Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult ReadersFiction

Given by American Library Association (ALA)

Other Names: ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers - Top Ten, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
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All titles should have appeal as self-selected leisure reading for young adults. Books should be evaluated by subject, cover art, readability, format, style and teen feedback. Teen feedback from show more reluctant readers, is encouraged. Standard selection criteria consonant with the ALA Library Bill of Rights shall be applied.

A book must have a copyright date during the current calendar year or have been published from July to December of the previous calendar year to be considered for the list. A book originally published outside the United States will be considered according to its U.S. publication year. Any book which was voted on at the Midwinter Meeting is not eligible for nomination the following year.
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Stages:
All, Selection (1,965), Top Ten (294)
Categories:
Years:
All, 2024 (41), 2017 (54), 2016 (45)
Announced:
February 14: Top Ten2024 Recent
February 14: Selection2024 Recent

Selection 123

WorkYear
Someone Is Always Watching by Kelley Armstrong2024
You're Not Supposed to Die Tonight by Kalynn Bayron2024
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum2024
Promise Boys by Nick Brooks2024
Reggie and Delilah's Year of Falling by Elise Bryant2024
Breakup from Hell by Ann Dávila Cardinal2024
Royal Blood by Aimee Carter2024
Whiteout by Dhonielle Clayton2024
The Blackwoods by Brandy Colbert2024
Aces Wild: A Heist by Amanda DeWitt2024
The Lake House by Sarah Beth Durst2024
The Black Queen by Jumata Emill2024
The Truth About Everything by Bridget Farr2024
The Reunion by Kit Frick2024
We'll Never Tell by Wendy Heard2024
Five Survive by Holly Jackson2024
The Dos and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar2024
Missing Clarissa by Ripley Jones2024
The Ruby Code by Jessica Khoury2024
Make Me a Liar by Melissa Landers2024
Sun Keep Rising by Kristen R. Lee2024
Thieves' Gambit by Kayvion Lewis2024
Stars and Smoke by Marie Lu2024
Swarm by Jennifer D. Lyle2024
A Long Stretch of Bad Days by Mindy McGinnis2024
Seven Percent of Ro Devereux by Ellen O'Clover2024
Funeral Girl by Emma K. Ohland2024
At the Speed of Lies by Cindy L. Otis2024
The Do-Over by Lynn Painter2024
The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers by Adam Sass2024
All the Fighting Parts by Hannah V. Sawyerr2024
The Fight for Midnight by Dan Solomon2024
Chaos Theory by Nic Stone2024
A Whole Song and Dance by Sarvenaz Tash2024
The Q by Amy Tintera2024
What Happens After Midnight by K. L. Walther2024
Her Good Side by Rebekah Weatherspoon2024
The Revelry by Katherine Webber2024
Spells for Lost Things by Jenna Evans Welch2024
Borrow My Heart by Kasie West2024
Last Chance Dance by Lakita Wilson2024
Booked by Kwame Alexander2017
The Haters by Jesse Andrews2017
Watched by Marina Budhos2017
Dan Versus Nature by Don Calame2017
With Malice by Eileen Cook2017
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova2017
Where You'll Find Me by Natasha Friend2017
The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia2017
AIR by Ryan Gattis2017
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart2017
Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes2017
Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger2017
What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler2017
Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann2017
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks2017
The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston2017
Aftermath by Clara Kensie2017
Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles2017
Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys2017
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom2017
When We Collided by Emery Lord2017
In Real Life: A Novel by Jessica Love2017
How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather2017
Afterward: A Novel by Jennifer Mathieu2017
Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh2017
Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky2017
Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee2017
The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen2017
The Girl Who Fell by S. M. Parker2017
Rani Patel In Full Effect by Sonia Patel2017
Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan2017
Serpentine by Cindy Pon2017
The Fall by James Preller2017
Ghost by Jason Reynolds2017
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs2017
Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers2017
Burning by Danielle Rollins2017
Drag Teen by Jeffery Self2017
The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie2017
The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand2017
Great Falls by Steve Watkins2017
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley2017
Ms. Marvel Vol. 5: Super Famous by G. Willow Wilson2017
All in Pieces by Suzanne Young2017
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner2017
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender2016
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black2016
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow2016
NEED by Joelle Charbonneau2016
Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova2016
Gotham Academy, Volume 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan2016
The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De la Cruz2016
The Rig by Joe Ducie2016
Boys Don't Knit by T. S. Easton2016
Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez2016
Code of Honor by Alan Gratz2016
Chloe by Design: Making the Cut by Margaret Gurevich2016
Stick by Michael Harmon2016
Promposal by Rhonda Helms2016
Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen2016
Tracers by J.J. Howard2016
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson2016
Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles2016
Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham2016
Sweet by Emmy Laybourne2016
The Novice by Taran Matharu2016
Ares: Bringer of War by George O'Connor2016
Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud2016
I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest2016
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan2016
Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed2016
Geek Girl by Holly Smale2016
A Brave is Brave by Greg Smith2016
Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by ND Stevenson2016
Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl2016
The Dogs by Allan Stratton2016
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten2016
Duplicity by N. K. Traver2016
Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke2016
The Woods Vol. 1: The Arrow by James Tynion IV2016
Survive the Night by Danielle Vega2016
Ms. Marvel Vol. 3: Crushed by G. Willow Wilson2016

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Descriptions

All titles should have appeal as self-selected leisure reading for young adults. Books should be evaluated by subject, cover art, readability, format, style and teen feedback. Teen feedback from reluctant readers, is encouraged. Standard selection criteria consonant with the ALA Library Bill of Rights shall be applied.

A book must have a copyright date during the current calendar year or have been published from July to December of the previous calendar year to be considered for the list. A book originally published outside the United States will be considered according to its U.S. publication year. Any book which was voted on at the Midwinter Meeting is not eligible for nomination the following year. (English, Member-written)
The Top Ten each year as designated for the ALA honors generated here . (English, Member-written)

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