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The Best Young Adult Books of 2022 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

"What are the best Young Adult books released in 2022?" We looked at 243 of the top Young Adult books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

“What are the best Young Adult books released in 2022?” We looked at 243 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 200+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Our other Best Of 2022 Articles:

Previous Years: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Happy Scrolling!



Top 33 Best Young Adult Books From 2022



33.) A Magic Steeped in Poison written by Judy I. Lin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Indigo
  • Powells

A #1 New York Times Bestseller! A 2022 PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Summer! Judy I. Lin’s sweeping debut A Magic Steeped in Poison, first in a duology…



32.) A Scatter of Light written by Malinda Lo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Brightly
  • NPR

“Full of yearning, ponderances about art and what it means to be an artist, and self-revelation, A Scatter of Light has a simmering intensity that mak…



31.) Anatomy: A Love Story written by Dana Schwartz

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • Powells
  • SLJ

*INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* *INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER* *INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER* *A REESE’S YA BOOK CLUB PICK* “Schwartz’s magical …



30.) Beating Heart Baby written by Lio Min

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Publishers Weekly

Lio Min’s Beating Heart Baby is a devastatingly romantic love story between two boys, and a love letter to internet friendships, anime, and indie rock…



29.) Hell Followed with Us written by Andrew Joseph White

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • NYPL
  • Publishers Weekly

A furious, queer debut novel about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors. “A long, sustained scream to the var…



28.) Hotel Magnifique written by Emily J. Taylor

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Brightly
  • Waterstones

“Hotel Magnifique opened the door to a sumptuous and glittering world of magic and mysteries and left me enchanted. Perfect for fans of Caraval and Th…



27.) Queen of the Tiles written by Hanna Alkaf

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Five Books
  • NYPL

They Wish They Were Us meets The Queen’s Gambit in this “stunning…unforgettable” (Publishers Weekly) thriller set in the world of competitive Scrabb…



26.) So This Is Ever After written by F.T. Lukens

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • NYPL
  • OMP

An instant New York Time bestseller! Carry On meets Arthurian legend in this subversive, “delightfully original and whimsical” (Kirkus Reviews) young …



25.) The Agathas written by Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Blue Willow Bookshop
  • OMP
  • Waterstones

Last summer, Alice Ogilvie’s basketball-star boyfriend Steve dumped her. Then she disappeared for five days. She’s not talking, so where she went and …



24.) The Epic Story of Every Living Thing written by Deb Caletti

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Bookpage
  • Chicago Public Library

From the award-winning author of A Heart in a Body in The World comes a gorgeous and fiercely feminist young adult novel. When a teen travels to Hawai…



23.) The Final Gambit written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Indigo
  • Waterstones

OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD OF THE #1 BESTSELLING SERIES! Avery’s fortune, life, and loves are on the line in the game that everyone will be talking ab…



22.) The Lost Dreamer written by Lizz Huerta

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Indigo
  • NYPL

A lush, immersive debut fantasy about a group of women whose way of life is threatened by a new king; a fierce celebration of community, sisterhood, a…



21.) The Luminaries written by Susan Dennard

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • NYPL
  • Powells

From Susan Dennard, the New York Times bestselling author of the Witchlands series, comes a haunting and high-octane contemporary fantasy, about the m…



20.) Family of Liars: The Prequel to We Were Liars written by E. Lockhart

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Brightly
  • Indigo
  • Waterstones

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – The addictive prequel to the TikTok phenomenon We Were Liars the story of another summer, another generation–and the s…



19.) Love Radio written by Ebony Ladelle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Indigo
  • NYPL
  • Waterstones

“Readers won’t be able to get enough of these dope-ass characters.” –Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Clap When You Land Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a St…



18.) Nothing More to Tell written by Karen M. McManus

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Brightly
  • Indigo
  • Waterstones

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – From the critically acclaimed author of One of Us Is Lying comes a new page-turning mystery. Be sure to keep your friends …



17.) Only a Monster written by Vanessa Len

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • Powells
  • SLJ
  • Waterstones

