Best Books for Teens Based on Genre and Interests

Looking for a great book but not sure where to start? Here is a list of some of the best books for teens that span multiple genres and offer diverse perspectives.

Teen Fiction

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  3. Deenie by Judy Blume
  4. Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
  5. All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
  6. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  7. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  8. The Midnight Years by Jane De Suza and Sangita Unni
  9. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  10. When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez
  11. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  12. Me (Moth) by Amber McBride
  13. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
  14. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  15. Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  16. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  17. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
  18. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  19. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  20. Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
  21. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  22. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Non-Fiction

  1. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Emiliana Absentado

Memoirs

  1. The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim
  2. Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
  3. All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
  4. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  5. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Emiliana Absentado

Fantasy

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  2. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
  3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Romance

  1. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
  2. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  3. When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez
  4. The Midnight Years by Jane De Suza and Sangita Unni

Classics

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  5. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Debut Author

  1. Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
  2. The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim
  3. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  4. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  5. Me (Moth) by Amber McBride
  6. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
  7. Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
  8. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Emiliana Absentado
  9. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  10. When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez

Graphic Novel

  1. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
  2. The Middle Grade Graphic Novel Adaptation of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by Katznelson and Suart

Young Adult

  1. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  4. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Emiliana Absentado
  5. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Romance

  1. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
  2. When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez
  3. The Midnight Years by Jane De Suza and Sangita Unni
  4. Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
  5. Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Fantasy

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  2. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
  3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Dystopian

  1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  2. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Mystery

  1. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
  4. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  5. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Thriller

  1. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  3. Joker by Alan Moore
  4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
  5. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Sci-Fi

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. Dune by Frank Herbert
  3. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  5. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Humor

  1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  3. The Eyre Affair by Jasper F

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