Teen Reads

Check out our booklists below to find your next great read!


♦ Books that (may) scare you - Horror  ♦    Mystery Books       

♦  Magical Books   ♦  Books made into Movies ♦  Classic Retellings

♦  Books with all the Feels ♦  Books that make you Laugh ♦  Books With Envelopes on the Covers ♦  Books with Heroes

♦ Linkerator (suggested blogs and vlogs)



Mystery Books

Death Cloud – Andy Lane

Confessions of a Murder Suspect – James Patterson

Buzz Kill – Beth Fantasky

Shelter – Harlan Corben

All Fall Down – Ally Carter

The Face on the Milk Carton – Caroline B Cooney

Killer Instinct – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Endangered - Lamar Giles


Books with Magic

Eragon – Christopher Paolini

The Warrior Heir – Chima

Spellcaster – Claudia Gray

The Alchemyst – Michael Scott

The Last Dragon Slayer - Jasper Fforde

Sandry’s Book – Tamora Pierce

Wild Magic – Tamora Pierce

Sabriel – Garth Nix

Enchanted - Althea Knontis


Books that (may) scare you - Horror:

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

City of Bones – Cassandra Clare

The Enemy - Charlie Higson

The Intruders - E.E. Richardson

Carrie - Stephen King

Summer of Night - Dan Simmons

The End Games - T Michael Martin

Lockdown - Alexander Gordon Smith


Books Made Into Movies:

I Know What You Did Last Summer – Lois Duncan

The Princess Bride - William Goldman

Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

The Giver – Lois Lowry

The Fault In Our Stars - John Green

Divergent - Veronica Roth

Paper Towns - John Green

Me, Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews

If I Stay - Gayle Forman


Classic Retellings 

Golden - Cameron Dokey 

Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce 

Grim - Christine Johnson 

Just Ella - Margret Peterson Haddix 

Jake, Reinvented - Gordon Korman 

Tiger Lily - Jodi Lynn Anderson 

Alice in Zombieland - Gena Showalter 

Man Made Boy - Jon Skovron 

Dorothy Must Die - Danielle Paige 

Jane - April Linder


Books That Make You Laugh: 

Play Me Backwards - Adam Selzer 

Winger - Andrew Smith 

King Of The Scewups - K.L. Going 

There Is No Dog - Meg Rosoff 

The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand - Gregory Galloway 

Soul Enchilada - David Macinnis Gill 

The Last Dragonslayer - Jasper Fforde

Sweet Venom - Tera Lynn Childs


Books With All the Feels: 

If He Had Been With Me - Laura Nowlin 

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews 

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac - Gabrielle Zevin 

The Scar Boys - Len Vlahos 

Side Effects May Vary - Julie Murphy 

Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver 

Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell

We Were Liars - E. Lockhart



Books With Envelopes on the Covers: 

13 Little Blue Envelopes - Maureen Johnson 

Dear Teen Me - E. Kristin Anderson 

The Deathday Letter - Shaun Hutchinson 

The Wrap-Up list - Steven Arnston 

P.S. Longer Letter Later - Paula Danzinger


Books with Heroes

V is for Villain - Peter Moore

Hero - Perry Moore

Illusive - Emily Llyod-Jones

Chasing Shadows - Swati Avasthi

Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson

Dreams of the Golden Age - Carrie Vaughn

Vicious - Victoria Schwab

Soon I Will Be Invincible - Austin Grossman

Nimona -Noelle Stevenson

Battling Boy - Paul Pope


Suggested Blogs

Stuff for the Teen Age by NYPL

Teen Reads

Epic Reads

Book Riot


The Book Tuber

A Bookutopia

Crash Course