25 Books Nominated for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten List

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year.  This year’s list of nominees features 25 titles that were published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2017. The American Library Association will announce the winning titles in October.

How many of these books have you read already?

Did your favorites make the list?


The Nominees

All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
Book of Lies by Teri Terry
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Invictus by Ryan Graudin

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Paper Hearts by Ali Novak
Remember Me Always by Renee Collins
Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Warcross by Marie Lu
Waste of Space by Gina Damico
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley


These fantastic reads aren’t just for teens – they have broad appeal for adult readers, too. Be sure to put these titles on your summer reading list – completing all of these books (or audiobook versions) could get you to Power Reader status during our Summer Reading Challenge.

Remember to sign up for the all-ages Summer Reading Challenge: Rock On! and enjoy a summer of reading, music, and STREAM activities at your libraries.