Best books for teenage boys 2019: From boxsets, to classic novels and fantasy fiction


BOOKS for teenage boys come in all genres, formats and sizes.

While some may be scared off by a hefty 600-page text, others will think there is nothing better to sink their teeth into in their spare time.

There are a vast array of books for teenagers – but what ones are the best for boys this year?

For some bookworms reading a paperback is a must have, but others may prefer the kindle edition or an audio book – either way there is something for everyone.

So what are the best texts for teenage boys this year?

While some may prefer traditional pieces of literature to while away the hours, others may prefer a science-fiction fantasy text.

However, coming of age stories are always a hit with any age group whether 13 years old or 19.

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1.  Best new release for teenage boys

Looking for a new book to stick your teeth into? Then Call Down The Hawk is the latest fantasy fiction for you
Barnes and Noble

Maggie Stiefvater’s latest release is a must read for those interested in fantasy fiction.

Call Down the Hawk is the first instalment of The Dreamer series, and is guaranteed to grip any reader.

This book is perfect for all ages from 12 to 19 year olds, and has received glowing reviews from customers within a few months.

  • Call Down the Hawk for $14.99 (£11.72) from Barnes and Noble – buy here 

2.  Best thriller for teenage boys  here

Want to test your investigative skills? This thriller is for you

Gone is the latest thriller you need to add to your reading list, especially for those who love nothing more than solving a mystery.

This novel will follow the search for four missing strangers, but there’s one thing in common that  ties them together.

What’s even better is this text is super affordable for those wanting a Kindle edition, although it is also available in paperback.

  • (AD) Gone by Leona Deakin for £0.99 Kindle Edition from Amazon – buy here 

3.  Best fantasy book for teenage boys

Harry Potter is a huge hit with readers across the globe, so why not give a Harry Potter fan the full box set to treasure this Christmas?
The Works

The Harry Potter series is the ultimate fantasy series, which is why this boxset is an absolute must have for all readers.

This timeless box set is great for those who are avid fans and want to re-read J. K. Rowling’s popular texts, even better for a gift, but is also ideal for those who have yet to read any of the novels and want to catch up.

  • Harry Potter Box Set for £39.99 from The Works – buy here 

4.  Best romance book for teenage boys

Find Me should be top of the reading list for fans of Call Me By Your Name

Find Me by Andre Aciman is the follow up to Call Me By May Name, which had huge success as a book and as a film.

This text moves the plot further forward and follows the protagonist Elio on his journey and love woes, which is why it is no surprise it has been hailed one of the best contemporary romantic texts.

  • Find Me for £11.99 from Waterstones – buy here 

5.  Best coming of age book for teenage boys

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the ultimate coming of age book

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a popular novel, which some may be reading at school – but if not it is certainly one to bring to add to your reading list.

This coming of age novel is a gripping read for young and older teens, as well as adults, as it follows the character’s journey to self-discovery as he navigates his way through school, love, sex, and many other aspects of life.

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower for £6.49 from Waterstones – buy here 

6.  Best classic book for teenage boys

Fahrenheit 451 is a classic text, which has received rave reviews from customers

Fahrenheit 451 is another must read as the 1999 novel, which is set in the future, depicts a world where books are burned and forbidden.

The futuristic text is deeply moving and a great text for those who love to discuss their latest reads at a book club.

  • (AD) Fahrenheit 451 for £5.99 from Amazon – buy here 


Looking for other bargain buys to help you on your way? Sun Selects has everything you need.

If you’re on the hunt for affordable books for a younger age group, or for teenage girls, we have you covered.

Want to continue your shopping spree we have even more perfect purchases for parents.

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