NYPL's new reading list “125 Books We Love for Teens” is a YA dream

Put them all on your list ASAP!

Written by
Danielle Valente

Sleeping is overrated when there is a good book to finish.   

Now that the New York Public Library has released its list of "125 Books We Love for Teens," a good night's rest will likely be few and far between. This brand-new collection of YA goodness joins the ranks of the Library's 125 favorite books for adults and children, both of which are in celebration of the attraction's milestone anniversary. 

Now readers 12-18 (and the young at heart, of course) can enjoy tales of identity, self-discovery and love. (It's not all about unrequited crushes and the cool clique in homeroom, though there's plenty of that.)

Curious what books made the list? Have a look at some of our favorite selections: 

  • Go Ask Alice Anonymous
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

You can take a gander at the full list on the NYPL website and download your favorite selections (aka everything) on the SimplyE app. 

Have younger readers in your crew? Check out daily storytimes from Time Out New York Kids and the New York Public Library, where you can sit in on a digital read-aloud of your favorite kids' books

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