Each year in October, a week is set aside to celebrate reading for teens. This literacy initiative first began in 1998, courtesy of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).
In honor of Teen Reads, library staff has compiled a list of memorable books for young adults. From realistic fiction to fantasy, standard chapters to graphic panels, these 10 titles are just a few of our YA favorites.
Ink and Bone
by Rachel Caine – Fantasy, Alternate History, Dystopian
One of Us Is Lying
by Karen M. McManus – Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
by Jennifer Donnelly – Historical Fiction, Realistic, Tragic
by S.E. Hinton – Dramatic Fiction, Coming-of-Age
by Xiran Jay Zhao – Futuristic, Science Fiction, Fantasy
by Megan Whalen Turner – Fantasy, Adventure
by N.D. Stevenson – Fantasy, Shapeshifter, Graphic Novel
Hell Followed With Us
by Andrew Joseph White – Dystopian, Survival Fiction, LGBTQIA+
Be Not Far From Me
by Mindy McGinnis – Thriller, Adventure
by Richelle Mead – Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance