2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

Young Adult Library Services Association

YALSA has announced the books on the 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. The list identifies nonfiction and fiction books of high quality that will appeal to teens who don’t enjoy reading. This is always one of my favorite lists to explore since it includes many titles I’ve missed during the year. They have a Top Ten List:

#Murdertrending (MurderTrending, #1) Amal Unbound

#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Animal Zombies!: And Other Bloodsucking Beasts, Creepy Creatures, and Real-Life Monsters Game Changer

Animal Zombies!: And Other Blood-Sucking Beasts, Creepy Creatures, and Real-Life Monsters by Chana Stiefel

Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald

Hey, Kiddo The Poet X

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Prince and the Dressmaker Sadie

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Speak: The Graphic Novel Sunny (Track, #3)

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Emily Carroll

Track Series (Sunny and Lu) by Jason Reynolds

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