Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Each year, the Popular Paperbacks committee creates lists of books to encourage young adults to read for pleasure. The lists of popular or topical titles are widely available in paperback and represent a broad variety of accessible themes and genres. 

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2013 Popular Paperbacks Titles

2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Top Ten

Previous Lists

2012 Titles
Adventure Seekers | Forbidden Romance | Get Your Geek On | Sticks and Stones | Top Ten

2011 Titles
Thrillers & Killers
| What's Cooking? | What If… | Zombies, Werewolves, and Things with Wings | Top Ten

2010 Titles
Bodies | Change Your World or Live to Regret It | Hard Knock Life | Twists on the Tale

2009 Titles
Death & Dying | Fame & Fortune | Journey>Destination | Spies & Intrigue

2008 Titles 
Sex is... | What Makes a Family? | Magic in the Real World | Anyone Can Play

2007 Titles
Get CreativeReligion: Relationship with the Divine; Now THAT'S Comedy! Humorous Books; I'm Not Making This Up.

2006 Titles
Criminal Elements, Books That Don't Make You Blush: No Dirty Laundry HereWhat Ails You?, GLBTQ .

2005 Titles
Read 'Em & WeepGateway to FaerieOwn Your FreakAll Kinds of Creepy

2004 Titles
If It Weren’t For Them: HeroesOn That Note…Music and MusiciansGuess Again: Mystery and SuspenseSimply Science Fiction.

2003 titles
Lock It, Lick, It,Click it: Diaries, Letters and Email, Flights of Fantasy: Beyond Harry and Frodo, This Small World: A Glimpse at Many Cultures, I've Got a Secret

2002 titles
Relationships: Friends and Family, War: Conflict and Consequences, Tales of the Cities, Graphic Novels: Superheroes and Beyond

2001 titles
Humor, Paranormal, Poetry, Western

2000 titles
Short Takes, Page Turners, Romance, Self-Help

1999 titles
Good Sports, Teen Culture, Changing Dimensions, Different Drummers

1998 titles
Adult Mysteries for Teens, Feel Good Books, Facing Nature Head On, Teens from Other Times: Historical Fiction

1997 titles
Books for the Soul, Going Alternative: Graphic Novels and Picture Books, Lesbian/Gay Tales, Multicultural Fiction, The Stories of Our Lives