The 40 Most Popular Recent Young Adult Novels
The young adult genre continues to lead literature in embracing new voices, championing all types of diversity, and, well, just really appreciating riveting tales that range from the magical to the more down-to-earth.
To get a better idea of where YA novels are now, we combed through our data to find the genre’s most popular reads published within the past three years. We measured popularity based on how many reviews these books have. Then we narrowed down the contenders further by only including books with at least a 3.5-average star rating from your fellow readers.
A 2017 debut novel by the then-unknown Angie Thomas leads this list with a beloved novel that was quickly adapted into a film. You’ll also find lots of other names familiar to those who love YA, including John Green, Jenny Han, Tomi Adeyemi, Sarah J. Maas, and Becky Albertalli.
Be sure to share some of your favorite newer YA novels in the comments!
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