We have all been there. A new popular book comes out, and we put our names on the hold list. Even the digital copies can have a wait time of a few weeks. What do we read in the meantime? Below you will find New York Times YA Best Sellers list, with alternative titles from our collection to tide you over while you wait. All of these alternate titles were selected using the Novelist Plus library database, and the list was pulled from the New York Times.
1. 7 WEEKS ON THE LIST
THE FIRST TO DIE AT THE END
by Adam Silvera
In this prequel to "They Both Die at the End," Orion and Valentino attend the premier of Death-Cast in Times Square.
Kate In Waiting by Becky Albertalli
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
2. 16 WEEKS ON THE LIST
LONG LIVE THE PUMPKIN QUEEN
by Shea Ernshaw
Sally, the new Queen of Halloween Town, must save her town from a sleeping curse.
Go the Distance by Jen Calonita
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber
3. 2 WEEKS ON THE LIST
by Tracy Deonn
Simon & Schuster
Bree and her friends go on the run to save her love, Nick. Legendborn book 2.
Book 1 Legendborn
This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
4. 251 WEEKS ON THE LIST
ONE OF US IS LYING
by Karen M. McManus
For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.
Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau
People Like Us by Dana Mele
All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban
5. 13 WEEKS ON THE LIST
by Alex Aster
Every 100 years the island of Lightlark appears and a deadly competition called the Centennial takes place.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
6. 2 WEEKS ON THE LIST
by Marissa Meyer
Feiwel & Friends
Serilda finds herself entangled in a deadly game of make-believe with the Erlking. Gilded book 2.
Book 1 Gilded
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Thorn by Intisar Khanani
Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
7. 11 WEEKS ON THE LIST
NOTHING MORE TO TELL
by Karen M. McManus
Brynn investigates the murder of her favorite teacher at Saint Ambrose School, Mr. Larkin.
Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide
The Murder Game by Carrie Doyle
I'm the Girl by Courtney Summers
8. 3 WEEKS ON THE LIST
by Susan Dennard
Winnie Wednesday trains to become one of the Luminaries who protect Hemlock Falls from the monsters and nightmares of its forest.
Red Hood by Elana Arnold
Lore by Alexandra Bracken
The Left-handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
9. 2 WEEKS ON THE LIST
by Rainbow Rowell
A collection of nine short love stories mostly set during the winter and holiday season.
Serendipity: Ten Romantic Tropes Transformed by Marissa Meyer (title available through Overdrive)
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles
10. 9 WEEKS ON THE LIST
THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER
by Stephanie Garber
After vowing to never trust the Prince of Hearts again, Evangeline finds that he may be the only one she can trust. Book 2 of Once Upon a Broken Heart.
Book 1: Once Upon a Broken Heart
Lightlark by Alex Aster
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Furyborn by Claire Legrand