The sweeping romance of Passenger meets the dark fantasy edge of This Savage Song in this stunning contemporary fantasy debut from Vanessa Len, where …



16.) Our Crooked Hearts written by Melissa Albert

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Indigo
  • NYPL
  • SLJ

NATIONAL BESTSELLER * SIX STARRED REVIEWS * #1 INDIE NEXT PICK * A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR (USA TODAY, BUZZFEED, TOR.COM, POPSUGAR, PUBLISHE…



15.) Rust in the Root written by Justina Ireland

Lists It Appears On:

  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • OMP
  • Publishers Weekly

The author of the visionary New York Times bestseller Dread Nation returns with another spellbinding historical fantasy set at the crossroads of race …



14.) The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea written by Axie Oh

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • Waterstones

A New York Times Bestseller! Axie Oh’s The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea is an enthralling feminist retelling of the classic Korean folktale The Tale …



13.) The Summer of Bitter and Sweet written by Jen Ferguson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Indigo
  • NPR
  • SLJ

In this complex and emotionally resonant novel about a Métis girl living on the Canadian prairies, debut author Jen Ferguson serves up a powerful stor…



12.) The Sunbearer Trials written by Aiden Thomas

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Indigo
  • NYPL
  • SLJ

Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes, in this electric new Mexican-insp…



11.) Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice written by Tommie Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • Publishers Weekly

On October 16, 1968, during the medal ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics, Tommie Smith, the gold medal winner in the 200-meter sprint, and John Carl…



10.) We Deserve Monuments written by Jas Hammonds

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bookpage
  • SLJ

“An absolute must read.” –Buzzfeed “A gripping portrayal of the South’s inherent racism and a love story for queer Black girls.” –Teen Vogue Family …



9.) Five Survive written by Holly Jackson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Brightly
  • Indigo
  • Waterstones

From the author of the New York Times and multimillion-copy bestselling A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series comes a new blockbuster thriller about a …



8.) The Red Palace written by June Hur

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Five Books
  • NPR
  • OMP
  • SLJ

June Hur, critically acclaimed author of The Silence of Bones and The Forest of Stolen Girls, returns with The Red Palace–a third evocative, atmosphe…



7.) The First to Die at the End written by Adam Silvera

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Indigo
  • NPR
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Waterstones

In this prequel to the bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first ma…



6.) The Honeys written by Ryan La Sala

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Indigo
  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • Publishers Weekly
  • SLJ

From Ryan La Sala, the wildly popular author of Reverie, comes a twisted and tantalizing horror novel set amidst the bucolic splendor of a secluded su…



5.) The Weight of Blood written by Tiffany D Jackson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Public Library
  • Indigo
  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • Publishers Weekly
  • SLJ

* AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * INDIE BESTSELLER * JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION * KIDS’ INDIE NEXT LIST PICK * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST BOOK …



4.) All My Rage written by Sabaa Tahir

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Bookpage
  • Brightly
  • Chicago Public Library
  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • SLJ

National Book Award WINNER An INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An INSTANT INDIE BESTSELLER! “All My Rage is a love story, a tragedy and an infectiou…



3.) As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow written by Zoulfa Katouh

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Blue Willow Bookshop
  • Five Books
  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Waterstones

A love letter to Syria and its people, As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow is a speculative novel set amid the Syrian Revolution, burning with the fires o…



2.) I Kissed Shara Wheeler written by Casey McQuiston

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Bookpage
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Indigo
  • NPR
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Waterstones

*INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* *INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER* *INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER* From the New York Times bestselling author of One …



1.) I Must Betray You written by Ruta Sepetys

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Blue Willow Bookshop
  • Brightly
  • Five Books
  • Indigo
  • NPR
  • NYPL
  • Publishers Weekly
  • SLJ

A #1 New York Times and National Bestseller! A gut-wrenching, startling historical thriller about communist Romania and the citizen spy network that d…




The 200+ Additional Best Young Adult Books Released In 2022



34) African Town – Irene Latham and Charles Waters List: (NPR, SLJ)

