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The Best Young Adult Books of 2020 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

“What are the best Young Adult books released in 2020?” We looked at 185 of the top Young Adult books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 33 books, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Young Adult” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 125+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Our other Best Of 2020 Articles:

Previous Years: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

All titles have been added to a Bookshop list as well!

Happy Scrolling!



Top 33 Best Young Adult Books From 2020



33.) A Phoenix First Must Burn written byPatrice Caldwell

A Phoenix First Must Burn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Powells
  • Epic Reads
  • Shelf Awareness

Sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic. With stories by: Elizabeth Acevedo, Amerie, Patrice Caldwell, Dhonielle Clayton, J. Marcelle Corrie, Somaiya Daud, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn



32.) A Song Below Water written byBethany C. Morrow

A Song Below Water

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Epic Reads
  • NPR

Bethany C. Morrow’s A Song Below Water is the story for today’s readers — a captivating modern fantasy about black sirens, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today’s racism and sexism. In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers



31.) All the Days Past, All the Days to Come written byMildred D. Taylor

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come

Lists It Appears On:

  • Publishers Weekly
  • Parents
  • Chicago Public Library

The saga of the Logan family–made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry–concludes in a long-awaited and deeply fulfilling story. In her tenth book, Mildred Taylor completes her sweeping saga about the Logan family of Mississippi, which is also the story of the civil righ



30.) Apple (Skin to the Core): A Memoir in Words and Pictures written byEric Gansworth

Apple (Skin to the Core): A Memoir in Words and Pictures

Lists It Appears On:

  • Shelf Awareness
  • NYPL
  • NPR

How about a book that makes you barge into your boss’s office to read a page of poetry from? That you dream of? That every movie, song, book, moment that follows continues to evoke in some way? The term “Apple” is a slur in Native communities across the country. It’s for someone supposedly “red on t



29.) Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard written byEcho Brown

Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • NYPL
  • School Library Journal

Brown has written a guidebook of survival and wonder.–The New York Times Just brilliant.–Kirkus Reviews Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism–all through the



28.) Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1) written byCassandra Clare

Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Epic Reads
  • Goodreads

From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand-new trilogy where evil hides in plain sight and love cuts deeper than any blade. Chain of Gold is a Shadowhunters novel. Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to



27.) Charming as a Verb written byBen Philippe

Charming as a Verb

Lists It Appears On:

  • NYPL
  • Chicago Public Library
  • School Library Journal

From the award-winning author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager comes a whip-smart and layered romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han. Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. He is a star debater and popular student at the prestigious FATE acade



26.) Dark and Deepest Red written byAnna-Marie McLemore

Dark and Deepest Red

Lists It Appears On:

  • Epic Reads
  • Shelf Awareness
  • Chicago Public Library

With Anna-Marie McLemore’s signature lush prose, Dark and Deepest Red pairs the forbidding magic of a fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal. Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraf



25.) Dear Justyce written byNic Stone

Dear Justyce

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • NPR

The stunning sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas. In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller,



24.) Fable (Fable, #1) written byAdrienne Young

Fable (Fable, #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • NYPL
  • Epic Reads
  • Goodreads

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK Filled with all of the action, emotion, and lyrical writing that brought readers to Sky in the Deep, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Fable, the first book in this new captivating duology. Welcome to a world made dan



23.) One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying written byKaren M. McManus

One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Popsugar

The highly anticipated, #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to One of Us Is Lying! There’s a new mystery to solve at Bayview High, and there’s a whole new set of rules. Come on, Bayview, you know you’ve missed this. A ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up since Simon died, but in the year since



22.) Red Hood written byElana K. Arnold

Red Hood

Lists It Appears On:

  • Publishers Weekly
  • NYPL
  • Chicago Public Library

A dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power–and one girl’s journey to regain it. Five starred reviews greeted this powerful story from Elana K. Arnold, author of the Printz Honor winner Damsel.You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Y



21.) Super Fake Love Song written byDavid Yoon

Super Fake Love Song

Lists It Appears On:

  • NPR
  • Amazon
  • School Library Journal

From the bestselling author of Frankly in Love comes a contemporary YA rom-com where a case of mistaken identity kicks off a string of (fake) events that just may lead to (real) love. When Sunny Dae–self-proclaimed total nerd–meets Cirrus Soh, he can’t believe how cool and confident she is. So whe



