I found this article in the October 2011 issue of the Teacher Librarian (volume number 39, issue number 1, pg. 17-21).
The article provides a list of books for teenagers (who might consider themselves “gentler readers”). This list includes titles such as “Nick of Time: An Adventure through Time,” from the Nick Mclver Time Adventures series by Ted Bell, “The Amaranth Enchantment,” by Julie Berry and “I’d Tell You I Love You, but Then I’d Have to Kill You,” by Ally Carter.
Research tip: click on the “Young adult literature” in the subject terms to find more articles on the same theme.