Best Fiction for Young Adults

About the Best Fiction List

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. The purpose of the annual list it to provide librarians and library workers with a resource to use for collection development and reader’s advisory purposes.

The committee evolved from a committee established under the School Libraries Section of ALA, which was charged with producing a list of 1930's "Best Books for Young People." The committee has undergone several changes of focus and names over the years, including the Book Selection Committee (1954), and later the Committee for the Selection of Significant Adult Books for Young People (1963). It became the Best Books for Young Adults Committee (BBYA) in 1966. As publishing for the young adult market grew exponentially (over 2,000 titles per year in 2008) and seven other YALSA selection and award lists for young adults were created since its inception, Best Books for Young Adults was restructured and named Best Fiction for Young Adults by the YALSA Board of Directors at the Midwinter Meeting in 2010. 

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Current List

2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults

2014 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

Past Lists

2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults

2012 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults

2011 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

Best Books for Young Adults Archive