Best Young Adult Books of 2013 I, the Young Adult Librarian, cannot read every young adult novel published in a year. These are my favorite books from all the books published within the past twelve months that I have read. Books are listed in alphabetical order by title unless an author has written more than one book on the list. I will do my best not to spoil things. However, some of the books are sequels, and I assume some knowledge of previous books.