JUV and YA Recommended Reading
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
March by John Lewis
Snow and Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
Ramona by Beverly Cleary
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Holes by Lewis Sachar
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkowski
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Online book recommendations
- Best Fiction for Young Adults - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, present the annual Best Fiction for Young Adults list after ALA's Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, usually meet the criteria of being both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.
- Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2013 - Selected by the Books for Youth editors, the following titles constitute the year’s best personal reading for teenagers among adult books published in 2013.
- (Margaret A.) Edwards Award - The Margaret A. Edwards Award, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, that have been popular over a period of time
- Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners - Following the lead of the previous twenty-first century lists, the 2014 list is designed to mirror academic disciplines. It is divided into five categories: Arts and Humanities, History and Cultures, Literature and Languages, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. It is a combination of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Titles were selected based on criteria including readability, racial and cultural diversity, balance of viewpoints, variety of formats and genres, and title availability. The committee did not seek to define, or redefine the Canon, but to instead offer new ideas and lenses, to open up new areas to explore and learn. A YALSA committee of public and secondary school librarians selected the 2014 list in collaboration with academic librarians from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Revised every five years, this list is intended as a tool for several audiences: students preparing for college, parents, educators, and librarians.
- Epic Reads - These YA books are so profound and so moving that they literally changed the way we look at the world. With the help of our community on Twitter and YouTube, we pulled together the thirty most highly recommended books to create this list, but if there are more that you would add, please tell us in the comments below!