If you're looking for a good book, or just something to peruse, check out all the recommendations below. By clicking on the book cover you will be redirected to the catalog where you can put the item on hold.
13 REASONS TO READ
The success of the book and TV show of "13 Reasons Why" has drawn attention to serious issues like teen suicide, depression and other issues affecting teens today. This should show that you are not alone, and these books may help.
WELCOME TO NEW YORK
Novels about teenagers in New York are like candy: we just can’t get enough. The glitz, the glamour, the hustle and bustle, and even the grimier parts of life. If you can't visit the city this summer, grab one of these books and be whisked away.
by Katharine McGee
by Cristina Moracho
by Melissa Kantor
by Adam Silvera
by Libba Bray
by Walter Dean Myers
by Stephanie Perkins
by Gabrielle Zevin
BOOKWORMS WITH AN APPETITE
Sink your teeth into these scrumptious books that revolve around restaurants, bakeries, or kitchens in general.
by Melissa Keil
by Jo Knowles
by Marissa Meyer
by Joan Bauer
by Fiona Wood
by Aimee Bender
by Rachel Neumeier
by Kelly Fiore Stultz
THE "REAL" WORLD
Reality TV rules the airwaves. Whether it’s served up competition-style or you’re just watching a bunch of strangers in ever increasingly crazy situations, its certainly caught the public's eye. Your favorite reads are not exception. Read what happens when total strangers “stop being polite…and start getting real.”
START A NEW SERIES
From Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, there's no shortage of YA series' out there. Looking to start a new one? Try the first books in the series below and find a new favorite series to binge-read!
by Rick Yancey
The 5th Wave Series
by Jenny Han
To All the Boys I've Loved Before Series
by Marissa Meyer
The Lunar Chronicles
by Ally Condie
by James Dashner
The Maze Runner Series
by Kendare Blake
Three Dark Crowns Series
by Scott Westerfeld
by Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy Series
When it comes to Stranger Things, there are two things we can all agree on: 1) the show is fantastic, and 2) it is entirely too short. So what are the best books for Stranger Things fans to read after they've binge-watched all two seasons? Check out some of these titles below!
HANG OUT IN THE MULTIVERSE
Not a big fan of how things are going in this particular universe? Jump to another one! Just be careful where you step, or you could end up in a strange place where bread is considered unhealthy and evil clowns dominate the news cycle.
GET LOST (AND SURVIVE!)
With cell phones, GPS and wifi everywhere today, truly getting away from it all seems almost nostalgic. Here are some reads that will remind you of a time when getting lost was an option, and how one can survive in the wilderness of freedom.
There’s just something about twins that’s so fascinating to those of us who aren’t one, isn’t there? Twins can maybe be best friends or maybe clash hard; maybe have everything in common or maybe have nothing; every assessment of commonality feels like its own interesting facet to be explored.
GODS AND MONSTERS
Mythology like you have never experienced it before…
WORRY, WORRY, WORRY: BOOKS ABOUT ANXIETY
Worrying and Anxiety can often be a big part of growing up. But you are not alone. Many Young Adult books deal with anxiety in a realistic and relatable way. Here are a few just for you.
by Carrie Mac
by Sophie Kinsella
by Teresa Toten
by Adam SIlvera
by Wesley King
by Cammie McGovern
by John Green
by Susanne Colasanti
Modern retellings of some of the classics from history is all the rage. Here are some of the best ones out there.
by Marta Acosta
A modern retelling of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
by Danielle Paige
A modern retelling of Farnk L. Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
by Josephine Angelini
A modern retelling of Arthur C. Miller's The Crucible
by Bethany Griffin
A modern retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's Masque of the Red Death
by Kat Spears
A modern retelling of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac
by Diana Peterfreund
A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion
by Cat Winters
A modern retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet
by Jodi Lynn Anderson
A modern retelling of J.M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy
CELEBRATE CIVIL RIGHTS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
February is Black History month and what better way to celebrate here at the Hub than to round up some of the incredible young adult fiction and nonfiction exploring this pivotal time in history?
by Maya Angelou
by Patricia Hruby Powell
by Martin Luther King Jr.
by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
by Wes Moore
Who said being a geek was a bad thing? These books will help anyone embrace and love their inner geek!
by Francesca Zappia
by Rainbow Rowell
by Ashley Poston
by Steve Brezenoff
by Eva Darrows
by Andrea Portes
by Maya van Wagenen
by Kristin Rae
Looking for a book that will get your heart racing and keep the pages turning? Look no further. These books are guaranteed to keep you on a the edge of your seat from the first page!
WINTER BREAK READS
Cold day? No school? Then it's the perfect time for a good winter read!
In each of these sharply written, psychological YA mystery thrillers (plus one comedy) someone important to our hero goes missing, often under disturbing circumstances. Each entry also has that "something more" that will leave you thinking, imagining, and caring about the characters while your heart races out of your chest. Now, go get lost in these books.
BOOK REPORT DUE? NO TIME TO READ? TRY ONE OF THESE!
There are some amazing authors out there who can pack the power of a novel into just a few well-chosen words. If you have a book report due and are short on time, try one of the titles on my list. They're short on word count, but long on great plots, beautiful characters, and stunning themes.
❤️ ❤️ ❤️: EMOJI BOOKS
Emojis are everywhere! Your phone, your Facebook, your email, and even your book covers.
OFF WITH HER HEAD!
Book covers are great, and many of the YA covers coming out today are no exception. One of the most popular is featuring a head of our (supposedly) main character. Here are a few examples.
READ BLACK: BOOKS WITH AFRICAN AMERICAN CHARACTERS
One of the most important thing we can bring to young adult literature today is diversity. There are so many people in this world who deserve to have their stories told, and I think it's about time that we gave attention to the authors (and books) telling those stories.
STELLAR OUTER SPACE READS
For ages, people have been looking up at the stars and wondering what’s out there. While we wait for our spaceships to come in, here are some of the best YA books starring characters zooming around beyond the stratosphere.
Sometimes a good story becomes a great one because of a key factor: the narrator. Whether they have an unexpected narrator or a narrator whose voice cannot be fully trusted, these novels tell great and unexpected stories.
Love at first sight? Not in these books. Enjoy these stories of teens who had no intention of falling in love with each other!