What to Read – Teens
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)
Printz Awards – The Michael L. Printz Award is an annual award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature
Teens Top Ten – Teens across the country voted for their favorites of 2018
YA Adventure – Exciting undertakings involving risk and physical danger
YA Biographies – Real stories about interesting and notable lives
YA Christian Lives – Books which are overtly Christian; allegorical; or have characters struggling with faith, identity, or purpose in the world.
YA High Low Books– High interest, low level books for middle- and high-schoolers reading below grade level. You can also type in the search terms “high interest low level” into the library’s catalog to see more results.
YA Historical Fiction – Stories set in the past, often with historical events or notable people
YA Humor – Light-hearted (and some dark-hearted) reads sure to make you laugh
YA Mysteries & Thrillers – Riveting, suspenseful reads for those who love a mind-bending challenges, intrigue, and atmosphere
YA Novels in Verse – Novel-length narratives told in free-verse poetry
YA Reinvented Classics -Timeless tale adaptations
YA Romance – Stories about love and romantic relationships
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