20.) The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea written byMaggie Tokuda-Hall

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • School Library Journal
  • NPR

In a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic, a desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial lady find a connection on the high seas. The pirate Florian, born Flora, has always done whatever it takes to survive–including sailing under false flag on the Dove as a marauder, t



19.) Tigers, Not Daughters written bySamantha Mabry

Tigers, Not Daughters

Lists It Appears On:

  • Shelf Awareness
  • Chicago Public Library
  • School Library Journal

“Move over, Louisa May Alcott! Samantha Mabry has written her very own magical Little Women for our times.” –Julia Alvarez, author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents In a stunning follow-up to her National Book Award-longlisted novel All the Wind in the World, Samantha Mabry weaves an achin



18.) Tweet Cute written byEmma Lord

Tweet Cute

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Popsugar
  • Amazon

A witty rom-com reinvention … with deeply relatable insights on family pressure and growing up.” – Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and If I’m Being Honest “An adorable debut that updates a classic romantic trope with a buzzy twist. – Jenn Bennett, author o



17.) We Are Not From Here written byJenny Torres Sanchez

We Are Not From Here

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • NYPL
  • School Library Journal

A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events. Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Peque a has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But none of them have illusions about the town they’ve grown up in and the danger



16.) Felix Ever After written byKacen Callender

Felix Ever After

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads 2
  • NYPL
  • Chicago Public Library

From Stonewall and Lambda Award-winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.Felix Love has never been in love–and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants



15.) Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5) written byStephenie Meyer

Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Epic Reads
  • Goodreads

#1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire’s point of view. When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But unti



14.) Not So Pure and Simple written byLamar Giles

Not So Pure and Simple

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • NYPL
  • Chicago Public Library
  • School Library Journal

Hysterical. I couldn’t put it down.” (Nic Stone) I laughed, I gasped, I church grunted through every chapter. (Tiffany D. Jackson) Heartfelt and hilarious on every page (Justin A. Reynolds)4 starred reviews * An Indie Next List Pick Two-time Edgar Award finalist Lamar Giles spotlights the consequenc



13.) The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games #1) written byJennifer Lynn Barnes

The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • NYPL
  • Amazon
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Goodreads 2

Don’t miss this New York Times bestselling “impossible to put down” (Buzzfeed) novel with deadly stakes, thrilling twists, and juicy secrets–perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out. Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But h



12.) Dragon Hoops written byGene Luen Yang

Dragon Hoops

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Powells
  • Bookpage
  • NYPL

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches. Gene understands stories–comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene d



11.) Elatsoe written byDarcie Little Badger, illus. by Rovina Cai

Elatsoe

Lists It Appears On:

  • NPR
  • Bookpage
  • Shelf Awareness
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Chicago Public Library

Imagine an America very similar to our own. It’s got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream. There are some differences. This America been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not. Some of these forces are charmingly e



10.) The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes written bySuzanne Collins

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Epic Reads
  • Popsugar
  • Amazon
  • Goodreads

Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price. It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of



9.) The Black Flamingo written byDean Atta

The Black Flamingo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Parents
  • Shelf Awareness
  • Chicago Public Library
  • School Library Journal

Stonewall Book Award Winner! A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender. Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London. All his life, he’s nav



8.) We Are Not Free written byTraci Chee

We Are Not Free

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Parents
  • NYPL
  • School Library Journal

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S. incarcerations of World



7.) You Should See Me in a Crown written byLeah Johnson

You Should See Me in a Crown

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Goodreads 2
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Parents
  • NYPL

A Reese’s Book Club YA Pick! Liz Lighty has always believed she’s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it’s okay — Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their



6.) Cemetery Boys written byAiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Epic Reads
  • Goodreads
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Chicago Public Library
  • NPR

A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas’s New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as groundbreaking. Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid



5.) Legendborn (Legendborn, #1) written byTracy Deonn

Legendborn (Legendborn, #1)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • NYPL
  • School Library Journal
  • Epic Reads
  • Powells
  • Goodreads

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic. After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews



4.) Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You written byJason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Lists It Appears On:

  • NYPL
  • Parents
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • NPR

The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antirac



3.) Raybearer written byJordan Ifueko

Raybearer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Epic Reads
  • Publishers Weekly
  • NYPL
  • Chicago Public Library
  • School Library Journal
  • NPR

