Book News: Teens’ Top Ten Nominees 2020

Looking for a fun summer reading goal? Consider reading your way through the 2020 Teens’ Top Ten Award nominees, which were announced last week by YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association). Teen book groups around the country have been reading and selecting the nominees for the best Young Adult books published in 2019. Now your job is to read those nominees, and then vote on your favorites at the end of the summer. Yes, this award is a true teen readers’ choice award, with both the nominees AND the winners selected entirely by readers aged 12-18.

If you want to get started, you will find many of these books currently available as downloadable audiobooks or ebooks from our Cloud Library service (see links below). And you will find many of these books on Patten’s physical shelves, once we are able to reopen our doors!

#MurderFunding (#2 in #MurderTrending series) by Gretchen McNeil

Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden

Aurora Rising (#1 in the Aurora Cycle series) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (audio and ebook)

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano (audio and ebook)

Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain and Ireland by Kevin Crossley-Holland and illustrated by Frances Castle

Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection by Victoria Aveyard

Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones (ebook)

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe (audio and ebook)

Frankly in Love by David Yoon (audio and ebook)

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett (audio and ebook)

Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (ebook)

Lovely War by Julie Berry (audio and ebook)

The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy

My Ideal Boyfriend is a Croissant by Laura Dockrill

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds (audio and ebook)

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks (ebook)

Stolen Time (#1 in the Dark Stars series) by Danielle Rollins

Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World by Jeff Henigson

Wayward Son (#2 in Simon Snow series) by Rainbow Rowell (audio and ebook)

We Hunt the Flame (#1 in Sands of Arawiya series) by Hafsah Faizal (audio and ebook)

Wilder Girls by Rory Power (ebook)

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (audio and ebook)

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