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Young Adult Literature Awards: Recommended Reading Lists

This guide provides links to all of the YALSA awards for Young Adult Literature as well as the YALSA reading lists of YA Literature.

Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18.

See what's on the list here.

Amazing Audio Books for Young Adults

The Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list is an annual, annotated list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from the last 2 years.  

Fabulous Films for Young Adults

This list selects films especially significant to young adults in a variety of settings.  

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list graphic novels and illustrated non-fiction titles for ages 12-18 prepared yearly by YALSA.

Outstanding Books for the College Bound

The books on the Outstanding Books for the College Bound list offer opportunities to discover new ideas, and provide an introduction to the fascinating variety of subjects within an academic discipline.

Popular Paperbacks for Teens

Each year, the Popular Paperbacks committe creates lists of books to encourage teens to read for pleasure. 

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

The Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers list suggests popular titles for teens to read for pleasure who, for whatever reasson, do not enjoy reading.

Reader's Choice

YALSA’s Readers’ Choice list seeks to engage a wide audience of librarians, educators, teens and young adult literature enthusiasts in choosing the most popular teen titles in a given year, as organized by broad genres.

Teens' Top Ten

Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! 

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