The epic debut YA fantasy from an incredible new talent–perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi and Sabaa Tahir Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by



2.) Punching the Air written byIbi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Punching the Air

Lists It Appears On:

  • NYPL
  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Powells
  • Shelf Awareness
  • Chicago Public Library
  • School Library Journal

Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he’s seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. “Boys just being boys” turns out to be true only when those boy



1.) Clap When You Land written byElizabeth Acevedo

Clap When You Land

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads 2
  • Popsugar
  • Parents
  • NYPL
  • Chicago Public Library
  • School Library Journal
  • NPR

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.Camino Rios lives for the summers when her fathe



 


The 125+ Additional Best Young Adult Books Released In 2020



#BookAuthorLists
34A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #1)Holly Jackson
Barnes & Noble
   
Goodreads 2
35Almost American Girl: An Illustrated MemoirRobin HaNYPL
   NPR
36Banned Book ClubKim Hyun Sook & Ryan EstradaNYPL
   NPR
37Blood & Honey (Serpent & Dove Book 2)Shelby MahurinEpic Reads
   Amazon
38BurnPatrick NessEpic Reads
   NYPL
39Cinderella Is DeadKalynn BayronEpic Reads
   Goodreads
40FlamerMike CuratoNYPL
   NPR
41GrownTiffany D. Jackson
Barnes & Noble
   Popsugar
42Kent StateDeborah WilesBookpage
   
Chicago Public Library
35ParachutesKelly YangParents
   
Chicago Public Library
36The Conference of the BirdsRansom Riggs
Barnes & Noble 2
   Epic Reads
37The CousinsKaren M. McManusAmazon
   
Barnes & Noble
38The Gravity of UsPhil Stamper
Goodreads 2
   Bookpage
39The Kingdom of BackMarie LuParents
   
Chicago Public Library
40The Magic FishTrung Le Nguyen
Publishers Weekly
   NYPL
41The Voting BoothBrandy ColbertNYPL
   
