New York Public Library Best Books: For TeensFiction

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Every year, librarians and staff at The New York Public Library select noteworthy new books for readers of all ages and recommend them as our “Best Books” of the year. These lists build on the show more Library’s century-old tradition of recommending the best-loved titles published for children each year, and in recent years have expanded to encompass titles for teens and adults, as well as books in Spanish for younger readers. They have always sought to reflect the diversity of New York City's readership. Special thanks to our Best Books committees, the members of which have read thousands of books to bring readers these recommendations. show less
Stages:
All, Top Ten (73), No Stage (431)
Categories:
All, Comics (21), Comics & Graphic Novels (25), Fiction (168), Graphic Books (4), Graphic Novels (11), Nonfiction (55), Poetry (2), Teen (19), No Category (199)
Years:
All, 2023 (29), 2022 (32), 2021 (28), 2017 (29), 2016 (12), 2015 (38)

Top Ten 19

No Stage 149

WorkYear
Going Bicoastal by Dahlia Adler2023
Magic Has No Borders by Samira Ahmed2023
The Making of Yolanda La Bruja by Lorraine Avila2023
Forgive Me Not by Jennifer Baker2023
Secret of the Moon Conch by David Bowles2023
Promise Boys by Nick Brooks2023
Gorgeous Gruesome Faces by Linda Cheng2023
A Bright Heart by Kate Chenli2023
For Lamb by Lesa Cline-Ransome2023
Dear Medusa: (A Novel in Verse) by Olivia A. Cole2023
Chloe and the Kaishao Boys by Mae Coyiuto2023
Godly Heathens by H. E. Edgmon2023
Alondra by Gina Femia2023
Where You See Yourself by Claire Forrest2023
Rez Ball by Byron Graves2023
What Stalks Among Us by Sarah Hollowell2023
A Crooked Mark by Linda Kao2023
Something More by Jackie Khalilieh2023
The Fall of Whit Rivera by Crystal Maldonado2023
Only This Beautiful Moment by Abdi Nazemian2023
I'd Rather Burn Than Bloom by Shannon C. F. Rogers2023
Lion's Legacy by L. C. Rosen2023
The Queens of New York by E. L. Shen2023
The Next New Syrian Girl by Ream Shukairy2023
Give Me a Sign by Anna Sortino2023
Saints of the Household by Ari Tison2023
Made of Stars by Jenna Voris2023
Their Vicious Games by Joelle Wellington2023
Bianca Torre Is Afraid of Everything by Justine Pucella Winans2023
Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert2022
Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf2022
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum2022
Every Variable of Us by Charles A. Bush2022
Does My Body Offend You? by Mayra Cuevas2022
The Luminaries by Susan Dennard2022
The Getaway by Lamar Giles2022
Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney2022
The Silence that Binds Us by Joanna Ho2022
The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta2022
Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland2022
Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson2022
As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh2022
TJ Powar Has Something to Prove by Jesmeen Kaur Deo2022
Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle2022
When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb2022
The Honeys by Ryan La Sala2022
Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams2022
Summer's Edge by Dana Mele2022
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh2022
A Girl's Guide to Love & Magic by Debbie Rigaud2022
Man-Made Monsters: Man Made Monsters by Andrea L. Rogers2022
Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester2022
The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas2022
Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado2022
Darling by K. Ancrum2021
This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron2021
Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley2021
Dustborn by Erin Bowman2021
Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield2021
Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne2021
This Is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey2021
Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney2021
Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray2021
If I Tell You the Truth (English Edition) by Jasmin Kaur2021
Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp2021
Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis2021
A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger2021
The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney2021
Sway with Me by Syed M. Masood2021
The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky2021
The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris2021
The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros2021
The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe2021
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland2021
Dagger Hill by Devon Taylor2021
Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes2021
Love Is a Revolution by Renée Watson2021
The Closest I've Come by Fred Aceves2017
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli2017
Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali2017
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson2017
Landscape with Invisible Hand by M. T. Anderson2017
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman2017
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao2017
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline2017
Bull by David Elliott2017
You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner2017
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson2017
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour2017
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham2017
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee2017
Bang by Barry Lyga2017
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus2017
You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins2017
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins2017
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate2017
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen2017
The Takedown by Corrie Wang2017
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson2017
Janae #2 (Blacktop) by LJ Alonge2016
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake2016
The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati2016
The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock2016
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson2016
Riding Chance by Christine Kendall2016
Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz2016
Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse2016
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys2016
Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer2016
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace2016
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon2016
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh2015
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli2015
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo2015
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black2015
The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks2015
Placebo Junkies by J.C. Carleson2015
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson2015
One by Sarah Crossan2015
Audacity by Melanie Crowder2015
Untwine by Edwidge Danticat2015
Fell of Dark by Patrick Downes2015
Willful Machines by Tim Floreen2015
The Cipher by John C. Ford2015
Dime by E. R. Frank2015
Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson2015
The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg2015
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy2015
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness2015
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven2015
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes2015
Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill2015
Damage Done by Amanda Panitch2015
I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest2015
Kissing in America by Margo Rabb2015
The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds2015
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby2015
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz2015
Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel2015
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman2015
More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera2015
The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith2015
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir2015
What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi2015
The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent2015
Game Seven by Paul Volponi2015
Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: A Novel of Haiti by Laura Rose Wagner2015
Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein2015
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon2015

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