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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



# Book Author Lists
34 A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, #1) Holly Jackson
Barnes & Noble
Goodreads 2
35 Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir Robin Ha NYPL
NPR
36 Banned Book Club Kim Hyun Sook & Ryan Estrada NYPL
NPR
37 Blood & Honey (Serpent & Dove Book 2) Shelby Mahurin Epic Reads
Amazon
38 Burn Patrick Ness Epic Reads
NYPL
39 Cinderella Is Dead Kalynn Bayron Epic Reads
Goodreads
40 Flamer Mike Curato NYPL
NPR
41 Grown Tiffany D. Jackson
Barnes & Noble
Popsugar
42 Kent State Deborah Wiles Bookpage
Chicago Public Library
35 Parachutes Kelly Yang Parents
Chicago Public Library
36 The Conference of the Birds Ransom Riggs
Barnes & Noble 2
Epic Reads
37 The Cousins Karen M. McManus Amazon
Barnes & Noble
38 The Gravity of Us Phil Stamper
Goodreads 2
Bookpage
39 The Kingdom of Back Marie Lu Parents
Chicago Public Library
40 The Magic Fish Trung Le Nguyen
Publishers Weekly
NYPL
41 The Voting Booth Brandy Colbert NYPL
Chicago Public Library
42 The Way Back Gavriel Savit Amazon
Publishers Weekly
35 Yes No Maybe So Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed Book Riot
NYPL
36 A Breath Too Late Rocky Callen
Chicago Public Library
37 A Castle In The Clouds Kerstin Gier NPR
38 A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow Laura Taylor Namey NYPL
39 A Heart So Fierce and Broken Brigid Kemmerer Epic Reads
40 A Quick & Easy Guide to Consent Isabella Rotman NYPL
41 A Quick & Easy Guide to Sex & Disability A. Andrews NYPL
42 A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes Book 4) TJ Klune Amazon
43 A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Roseanne A. Brown Epic Reads
44 All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto George M. Johnson NYPL
45 All the Greys on Greene Street Laura Tucker. Illus. by Kelly Murphy Booklist
46 All the Stars and Teeth Adalyn Grace Epic Reads
47 Anna K: A Love Story Jenny Lee NPR
48 As the Shadow Rises Katy Rose Pool Epic Reads
49 Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson & with Gregory Mone Five Books
50 Aurora Burning Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Epic Reads
51 Be Not Far from Me Mindy McGinnis NYPL
52 Before The Ever After Jacqueline Woodson NPR
53 Beyond the Clouds, Volume 1: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky Nicke NYPL
54 BL Metamorphosis: Volume 1 Kaori Tsurutani NYPL
55 Blue Period: Volume 1 Tsubasa Yamaguchi NYPL
56 Bone Crier’s Moon Kathryn Purdie Epic Reads
57 Breathless Jennifer Niven
School Library Journal
58 Camp Kayla Miller
School Library Journal
59 Cats React to Science Facts Izzi Howell Five Books
60 Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community Born This Way Foundation Reporters With Lady Gaga Popsugar
61 Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha, #2) Tomi Adeyemi Goodreads
62 Cloak of Night Evelyn Skye Epic Reads
63 Crave (Crave Series Book 1) Tracy Wolff Amazon
64 Diamond City Francesca Flores Epic Reads
65 Displacement Kiku Hughes NYPL
66 Each Of Us A Desert Mark Oshiro NPR
67 Ember Queen Laura Sebastian Epic Reads
68 Even As We Breathe: A Novel Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle NPR
69 Every Body Looking Candice Iloh
Chicago Public Library
70 Every Reason We Shouldn’t Sara Fujimura NPR
71 Everyday Journeys Of Ordinary Things Libby Deutsch & Valpuri Kerttula (illustrator) Five Books
72 Everything Sad Is Untrue (A True Story) Daniel Nayeri
Publishers Weekly
73 Faith: Taking Flight Julie Murphy Epic Reads
74 Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence Joel Christian Gill NYPL
75 Foreshadow, edited Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma Bookpage
76 Forget This Ever Happened Cassandra Rose Clarke NYPL
77 Foul Is Fair: A Novel Hannah Capin NPR
78 Frida, el misterio del anillo del pavo real y yo Angela Cervantes. Illus. by Rafael López. Tr. by Jorge Ignacio Domínguez Booklist
79 Furia Yamile Saied Méndez NYPL
80 Future Girl Asphyxia Readings
81 Girl, Unframed Deb Caletti Bookpage
82 Goddess in the Machine Lora Beth Johnson Epic Reads
83 Gut Garden: A journey into the wonderful world of your microbiome Katie Brosnan Five Books
84 Hard Wired Len Vlahos
Chicago Public Library
85 Havenfall Sara Holland Epic Reads
86 Heart of Flames Nicki Pau Preto Epic Reads
87 Heartstopper: Volume 1 Alice Oseman NYPL
88 House of Dragons Jessica Cluess Epic Reads
89 How It All Blew Up Arvin Ahmadi
School Library Journal
90 How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories Holly Black
Barnes & Noble 2
91 How to Win a Nobel Prize Barry Marshall, Bernard Caleo (illustrator) & with Lorna Hendry Five Books
92 Illegal Eoin Colfer Andrew Donkin Giovanni Rigano (Illustrator) & 1 more
Chicago Public Library
93 Imagine Me Tahereh Mafi Epic Reads
94 In the Key of Code Aimee Lucido Five Books
95 Incendiary Zoraida Córdova Epic Reads
96 Infinity Son Adam Silvera Epic Reads
97 Iron Heart Nina Varela Epic Reads
98 Jane Against the World Karen Blumenthal NYPL
