Young Adult Book Lists
BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS SUMMER 2019
2018 Rules & Eligibility
This is the first in a two-part series that will feature, hopefully, most of the books that your TBR comprised of! Restore Me came out this year. Can you believe?! To refresh our memories, we got to work. Here are the 50 biggest and buzziest young adult books to hit shelves this year! Also note, these are in no particular order.
American Panda by Gloria Chao. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels? Description: Penny loves her small-town Florida life, and she has her future mapped out.
In fact, studies show that more than half of YA readers are actually adult -adults , which sort of calls the whole meaning of the phrase into question and makes you wonder if this system of categorizing books by target audience is dumb to begin with. Here are the 15 essentials. After she witnesses the fatal shooting of her black best friend by a white police officer, Starr is driven to find her voice and become an activist. The Outsiders is all the more remarkable when you realize that Hinton was just 15 years old when she started writing it, and 18 when it was published. After their mother leaves them behind in a shopping mall parking lot during an aborted road trip, year-old Daisy and her three younger siblings set out on foot to try and find a new home with their aunt, struggling to make ends meet along the way. And yes, Homecoming is every bit as emotional and engaging a family drama as that summary suggests. Sharply written and insightful, The Book Thief is also genuinely uplifting despite its dark subject matter.
The Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 04, Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book see eligibility below. Write-in votes can not be placed in this category. The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Additional write-ins no longer accepted. The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote!
Even if the age range on the book jacket implies that you were"supposed" to have graduated from young adult novels long ago, YA books are an addicting reading pleasure for both the young and the adults. After all, there are no rules to reading; all ages are welcome any time, any where. So from mysterious thrillers to cultural statements and the creative world of fantasy , we've found engaging storylines that represent the best of young adult novels in —so far. And as always, you can keeping checking back for the latest and greatest. But her new home is full of secrets due to a deadly homecoming that took place five years earlier.