Readers' Choice

*Beginning in February 2017, YALSA will launch the new Teen Book Finder Database, which will be a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users will be able to 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.

YALSA’s Readers’ Choice list seeks to engage a wide audience of librarians, educators, teens and young adult literature enthusiasts in choosing the most popular teen titles in a given year, as organized by broad genres. The list will also provide librarians with a timely means of identifying popular teen titles on an ongoing basis. Nominations will be posted monthly, with a final vote taking place each November. Any individual, provided he/she is not the author or an employee of the publisher, or a current member of the Readers’ Choice List Committee may nominate a title via an online form, while only YALSA members are eligible to vote for the final ballot, which is sent in the November issue of YALSA E-News.

Policies and Procedures

2012 Readers' Choice List

2013 Nominations

Teen Book Finder App

2013 Readers' Choice List

  1. Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars.
  2. Meyer, Marissa. Cinder.
  3. Cashore, Kristin. Bitterblue.
  4. Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity.
  5. Roth, Veronica. Insurgent.
  6. Lu, Marie. Legend.
  7. Hartman, Rachel. Seraphina.
  8. Bardugo, Leigh. Shadow and Bone.
  9. Clare, Cassandra. Clockwork Prince.
  10. Oliver, Lauren. Pandemonium.
  11. Vivian, Siobhan. The List.