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.
1. NEW THIS WEEK
WHAT THE RIVER KNOWS
by Isabel Ibañez
Inez Olivera sets sail to investigate the mysterious deaths of her parents in 1884 Egypt.
1. The Rightous by Renée Ahdieh
2. Sing Me to Sleep by Gabi Burton
3. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
2. 20 WEEKS ON THE LIST
by Rebecca Ross
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
3. 5 WEEKS ON THE LIST
by Pascale Lacelle
Margaret K. McElderry
Emory develops new magical powers after a ritual gone awry leaves some of her friends drowned in a forbidden cave.
1. Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
2. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
3. The Novice by Taran Matharu
4. 5 WEEKS ON THE LIST
NIGHT OF THE WITCH
by Sara Raasch and Beth Revis
Otto, working undercover among witch hunters, and Fritzi, a witch, must work together to vanquish a common enemy.
1. The Stolen Heir by Holly Black
2. The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
5. 49 WEEKS ON THE LIST
by Holly Jackson
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
6. 9 WEEKS ON THE LIST
by Alice Oseman
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
7. 7 WEEKS ON THE LIST
A STUDY IN DROWNING
by Ava Reid
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
8. 27 WEEKS ON THE LIST
by Alice Oseman
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
9. 2 WEEKS ON THE LIST
THE OFFICIAL FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S COOKBOOK
by Scott Cawthon and Rob MorrisScholastic
Over 40 recipes inspired by the hit games
1. How-To Cookbook for Teens by Julee Morrison
2. Disney Princess Healthy Treats by Ariane Resnick
3. My Vegan Year by Niki Webster
10. 34 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