Books You will fall in love with… YA Edition!

So if you follow me on Instagram ( @beccareadsbooks ) you will see my latest post – Books you will fall in love with… YA Edition.

This is something that I want to turn into a series of recommendations based on different book genres. As YA is my favourite I decided to start here.


1. Solitaire by Alice Oseman

Book Description:

In case you’re wondering, this is not a love story.

My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that’s all over now.

Now there’s Solitaire. And Michael Holden.

I don’t know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don’t care about Michael Holden.
I really don’t.

Genres: LGBTQ+, Mental Health, Romance, Mystery, Fiction, Contemporary.

Star Rating: 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


2. Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Book Description:

Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theater rehearsals? Environmentally sound and efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are more fun anyway.

But when Kate and Andy’s latest long-distance crush shows up at their school, everything goes off script. Matt Olsson is talented and sweet, and Kate likes him. She really likes him. The only problem? So does Anderson.

Turns out, communal crushes aren’t so fun when real feelings are involved. This one might even bring the curtains down on Kate and Anderson’s friendship.

Genres: LGBTQ+, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction.

Star Rating: 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


3. Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell

Book Description:

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.

But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

Genres: Graphic Novel, Romance, Contemporary, LGBTQ+.

Star Rating: 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


4. Midnight Sun by Trish Cook

Book Description:

Seventeen-year-old Katie Price has a rare disease that makes exposure to even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Confined to her house during the day, her company is limited to her widowed father and her best (okay, only) friend. It isn’t until after nightfall that Katie’s world opens up, when she takes her guitar to the local train station and plays for the people coming and going.

Charlie Reed is a former all-star athlete at a crossroads in his life – and the boy Katie has secretly admired from afar for years. When he happens upon her playing guitar one night, fate intervenes and the two embark on a star-crossed romance.

As they challenge each other to chase their dreams and fall for each other under the summer night sky, Katie and Charlie form a bond strong enough to change them – and everyone around them – forever.

Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Fiction.

Star Rating: 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


5. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

Book Description:

What begins as the story of a lost boy turns into a story of a brave man yearning to understand what happened that night, in the years since, and to his very person.

While on vacation with their parents, Matthew Homes and his older brother snuck out in the middle of the night. Only Matthew came home safely. Ten years later, Matthew tells us, he has found a way to bring his brother back… 

Unafraid to look at the shadows of our hearts, Nathan Filer’s rare and brilliant debut shows us the strength that is rooted in resilience and love.

Genres: Contemporary, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Psychology, Literary Fiction.

Star Rating: 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


6. Night Owls by Jenn Bennett

Book Description:

Feeling alive is always worth the risk.

Meeting Jack on the Owl—San Francisco’s night bus—turns Beatrix’s world upside down. Jack is charming, wildly attractive…and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists.

But Jack is hiding a piece of himself. On midnight rides and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who this enigmatic boy really is.

Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Art, Fiction.

Star Rating: 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books and what you thought of them!

Thank you for Reading,

Rebecca 🙂

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