What to Read – Teens

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Teens Top Ten – Teens across the country voted for their favorites of 2018.

Adventure Fiction – Adventure, spy, and survival titles, oh my!

Battle of the Books – Middle School – Middle School list for North Carolina 2018-2019. Also available on the NC Digital Library.

Biographies – If you are looking for an interesting life, you’ll find plenty here in these great YA biographies. A diverse group to choose from. Go on – get a life!

Christian Lives – The books in this list could be overtly Christian, allegorical, or have characters that must wrestle with questions of faith, identity, or purpose in the world

The Great Graphic Novels/Top Ten for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

YA High Low Books– Are you in middle school or high school and reading below your grade level? This list offers great choices just for you. Finally, something to read that you’ll actually find interesting! You can also type in the search terms “high interest low level” into the library’s catalog to see more results.

Humor – Fun and funny reads of all kinds. Get ready to laugh!

Indie Next List for Teens – A current teens favorites list developed with the help of Indie Booksellers nationwide. If there is something on this list that the Library does not have, but you want to read it – let us know!

Mysteries and Thrillers – Suspense Lit and Whodunnits abound in this list

Reinvented Classics – Retellings and reinvented classic tales

Printz AwardsThe Michael L. Printz Award is an annual award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Romance – Love’s the thing!

Great Sites to Help You Find Good Reads

Boys Read – Books that appeal to boys. Transforming boys into lifelong readers is this organization’s mission

Guys Lit Wire – Helping you find the reading material you want. (No more current posts as of January 2018, but archives are still available.)

No Flying, No Tights – A website reviewing graphic novels for teens

NoveList Plus – What do I read next…

readergirlz – Featured books, suggested reads, author interviews, literary inspired music and more

Reading Rants – Out of the ordinary teen booklists

Reading Tween: Magical Reviews by Kids – This is a great blog that reviews new fantasy books for the tween-age. The reviews are written by kids and include their own rating system and helpful tags.

Teenreads.com – Great site for all things cool and new, coming soon, books into movies, ultimate reading list, author interviews and more


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