There’s a book out there for everybody—even people who don’t typically enjoy reading. Teens of all interests and reading levels can find something to enjoy from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s the 2021 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.
Librarians from YALSA curated 64 recent books based on their appeal to non-avid readers. Selection criteria include compelling plotlines, relatable and believable themes, and language that’s clear and accessible without sacrificing quality.
Of the dozens of picks, YALSA bloggers highlighted the following as their top ten featured titles:
Be Not Far From Me, by Mindy McGinnis
Found, by Joseph Bruchac
Golden Arm, by Carl Deuker
Heartstopper Vol. 1, by Alice Oseman
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel, by Jason Reynolds
The Loop, by Ben Oliver
#NoEscape, by Gretchen McNeil
Punching the Air, by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
Snapdragon, by Kat Leyh
You Should See Me in a Crown, by Leah Johnson
Check out the full list at the YALSA website.