What’s better than reading books? Writing about your favorite ones! Young Adult (YA) has been my favorite genre for a couple of years now and I’ve devoured a big stack of them.
There are so many YAs on my list of favorites that I cannot put them in one post. Thus, made it into a series! Cheers to a whole lot of dreamy book recommendations.
Without much of rambling, let’s just straight dive in – Top 5 Young Adult book recommendations.
- Eleanor and Park (Rainbow Rowell)
If there is one YA that I love beyond every other, it is Eleanor and Park. OMG! It is that good. I have all nice things to say about it. It’s a story of two teenagers, Eleanor – the rebel red hair girl, and Park – the cutesy guy who meanders his way to Eleanor’s heart.
The bromance, love, and spark between these two is something you just cannot get over with. It is happy, positive, and candy flossy! Trust me when I say that Eleanor and Park will raise your expectations! And Park is #boyfriendgoals.
PS – I am still searching for my version of Park.
2. Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
Cannot stress enough on how much I love this! I am a big fan of Moyes’ writing. Her words come alive through feelings.
The love story of a quadriplegic and his caretaker! The love story of two opposite souls! Everything about this book is amazing. The characters, story, emotions, and of course lots of mushy romance.
The movie is super cute as well! Cuddle up with bae and get swayed in love….
Spoiler Alert – Keep a box of tissues handy!
3. All the Bright Places (Jennifer Niven)
This is a tad bit serious than the previous two. Finch and Violet meet at the ledge of school bell tower with a common aim – suicide. If you’ve loved The Fault in Our Stars, then this one’s for you.
It is heart wrenching. The way tragedy is weaved with threads of happiness and love, is incredible. It makes the writing style so fresh!
It’ll leave your eyes filled with tears and your heart with hope.
4. Finding Audrey (Sophie Kinsella)
Sophie Kinsella always works magic. Warm and fuzzy like freshly baked cookies, that’s what best describes Finding Audrey.
The story revolves around Audrey whose life is disrupted by anxiety disorder. Enter Linus, her brother’s gaming partner. The romance between Linus and Audrey is bubblegum cute.
We all need a guy like Linus, who understands, accepts the weird, mad part of our personality, and sends us virtual kisses.
Happy, uplifting, and mushy, Finding Audrey is unadulterated love!
5. Me & Earl & the Dying Girl (Jesse Andrews)
It’s a story of Greg and Earl, two boys who love making movies. And then one day Greg’s mom urges him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel – the dying girl. It’s a story of their friendship, awkwardness, and understanding.
This one gives YA reading a fresh feel. Even though there is an underlying sadness, it is witty and full of humor. I loved the vivacious writing style.
Have you read any of these? And if you have any YA book recommendations, the comments section awaits you. My heart and bookshelf is always ready for new books. See you soon.