit Count (AR 5.5)
YA Smith, A. Winger (AR 5.3)
YA Smith, A. Stand Off (AR 5.6)
YA Volponi, P. Top Prospect (AR 5.2)
YA Childs, T. Goddess Bootcamp (AR 4.7)
YA Childs, T. Oh. My. Gods. (AR 4.8)
YA Currinder, M. Running Full Tilt (No AR)
YA Van Drannen, W. The Running Dream (AR 4.1)
YA Webber, J. The Heartbeats of Wing Jones (No AR)
YA Alexander, K. Booked (AR 3.9)
YA Kenneally, M. Defending Taylor (AR 4.5)
YA Padian, M. Out of Nowhere (AR 4.3)
YA Ross, J. Above All Else (AR 3.8)
YA Feinstein, J. Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics (AR 5.5)
YA Kenneally, J. Coming Up for Air (No AR)
YA Luurtsema, N. Goldfish (No AR)
YA Warman, J. Breathless (AR 4.7)

YA Carriger, G. Finishing School series (AR 5.4 – 5.8)
YA Clare, C. Infernal Devices series (AR 5.6 – 6.1)
YA Clare, C. Mortal Instruments (AR 5.0 – 5.8)
YA Colfer, E. Airman (AR 5.8)
YA Corsets & Clockwork Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances (AR 5.8)
YA Cremer, A. The Inventor’s Secret (AR 5.5)
YA Cross, K. The Steampunk Chronicles (AR 5.1 – 5.7)
YA Fisher, C. Incarceron (AR 4.6)
YA Gleason, C. Stoker & Holmes series (AR 5.9 – 6.5)
YA Jones, D. Howl’s Moving Castle (AR 5.4)
YA Kress, A. The Friday Society (AR 4.9)
YA Oppel, K. Airborn (AR 5.1)
YA Pullman, P. His Dark Materials (AR 6.2 – 7.1)
YA Slade, A. Hunchback Assignments (AR 4.6 – 5.3)
YA Westerfeld, S. Leviathan Trilogy (AR 5.3 – 5.4)
YA Wrede, P. Thirteenth Child (AR 6.0)

FICTION Verne, J./J VERN Around the World in Eighty Days (AR 9.6)
FICTION Verne, J./J VERN Journey to the Center of the Earth (AR 9.9)
FICTION Verne, J./J VERN 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (AR 10.0)
FICTION Wells, H. Time Machine (AR 7.4)

YA Bracken, A. Passenger (AR 6.5)
YA Brashares, A. The Here and Now (AR 4.5)
YA Colfer, E. W.A.R.P. series (AR 6.1 – 6.7)
YA Cross, J. Tempest series (AR 4.6 – 5.2)
YA Davies, L. The Longbow Girl ( AR 5.1)
YA Doctor Doctor Who series (No AR)
YA Fisher, C. Obsidian Mirror series (AR 4.1 – 4.8)
YA Gier, K. Ruby Red Trilogy (AR 4.7 – 5.6)
YA Gleason, C. Stoker & Holmes series (AR 5.9 – 6.5)
YA Heilig, H. The Girl From Everywhere (AR 5.2)
YA Henry, E. The Love That Split the World (AR 5.4)
YA Lomax, D. Backward Glass (No AR)
YA Nikitas, D. Extra Life (No AR)
YA Peevyhouse, P. Where Futures End (AR 5.4)
YA Reuter Hapgood, H. The Square Root of Summer (AR 4.8)
YA Shulman, P. The Wells Bequest (AR 4.3)
YA Stone, T. Time After Time (AR 5.1)
YA Stone, T. Time Between Us (AR 4.7)
YA Terrill, C. All Our Yesterdays (AR 4.9)
YA Walker, R. The Chronos Files (AR 5.7 – 6.3)

YA Ashby, A. Zombie Queen by Newbury High (AR 5.4)
YA Beaudoin, S. The Infects (AR 4.2)
YA Garner, E. Contaminated (AR 4.4)
YA Higson, C. The Enemy (AR 4.1 – 4.7)
YA James, B. Zombie Blondes (AR 5.4)
YA Maberry, J. Rot & Ruin series (AR 5.0 – 5.4)
YA Ryan, C. The Forest of Hands and Teeth series (AR 5.2 – 5.8)
YA Selzer, A. I Kissed a Zombie and I Like It (AR 5.0)

YA Showalter, G. The White Rabbit Chronicles (AR 4.2 – 4.5)
YA Zombies vs. Unicorns Zombies vs. Unicorns (AR 5.5)

GRAPHIC NOVEL Kirkman, R. The Walking Dead series