Teen Books Trending on #BookTok

No other social media site has influenced book sales and bestseller lists quite like TikTok. Young users share their recommended reads in the niche community lovingly known as #BookTok. And better yet, #BookTok is encouraging today's teens to rekindle a love of reading. By surfacing obscure hidden gems, beloved modern classics, and trendy new releases, #BookTok is setting many of the latest crazes. From fantasies to romances to mysteries and more, the books below have made the rounds of TikTok influencers' must-read lists. Need more recommendations? Check out Best Book Series for Teens and Romantic Fantasy Books for Teens.

The Dragon's Promise: Six Crimson Cranes, Book 2
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The Dragon's Promise: Six Crimson Cranes, Book 2

age 12+

Riveting finale to East Asian fairy tale-infused duology.

By: Elizabeth Lim (2022)
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The Hunger Games, Book 1

age 12+

Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.

By: Suzanne Collins (2008)
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The Gilded Ones

age 12+

Teen girl quests for true identity in captivating fantasy.

By: Namina Forna (2021)
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The Book Thief

age 13+

Powerful, moving tale of book-loving girl in Nazi Germany.

By: Markus Zusak (2006)
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Caraval, Book 1

age 13+

Sisters escape abusive father to play dangerous magic game.

By: Stephanie Garber (2017)
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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Book 1

age 13+

Teen detective "unsolves" murder in riveting thriller.

By: Holly Jackson (2020)
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The Inheritance Games, Book 1

age 13+

Intriguing teen mystery has puzzles, twists but fizzles.

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Kingdom of the Wicked, Book 1

age 13+

Compelling supernatural series starter can be violent.

By: Kerri Maniscalco (2020)
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Six Crimson Cranes

age 12+

Fascinating fantasy steeped in East Asian folklore.

By: Elizabeth Lim (2021)
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The Summer I Turned Pretty, Book 1

age 13+

Breezy summer romance with close-knit friends and family.

By: Jenny Han (2010)
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We Were Liars

age 13+

A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.

By: E. Lockhart (2014)
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You've Reached Sam

age 13+

Heartbreaking tale deals with love, loss, second chances.

By: Dustin Thao (2021)
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All the Bright Places

age 14+

Compelling teen romance tackles suicide, finds hope.

By: Jennifer Niven (2015)
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

age 14+

Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship.

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Crave, Book 1

age 14+

Just like Twilight, but set in Alaska with more swearing.

By: Tracy Wolff (2020)
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Girl in Pieces

age 14+

Teen heals from loss and self-harm in gritty, gripping tale.

By: Kathleen Glasgow (2016)
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Heartstopper, Volume 1

age 14+

Sweet graphic novel captures first blush of romance.

By: Alice Oseman (2020)
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Legendborn

age 14+

Riveting Arthurian legend retelling set in secret societies.

By: Tracy Deonn (2020)
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One of Us Is Lying

age 14+

Dirty secrets abound in fun but intense high school mystery.

By: Karen M. McManus (2017)
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Six of Crows, Book 1

age 14+

Riveting, violent fantasy of flawed teens on a mission.

By: Leigh Bardugo (2015)
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