YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

About the Teens' Top Ten

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2016 Teens' Top Ten 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 9-15, 2016) here on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.

Meet the 2015 - 2016 Teens' Top Ten book groups, who will choose the nominees for the next two years.

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

Learn more about how you can apply to participate in Teens' Top Ten here.  We will be accepting applications beginning in August 2018.

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2016 Teens' Top Ten

  1. Alive by Chandler Baker. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484706831.
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 9780385755887.
  3. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books. 9780545668347.
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Macmillan/Henry Holt & Co. 9781627792127.
  5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. Random House/Delacorte Press. 9780553496642.
  6. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484705278.
  7. The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu. Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends. 9781250080059.
  8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 9780553499117.
  9. When by Victoria Laurie. Disney/Hyperion. 9781484700082.
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. By Lynn Weingarten. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 9781481418584.

View a list of the winners with annotations here (pdf).

2016 Teens' Top Ten Nominees

Download a full list of the nominees with annotations here (PDF).

2016 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Book Trailers!

Previous Winners

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!