YALSA's Readers' Choice Booklist

*YALSA has launched the new 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.

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.
    Cyborg Cinder, a mechanic in the chaotic street market of New Beijing, threatened by disease and aliens, meets Prince Kai when he brings a beloved robot in for repair.
  3. Cashore, Kristin. Bitterblue.
    Katsa saved her life, but now Bitterblue has to save her kingdom.
  4. Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity.
    Verity and Maddie are friends working in the war effort.  When the Gestapo captures Verity, she trades information for freedom.  Meanwhile, Maddie tries to free her.  This is their story.
  5. Roth, Veronica. Insurgent.
  6. Lu, Marie.  Legend.
  7. Hartman, Rachel. Seraphina.
    Intriguingly, in this world, dragons can transform at will into the body of a human. Part human, part dragon, Seraphina must hide her heritage  as the tenuous peace her country has with dragons seems likely to slip away as unknown elements are stirring up trouble that even Seraphina’s music can’t assuage.
  8. Bardugo, Leigh. Shadow and Bone.
    Alina discovers she has secret powers and must try abolishing the monsters of the Fold.
  9. Clare, Cassandra. Clockwork Prince.
  10. Oliver, Lauren. Pandemonium.

  11. Vivian, Siobhan. The List.
    The list of the hottest and ugliest girls of Mount Washington High is finally out. Meet the eight teens whose lives will changed by one piece of paper.