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Teen Reading Lists: Books for Emerging Readers

Discover reading list suggestions for teens!

Teen Reading Lists: Books for Emerging Readers

These reads are great for teens who don't show much interest in reading or are struggling with reading to help them emerge into the great readers they're meant to be!

# Book Tok

These are the popular teen books that everyone is talking about!

High Interest-Low Vocabulary Books

Sometimes referred to as high-low (high-interest, lower reading level) books, here are some titles designed to meet striving readers where they are. Graphic novels are also excellent ways to go for these discerning readers.

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

The Young Adult Library Services Association's Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason. The list selects fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novel titles. Criteria for these titles include those with a high interest "hook", a catchy title/cover, sufficient plot to sustain interest, humor when appropriate, and more.

Short Reads

These books are all under 300 pages! Short reads are great to quickly experience different genres, themes, and writing styles to find out what you really enjoy to read. They're also less intimidating and work well for readers with limited attention spans or who have busy schedules.