Teen Tuesday: 2015’s “Best Of” Book Lists for Teens and Young Adults


It’s the time of year when everyone tallies up their favorite books of the previous twelve months and publishes a Best Of list. Here are links to seventeen of the top reading lists for Teens and Young Adults.

Publishers Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2015: This list includes books for infants to teens.

BuzzFeed Books. The 16 best Young Adult books from 2015.

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults. Picked by members of the American Library Association.

The 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: One award-winning medalist and the runners-up.

ALA (American Library Association) Includes John Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children’s literature; the Michael L Prinz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults; Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences; Pura Belpre Award for best Latino writer; and more. Winner and runners up.

The New York Times’s Notable Children’s Books of 2015: A selection from the newspaper’s children’s books editor.

Amazon Best Books of 2015. Amazon ranks its top best-sellers.

The Horn Book’s Fanfare: The editors’ picks for best children’s and young adult books of the year.

School Library Journal: A real biggie: The SLJ review editors’ picks for the year’s best titles across books, apps, audiobooks and more.

Goodreads Choice Awards 2015: Based on a total of 3,007,748 votes from readers.

The Guardian’s best children’s books of 2015: Selected from books published in the U.K.

Quill and Quire‘s 2015 kids’ books of the year. Selected by the books for young people’s editor of this Canadian magazine.

The Boston Globe’s best books of 2015.

The Wall Street Journal‘s Best Children’s Books of 2015.

The Washington Post’s best children’s books of 2015: The Post’s reviewers share their picks in fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.

The Fort Worth, Texas Star-Telegram. A best-of list for young book lovers, selected by the staff.

HAISLN (Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network) 2015 lists published by grade level. A new list will be published in March, 2016.

For a few more “Best Of” book lists, check out this article from Publishers Weekly.

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History, Mystery... and sometimes a touch of Fantasy. Historical adventures for Teens, Tweens and Young Adults.
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