5 YA books that you’ll fall in love with – Part 1

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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.

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Adding some extra whimsy feels for the first book post.
Source – Elsa Frost

Without much of rambling, let’s just straight dive in – Top 5 Young Adult book recommendations.

  1. 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.

Eleanor Park
If you find a book as good as Eleanor & Park, you’ll be my favorite person.

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.

Me Before You
If there is only one love story that you want to read, make sure it is Me Before You.

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.

All the Bright Places
It’s not what you take, it’s what you leave – All the Bright Places

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.

Sophie Kinsella
Tilli and I say a big hii 🙂

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.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
And then some books encourage introspection!

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.

 

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May Book Haul

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Namastay!

Hope y’all are doing well. May was a rather productive month which is always a good thing. Keeping busy in what you like to do is a happy feeling. And then at the end of the month, the bank SMS is a ‘happier’ feeling.

book haul
There is no such thing as too many books.

After a long time, I indulged in some book shopping. If you’re a booknerd, you know the unmatched happiness of new books. These are the books I bought –

  1. After You (Jojo Moyes)

I am a huge fan of Jojo Moyes and her writing style. It is full of emotions and hits all the right chords. This one is no exception.

After You book
I loved a man who had opened up a world to me – After You.

After a lot of speculation (I didn’t want to ruin the ‘Me Before You’ mood) I bought this. Thankfully it didn’t ruin the feel. It isn’t as good as Me Before You, but you can feel the loss, love, and longing. Worth a read!

2. Before I Go to Sleep (S.J Watson)

I am halfway through this, and it is pretty interesting. After reading a lot of YAs over the past few months, this is a welcome change. It is about this woman who has a severe case of amnesia. Till now it has been intriguing enough, I hope the thrill continues.

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I’m halfway through this, and it is quite interesting.

3. Along the Ride (Sarah Dessen)

Have heard so many good things about Sarah Dessen and particularly this book! And then one day Amazon has some random sale and I see the paperback version at a discounted price.

What next – Add to Cart 🙂

Looks like a perfect summer read!

4. The Sun is also a Star ((Nicola Yoon)

Nicola Yoon and her books have become the talk of the town. Last month I’d read Everything, Everything and I am planning to see the movie soon.

The Sun is Also a Star
Romeo being the real star!!

It is YA, and the blurb seemed interesting enough to attract the hopeless romantic in me. That’s why it is in the haul list!

5. Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between (Jennifer E. Smith)

Last on the list is Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between. If you want to feel young, relive those teenage years, and want to reminisce that first love, Jennifer E. Smith is what you should be reading.

I’ve read 3 of her books and have loved them all. This is just a small step in completing the author series. If you’re a mad bookworm like me, you know this feeling.

Jennifer E Smith
That happy feeling of reading all the books by an author…

I am so looking forward to reading these and maybe some more in this vacay season. Tell me what did you shop for this May, and what’s on your TBR List.

Until next time, happy reading!!!

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