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Loved That, Read This! [5]

Loved That, Read This is a brand new book meme on Fridays created by Nicole at Boundless Bookaholic. Learn more about it here and check back every week for more book recommendations!

It’s been a really busy few weeks for me, so I only have one recommendation in this post, but I promise this is a good one and you’ll want to read BOTH of these books if you haven’t already. 🙂

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If you loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agendathen read P.S. I Like You

Both of these books were filled with so much heart and cute humor and honesty that they are practically irresistible. If you’re looking for some contemporary YA romance highlights, these are two of my top picks. These books both feature a lovably quirky protagonist and a system of secretive communication that is threatened to be exposed. Both also feature some seriously adorable boys. Jump into these fun reads while the summer is here. P.S. I Like You comes out tomorrow, July 26.

What do you think of my recommendations? Do you have any other recommendations for the books I picked? Let me know in the comments!

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Loved That? Read This! [4]

Loved That, Read This is a brand new book meme on Fridays created by Nicole at Boundless Bookaholic. Learn more about it here and check back every week for more book recommendations!

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1. If you loved Mosquitoland, then read Run

Both of these books feature lost girls with distinct and moving voices who decide to run away, albeit for different reasons. For lovers of fast-paced contemporary stories that take place on the road and explore the deeper workings of love, family and friendship, these reads won’t disappoint.

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2. If you loved Dumplin’, then read Vibes

These books both feature witty female protagonists and deal with body positivity issues. If you loved Murphy’s book about a Texas girl who throws a monkey wrench into her town’s famous beauty contest and learns to love herself, then you’ll love Ryan’s funny read about a girl who swears she can reads minds and learns to love her body too.

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3. If you loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower, then read The Great American Whatever

Both of these books feature creatively talented male protagonists struggling with grief along with lots of good friendships and humor. If Chbosky’s hallmark young adult novel about a freshman outcast resonated with you, then you’ll want to jump into Federle’s LGBTQPIA+ read about a boy who grapples and moves on from the death of his sister.

 

What do you think of my recommendations? Do you have any other recommendations for the books I picked? Let me know in the comments!

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Loved That? Read This! [3]

Loved That, Read This is a brand new book meme on Fridays created by Nicole at Boundless Bookaholic. Learn more about it here and check back every week for more book recommendations!

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1. If you loved Kill the Boy Band, then read Survive the Night

Both of these books feature fast paced plots, twists and turns and some seriously dark humor. If you loved Goldy Moldavsky’s romp of a novel about some messed up fangirls, then you should check out Danielle Vega’s horror novel about girls who get trapped in an underground party…and aren’t alone.

 

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2. If you loved I’ll Be There, then read The Whole Stupid Way We Are

I personally love quiet YA books about girls with the best of intentions, but the worst of outcomes. If you loved Goldberg Sloan’s YA novel about a girl who tries her best to save a sensitive boy with a dark and twisted pass, then you will love Griffin’s mellow contemporary novel about a well-meaning girl who dries to help her friend whose father is suffering from Alzheimer’s and keeping it a secret.

 

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3. If you loved The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, then read My Lady Jane

Who doesn’t love stories with badass women? And who doesn’t love quirky, magical spins on history. If you loved Libba Bray’s trilogy about a few trouble-making girls at a Victorian boarding school and the dark, magical world they visit, then you should definitely check out My Lady Jane. This re-write of an oft-forgotten English queen has some top notch female badassery and replaces religion with magic.

What do you think of my recommendations? Do you have any other recommendations for the books I picked? Let me know in the comments!

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Loved That? Read This! [2]

Loved That, Read This is a brand new book meme on Fridays created by Nicole at Boundless Bookaholic. Learn more about it here and check back every week for more book recommendations!

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1. If you love the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard, then read Magonia by Maria Dahvana-Headley.

Need something twisty and fantastical and beautifully written while you’re waiting for King’s Cage to come out? Try Dahvana-Headley’s quirky fantasy about a chronically ill girl who has yet to discover her true voice, which lies in a magical world above the clouds. Both series feature perfectly timed twists, high emotion and kickass female characters.

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2. If you loved Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen, then read I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios.

Looking for a swoonworthy contemporary romance to read on the beach this summer but have already read everything Dessen has written more than three times? Try Demetrios’ exhilarating and poignant novel about an artist from a poor family whose dreams of art school are threatened who falls in love with a wounded warrior with PTSD. Demetrios matches Dessen’s emotional intensity and classic YA romance with a strong sense of place and an unforgettable story.

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3. If you loved Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, then read We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach. 

Is apocalyptic fiction your thing? If you loved Pfeffer’s book about a girl struggling to cope and survive to her new life when an asteroid strikes the moon, then you should check out Wallach’s gritty, punk rock infused novel about four teens struggling with matters of life and death as an asteroid hurdles toward Earth. Both novels share a sense of dense of urgency and feature vulnerable protagonists handling huge questions of mortality and humanity.

What do you think of my recommendations? Do you have any other recommendations for the books I picked? Let me know in the comments!

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Loved That? Read This! [1]

Loved That, Read This is a brand new book meme on Fridays created by Nicole at Boundless Bookaholic. Learn more about it here and check back every week for more book recommendations!

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If you loved All the Bright Places, then read My Heart and Other Black Holes.

Both of these books feature spot-on mental health representations and show the individualized nature of a mental illness like depression. They also both feature pairs of teens who meet through their shared desire to commit suicide, and will probably make you cry more than once! You’ll need tissues for both of these books!

 

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If you loved Winger, then read Openly Straight.

Both of these books feature LGBTQPIA+ characters and take place at boys’ boarding schools. If you loved the poignant honesty and raw storytelling in Winger, then you’ll love Koenigsberg’s Openly Straight. Both stories do a great job at showing the difficulties of figuring out who you are and what you want when you’re a teen.

 

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If you loved The Fault in Our Stars, then read Side Effects May Vary.

If you loved John Green’s book about teens dying with cancer, then you need to read Julie Murphy’s debut novel about a boy in love with a girl who has cancer-and might have a chance to live. Murphy’s book has a lot more grit than Green’s novel but features all the humor and heart.

What do you think of my recommendations? Do you have any other recommendations for the books I picked? Let me know in the comments!