35) Ain’t Burned All the Bright – Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin List: (Publishers Weekly, SLJ)

36) All Of Our Demise – Amanda Foody List: (Amazon, Indigo)

37) An Arrow to the Moon – Emily X.R. Pan List: (Indigo, NPR)

38) Belladonna – Adalyn Grace List: (Amazon, Indigo)

39) Bitter – Akwaeke Emezi List: (Brightly, Chicago Public Library)

40) Bloodmarked (The Legendborn Cycle #2) – Tracy Deonn List: (Indigo, OMP)

41) Breathe and Count Back from Ten – Natalia Sylvester List: (NYPL, OMP)

42) Demon in the Wood – Leigh Bardugo List: (Indigo, Waterstones)

43) Does My Body Offend You? – Mayra Cuevas and Marie Marquardt List: (Brightly, NYPL)

44) Foul Lady Fortune – Chloe Gong List: (Amazon, Indigo)

45) Gallant – V. E. Schwab List: (Barnes & Noble, Indigo)

46) Heartstopper #4: A Graphic Novel – Alice Oseman List: (Indigo, Waterstones)

47) Hollow Fires – List: (Chicago Public Library, SLJ)

48) Hopepunk – Preston Norton List: (Bookpage, Powells)

49) How You Grow Wings – List: (Chicago Public Library, SLJ)

50) I’m The Girl – Courtney Summers List: (Indigo, SLJ)

51) Kingdom Of The Feared – Kerri Maniscalco List: (Barnes & Noble, Indigo)

52) Long Live the Pumpkin Queen: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – Shea Ernshaw List: (Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

53) Man Made Monsters – Andrea L. Rogers, illus. by Jeff Edwards List: (NYPL, Publishers Weekly)

54) Man o’ War – Cory McCarthy List: (Bookpage, Chicago Public Library)

55) Nothing Burns as Bright as You – Ashley Woodfolk List: (Bookpage, Chicago Public Library)

56) One for All – Lillie Lainoff List: (Chicago Public Library, NPR)

57) Ophelia After All – Racquel Marie List: (NPR, Waterstones)

58) Queer Ducks (and Other Animals) – Eliot Schrefer List: (Blue Willow Bookshop, NYPL)

59) Squire – Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shammas List: (Bookpage, NYPL)

60) The Ballad of Never After – Stephanie Garber List: (Barnes & Noble, Indigo)

61) The Bone Spindle – Leslie Vedder List: (Brightly, Waterstones)

62) The Cats We Meet along the Way – Nadia Mikail List: (Five Books, Waterstones)

63) The Dragon’s Promise – Elizabeth Lim List: (Brightly, Indigo)

64) The Getaway – Lamar Giles List: (NPR, NYPL)

65) The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School – Sonora Reyes List: (Chicago Public Library, NYPL)

66) The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen – Isaac Blum List: (NYPL, Publishers Weekly)

67) The Silence that Binds Us – Joanna Ho List: (Chicago Public Library, NYPL)

68) This Place is Still Beautiful – XiXi Tian List: (Chicago Public Library, Waterstones)

69) This Rebel Heart – List: (Chicago Public Library, SLJ)

70) This Wicked Fate (This Poison Heart) – Kalynn Bayron List: (OMP, Waterstones)

71) When the Angels Left the Old Country – Sacha Lamb List: (NPR, NYPL)

