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New York Times Bestselling Young Adult Titles, With Alternative Picks Week of 10/8/23

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 Young Adult Hardcover bestseller list.


Cover for the young adult novel A Study in Drowning
1. NEW THIS WEEK
A STUDY IN DROWNING
by Ava Reid
HarperTeen
Dark forces try to thwart Preston and Effy's efforts to unravel the mysteries of author Emrys Myrddin's Hiraeth Manor.
1. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
2. Dread Nation by Justine Ireland
3. The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith


Cover for the YA novel Divine Rivals
2. 13 WEEKS ON THE LIST
DIVINE RIVALS
by Rebecca Ross
Wednesday
Two young rival journalists find love through a magical connection.
1. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
2. The Girl who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
3. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor


Cover for the YA novel This Winter
3. 3 WEEKS ON THE LIST
THIS WINTER
by Alice Oseman
Scholastic
Siblings Tori, Charlie and Oliver deal with life challenges over the holiday season.
1. What if it's Us by Becky Albertalli
2. Bloom by Kevin Panetta
3. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki



Cover for the young adult novel Foxglove
4. 5 WEEKS ON THE LIST
FOXGLOVE
by Adalyn Grace
Little, Brown
Fate, Death's brother, is determined to have Signa for himself at any cost.
Sequel to Belladonna
1. Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
2. The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
3. The Girl Who Fell Beneath The Sea by Axie Oh


Cover for the YA Novel Solitaire
5. 21 WEEKS ON THE LIST
SOLITAIRE
by Alice Oseman
Scholastic
Tori Spring is determined to find out who's behind the blog called Solitaire, which has caused serious pranks at her school.
1. When We Were Magic by Gailey, Sarah
2. Factory Girls: a Novel by Gallen, Michelle
3. A Beginners Guide to Murder by Stopps, Rosalind


6. 28 WEEKS ON THE LIST
LONG LIVE THE PUMPKIN QUEEN
by Shea Ernshaw
Disney
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



7. 43 WEEKS ON THE LIST
FIVE SURVIVE
by Holly Jackson
Delacorte
Six friends on a spring break road trip in an R.V. are the target of a sniper.
1. All Fall Down by Ally Carter
2. That Weekend by Kara Thomas
3. These Deadly Games by Diana Urban



Cover for the YA Novel The Spirit Bares Its Teeth
8. 3 WEEKS ON THE LIST
THE SPIRIT BARES ITS TEETH
by Andrew Joseph White
Peachtree Teen
Silas Bell can hear the ghosts of missing students at Braxton's begging for help.
1. Howl by Shaun David Hutchinson
2. The Honeys by Ryan La Sala
3. She is a Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran​



9. 38 WEEKS ON THE LIST
NICK AND CHARLIE
By Alice Oseman
Scholastic
Nick and Charlie question whether their love is strong enough to survive being apart when Nick leaves for university.
Features the characters from Heartstopper.
1. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
2. Bloom by Kevin Panetta
3. Camp by Lev Rosen


Cover for the YA novel Pride and Prejudice and Pittsburgh
10. 4 WEEKS ON THE LIST
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND PITTSBURGH
by Rachael Lippincott
Simon & Schuster
Audrey Cameron is transported back in time via a magic quarter to 1812 England, where she meets Lucy Sinclair.
1. Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler
2. How to Excavate A Heart by Jake Maia Arlow
3. Royals by Rachel Hawkins
 

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