What to Read

What to Read Next

Find new and notable titles, bestsellers, award-winners, and recommended reading lists for teens aged 12-18.

Spotlight on New Teen Titles 

These titles are available to hold and borrow through the SAILS Library Network.  Click on a title to check for availability.



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Popular and Award-Winning Teen Titles

Teens' Top Ten by YALSANew York Times Bestsellers — Young Adult Hardcover 

2020 Teens' Top Ten Nominees — The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list where teens around the country nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year.

Middleborough Booklists for Teens

See what's new and notable in our teen collections.   Click on a title to see its availability or to place a hold.

Suggested titles are listed by genre (fantasy, romance, realistic) and format (graphic novels, manga).  Selections are aimed at 12 to 18 year-old readers and span a broad range of reading and maturity levels.    

Realistic Fiction

New & Notable
The How and the WhyThe Last True Poets of the SeaWho Put This Song On?All-American Muslim GirlYes No Maybe So


Adventure & Survival Stories for Grades 7-12

Great Realistic Fiction for Grades 8-12

The Hate U Give Read-Alikes for Grades 8-12

Historical Fiction for Grades 7-12

LGBTQIA+ Reads for Teens

Sports Reads for Teens

Mystery & Thrillers

New & Notable
One of Us Is NextThe Missing SeasonThe Hand on the WallSadie


Mysteries & Thrillers for Teens


New & Notable
Color Outside the Lines: Stories About LoveEmergency ContactThe Lines We CrossWhat To Say NextSick Kids in Love


If You Like Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Try ...

Paranormal Romance for Teens

Realistic Romance for Grades 7-12


New & Notable
A Heart So Fierce and BrokenThe Conference of the BirdsFireborneFive Dark Fates
The Night Country


Fabulous Fantasy for Grades 7-12

Fractured Fairy Tales for Grades 7-12

Myths & Legends Retold for Grades 6-12

Paranormal Romance for Teens

Science Fiction

New & Notable
NyxiaSupernovaBallad of Songbirds and SnakesPitch Dark
The Toll


Dystopian Fiction for Grades 7-12

Outer Space & Alien Encounters for Grades 7-12

Graphic Novels

New & Notable
Blackbird 1Blade Runner 2019The Complete Elfquest Volume 1Stranger Things 1
The Unstoppable Wasp


2020 Great Graphic Novels for Teens from YALSA — the previous year's best titles chosen by librarians and educators

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Summer Reading  

Summer Reading Suggestions for Students in Grade 6 & 7

Summer Reading Suggestions for Students Entering Grade 8


Manga Series We Own

Teen Manga Series by Genre and Age