February 12, 2021

Favorite Young Adult Literature of 2020


Young adult literature is not just for young adults. There are so many amazing writers publishing fantastic stories within this genre. If you're at all intimidated about reading YA lit if you're not in the typical age group, don't be. You might notice that some of these books are later installments in series, which likely means I read the earlier installments the year prior. If you want to see what I thought about those books, you can follow me on Goodreads.

Here are some of my favorite books I read during 2020. What young adult books have you loved reading lately?

5 out of 5 stars

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0)
by Suzanne Collins

4 out of 5 stars

Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)
by Leigh Bardugo

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2)
by Leigh Bardugo

by Jennifer Donnelly

Tweet Cute
by Emma Lord

Dancing at the Pity Party
by Tyler Feder

10 Blind Dates
by Ashley Elston

The Fountains of Silence
by Ruta Sepetys 

The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1)
by Kierstin White

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1)
by Neal Shusterman

Spinning Silver
by Naomi Novik

Dear Justyce (Dear Martin #2)
by Nic Stone

New Kid (New Kid #1)
by Jerry Craft

3 out of 5 stars

The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious #3)
by Maureen Johnson

Almost American Girl
by Robin Ha

One of Us Is Next (One of Us Is Lying #2)
by Karen M. McManus

Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #3)
by Leigh Bardugo


  1. I quite enjoyed The Fountains of Silence as well. An unvisited point of history.

    1. Definitely. She's so great at sharing these important elements of history with her readers.