Check out the video below to see the nominees and then click on a title to find it in our collection. The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Teens will vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week for their favorites and the winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.
- Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
- Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
- Mortal Gods by Kendare Blake
- The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
- The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer
- Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
- Into the Dark: The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
- Unhinged by A.G. Howard
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu
- Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
- Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
- The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak
- The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
- The Winner’s Curse by Marie Koski
- Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
- I Become Shadow by Joe Shine
- Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
- The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
- Boys Like You by Juliana Stone
- We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist
- Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Visit Young Adult Fiction Universe, a review site created by Chicago area teen – Anastasia. There are over sixty detailed reviews on the site with more added each month. The site focuses on lesser known titles and includes books from different genres. Another cool feature is the “star” rating system given to each book. Check out Anastasia’s site and come away with great reading ideas!
This time of year seems to make everyone feel good about falling in love! Whether you are already in love or are looking for love, checkout some of these teens titles for a feel good read!
YA NOEL, A.
Far away from the everyday. Closer to making dreams come true…What does summer mean to you? For the two teenage girls in these two unforgettable novels, summer means being torn away from the familiar and finding new friends.
YA RYAN, S.
While attending a summer institute, fifteen-year-old Nic meets another girl named Battle, falls in love with her, and finds the relationship to be difficult and confusing.
YA SALTER, S.
After she swears off boys, Polly Martin looks forward to getting aid from her advice columnist grandmother, only to discover that her grandmother is man-crazy and cannot help Polly deal with her unwanted feelings for a cute boy.
YA SCHINDLER, H.
Chelsea Keyes, a high school basketball star whose promising career has been cut short by a terrible accident on the court, and Clint Morgan, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player who gave up his sport following a game-related tragedy, meet at a Minnesota lake resort and find themselves drawn together by the losses they have suffered.
YA PERKINS, S.
When Anna’s father sends her to an American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets a boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.
YA ELKELES, S.
When wealthy, seemingly perfect Brittany and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, develop a relationship after Alex discovers that Brittany is not exactly who she seems to be, they must face the disapproval of their schoolmates–and others.
YA DAVIDSON, D.
Handsome and popular Jason tries to come to terms with his irascible, often absent father and his growing attraction to the quiet, studious Kyra.
YA EULBERG, E.
For Lizzie Bennett, a music scholarship student at Connecticut’s exclusive, girls-only Longbourn Academy, the furor over prom is senseless, but even more puzzling is her attraction to the pompous Will Darcy, best friend of her roommate’s boyfriend.
YA BARATZ-LOGSTED, L.
In this contemporary retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” a teenaged boy whose hands were amputated in an explosion and a gorgeous girl whose mother has recently died form an instant connection when they meet on their first day as new students.
YA CHANDLER, E.
When her boyfriend, Tristan, died, Ivy thought she’d lost everything, even her faith in angels. But now she’s discovered that he’s her guardian angel–his presence so strong that she can feel the touch of his hand, the beat of his heart. Ivy needs Tristan now more than ever because he knows she’s in terrible danger. Only Ivy’s guardian angel can save her, now that his killer is after her. But if Tristan rescues Ivy, his mission on earth will be finished, and he must leave her behind forever. Will saving Ivy mean losing her just when he’s finally reached her again?
YA DESSEN, S.
Raised by a mother who’s had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.
YA HAUTMAN, P.
June is starting at her sixth school in four years when she meets Wes, who has just broken up with a girlfriend, and although they do not share an instant or intense connection, attraction turns to love and they wonder where it will lead.
YA MYRACLE, L.
As high school graduation nears, Wren Gray is surprised to connect with gentle Charlie Parker, a boy with a troubled past who has loved her for years, while she considers displeasing her parents for the first time and changing the plans for her future.
YA HAN, J.
Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent.
YA BARNHOLDT, L.
When bad-boy Penn reaches out to cautious Harper, a tumultuous relationship blossoms, and the two learn that their bond may not be strong enough to overcome their obvious differences.
YA LINDER, A.
After accepting a trip to Europe as a bribe from her parents to attend the college of their choice as a business major, seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers she’s unwilling to give up her dream of being an actress–or Jesse, the boy she met in Italy.
YA CONSTANTINE, R.
When the passive strategy she has always adopted proves injurious to her heart’s goals, ordinary girl Wren inadvertently saves the life of expelled lacrosse player Grayson and embarks on an awkward romance that compels both to start over.
YA SERLE, R.
When seventeen-year-old Paige is discovered in Portland, Oregon, and brought to Hollywood to star in a major motion picture, she finds all of the fame and adulation she had dreamed of but also gets caught in a romantic whirlwind, both on and off screen.
YA SF KAUFMAN, A.
Two star-crossed lovers must fight for survival when they crash land on a seemingly uninhabited planet.
YA SMITH, J.
Perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O’Neill meet online when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an e-mail about his pet pig, Wilbur. The two 17-year-olds strike up an e-mail relationship from opposite sides of the country and don’t even know each others first names. What’s more, Ellie doesn’t know Graham is a famous actor, and Graham doesn’t know about the big secret in Ellie’s family tree. When the relationship goes from online to in-person, they find out whether their relationship can be the real thing.
Did you see the movie Insurgent the day it was released? Do you want to see it because you loved the book? Come to the Library to discuss the book and the movie. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, come anyway and hang out with fellow Divergent fans. We’ll have some pizza and talk about the series and how the movie was different from the books. Attendees will also have a chance to win Divergent-themed prizes! Space is limited, so reserve your spot now! For teens in grades 6 – 12. Click here to register for this event!