2019 Staff Picks for Teens
Graphic novels, thrillers, historical fiction… the teen books that came out in 2019 were amazing! We have gathered the best young adult titles from this year to share with you.
Our favorite books for teens from 2019:
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell – recommended by Ame H. at Library Administration, Kendall H. at Library Administration, Sarah C. at Glen Allen, and Drew C. at Twin Hickory
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo – recommended by Lauren M. at Tuckahoe, Amanda S. at Fairfield, and Amy C. at Tuckahoe Also available on Hoopla.
Birthday by Meredith Russo – recommended by Barbra S. at Varina
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds – recommended by Chris D. at Fairfield and Gay Lynn V. at Twin Hickory
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys – recommended by Savannah C. at Library Administration
We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra – recommended by Fritz D. at Varina
White Rose by Kip Wilson – recommended by Kelsey C. at Varina
The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson – recommended by Rick S. at Library Administration
Opposite of Always by Justin Reynolds – recommended by Penelope F. at Varina Also available on Hoopla.
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg – recommended by Kareemah H. at Varina
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee – recommended by Trisha K. at Twin Hickory Also available on Hoopla.
Nocturna by Maya Motayne – recommended by Courtney W. at Libbie Mill Also available on Hoopla.
The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman – recommended by Erica M. at Libbie Mill
Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis – recommended by Rachel S. at Fairfield
Ms. Marvel Vol. 10: Time and Again by G. Willow Wilson – recommended by Haven H. at Gayton
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker – recommended by Barbara B. at Library Administration
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi – recommended by Angie B. at Library Administration
Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir by Nikki Grimes – recommended by Evan H. at Gayton