Chicago Public Library
42The Way BackGavriel SavitAmazon
   
Publishers Weekly
35Yes No Maybe SoBecky Albertalli & Aisha SaeedBook Riot
   NYPL
36A Breath Too LateRocky Callen
Chicago Public Library
37A Castle In The CloudsKerstin GierNPR
38A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and TomorrowLaura Taylor NameyNYPL
39A Heart So Fierce and BrokenBrigid KemmererEpic Reads
40A Quick & Easy Guide to ConsentIsabella RotmanNYPL
41A Quick & Easy Guide to Sex & DisabilityA. AndrewsNYPL
42A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes Book 4)TJ KluneAmazon
43A Song of Wraiths and RuinRoseanne A. BrownEpic Reads
44All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-ManifestoGeorge M. JohnsonNYPL
45All the Greys on Greene StreetLaura Tucker. Illus. by Kelly MurphyBooklist
46All the Stars and TeethAdalyn GraceEpic Reads
47Anna K: A Love StoryJenny LeeNPR
48As the Shadow RisesKaty Rose PoolEpic Reads
49Astrophysics for Young People in a HurryNeil deGrasse Tyson & with Gregory MoneFive Books
50Aurora BurningAmie Kaufman & Jay KristoffEpic Reads
51Be Not Far from MeMindy McGinnisNYPL
52Before The Ever AfterJacqueline WoodsonNPR
53Beyond the Clouds, Volume 1: The Girl Who Fell from the SkyNickeNYPL
54BL Metamorphosis: Volume 1Kaori TsurutaniNYPL
55Blue Period: Volume 1Tsubasa YamaguchiNYPL
56Bone Crier’s MoonKathryn PurdieEpic Reads
57BreathlessJennifer Niven
School Library Journal
58CampKayla Miller
School Library Journal
59Cats React to Science FactsIzzi HowellFive Books
60Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and CommunityBorn This Way Foundation Reporters With Lady GagaPopsugar
61Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha, #2)Tomi AdeyemiGoodreads
62Cloak of NightEvelyn SkyeEpic Reads
63Crave (Crave Series Book 1)Tracy WolffAmazon
64Diamond CityFrancesca FloresEpic Reads
65DisplacementKiku HughesNYPL
66Each Of Us A DesertMark OshiroNPR
67Ember QueenLaura SebastianEpic Reads
68Even As We Breathe: A NovelAnnette Saunooke ClapsaddleNPR
69Every Body LookingCandice Iloh
Chicago Public Library
70Every Reason We Shouldn’tSara FujimuraNPR
71Everyday Journeys Of Ordinary ThingsLibby Deutsch & Valpuri Kerttula (illustrator)Five Books
72Everything Sad Is Untrue (A True Story)Daniel Nayeri
Publishers Weekly
73Faith: Taking FlightJulie MurphyEpic Reads
74Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over ViolenceJoel Christian GillNYPL
75Foreshadow, editedEmily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren SumaBookpage
76Forget This Ever HappenedCassandra Rose ClarkeNYPL
77Foul Is Fair: A NovelHannah CapinNPR
78Frida, el misterio del anillo del pavo real y yoAngela Cervantes. Illus. by Rafael López. Tr. by Jorge Ignacio DomínguezBooklist
79FuriaYamile Saied MéndezNYPL
80Future GirlAsphyxiaReadings
81Girl, UnframedDeb CalettiBookpage
82Goddess in the MachineLora Beth JohnsonEpic Reads
83Gut Garden: A journey into the wonderful world of your microbiomeKatie BrosnanFive Books
84Hard WiredLen Vlahos
Chicago Public Library
85HavenfallSara HollandEpic Reads
86Heart of FlamesNicki Pau PretoEpic Reads
87Heartstopper: Volume 1Alice OsemanNYPL
88House of DragonsJessica CluessEpic Reads
89How It All Blew UpArvin Ahmadi
School Library Journal
90How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate StoriesHolly Black
Barnes & Noble 2
91How to Win a Nobel PrizeBarry Marshall, Bernard Caleo (illustrator) & with Lorna HendryFive Books
92IllegalEoin Colfer Andrew Donkin Giovanni Rigano (Illustrator) & 1 more
Chicago Public Library
93Imagine MeTahereh MafiEpic Reads
94In the Key of CodeAimee LucidoFive Books
95IncendiaryZoraida CórdovaEpic Reads
96Infinity SonAdam SilveraEpic Reads
97Iron HeartNina VarelaEpic Reads
98Jane Against the WorldKaren BlumenthalNYPL
99King And The DragonfliesKacen CallenderNPR
100Kingdom of the WickedKerri Maniscalco
Barnes & Noble 2
101LonerGeorgina YoungReadings
102Long Way Down: The Graphic NovelJason Reynolds
Barnes & Noble
103Mad, Bad & Dangerous To KnowSamira AhmedNPR
104Madame BadobedahSophie Dahl. Illus. by Lauren O’HaraBooklist
105Majesty (American Royals, #2)Katharine McGee
Goodreads 2
106MalamanderThomas Taylor. Illus. by Tom BoothBooklist
107Miss MeteorTehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemoreNYPL
108More Than Just A Pretty FaceSyed M. MasoodParents
109Most LikelySarah WatsonNYPL
110My Summer of Love and MisfortuneLindsay WongBook Riot
111Never Look BackLilliam RiveraEpic Reads
112None Shall SleepEllie MarneyReadings
113Odessa Powells
114Patron Saints of NothingRandy RibayBooklist
115Poisoned WaterCandy J. Cooper with Marc AronsonNYPL
116Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town AmericaNora Shalaway CarpenterNPR
117Ruthless GodsEmily A. DuncanEpic Reads
118SanctuaryPaola Mendoza Abby Sher
