The second I admitted to myself that maybe I wasn’t as into young adult literature as I wanted to be, I unintentionally started reading even more of it than I usually do. Which is basically how my reading moods go.
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis. I’d heard quite a bit about this book, and decided to pick it up on a whim, and I was kind of amazed by it. I haven’t read a lot of YA (or books in general, really) that deal with the effects of rape, and I thought this book was exciting and impactful in all the right ways.
Mad Miss Mimic by Sarah Henstra. This was a total cover buy, but it ended up being really great. Yes, it was cheesy and a bit predictable, but somehow it worked, and I had a lot of fun reading it.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. This book is fantastic! If you haven’t read it yet, please do. It was so, so fun, while also dealing with real issues. I am very much looking forward to the second book in the series.
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis. After reading The Female of the Species, I decided it was time to pick up the Mindy McGinnis book that has been sitting on my shelf for a while, and this was so good! It was exactly what I was in the mood for a the time, and it was just a really interesting, unique read. If this book got a sequel, I definitely wouldn’t be upset about it.
On the Spectrum by Jennifer Gold. Not only was this a fun romp around Paris, it also deals with autism, eating disorders, and toxic family members in such a great way. I enjoyed reading this book, and I think it is an important addition to the YA genre.
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab. It shouldn’t be a surprise that I loved this book. It’s V. E. Schwab, I love everything she writes. This book was heartbreaking, but brilliant.
Jackaby by William Ritter. This is the book I most recently picked up on a whim, and I’m already in the middle of the third book in the series, if that tells you anything. And it’s only been about a week. It’s just a fun read, and I completely fell in love with the characters.
Have you read any of the books on this list? Are there any other books you think I might like? Let me know in the comments!