72) A Far Wilder Magic – Allison Saft List: (Waterstones)
73) A Girl’s Guide to Love and Magic – Debbie Rigaud List: (NYPL)
74) A Million Quiet Revolutions – List: (Chicago Public Library)
75) A Snake Falls to Earth – Darcie Little Badger List: (Five Books)
76) A Thousand Heartbeats – Kiera Cass List: (Indigo)
77) A Wilderness of Stars – Shea Ernshaw List: (Indigo)
78) A Year to the Day – Robin Benway List: (Bookpage)
79) Abuela, Don’t Forget Me – Rex Ogle List: (Blue Willow Bookshop)
80) Accomplished: A Georgie Darcy Novel – Amanda Quain List: (OMP)
81) Akata Woman – Nnedi Okorafor List: (Brightly)
82) All That’s Left in the World – Erik J. Brown List: (Waterstones)
83) Ambushed! The Assassination Plot against President Garfield – Gail Jarrow List: (Five Books)
84) American Royals III: Rivals – Katharine McGee List: (Brightly)
85) And We Rise: The Civil Rights Movement in Poems – Erica Martin List: (NYPL)
86) Baby Love – Jacqueline Wilson List: (Waterstones)
87) Ballad & Dagger (An Outlaw Saints Novel) – Daniel José Older List: (NPR)
88) Be Dazzled – Ryan La Sala List: (Five Books)
89) Beasts of Prey – Ayana Gray List: (Waterstones)
90) Beasts of Ruin – Ayana Gray List: (Brightly)
91) Better Than the Movies – Lynn Painter List: (Waterstones)
92) Blade Breaker – Victoria Aveyard List: (Indigo)
93) Blade of Secrets – Tricia Levenseller List: (Waterstones)
94) Blood and Moonlight – Erin Beaty List: (Powells)
95) Blood Like Fate – Liselle Sambury List: (Indigo)
96) Blood Scion – Deborah Falaye List: (Indigo)
97) Blood to Poison – Mary Watson List: (Waterstones)
98) Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants – Robin Wall Kimmerer, adapted by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Nicole Neidhardt List: (Publishers Weekly)
99) Bravely – Maggie Stiefvater List: (OMP)
100) Burn Down, Rise Up – Vincent Tirado List: (NYPL)
101) Castles in Their Bones – Laura Sebastian List: (Brightly)
102) Cinder & Glass – Melissa de la Cruz List: (Brightly)
103) Concrete Rose – Angie Thomas List: (Five Books)
104) Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl – Joya Goffney List: (NYPL)
105) Crumbs – Danie Stirling List: (NYPL)
106) Daughter of the Pirate King – Tricia Levenseller List: (Waterstones)
107) Defend the Dawn – Brigid Kemmerer List: (Waterstones)
108) Echoes And Empires – Morgan Rhodes List: (Indigo)
109) Ellie Pillai is Brown – Christine Pillainayagam List: (Waterstones)
110) Every Variable of Us – Charles A. Bush List: (NYPL)
111) Fight Back – A. M. Dassu List: (Waterstones)
112) Firekeeper’s Daughter – List: (Five Books)
113) Forest Hills Bootleg Society – Dave Baker, illustrated by Nicole Goux List: (Powells)
114) Forging Silver Into Stars – List: (Chicago Public Library)
115) Friends Like These – Meg Rosoff List: (Waterstones)
116) Furthermoor – Darren Simpson List: (Waterstones)
117) Gay Club! – Simon James Green List: (Waterstones)
118) Geo-Graphics – List: (Five Books)
119) Ghosted – Emily Barr List: (Waterstones)
120) Glowing Bunnies!?: Why We’re Making Hybrids, Chimeras, and Clones – Jeff Campbell List: (NYPL)
121) Gods & Monsters – Shelby Mahurin List: (Indigo)
122) Golden Boys – Phil Stamper List: (Waterstones)
123) Greywaren (The Dreamer Trilogy #3) – Maggie Stiefvater List: (OMP)
124) Hanged! Mary Surratt and the Plot to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln – Sarah Miller List: (NPR)
125) Home Field Advantage – List: (Chicago Public Library)
126) How To Survive Your Murder – Danielle Valentine List: (Brightly)
127) I Rise – Marie Arnold List: (NYPL)
128) If This Gets Out – Sophie Gonzales List: (Waterstones)
