Book Lists

What’s New for Teens – These books are new to the YA collection and are now available for check out. Reserve your copies today, or stop in to browse the shelves.

YAda-YAda Books: Topical Teen TitlesEach month we create a new booklist for teens based on popular trends, current events and general interest. Click the link above to see this month’s list!

Accepting Yourself – Love who you are!

Adult Reads for Teens – Looking for something a little more challenging?  These adult books are popular with teens, too.

Adventure, Survival & Espinage – Who will make it out alive?

Award Winners – Winners and honorees of various book awards given out for young adult titles released this year.

Banned Books – Books that were either challenged or banned in public and school libraries this year.

Clean Reads – Books you can tell your parents, teachers, or siblings about without blushing!

Connected – Called “epistolary fiction,” these stories are told via letter, diary, text, blog, and IM.

Drama-Rama – Drama queens, drama geeks and more.

Dystopian – Dystopian is a subgenre of science fiction and include stories about the apocalypse and futuristic oppressive regimes.

Fantasy – Need a break from reality?  We’ve got you covered.

Friendship – Anything is possible with a little help from your friends.

Graphic Novels– A picture is worth a thousand words–if it’s got a really big speech bubble

Historical Fiction – Sorted by time period, these books will take you on a trip through history.

Horror – The Hinsdale Public Library is not liable for nightmares, insomnia or cold sweats caused by this booklist.

Hot Reads – Islands, resorts, cruises and warm weather.

Humor – Literary laughs.

International: Books in Translation – These books were originally written in a language other than English.

International: Books Set in Other Countries – These books take place outside the United States.

Movie and TV Tie-Ins – These books got the Hollywood treatment.

Multiple Narrators – Stories told from more than one person’s point of view.

Music – Reading rocks!

Mystery – Think you’ve got some sleuthing skills?  Try to unravel these cryptic tales.

Nonfiction – 100% fact.

Open Hearts, Open Minds – Stories of unconventional families, friendships and romantic relationships.

Poetry & Novels in Verse – Rhythm, rhyme and more.

Prom & Other Tales from the Dance Floor – The best night of your life…or maybe not.

Realistic Fiction – Includes subcategories Family, Grief and Loss, Growing Up, Mental Health, Physical Health, Relationships, and Special Abilities.

Road Trip Books – Let’s hit the road.

Romance – Love, love, love.

School Stories – Think your school’s wacky?  Here’s your chance to compare.

Science Fiction – Not magic, not science, but something close to both.

Short Stories – Got a few minutes to spare?

Sports – Includes Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, and Other Sports subcategories.

Supernatural Romance – Fantasy, sci-fi or horror centered on high drama and romance.


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