Best Books for Young Adults

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Through 2010, The Best Books for Young Adults committee each year selected and annotated a list of significant adult and young adult books, as well as chooses a list of top ten titles from the full list. It is a general list of fiction and nonfiction titles selected for their proven or potential appeal to the personal reading tastes of the young adult.

Best Books for Young Adults evolved into Best Fiction for Young Adults after the 2010 BBYA list was published.

Read about the BBYA/BFYA changes: a blog post detailing the YALSA Board meeting where changes were decided, a blog post announcing the change, background from the BFYA homepage, and FAQ on YALSA's selected lists.
 

Current List

2010 Best Books for Young Adults

2010 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

Previous Lists

2009 Best Books for Young Adults

2008 Best Books for Young Adults

2007 Best Books for Young Adults

2006 Best Books for Young Adults

2005 Best Books for Young Adults

2004 Best Books for Young Adults

2003 Best Books for Young Adults

2002 Best Books for Young Adults

2001 Best Books for Young Adults

2000 Best Books for Young Adults

1999 Best Books for Young Adults

1998 Best Books for Young Adults

1997 Best Books for Young Adults (unannotated)

1996 Best Books for Young Adults (unannotated)

   Previous Top Ten Lists

2009 Top 10 Best Books

2008 Top 10 Best Books

2007 Top 10 Best Books

2006 Top 10 Best Books

2005 Top 10 Best Books

2004 Top 10 Best Books

2003 Top 10 Best Books

2002 Top 10 Best Books

2001 Top 10 Best Books

2000 Top 10 Best Books

1999 Top 10 Best Books

1998 Top 10 Best Books

1997 Top 10 Best Books (unannotated)

   BBYA Publications

Best Books for Young Adults, 3rd Edition

Best Books for Young Adults is back and better than ever! The third edition, published in 2007, continues to be the most comprehensive and effective reference for great reading for young adults, including 40 years of best YA books. Edited by Holly Koelling with a foreword by Betty Carter, editor of the first two editions.

Best Books for Young Adults, 3rd Edition. 2007. 376p. ISBN 978-0-8389-3569-9  $37.50 ALA Members; $42 Nonmembers.