50 Great Reads for Your Teen

Getting teenagers to read, let alone read for pleasure, can be a challenge. One of my favorite and sometimes MOST difficult tasks as an English teacher was helping my students find a book they wanted to read. Some kids love to read, but most kids I’d venture to say, won’t pick up a book unless they have to. There are so many other things vying for their attention. So many things that are louder, feel more pressing, and take less time.

Teens aren’t reading like they used to, and it’s a problem. Reading is a vital skill that offers us a wealth of knowledge. Reading for pleasure can also help with stress and relaxation. Still, more and more teens are not choosing to read. It’s why it is more important than ever for parents and teachers to encourage their kids to make reading for pleasure a priority.

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October 8th-14th is Teen Read Week. Created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), it is a national adolescent literacy initiative hoping to encourage teens to be readers and library users.

To celebrate Teen Read Week, here is a list of my students’ favorite reads.

Time and time again, I’ve seen the books below help teenagers become readers.

Check your library, local bookstore, or click on a link below to help your teen find a book they won’t want to put down.

50 Great Reads for Teens


Young Adult & Adult Fiction

Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction


Fantasy and Science Fiction


This week and the week after and the week after that, let’s encourage the teens in our lives to read.

Let’s read with them

and to them

and around them.

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About Kelly Sage

A writer, teacher, mother, homeschooler. Seeker of time, space, and resources to help foster the love of learning.

4 comments on “50 Great Reads for Your Teen

  1. This is wonderful! I have one teen and he HATES to read. I do require him to read each day and we’re always trying out new books. I am pinning this for even more suggestions.

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