Most Popular Books this Year...and What to Read Next
This is not a definitive list of "best" books. With so many MG and YA books out there, it's truly impossible to narrow down our favorite reads of the first half of the school year. This list is focused on YA books that have been most frequently checked out of our classroom library. It doesn't include great MG titles like Barbara Dee's Maybe He Just Likes You or Raina Telgemeier's newest graphic novel, Guts. Or stunning debuts like Kate Allen's The Line Tender. Or even Jason Reynolds' brilliant novel in ten blocks, Look Both Ways.
This list also doesn't include tried and true YA titles such as:
- All the Bright Places
- The Hate U Give
- Gym Candy
- The Memory of Things
- Children of Blood and Bone
- Hearts Unbroken
- The Crossover
In short, there are a lot of brillant MG and YA books out there. And there are a lot more coming in 2020. I've paired some class favorites with soon-to-be-released titles. I hope you find something that looks intriguing!