129) If You Could See the Sun – Ann Liang List: (NPR)
130) If You Still Recognise Me – Cynthia So List: (Waterstones)
131) Improbable Magic for Cynical Witches. – List: (SLJ)
132) Ironhead or, Once a Young Lady – Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem List: (Five Books)
133) It Won’t Always Be Like This: A Graphic Memoir – Malaka Gharib List: (NPR)
134) Kemosha of the Caribbean – Alex Wheatle List: (Five Books)
135) Kings of B’More – R. Eric Thomas List: (Brightly)
136) Lakelore – Anna-Marie McLemore List: (OMP)
137) Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution – Kacen Callender List: (NPR)
138) Last Night at the Telegraph Club – Malinda Lo List: (Five Books)
139) Lawless Spaces – List: (Chicago Public Library)
140) Let Down Your Hair – Bryony Gordon List: (Waterstones)
141) Lightlark – Alex Aster List: (Waterstones)
142) Long Story Short. – List: (SLJ)
143) Loveless – List: (Chicago Public Library)
144) M Is for Monster – Talia Dutton List: (NYPL)
145) Mamo – Sas Milledge List: (Powells)
146) Medusa. – List: (SLJ)
147) Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese American – Laura Gao List: (NYPL)
148) Mirror Girls – Kelly McWilliams List: (NYPL)
149) Miss Peregrine’s Museum of Wonders – Ransom Riggs List: (Brightly)
150) Murder Among Friends – Candace Fleming List: (NYPL)
151) My Mechanical Romance – Alexene Farol Follmuth List: (Waterstones)
152) Never Forget You – Jamila Gavin List: (Waterstones)
153) Night Of The Raven, Dawn Of The Dove – Rati Mehrotra List: (Indigo)
154) Nubia: The Awakening – Omar Epps and Clarence Haynes List: (Brightly)
155) Once Upon a Fever – Angharad Walker List: (Waterstones)
156) One True Loves – Elise Bryant List: (Indigo)
157) Only on the Weekends – Dean Atta List: (Waterstones)
158) Over My Dead Body – Sweeney Boo List: (Powells)
159) Rebel Skies – Ann Sei Lin List: (Waterstones)
160) Red, White, and Whole – Rajani LaRocca List: (Five Books)
161) Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman. – List: (SLJ)
162) Respect the Mic – Hanif Abdurraqib, Franny Choi,… List: (NYPL)
163) Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People – Kekla Magoon List: (Five Books)
164) Right Where I Left You – Julian Winters List: (Publishers Weekly)
165) Rise of the School for Good and Evil – Soman Chainani List: (Waterstones)
166) Rock Paper Killers – Alexia Mason List: (Waterstones)
167) Run On Your New Legs, Vol. 1 – Wataru Midori List: (NYPL)
168) Runestone Saga: Children of Ragnarok – Cinda Williams Chima List: (Amazon)
169) Seasparrow – Kristin Cashore List: (Brightly)
170) See You Yesterday – Rachel Lynn Solomon List: (Indigo)
171) Self-made Boys – List: (Chicago Public Library)
172) She Gets The Girl – RACHAEL Lippincott List: (Indigo)
173) Solito: A Memoir – Javier Zamora List: (NPR)
174) Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson List: (Waterstones)
175) Soul of the Deep – Natasha Bowen List: (Brightly)
176) Spells For Lost Things – Jenna Evans Welch List: (Indigo)
177) Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler – Ibi Zoboi List: (NPR)
178) Starfish – Lisa Fipps List: (Five Books)
179) Summer’s Edge – Dana Mele List: (NYPL)
180) Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions – List: (Chicago Public Library)
181) Survive the Dome – Kosoko Jackson List: (NYPL)
182) The Balloon Thief – Aneesa Marufu List: (Waterstones)
183) The Boy Lost in the Maze – Joseph Coelho List: (Waterstones)
184) The Collectors – Philip Pullman List: (Waterstones)
185) The Complicated Calculus (and Cows) of Carl Paulsen – Gary Eldon Peter List: (NPR)
186) The Counselors – Jessica Goodman List: (Brightly)
