YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

About the Teens' Top Ten  I  TTT Nominees  I  Previous Winners  I  Promoting the TTT  I  About YA Galley

YALSA has launched the Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners.  Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists.  This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year.


About the Teens' Top Ten #yalsaTTT

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2018 Teens' Top Ten list announced! See below!

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week™ (October 7-13, 2018) here on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.

Teens' Top Ten Book Groups

Learn more about how you can apply to participate in the Teens' Top Ten book groups here.  Applications for the next set of TTT groups will open in August 2020!

Meet the 2017 - 2018 Teens' Top Ten book groups, who will choose the nominees for the next two years.

Suggest a title for the Teens' Top Ten!

See all the Teens' Top Ten books, plus titles from YALSA's other awards and booklists, in the Teen Book Finder App.

2018 Teens' Top Ten Official List

(Download the PDF with annotations here)

  1. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Dutton/Penguin. 9780525555360.
  2. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. Delacorte/Random House. 9781524714680. 
  3. Warcross by Marie Lu. G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin. 9780399547966.
  4. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. Random House. 9780399549731. ​​​​​​​
  5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber. Flatiron. 9781250095251.
  6. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster. 9781481438254. 
  7. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez. Knopf/Random House. 9781524700485.
  8. Paper Hearts by Ali Novak. Sourcebooks Fire. 9781492653363.
  9. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. Little, Brown and Company. 9780316341684.
  10. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen. Viking/Penguin. 9780425290330.

2018 Teens' Top Ten Nominees

Download the list of annotated nominees here.

Previous Winners

2017 Teens' Top Ten

2016 Teens' Top Ten

2015 Teens' Top Ten

2014 Teens' Top Ten

2013 Teens' Top Ten

2012 Teens' Top Ten

2011 Teens' Top Ten

2010 Teens' Top Ten

2009 Teens' Top Ten

2008 Teens' Top Ten

2007 Teens' Top Ten

2006 Teens' Top Ten

2005 Teens' Top Ten

2004 Teens' Top Ten

2003 Teens' Top Ten

Promoting the Teens' Top Ten

See our guide to promoting the Teens' Top Ten books and voting for the Teens' Top Ten in your library.

Download the Teens' Top Ten Toolkit (Word doc)

About YA Galley

Teens' Top Ten (TTT) is part of YA Galley, in which teen book groups led by YALSA members receive galleys from publishes throughout the year. Learn more about YA Galley and the fifteen participating libraries on our YA Galley Participants page or contact Nichole O'Connor at noconnor@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4387.

Curious? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about the Teens' Top Ten!