School Library Journal
119Sazan & Comet GirlYuriko AkaseNYPL
120Set Fire to the GodsSara Raasch & Kristen SimmonsEpic Reads
121Sisters Of The War: Two Remarkable True Stories Of Survival And Hope In SyriaRania AbouzeidNPR
122SnapdragonKat LeyhParents
123SpellhackerM.K. EnglandEpic Reads
124Star DaughterShveta ThakrarEpic Reads
125Starsight (Skyward, #2)Brandon SandersonGoodreads
126Stay GoldTobly McSmith
School Library Journal
127Superman Smashes the KlanGene Luen YangNYPL
128Swipe Right for MurderDerek MilmanBooklist
129Sword in the StarsAmy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthyEpic Reads
130Taking Down Evelyn TaitPoppy NwosuReadings
131The Archer at DawnSwati TeerdhalaEpic Reads
132The BetrothedKiera CassEpic Reads
133The Black KidsChristina Hammonds Reed
School Library Journal
134The Blossom and the FireflySherri L. Smith
Chicago Public Library
135The ClassFrances O’Roark Dowell. Illus. by Amy Marie StadelmannBooklist
136The DamnedRenée AhdiehEpic Reads
137The Daughters Of YsM.T. AndersonNPR
138The Deck of OmensChristine Lynn HermanEpic Reads
139The Empire of DreamsRae CarsonEpic Reads
140The End of the World Is Bigger Than LoveDavina BellReadings
141The Enigma GameSabaa TahirAmazon
142The Erasure InitiativeLili WilkinsonReadings
143The Everything I Have LostSylvia Aguilar ZélenyBook Riot
144The ExtraordinariesDanielle PaigeAmazon
145The F TeamRawah ArjaReadings
146The FascinatorsAndrew EliopulosEpic Reads
147The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious, #3)Maureen Johnson
Goodreads 2
148The King of CrowsLibba BrayEpic Reads
149The Left-Handed Booksellers of LondonGarth NixReadings
150The Life BelowAlexandra MonirEpic Reads
151The Lost Book of the WhiteCassandra Clare
Barnes & Noble 2
152The Lucky OnesLiz Lawson
Chicago Public Library
153The Midnight LieMarie RutkoskiEpic Reads
154The New David EspinozaFred Aceves
Chicago Public Library
155The Night CountryMelissa AlbertEpic Reads
156The Other Side of the SkyAmie KaufmanReadings
157The Plain JanesCecil Castellucci and Jim RuggNPR
158The Pocket Change Collective SeriesVarious AuthorsNYPL
159The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3)Holly BlackGoodreads
160The Queen’s AssassinMelissa de la CruzEpic Reads
161The RavensKass MorganAmazon
162The Rise and Fall of Charles LindberghCandace Fleming
Publishers Weekly
163The Sacrifice of DarknessRoxane Gay & Tracy Lynne OliverNYPL
164The Shadow of Kyoshi: Avatar, The Last AirbenderF. C. Yee Michael Dante DiMartino (Other)
Barnes & Noble 2
165The Shadows Between UsTricia LevensellerEpic Reads
166The Starlight ClaimTim Wynne-JonesBooklist
167The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & TruthWade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson (editors)NPR
168The TwinNatasha Preston
Barnes & Noble
169These Violent DelightsChloe Gong
Barnes & Noble 2
170They Went LeftMonica HesseNPR
171This Is My AmericaKim JohnsonNPR
172This One Is OursKate O’DonnellReadings
173This Train Is Being HeldIsmée WilliamsNYPL
174Today Tonight TomorrowRachel Lynn SolomonNYPL
175Unravel the DuskElizabeth LimEpic Reads
176UnscriptedNicole Kronzer
Chicago Public Library
177Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh BiteZoraida Córdova & Natalie C. ParkerNYPL
178Vicious SpiritsKat ChoEpic Reads
179Watch Over MeNina LaCourNYPL
180What I Want You to SeeCatherine LinkaBooklist
181When You Were EverythingAshley WoodfolkBook Riot
182Wicked As You WishRin ChupecoEpic Reads
183Wilder GirlsRory PowerBooklist
184Woven in MoonlightIsabel IbañezEpic Reads
185You Call This Democracy?Elizabeth RuschNYPL

 


20 Best Young Adult Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Amazon Best young adult books of 2020
Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble’s Best YA Books of 2020
Barnes & Noble 2 Barnes & Noble’s Best YA SF & Fantasy of 2020
Book Riot Best Books of 2020 (So Far)
Booklist Top 10 Mysteries for Youth: 2020
Bookpage Best Books of 2020: Young Adult
Chicago Public Library Best Teen Fiction of 2020
Epic Reads 2020 YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books
Five Books The Best Science Books for Kids: the 2020 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize
Goodreads Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
Goodreads 2 Best Young Adult Fiction
NPR NPR’s Book Concierge
NYPL Best Books for Teens 2020
Parents 10 Best Books for Teens of 2020
Popsugar Popsugar Entertainment Books POPSUGAR Book Club Awards Nominees 2020
Powells Best of Kids’ and YA 2020
Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Books
Readings The best young adult books of 2020
School Library Journal Best Young Adult Books 2020 | SLJ Best Books
Shelf Awareness Our 2020 Best Children’s & Teen Books of the Year