Staff Picks for Teens
Discover the best books for teens and fans of young adult fiction, selected by our staff. Find new featured book lists every month, or explore our picks by genre.
Featured Teen Book Lists
Teen Pride Month
Every June is a month for LGBTQ+ Pride, and this year is no different. Enjoy these newer titles with pride! (Created May 2023)
Fiction Medley for Teens
Teen novels celebrating and exploring May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, and Mental Health Awareness Month (Created April 2023).
Poetry for Teens
For National Poetry Month, here are fifteen books of teen-centered poetry, all as novels in verse. (Created March 2023)
Teens in Sports
If you like sports, you will love these novels featuring teens playing their games. (Created February 2023).
Teens in Love
Romance novels in all flavors for teen readers. (Created January 2023)
New Teen Fiction for 2023
Fresh and new young adult fiction for 2023. (Created Dec. 2022).
Seattle Staff Faves 2022: Teen Books
Enjoy this selection of teen titles chosen by Library staff as their favorite young adult reads of 2022. (Nov. 2022)
Native American Books for Teens and Young Adults
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, here are some fantastic titles for teens and young adults, all written by Indigenous and First Nations authors.(Created October 2022)
Teen Thrillers, Horror and Mysteries
Great thrill rides for Teens, guaranteed to keep you up late! (Created September 2022).
School Tales for Teens
Is it already time for school? Then it must be time for these great novels about school life. (Created August 2022)
Teen Graphic Novels
Here are some new graphic novels you won't want to miss! (Created July 2022).
Teen Social Justice and Activism
A selection of young adult fiction and nonfiction titles that explore activism and social justice issues past and present. (Updated June 2022).
Teen Book Lists
Adult Titles with Teen Allure
A staff selection of adult titles with allure for teens.
Adventure Books for Teens
A staff selection of adventure fiction titles for teens.
Books for Middle Schoolers
A staff selection of titles for middle schoolers.
Fantasy for Teens
A staff selection of fantasy fiction titles for teens.
Graphic Novels for Teens
A staff selection of graphic novels for teens.
Historical Fiction for Teens
A staff selection of historical fiction titles for teens.
Horror for Teens
A staff selection of horror titles for teens.
Humor for Teens
A staff selection of humor fiction titles for teens.
Mysteries for Teens
A staff selection of mystery fiction titles for teens.
Native American Lit for Teens
A staff selection of Native American Lit titles for teens.
Nonfiction Books for Teens
A staff selection of nonfiction titles for teens.
Queer Books for Teens
A staff selection of queer titles for teens.
Realistic Fiction for Teens
A staff selection of realistic fiction titles for teens.
Romance for Teens
A staff selection of romance fiction titles for teens.