Reading Recommendations for Teens

Whether you’re into dystopian fiction, high school drama, manga, thrillers or just plain great stories, the books on this list are all great reads. We update this page with fresh recommendations every month.

Staff Picks for Teens

August 2022

The Arc

Ben Oliver

The Lies We Tell

Katie Zhao

Salt and Honey: Jewish Teens on Feminism, Creativity, and Tradition

Elizabeth Mandel

Blood Like Fate

Liselle Sambury

The Final Gambit

Jennifer Lynn Barnes


Rosaria Munda

Graphic Novels for Teens

August 2022


Tom Taylor

Enola Holmes: Mycroft's Dangerous Game

Nancy Springer

Blue Period 8

Tsubasa Yamaguchi

Usagi Yojimbo Saga 5

Stan Sakai

Fire Force 28

Atsushi Ohkubo

Jujutsu Kaisen 17

Gege Akutami

Spotlight on Back to School Reads for Teens

Only the cool kids in class are reading these books.

The Chandler Legacies

Abdi Nazemian

In the Wild Light

Jeff Zentner

A Show for Two

Tashie Bhuiyan

Lulu and Milagro's Search for Clarity

Angela Velez

This May End Badly

Samantha Markum

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School

Sonora Reyes

Spotlight on Beach Reads for Teens

Beach Reads for Teens

Here are 10 of our favorite books to keep in your beach bag this summer!

Golden Boys

Phil Stamper

The Summer of Lost Letters

Hannah Reynolds

The Backups: A Summer of Stardom

Alex de Campi

My Last Summer With Cass

Mark Crilley

The Matchbreaker Summer

Annie Rains

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Jenny Han

Spotlight On Pride

Spotlight on Pride

Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle

Nina LaCour

The Best Bed for Me

Gaia Cornwall

'Twas the Night Before Pride

Joanna McClintick

Alice Austen Lived Here

Alex Gino

Small Town Pride

Phil Stamper

Different Kinds of Fruit

Kyle Lukoff

Spotlight On

Spotlight on Pride

These books honor the journeys of LGBTQ+ individuals and the movement for love, acceptance and equality for all.

Bad Things Happen Here

Rebecca Barrow

Hell Followed With Us

Andrew Joseph White

Home Field Advantage

Dahlia Adler

Out There: Into the Queer New Yonder

Tae Keller

Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression

Iris Gottlieb

What's the T?: The Guide to All Things Trans and/or Nonbinary

Juno Dawson

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