2016 Best Books Lists


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It’s Best Books season again, and we will be tracking the lists over the next few weeks to see which titles have been selected as exemplary books for teens and young adults!

My goal — 30 Best Books lists from diverse and reputable sources across media — journals, magazines, newspapers, libraries, blogs, book sites, etc. Challenge: accepted!

Over the holiday break I will be aggregating them into my final best books lists, similar to this post from December 2015: Best YA Books of 2015.

School Library Journal – Best Books 2016

Library JournalBest Books 2016: Top 10 (Adult Fiction / Nonfiction)

Booklist Editors’ Choice 2016: Adult Books / Adult Books for Young Adults / Books For Youth

Kirkus Reviews – Best of 2016: Fiction / Nonfiction / Teen

Horn Book – Horn Book Fanfare 2016

Publishers WeeklyBest Books 2016

New York Public LibraryBest Books for Teens 2016

Chicago Public Library – CPL Best of the Best Books 2016

TimeTop 10 YA and Children’s Books / Top 10 Novels / Top 10 Nonfiction

Entertainment WeeklyThe 20 Best Books of 2016

New York TimesThe 10 Best Books of 2016100 Notable Books of 2016 and Notable Children’s Books of 2016

The Boston GlobeThe Best Books of 2016

The Washington PostThe 10 Best Books of 2016 and Best Children’s and YA Books of 2016

The Wall Street JournalThe 20 Books The Defined Our YearThe Best Children’s Books of 2016

The Seattle TimesCritics’ Best Books of 2016 (Adult Fiction / Nonfiction)

The Los Angeles Times – Holiday books: 170 titles to give and to get / Hottest Books for Young Adults

The GuardianBest Books of 2016 / Best Children’s Books of 2016

The TelegraphThe Best YA Books of 2016

AmazonThe Best Books of 2016 / Best Books of the Year: Young Adult

Barnes & Noble10 Must-Read Novels of 2016Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016

BNTeen BlogThe Best Young Adult Books of 2016 / The B&N Teen Bloggers’ Favorite Books of 2016

NPR’s Book ConciergeBest Books of 2016 / Staff Picks / Young Adult

GoodreadsBest Books of 2016 / YA Fiction / YA Fantasy & Science Fiction (Goodreads Choice Awards)

The Slate Book Review – Laura Miller’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016 and Katy Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016

Forever Young Adult – FYA Faves: Best Books of 2016 (30 Titles)

Book RiotBest of 2016 (Biography / Comics / Fantasy / Fiction / Nonfiction / Science Fiction / Mystery & Thriller / Young Adult)

BookPage – Best Books of 2016

Buzzfeed24 Best Fiction Books of 2016 | 19 Of The Best YA Books of 2016

The Huffington PostThe 18 Best Fiction Books of 2016 | Top 10 YA Books of 2015

PopCrush10 Best YA Books of 2016

Brooklyn MagazineBest of the Best Books Lists

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