Good Books for Teenage Girls
Find the best books for teenage girls
If you're looking for ideas of compelling, exciting good books that teenage girls will love there are lots of ideas in the article below. But as well as the ideas of books suggested, here are some more ways to get ideas of the great reading material.
Check out what other teen girls are reading Ask you teen friends about the books they enjoyed. You can also look on line for reviews by other teen girls.
Check out other websites There are hundreds of other websites with great reading material for teens. Start with this list of 1004 books for teenage girls.
Explore the book store or library There's nothing better than looking at a physical format of a book and flicking through to see if you'll enjoy it. If you're a parent who wants to encourage their kid to read why not get them a book store voucher which they can spend.
Broaden your horizons Reading doesn't have to mean fiction. Think about your interests. There are lots of practical and fun books to explore too some of which are mentioned in the article.
There are lots more tips about finding good books in the article as well as specific suggestions of bestselling and popular books. There are lots of different genres from romance, to thrillers, to practical and factual books.
Read on for suggestions of good books for teenage girls.
Popular and Best Selling Books for Teenage Girls in 2014
To start with, here is a selection of some of the best selling books so far this year (2014).
Obviously bestsellers change from week to week, so it's well worth checking out websites like the New York Times Bestseller list for young adults to see what is other people are enjoying.
It's always worth checking out bestseller lists on amazon.com as well to get more ideas.
Some of the books below have just been published in the last couple of years, others have been around for quite a few years already.
For more recent and popular books, this is an excellent list of young adult books popular in 2013.
Love Reading - Explore free and cheap books!
If you love reading there are plenty of places you can get free or cheap books and explore more on offer. Here are a few ideas:
The Library - Why more people don't use the library is a mystery. In what other place can you borrow and use items for free. You can check out quite a few books at a time and they will even order you a specific book to have in the library if you request it. Why buy a book again when we have such a fantastic resource. If you haven't been to your local library it's well worth checking out.
Free Kindle books - You can also get a range of free books sent to your e-reader. Many of these are classics but that's great if you like to read the classics. But you can get some more modern books too. Check out this list of They include action, fantasy, romance and paranormal.
Book Swapping - There are lots of book swapping websites, where you can swap books that you've finished reading with those you want to read. Some ideas include book mooch and paperback swap Alternatively whey not swap with your friends or family? Some libraries do bookswapping events as well.
Thrift shops - Don't forget to check out thrift and charity shops in you area. Sometimes they have a lot of the popular titles that people have finished reading for a fraction of the price.
Story of a girl
The book below was the author's first novel and was a National Book Award finalist.and was the Amerian Library's Associations best book for young adults too.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why is a New York Times bestselling young adult fiction novel and is the debut novel by Jay Asher.
The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian
This is another book that has won lots of awards.
They include the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and it was also named in one of the best book lists for the School Library Journal in 2007.
Great Book Websites for Teens
There are lots of great websites for the teen bookworm.
Here are three of my favorites.
- Teen Ink
Teen book review. Check out lots of reviews by teenagers. Discover today's top rated book reviews and today's most discussed book reviews
- Teen Books by Barnes and Noble
Teen book lists recommended by Barnes and Noble. They include new releases, best sellers and coming soon.
- Teen Reads
A website all about books for teens. Also includes an ultimate teen reading list.
Series for Teen Girls
There are lots of great series for teenagers. Some of the most well known include The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Divergent series as featured above.
The Breathing Series is a series that is popular with teen girls and is by bestselling author Rebecca Donovan. The first book in the series is Reason to Breathe and featured below.
If you're looking for romance with great characters and a love story, check out The Selection by for a fun and quick read.
Science Fiction and Fantasty
There are some great science fiction and fantasy books for teen girls. This genre has become much more popular with girls in the last few years with female authors such as Suzanne Collins writing books with girls who feature as some of the principal main characters.
One popular trilogy that features a teen girls as the main character and mixes science fiction with some romance is the Mortal Instruments series by Classandra Clare. The first book, The City of Bones is featured below and has been made into a movie as well which is a testament to its popularity.
For more popular teen sci fi reads, check out this list of 351 books from good reads.
Books Turned Into Movies
Over the past few years there have been a lot of fiction books for teens and young adults that have been very successfully turned into movies. Some of these have already been included in the article and are still in the bestsellter lists.
They ones already mentioned and released in the last year include (find a link to the review of each movie) :
The Book Thief (released November 2013)
Divergent (released March 2014)
The Fault in Our Stars (released June 2014)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (released August 2013)
I love watching a movie of a book I've read to see how it has played out in other people's minds. The Perks of a Wallflower featured below is another book that has also been turned into a movie.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman is about to be turned into a movie due for release in August 2014. It's also currently in the New York Times Bestseller lists and it looks to remain so for the foreseeable future.
Popular books for teenage girls
There are some great books for teenage girls by Sarah Dessen.
She writes about the problems of teenage girls, about their family, friends, loves, turmoils and traumas. Her books are extremely well written and allow teenage girls to identify and empathise with the characters. They are funny, sad, romantic and unputdownable.
There are some good choices of Sarah Dessen books below.
Thrilling, Mystery and Horror - Books
If you want a book with a combination of mystery, intrigue and which is little bit scary - then Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children may be the novel for you.
It's another book which is currently on the amazon bestsellers list.
Biographies and Autobiographies
As well as some great ficiton books, don't forget there are also some great non fiction for teen girls. As a teenager and an adult I have loved non fiction but at school and college it was rarely recommended. Reading other people's life stories is fascinating for me and I love biographies especially inspritational tales.
There is also this list of biographies of inspirational women for teens from a library.
Fun Books for Teenage Girls
If you prefer some non fiction books, there are hundreds to choose from. Some ideas include:
The Guinness Book of World Records - Meet the new shortest living man and a slam-dunking parrot, and witness the fiercest predators in the ocean.
Ripleys Believe It or Not - awesomely weird information such as rainbow clouds in the Himalayas, a Chinese building in shape of teapot, a woman who's worn and lived in pink clothes for 25 years, a kidney stone the size of a coconut, bed sheets that cost $150,000, running a marathon underwater, and more.
And the book below.
Practical Books for Teenage Girls
Perhaps you want to learn to cook, look good or drive. There are tons of practical books to learn new skills.
Cookbooks - learn how to cook or bake or improve your existing skills
Books to teach you new hobbies Ideas include crafts, sewing, decorating your room and designing clothes.
Books on health and beauty Learn new techniques to do your hair, learn how to paint your nails in all kinds of different designs, learn beauty habits, tips and tricks.
Sports books - Buy books on how the sport you like to play or watch. Discover stats, new skills and more
Self Help Books
There are lots of self help books for teenagers. Here is my top pick.
You can also check out this list by Good Reads
Do you have any suggestions or comments on good books for teenage girls? Please feel free to add them below.