Top 20 of 2021 – Young Adult

The TNRL is wrapping up 2021 by featuring the most borrowed items from our library collections. Do you love our YA collection? Then this is the list for you!

Top 20 of 2021 - Young Adult

Young adults and teens alike read a collection of exciting books and graphic novels throughout the year. In 2021, ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ was a top choice for young adults to borrow from the library. Find your next YA book in our full list below!

#1 - The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

by Suzanne Collins

'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' is a prequel that takes place 64 years before The Hunger Games. It follows an eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow as he mentors a District 12 tribute.

Starting to read the series? You can borrow the full trilogy from the library!

In Random Order

Midnight Sun

by Stephenie Meyer

From The Twilight Saga, this book showcases the story of Bella and Edward from Edward's perspective.


by Kenneth Oppel

The first book of Kenneth Oppel's new trilogy follows three teens who face an invasion of toxic plants.

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

A powerful story that made it to the big screen! Follow sixteen-year-old Starr as she navigates life between two worlds.

The Maze Runner

by James Dashner

Follow the story of a teen who loses his memory and has to escape from a maze!

A Mango-Shaped Space

by Wendy Mass

Mia is able to see sounds, smell colours, and taste shapes in this award-winning book!

Among the Hidden

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A third child lives life out of sight in a world where only two children are allowed per family.

Invitation To The Game

by Monica Hughes

Set in the year 2154, a group of friends partake in a virtual reality game that tests their ability to survive.

This Place: 150 Years Retold

by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm et al

A graphic novel that retells the past 150 years from Indigenous authors.

The Marrow Thieves

by Cherie Dimaline

This story of survival won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award!

One Of Us Is Lying

by Karen M. McManus

A gossiping student is found dead and leaves four students as suspects.

They Both Die at the End

by Adam Silvera

Mateo and Rufus meet on an app and are told they have one day left to live.

Red Queen

by Victoria Aveyard

Those with red blood serve a group with superhuman abilities, but one of the red-blooded learns of her own ability.

We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart

Follow the love story of a teen who spends the summer on her family's private island.

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Set in World War II, this intense story was made into a movie! Find both the book and DVD at the library.

Shadow and Bone

by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone combines magic and monsters to make for a fantastic read . It is also on Netflix!

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie

A story of a bullied teen who switches schools to create a new path for himself.

The Selection

by Kiera Cass

America Singer is chosen to compete for a prince's love, but would rather be with her secret boyfriend.


by Gary Paulsen

The award-winning novel of a teen who survives a plane crash and has to learn how to survive with the help of a hatchet.

Six of Crows

by Leigh Bardugo

A dangerous crew of six need to work together on a heist that can save the world.

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