187) The Do-Over – Lynn Painter List: (Indigo)
188) The Dream Runners – Shveta Thakrar List: (Indigo)
189) The Feeling Of Falling In Love – Mason Deaver List: (Indigo)
190) The Ghosts of Rose Hill. – List: (SLJ)
191) The Gifts That Bind Us – Caroline O’Donoghue List: (Waterstones)
192) The Heartstopper Yearbook – Alice Oseman List: (Waterstones)
193) The History of the Computer – Rachel Ignotofsky List: (NYPL)
194) The Ivory Key – Akshaya Raman List: (Waterstones)
195) The Keeper – Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes List: (NPR)
196) The Kindred – Alechia Dow List: (OMP)
197) The King is Dead – Benjamin Dean List: (Waterstones)
198) The Last Cuentista – Donna Barba Higuera List: (Five Books)
199) The Last Session Vol. 1: Roll for Initiative – Jasmine Walls List: (NYPL)
200) The Many Half-lived Lives of Sam Sylvester – List: (Chicago Public Library)
201) The Merciless Ones – Namina Forna List: (Waterstones)
202) The Midnight Club – Christopher Pike List: (Waterstones)
203) The Notorious Scarlett and Browne – Jonathan Stroud List: (Waterstones)
204) The Ones We Burn – Rebecca Mix List: (OMP)
205) The Silent Unseen: A Novel of World War II. – List: (SLJ)
206) The Silver Chain – Jion Sheibani List: (Waterstones)
207) The Song That Moves the Sun – Anna Bright List: (OMP)
208) The Taking of Jake Livingston – Ryan Douglass List: (Waterstones)
209) The Witch Hunt – Sasha Peyton Smith List: (OMP)
210) The Woman Who Killed the Fish – Clarice Lispector List: (NPR)
211) The Words in My Hands – Asphyxia List: (Five Books)
212) This Vicious Grace – Emily Thiede List: (Powells)
213) This Woven Kingdom – Tahereh Mafi List: (Indigo)
214) Three Kisses, One Midnight. – List: (SLJ)
215) Timberdark – Darren Charlton List: (Waterstones)
216) TJ Powar Has Something to Prove – Jesmeen Kaur Deo List: (NYPL)
217) Truth Be Told – Sue Divin List: (Waterstones)
218) Truth or Dare – Sophie McKenzie List: (Waterstones)
219) Tumble – Celia C. Pérez List: (NPR)
220) Twelfth Grade Night (Arden High, Book 1) – Molly Booth, Stephanie Strohm, Jamie Green List: (OMP)
221) Twin Crowns – Catherine Doyle List: (Five Books)
222) Twin Crowns – Katherine Webber List: (Waterstones)
223) Unequal: A Story of America – Michael Eric Dyson & Marc Favreau List: (NYPL)
224) Unraveller – Frances Hardinge List: (Waterstones)
225) Unretouchable – Sofia Szamosi List: (NYPL)
226) Violet Made of Thorns – Gina Chen List: (Brightly)
227) Wandance, Vol. 1 – Coffee List: (NYPL)
228) Welcome to St Hell: My trans teen misadventure – Lewis Hancox List: (Waterstones)
229) Well, That Was Unexpected – Jesse Q. Sutanto List: (Amazon)
230) What Souls Are Made Of: A Wuthering Heights Remix (Remixed Classics #4) – Tasha Suri List: (OMP)
231) What the Fact?: Finding the Truth in All the Noise – Dr. Seema Yasmin List: (NYPL)
232) What We Harvest – Ann Fraistat List: (OMP)
233) What’s the T?: The Guide to All Things Trans and/or Nonbinary – Juno Dawson List: (Powells)
234) What’s Coming to Me. – List: (SLJ)
235) When Our Worlds Collided – Danielle Jawando List: (Waterstones)
236) When You Call My Name. – List: (SLJ)
237) Whiteout: A Novel: A Christmas, Holiday, and Winter Book – Dhonielle Clayton List: (Indigo)
238) Win Lose Kill Die – Cynthia Murphy List: (Waterstones)
239) With Fire In Their Blood – Kat Delacorte List: (Waterstones)
240) You’re Not the Boss of Me! – Catherine Wilkins List: (Waterstones)
241) You’ve Reached Sam – Dustin Thao List: (Waterstones)
242) Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend – Alys Arden List: (NYPL)
243) Zyla & Kai – Kristina Forest List: (OMP)



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