Sugary sweet romance, friends to lovers, a pretend relationship that becomes impossible to fake…what’s not to love about Jenny Han’s delightful trilogy of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You, and Always and Forever, Lara Jean. On top of all that goodness, Han is the kind of writer who crafts stories and characters that make you want to curl up on the couch with a cuppa and a cozy blanket.
Readers looking to recreate some of those Lara Jean feels, here’s a list of some young adult and adult books to check out next.
Summer vacation is fast approaching, and for school librarians that means it’s time to start planning our summer reading recommendations. So I thought I’d share my list of suggested fiction and comics/graphic novels for 2019.
This list was created through an alchemy involving age of the protagonists, themes or events a student would likely encounter in their studies that year, books they were unlikely to read for school, and subject matter. I also tried to pick books and comics that were written as YA (with a few exceptions) and published in the last decade, with preference going to #ownvoices and/or marginalized authors. Obviously there are way more books for older teens than younger ones; you can thank publishers who rarely print fiction with 14-year-old protagonists for that dearth.
A lot of people are obsessed with JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. It’s one of those series that fans read over and over again to relive that childhood wonder. There is a lot to love about Harry Potter and just as much that Rowling could’ve done better, but no matter what you can’t dispute its influence in the reading world.
For readers looking to recreate some of those Harry Potter feels, here’s a list of some middle grade, young adult, and adult books to check out next.
Over at Tor.com I just wrapped a reread of Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone. Here’s the whole series collected together.