*NA (New Adult) is not quite a genre but deals with more adult themes than YA. 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:

The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

“The Printz Project”

Listed alphabetically by author and * denotes NA titles:

The End of Everything – Megan Abbott

Durable Goods (Katie Nash #1) – Elizabeth Berg  *DD favorite

Something Like Normal – Trish Doller  *DD favorite

Dirty Little Secret – Jennifer Echols

Going Too Far – Jennifer Echols *DD favorite

*Love Story – Jennifer Echols

Better off Friends – Elizabeth Eulberg

*Just One Day (Book #1)- Gayle Forman *DD favorite

*Just One Year (Book #2) – Gayle Forman 

Looking For Alaska – John Green

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green  *DD favorite

*Dangerous Girls – Abigail Haas

*Dangerous Boys – Abigail Haas 

*Hopeless (Hopeless #1) – Colleen Hoover

*Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) – Colleen Hoover

*Slammed (Slammed #1) – Colleen Hoover

*Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) – Colleen Hoover

*Maybe Someday – Colleen Hoover

Every Day – David Levithan   (Fantasy) 

We Were Liars – E. Lockhart (YA/mystery) *DD favorite

*Wait For You (#1) – J. Lynn

Sea of Tranquility – Katja Millay  *DD favorite

*Flat-Out Love – Jessica Park  *DD favorite

*Flat-Out Matt (Flat-Out Love, #1.5) – Jessica Park

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss #1) – Stephanie Perkins

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock – Matthew Quick  *DD favorite

Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell  *DD favorite

*Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

This Song Will Save Your Life – Leila Sales

Heartbeat – Elizabeth Scott

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – Jennifer E. Smith

This is What Happy Looks Like – Jennifer E. Smith  

Ink Is Thicker Than Water – Amy Spalding

*Ten Tiny Breaths (#1) – K. A. Tucker

*Easy – Tammara Webber  *DD favorite

*Between The Lines (Between The Lines #1) – Tammara Webber

*Where You Are (Between The Lines #2) – Tammara Webber

Belzhar – Meg Wolitzer *DD favorite

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