Most Anticipated Teen Titles for Fall

Created by Laura Frantz, collection development librarian

Fall is here so get ready for this season’s crop of familiar faces, fan favorites, to-be trending, and just really exciting books coming to our shelves. Here are some of the teen titles I can’t wait to get my hands on and share with readers this fall:

Anne of Greenville” by Mariko Tamaki

In this contemporary retelling of “Anne of Green Gables,” Anne Shirley, a queer, half-Japanese disco superfan, moves to a town that seems too small for her big personality and where she becomes embroiled in a series of dramatic and unfortunate events.

The First to Die at the End” by Adam Silvera

In this prequel to the bestselling “They Both Die at the End,” two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast makes their first fateful calls.

Five Survive” by Holly Jackson

A road trip turns deadly in the new thriller from the bestselling author of “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.”

Foul Lady Fortune” by Chloe Gong

From the bestselling author of “These Violent Delights” and “Our Violent Ends” comes the first book in a captivating new duology following an ill-matched pair of spies posing as a married couple to investigate a series of brutal murders in 1930s Shanghai.

Gleanings: Stories From the Arc of a Scythe” by Neal Shusterman

The “Arc of the Scythe” series continues with thrilling stories that span the timeline. Storylines continue. Origin stories are revealed. And new Scythes emerge.

I Was Born for This” by Alice Oseman

From the bestselling creator of “Heartstopper” and “Loveless,” a deeply funny and deeply moving exploration of identity, friendship, and fame.

Pretty Dead Queens” by Alexa Donne

Not long after 17-year-old Cecelia Ellis arrives to live with her estranged grandmother in a coastal California town, the high school homecoming queen is found dead and Cecelia, fearing a copycat killer is on the loose, throws herself into the investigation.

A Scatter of Light” by Malinda Lo

“Last Night at the Telegraph Club” author Malinda Lo returns to the Bay Area with another masterful queer coming-of-age story, this time set against the backdrop of the first major Supreme Court decisions legalizing gay marriage. 

Scattered Showers: Stories” by Rainbow Rowell

In this collection, she gives us nine beautifully crafted love stories. Girl meets boy camping outside a movie theater. Best friends debate the merits of high school dances. A prince romances a troll. A girl romances an imaginary boy. And Simon Snow himself returns for a holiday adventure.

Whiteout” by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas,  Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon

Atlanta is blanketed with snow just before Christmas, but the warmth of young love just might melt the ice in this novel of interwoven narratives, Black joy, and cozy, sparkling romance–by the same unbeatable team of authors who wrote the bestseller “Blackout.”