Books with (AZ) were read before this blog started and will link you to Amazon. They are definitely worth mentioning!
*NA (New Adult) is a developing genre and deals with more adult themes. There is a great website that is devoted to NA and you can read a bit more about it here. It is intended to market adults between 18-26; the stage after YA (Young Adult: 12-18). Or so that is my understanding thus far. I am not an expert at this and get most of my information from Goodreads and Amazon for the “categories”. Always check the synopsis first, to see if it is “your cup of tea”.
Not sure which YA books to read? You can start with these two excellent links honoring YA literature:
(AZ) The End of Everything – Megan Abbott (Mystery/Thriller/Coming of Age)
Durable Goods (Katie Nash #1) – Elizabeth Berg (Coming of Age) *DD favorite
Something Like Normal - Trish Doller (YA/Realistic Fiction) *DD favorite!!
Dirty Little Secret – Jennifer Echols (Contemporary Romance)
Going Too Far – Jennifer Echols (Contemporary Romance) *DD favorite!!
(AZ) Love Story – Jennifer Echols (Contemporary Romance)
Better off Friends – Elizabeth Eulberg (Contemporary YA/Realistic Fiction/opposite sex friends from 7th grade-HS)
*Just One Day (Book #1)- Gayle Forman (NA Romance/Adventure/Travel) *DD favorite
*Just One Year (Book #2) – Gayle Forman (NA Romance/Adventure/Travel)
(AZ) Looking For Alaska – John Green (Romance/Realistic Fiction)
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green (Romance/Realistic Fiction) *DD favorite!!!!
*Dangerous Girls – Abigail Haas (Murder Mystery/Thriller) This book is labeled YA but has more NA content.
*(AZ) Hopeless (Hopeless #1) – Colleen Hoover (NA/Romance)
*Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) – Colleen Hoover (NA/Romance)
*Slammed (Slammed #1) – Colleen Hoover (NA/Romance/Poetry)
*Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) – Colleen Hoover (NA/Romance/Poetry)
*Maybe Someday – Colleen Hoover (NA/Romance/Music)
Every Day – David Levithan (Fantasy)
*(AZ) Wait For You (#1) – J. Lynn (NA/Romance)
Sea of Tranquility – Katja Millay (Romance) *DD favorite
*Flat-Out Love – Jessica Park (NA/Romance) *DD favorite!!
*(AZ) Flat-Out Matt (Flat-Out Love, #1.5) – Jessica Park NA/Romance)
(AZ) Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) – Stephanie Perkins (Romance)
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock – Matthew Quick (Realistic Fiction)
Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell (Romance/Realistic Fiction) *DD favorite!!
*Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell (Romance/Realistic Fiction/NA)
This Song Will Save Your Life – Leila Sales (YA/Realistic Fiction)
Heartbeat – Elizabeth Scott (YA/Realistic Fiction/romance/parent death)
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – Jennifer E. Smith (Romance)
This is What Happy Looks Like – Jennifer E. Smith (Romance)
Ink Is Thicker Than Water – Amy Spalding (YA, Realistic Fiction)
*(AZ) Ten Tiny Breaths (#1) – K. A. Tucker (NA/Romance)
*(AZ) Easy – Tammara Webber (NA/Romance) **DD favorite!!
*(AZ)Between The Lines (Between The Lines #1) – Tammara Webber (NA/Romance)
*(AZ) Where You Are (Between The Lines #2) – Tammara Webber (NA/Romance)