2016 K&T Summer MG/YA Booklist!

I’m so excited about this summer’s K&T Middle Grade and Young Adult reading list! There are a ton of new releases and some favorites recommended by readers.

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Since there are so many new books on the list, below is just a small selection of what I’ve added.* But there are stories for every tween and teen. Zombies, proms, cute meets, friend and family drama, aliens, fairies, fairy tale retellings, and a lot more from popular, indie, and debut authors.

For the complete printable list in a downloadable Word document, please click here: Summer 2016-mg_ya-list

All of the books are available at Amazon, most at Barnes and Noble, and many at the public library.

Now for a sampling of the 2016 summer titles!

Young Adult Romance




Young Adult Paranormal Romance


Young Adult Romance Anthologies


Young Adult Realistic Fiction



Young Adult Science Fiction


Young Adult Action/Adventure/Dystopian


Young Adult Fantasy


Young Adult Novellas


Middle Grade Action/Adventure


Middle Grade Non-Fiction


Middle Grade Relationships


Shares and Tweets are welcome!

I hope you all have a great summer of reading.IMG_5066

Now, I’d love to know if you have any books you’d like to add to the list!

Disclaimer: Some of these books are (or once were) controversial. Some older YAs have closed-door adult situations, and others (YA & MG) deal with harsh issues such as suicide, bullying, war, poverty, and loss of a parent. As a librarian, reader’s advisor, and mother, I’ve learned that tweens and teens tend to read within their comfort zone, both emotionally and reading-level wise. All of these books offer a chance for parents and kids to discuss which topics are appropriate now and which books are best left for another summer. But I hope you all find books that will give your family a summer of new adventures and imaginary friends.

*The books listed in this blog post and on the list are in no particular order, just grouped by general topic or subgenre.

All covers courtesy of Amazon. Feature photos courtesy of Sharon Wray.

About Sharon Wray

Sharon is a librarian who once studied dress design in the couture houses of Paris and is the author of the Amazon bestselling Deadly Force romantic suspense series.

Posted on June 28, 2016, in Sharon Wray and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Love your summer reading list posts, Sharon! This one looks great.

  2. Fantastic list, Sharon!

  3. LOVE the annual list, Sharon, even though I don’t have kids. I’ll deinitely pass this on to my 15 year old niece. Thank you for the labor involved in gathering and categorizing these!

    How neat that I recognize and am friends with so many of these authors. 🙂

  4. Great list, Sharon!! I’ll see if my son or daughter have anything to add!

  5. What a wonderfully comprehensive list, Sharon! I know many a mom out there will be grateful for the head start getting kids to read. I’m going to share on BookSmartTV.com right away. Thanks!

  6. Reblogged this on Book Smart TV and commented:

    Sharon Wray, librarian, YA author, and mom, gives BookSmartTV.com readers a look at her recommended books for middle grade and high school students for the summer of 2016. Ready, set, start teen reading!!!

  7. Reblogged this on Betty May and commented:
    I am thrilled and honored to be included in the Summer 2016 Teen reading list for my YA novel Changing Corners! Many thanks to Sharon Wray. Please share. Thx

  8. Thank you, Sharon, for including my book, Changing Corners, in your 2016 Teen reading list. I look forward to reading and sharing other books on your list. What a wonderful resource for teen readers! I am currently directing the summer circus camp at Center Ring Circus School in Columbia, MD and can’t wait to tell the kids about your list.

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