Teens' Top Ten

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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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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 - October 15 here on the Teens' Top Ten site. 

Teen voting is now open.  Please share this link with your teens. 

Teens' Top Ten Book Groups

APPLICATIONS for 2022-2023 Books Groups is now open

Learn more about how you can apply to participate in the Teens' Top Ten book groups here

Meet the 2022 Teens' Top Ten book groups, who will choose the nominees for the next year.

Teens' Top Ten Title Suggestion Form

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

2021 Teens' Top Ten Winners

  1. All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson. Farrar, Stratus and Giroux/Macmillan. 9780374312718.
  2. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. Scholastic Inc. 9781338674453.
  3. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. Swoon Reads/Macmillan. 9781250250469. 
  4. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. Quill Tree.  Books/HarperCollins Children’s Books. 9780062882769.
  5. Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards. Sourcebooks Fire/Sourcebooks. 9781492657217.
  6. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette Book Group. 9781368052405.
  7. Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer. Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan. 9781250618818.
  8. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab. Tom Doherty Associates. 9781785652509.
  9. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster’s. 9781534441613.
  10. One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus. Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House. 9780525707967.

Download the full list with annotations. 

2022 Teens' Top Ten Nominees

  1. 10 Truths and a Dare by Ashley Elston. Hyperion. 9781368062381.
  2. Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé. Feiwel & Friends. 9781250800817.
  3. All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Herman. Tor Teen. 9781250789259.
  4. All These Bodies by Kendare Blake. Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. 9780062977168.
  5. Any Sign of Life by Rae Carson. Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins. 9780062691934.
  6. Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Simon & Schuster BFYR. 9781534496194.
  7. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas. Balzer+Bray/Harperteen. 9780062846716.
  8. Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan. Inkyard Press. 9781335209979.
  9. Dark Rise by C. S. Pacat. Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. 9780062946140.
  10. Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Henry Holt and Company. 9781250766564.
  11. Gilded by Marissa Meyer. Feiwel & Friends. 9781250618849.
  12. The Great Gatsby: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by K. Woodman Manyard. Candlewick Press. 9781536213010.
  13. The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Little, Brown and Company. 9780759557635.
  14. Heartless Prince by Leigh Dragoon and Angela De Vito. Hyperion. 9781368028356.
  15. Here's to Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. 9780063071636.
  16. Idol Gossip by Alexandra Leigh Young. Walker Books. 9781536213645.
  17. Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon. Delacorte Press. 9781524718961.
  18. Ivies by Alexa Donne. Crown Publishing/Penguin Random House. 9780593303702.
  19. Made In Korea by Sarah Suk. Simon & Schuster. 9781534474376.
  20. A Pho Love Story by Loan Le. Simon & Schuster. 9781534441934.
  21. Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin’s Hijab by Priya Huq. Amulet. 9781419740169.
  22. The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost Kiss by Amy Noelle Parks. Abrams. 9781419739729.
  23. Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard. Harperteen/HarperCollins. 9780062872623.
  24. Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo. Imprint. 9781250142306.
  25. We Can't Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon. Simon & Schuster BFYR. 9781534440272.

Download the full list with annotations. 

    Previous Winners

    2020 Teens' Top Ten

    2019 Teens' Top Ten

    2018 Teens' Top Ten

    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 YALSA Projects at yalsaprojects@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4387.

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