2016 Teen Top Ten

Every year, the Teen Top Ten Books nomination list is posted during National Library Week in April.  After a national voting period, the Teen Top Ten list is posted during Teen Read Week in October.

Check out a video with all of the nominee titles here.

And here are this year's winners:

Alive by Chandler Baker

Stella is ready to start living life to the fullest now that she has received her heart transplant, but the strange side effects and hallucinations are marring her new lifestyle.  Then she meets the mysterious Levi Zin and they have more in common than you can believe.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Theodore and Violet are both searching for something the day they meet at the edge of the bell tower.  Who knew they would find it while exploring the natural wonders of Indiana.

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

In Seattle in 1937, two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death.  They must choose each other at the end or one of them will die.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six dangerous outcasts and one impossible heist.  Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction.  They just need to save the world before they kill each other.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

A young woman has spent 17 years locked inside her house to protect her from a rare disease that makes her allergic to everything.  Then one day she sees Olly and her everything she's ever known changes.

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Samantha is coping with her Purely-Obsessional OCD while navigating the cut throat world of high school popularity.  Can her obsessive worries melt away with the unpopular poetry club kids or will it only make things worse with her ultra popular oldest friends?

The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu

Fletcher discovers he has the rare ability t osummon demons from another world.  Can this blacksmith's apprentice hone his skills at the magical academy in time to serve his Empire in the war against the Orcs?

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The megacorporation rivalry of 2575 has forced Kady and Ezra, who have just broken up, onto an evacuation ship.  When things can't get any worse a fast spreading plague breaks out on board their ship.

When by Victoria Laurie

Maddie can tell you the day that you are going to die just by looking at you, even in a picture.  Her alcoholic mother has used her talent as a money making scheme for years, When she predicts a young boy's death she becomes the subject of a police investigation.

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

June refuses to believe that her best friend's death is a suicide.  After that night, one year ago, June owes it to Delia to find the answer.  Was it suicide or was it murder?

Have you read some of these?  Did your favorite book make the list?  Make your nominations for next year's list here and visit the Library Facebook page to share any book titles that you think should have been one of the best teen books of 2016.

Posted by ErinP on October 18, 2016