99 King And The Dragonflies Kacen Callender NPR
100 Kingdom of the Wicked Kerri Maniscalco
Barnes & Noble 2
101 Loner Georgina Young Readings
102 Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel Jason Reynolds
Barnes & Noble
103 Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know Samira Ahmed NPR
104 Madame Badobedah Sophie Dahl. Illus. by Lauren O’Hara Booklist
105 Majesty (American Royals, #2) Katharine McGee
Goodreads 2
106 Malamander Thomas Taylor. Illus. by Tom Booth Booklist
107 Miss Meteor Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore NYPL
108 More Than Just A Pretty Face Syed M. Masood Parents
109 Most Likely Sarah Watson NYPL
110 My Summer of Love and Misfortune Lindsay Wong Book Riot
111 Never Look Back Lilliam Rivera Epic Reads
112 None Shall Sleep Ellie Marney Readings
113 Odessa Powells
114 Patron Saints of Nothing Randy Ribay Booklist
115 Poisoned Water Candy J. Cooper with Marc Aronson NYPL
116 Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America Nora Shalaway Carpenter NPR
117 Ruthless Gods Emily A. Duncan Epic Reads
118 Sanctuary Paola Mendoza Abby Sher
School Library Journal
119 Sazan & Comet Girl Yuriko Akase NYPL
120 Set Fire to the Gods Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons Epic Reads
121 Sisters Of The War: Two Remarkable True Stories Of Survival And Hope In Syria Rania Abouzeid NPR
122 Snapdragon Kat Leyh Parents
123 Spellhacker M.K. England Epic Reads
124 Star Daughter Shveta Thakrar Epic Reads
125 Starsight (Skyward, #2) Brandon Sanderson Goodreads
126 Stay Gold Tobly McSmith
School Library Journal
127 Superman Smashes the Klan Gene Luen Yang NYPL
128 Swipe Right for Murder Derek Milman Booklist
129 Sword in the Stars Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy Epic Reads
130 Taking Down Evelyn Tait Poppy Nwosu Readings
131 The Archer at Dawn Swati Teerdhala Epic Reads
132 The Betrothed Kiera Cass Epic Reads
133 The Black Kids Christina Hammonds Reed
School Library Journal
134 The Blossom and the Firefly Sherri L. Smith
Chicago Public Library
135 The Class Frances O’Roark Dowell. Illus. by Amy Marie Stadelmann Booklist
136 The Damned Renée Ahdieh Epic Reads
137 The Daughters Of Ys M.T. Anderson NPR
138 The Deck of Omens Christine Lynn Herman Epic Reads
139 The Empire of Dreams Rae Carson Epic Reads
140 The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love Davina Bell Readings
141 The Enigma Game Sabaa Tahir Amazon
142 The Erasure Initiative Lili Wilkinson Readings
143 The Everything I Have Lost Sylvia Aguilar Zéleny Book Riot
144 The Extraordinaries Danielle Paige Amazon
145 The F Team Rawah Arja Readings
146 The Fascinators Andrew Eliopulos Epic Reads
147 The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious, #3) Maureen Johnson
Goodreads 2
148 The King of Crows Libba Bray Epic Reads
149 The Left-Handed Booksellers of London Garth Nix Readings
150 The Life Below Alexandra Monir Epic Reads
151 The Lost Book of the White Cassandra Clare
Barnes & Noble 2
152 The Lucky Ones Liz Lawson
Chicago Public Library
153 The Midnight Lie Marie Rutkoski Epic Reads
154 The New David Espinoza Fred Aceves
Chicago Public Library
155 The Night Country Melissa Albert Epic Reads
156 The Other Side of the Sky Amie Kaufman Readings
157 The Plain Janes Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg NPR
158 The Pocket Change Collective Series Various Authors NYPL
159 The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) Holly Black Goodreads
160 The Queen’s Assassin Melissa de la Cruz Epic Reads
161 The Ravens Kass Morgan Amazon
162 The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Candace Fleming
Publishers Weekly
163 The Sacrifice of Darkness Roxane Gay & Tracy Lynne Oliver NYPL
164 The Shadow of Kyoshi: Avatar, The Last Airbender F. C. Yee Michael Dante DiMartino (Other)
Barnes & Noble 2
165 The Shadows Between Us Tricia Levenseller Epic Reads
166 The Starlight Claim Tim Wynne-Jones Booklist
167 The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson (editors) NPR
168 The Twin Natasha Preston
Barnes & Noble
169 These Violent Delights Chloe Gong
Barnes & Noble 2
170 They Went Left Monica Hesse NPR
171 This Is My America Kim Johnson NPR
172 This One Is Ours Kate O’Donnell Readings
173 This Train Is Being Held Ismée Williams NYPL
174 Today Tonight Tomorrow Rachel Lynn Solomon NYPL
175 Unravel the Dusk Elizabeth Lim Epic Reads
176 Unscripted Nicole Kronzer
Chicago Public Library
177 Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite Zoraida Córdova & Natalie C. Parker NYPL
178 Vicious Spirits Kat Cho Epic Reads
179 Watch Over Me Nina LaCour NYPL
180 What I Want You to See Catherine Linka Booklist
181 When You Were Everything Ashley Woodfolk Book Riot
182 Wicked As You Wish Rin Chupeco Epic Reads
183 Wilder Girls Rory Power Booklist
184 Woven in Moonlight Isabel Ibañez Epic Reads
185 You Call This Democracy? Elizabeth Rusch NYPL


20 Best Young Adult Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
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
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