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2022 Nutmeg Nominees:

 

Teens' Top Ten Titles for 2021

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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. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August 15 - October 15 on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the following week after.

Source: YALSA*

 

"10"-copyrighted image/Fotolia.com2021 Teens' Top 10 Nominees

 

 

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

 

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

 

Atomic Women by Roseanne Montillo

 

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

 

The Betrothed by Kiera Cass

 

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph

 

The Bone Thief by Breeana Shields

 

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

 

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

 

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

Dangerous Secrets by Mari Mancusi

 

The Dark Matter of Mona Starr by Laura Gulledge

 

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

 

Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards

 

Flamer by Mike Curato

 

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

 

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

 

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab

 

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

 

Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

 

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokudo-Hall

 

One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus

 

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

 

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

 

We Used to Be Friends by Amy Spalding

 

For a list of the 2021 nominees and their storylines, click here.

2020 Teens' Top 10 Winners

 

1

Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2) by Rainbow Rowell Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

2

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell. Illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

3

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

4

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

5

Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection by Victoria Aveyard Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

6

#MurderFunding (#MurderTrending #2) by Gretchen McNeil Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

7

We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) by Hafsah Faizal Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

8

Lovely War by Julie Berry Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

9

Wilder Girls by Rory Power Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

10

The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

2019 Teens' Top 10 Winners

 

1

#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil (Freeform Books/Disney Book Group) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

2

Wildcard by Marie Lu (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

3

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hatchett Book Group) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

4

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

5

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

6

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (First Second/Macmillian) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

7

American Panda by Gloria Chao (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

8

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu (Random House Children’s Books/Penguin Random House) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

9

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

10

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperTeen/HarperCollins) Gold Star-Open Clip Art-AdamStanislav

 

*YALSA - Young Adult Library Services Association

 

Book Riot
You love to read, and Book Riot is here to help. Stick around for recommendations for must-read books (old and new). Visit for the book recommendations, stay for reading life tips, book news, and general literary chatter. Read on, Rioters!

Novelist Plus
You just finished a great book and want to know what else the author has written or the next title in the series? You’ve finished all the books an author has written and want to read something like it? NovelListPlus will help. From our web site, go to Internet Resources > Databases, click on EBSCO, then Novelist Plus.

Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists
This terrific resource has books for every type of reader. To name just a few:

  • Nail Biters
  • Riot Grrrl
  • Boy Meets Book
  • Closet Club
  • Reality Bites!

Smith Middle School
If you like reading a certain kind of book or you have to read one for a school assignment, you’ll find several genre lists for you to browse here.

Yalsa
There’s a booklist for almost every need on this site.

  • Printz Award winners
  • Alex Award winners (adult books that are also great reads for teens)
  • Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • Great Graphic Novels for Teens
  • Outstanding Books for the College Bound
  • Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
  • Quick Picks (Reading’s not your thing, but you have to choose a book for school? There’s a list for that!)

 

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