Teen's Top Ten

About the Teen's Top Ten
Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

Administered by:

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) logo


2018 Selection(s)

Don’t Get Caught

by Kurt Dinan. Sourcebooks Fire.

Think of all the pranks you have ever wanted to pull. The pranks in this story will top your wildest dreams

Genius: The Game

by Leopoldo Gout. Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Dive into a new type of teen-genius novel as Gout pulls you into a rollercoaster of a plot.


by Marissa Meyer. Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

The infamous line "Off with his head!" made her a terror in Wonderland. But before that she was just a girl with a dream, who fell in love

If I Was Your Girl

by Meredith Russo. Flatiron Books YA

When Amanda moves to Lambertville, Kentucky after a string of bullying incidents led her to attempt suicide all she wants is to lead a normal life, make friends, and generally be happy for once

Lady Midnight

by Cassandra Clare. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman who just wants to prove that her parents weren't killed by Sebastian in the Dark War

Love & Gelato

by Jenna Evans Welch. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

After the death of her mother, Lina goes to visit Italy at her mother’s wish, as she’d lived in Italy for part of her life and loved it immensely.

P.S. I Like You

by Kasie West. Scholastic

Music has the power to bring people together. When Lily writes a lyric of her favorite indie band on her desk, someone else responds


by Neal Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Humanity has overcome hunger, disease, war, and even death. Now only Scythes can take life. What will happen to Citra and Rowan when they are chosen to be Scythe apprentices?

The Sun is Also a Star

by Nicola Yoon. Penguin Random House

Natasha and Daniel are polar opposites - Tasha believes in reason, science, and things that can be proven. Daniel is a poet at heart and believes in Fate, the "meant to be," and true love. When circumstances beyond their control force them together, they have exactly one day...one day to fall in love.

This is Where It Ends

by Marieke Nijkamp. Sourcebooks Fire

Four students, all connected in one way or another, speak from their perspective over a terrifying 54 minutes when, after a school-wide assembly, the auditorium doors won’t open and someone begins shooting.