Best Book Lists

Lists and resources to help you choose the BEST of the BEST BOOKS to read Last Updated: 9/2/2020 5:30 PM


"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island, and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life."    -Walt Disney


Look here to find out if your picks from these lists are in the JHHS library collection.

What Should I Read Next? Want to find a book similar to a favorite? Try this.

Project Lit YA Book List

AP Literature & AP Language Reading List

Big Read 2017 Book Selections

Big Read 2018 Book Selections

Big Read 2019 Book Selections

Book Finder - Find great teen books here.

Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominanted Titles 2020-2021

Kentucky Bluegrass Awards - Past Winners 2001-2018

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
For teens who don't like to read

Teens' Top Ten 2019 list
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

Top Ten Best Fiction of 2020 - American Library Association

Top Ten Best Fiction of 2019 - American Library Association

YALSA's Best of the Best 2011-2019

Top ALA Awards--

Alex Awards
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

Morris Award
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. 

Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Other Lists--

100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time - by TIME magazine

NPR's Book Concierge for Young Adults

College Board's 101 Books for the College-Bound Reader

Amazon's 100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime


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