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2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominees

YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18. Click on the title of each book to be taken to the blog post featuring a review, or browse all blog posts here. You can see previous lists on the YALSA website and on the Teen Book Finder app. If you’d like to suggest a title, please fill out this form. New #BFYA2019 nominees are published to the Hub on Fridays.

The full list of current nominees with annotations is available for those participating in the Teen Feedback Session for BFYA at ALA Annual and Midwinter here. For more information about the Teen Feedback Session, please click here.

2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominees


The Best Fiction for Young Adults Blogging Team is:

  • Lorraine Y. Roussin, coordinator
  • Megan Baird
  • Cathy DeCampli
  • Kimmie DePinto
  • Molly Dettmann
  • Lindsay Fricke
  • Mary Elizabeth Gensel
  • Dana Hutchins
  • Carol Maples
  • Shelbie Marks
  • Cate Merlin
  • Molly Moore
  • Cathy Rettberg
  • Celeste Rhoads
  • Jenny Zbrizher