Young Adult Book Lists

Book lists curated by the York Public Library Youth Services staff.

Printable Lists 

Please feel free to peruse and print these book lists created by the York Public Library librarians. You can also click on any book in the book list and it will automatically re-direct you to our library catalog where you can request the book using your library card! Happy reading.

Book and Media Resources

Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults –  A list compiled by YALSA of notable audiobooks for young adults.

Best Fiction for Young Adults  YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18.

Book and Media Awards Discover the winners and nominees for a variety of notable book and media awards.

Book Lists from Association for Library Service to Children The Association for Library Service to Children promotes reading and books through recommendations, compilations of lists, and related services.

Great Graphic Novels for Teens –  A list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA.

GoodReads — Read reviews of books from other users or write your own reviews. GoodReads will offer suggestions of what to read next based on your favorite books!

Outstanding Books for the College-Bound — This newly revised book list can help prepare you for college, and, in addition, it can provide hours of rewarding, pleasurable reading. Be sure to follow the links for additional information on the authors and their books!

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers – This list is for young adults (ages 12-18) who, for whatever reasons, do not like to read. The purpose of this list is to identify titles for recreational reading, not for curricular or remedial use. Administered by YALSA.

Reading Rants! –A group of booklists for those of you teens out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there’s life after Judy Blume and Gary Paulsen.  Check out “Fanging around”, “Reality Bites,” “Gen-X Files” and more… on the site is “Boy meets Book” — book recommendations for guys.