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The Book Addict’s “GUIDE”… to Queens of Contemporary!

My reading tastes have changed a lot over the past few years, especially since I started blogging, but I still have a big place in my heart for contemporary romance and realistic fiction in my heart! I’ve been picking up a lot more light & fluffy contemporary stories lately, more so than the serious realistic fiction, but this compilation of Contemporary Queens includes a little of both!

This isn’t a comprehensive list of all of my favorites but it includes many of my favorite authors who currently have multiple books out, and I left a few off the list who I loved but I hadn’t read the majority of their current contemporary releases (like Elizabeth Eulberg and Robin Benway)! It also doesn’t include books of different genres from the authors listed below (like Kasie West’s paranormal duology and Rainbow Rowell’s dip into fantasy) to keep the list strictly contemporary!

The guide is mainly geared toward young adult authors and novels but also includes any “crossover” books by the same authors including Rainbow Rowell’s adult novels and Liz Czukas’s novels as Ellie Cahill for her new adult releases! Lastly, it also only includes full-length novels so any novellas or extras have not been included here (but you should totally check those out too)!

young adult contemporary


  1. Sisters In Sanity by Gayle Forman | Amazon // Goodreads
  2. If I Stay by Gayle Forman Amazon // Goodreads
  3. Where She Went by Gayle Forman Amazon // Goodreads
  4. Just One Day by Gayle Forman Amazon // Goodreads
  5. Just One Year by Gayle Forman Amazon // Goodreads
  6. I Was Here by Gayle Forman | Amazon // Goodreads
  7. Leave Me by Gayle Forman | Amazon // Goodreads
  8. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West | Amazon // Goodreads
  9. On The Fence by Kasie West | Amazon // Goodreads
  10. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West | Amazon // Goodreads
  11. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West | Amazon // Goodreads
  12. By Your Side by Kasie West | Amazon // Goodreads
  13. Lucky In Love by Kasie West | Amazon // Goodreads
  14. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell | Amazon // Goodreads
  15. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell | Amazon // Goodreads
  16. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Amazon // Goodreads
  17. Landline by Rainbow Rowell | Amazon // Goodreads
  18. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord | Amazon // Goodreads
  19. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord | Amazon // Goodreads
  20. When We Collided by Emery Lord | Amazon // Goodreads
  21. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | Amazon // Goodreads
  22. Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas | Amazon // Goodreads
  23. Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas | Amazon // Goodreads
  24. Throwing My Life Away by Liz Czukas | Amazon // Goodreads
  25. When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill | Amazon // Goodreads
  26. Call Me Maybe by Ellie Cahill | Amazon // Goodreads
  27. Just A Girl by Ellie Cahill | Amazon // Goodreads
  28. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins | Amazon // Goodreads
  29. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins | Amazon // Goodreads
  30. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins | Amazon // Goodreads
  31. My True Love Gave to Me curated by Stephanie Perkins | Amazon // Goodreads
  32. Summer Days and Summer Nights curated by Stephanie Perkins | Amazon // Goodreads
  33. Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt | Amazon // Goodreads
  34. Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt | Amazon // Goodreads
  35. The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt | Amazon // Goodreads
  36. Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland Amazon // Goodreads
  37. Nantucket Red by Leila Howland Amazon // Goodreads
  38. Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland Amazon // Goodreads

Who are your queens of contemporary? I also love Elizabeth Eulberg, Robin Benway, and Lauren Morrill but I need to catch up on some of their earlier books or latest releases!

Looking for more reading recommendations?
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The Book Addict’s “GUIDE”… to Series! | Duologies

Duologies/duets/duos… whatever you want to call them, series that only span two books seem to be a new trend in YA and I am positively loving it! It’s so nice to be able to be invested and still get more to a story but not end in a trilogy (not sure why but I think people are getting tired of the trilogy! Too many of them?) and it’s easy to wrap up the series without going on forever. I like being able to get more of a story from the characters that I love but not worry about jumping into a series, not knowing when it will end and how many books it might add to my reading list!

Lauren from Bookmark Lit recently asked for duology recommendations and naturally, I put my recommendation hat on and I couldn’t stop the ideas from flowing! I’d actually been planning to do a “guide” about series for a long time but never quite got around to starting is so when this topic came up, it happened to be the perfect place to start! Without further ado, here are some of my favorite and also reader-recommended YA duologies!

** Note: Some of the duologies DO have novellas and/or prequels. Some are just short stories to bring more to the series and some actually include full-length releases. For the full-length releases, I did not consider this addition to make the series into a trilogy. They are not a continuation of the series and therefore remain a duology with an additional story, prequel, or novella.

This post is also part of a (hopeful) series (no pun intended)! I’ve got some plans to make a few more “guides” for trilogies and series spanning 4+ books!



All links will lead you to the first book in the series

  1. If I Stay/Where She Went by Gayle Forman Amazon // Goodreads
  2. Just One Day/Just One Year by Gayle Forman Amazon // Goodreads
  3. Nantucket Blue/Nantucket Red by Leila Howland Amazon // Goodreads
  4. Also Known As/Going Rogue by Robin Benway Amazon // Goodreads
  5. The Rules for Disappearing/The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston Amazon // Goodreads
  6. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before/P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han Amazon // Goodreads
  7. Time Between Us/Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone | Amazon // Goodreads
  8. Dissonance/Resonance by Erica O’Rourke | Amazon // Goodreads
  9. Alienated/Invaded by Melissa Landers | Amazon // Goodreads
  10. Pivot Point/Split Second by Kasie West | Amazon // Goodreads
  11. Loop/Twist by Karen Akins | Amazon // Goodreads
  12. Reboot/Rebel by Amy Tintera | Amazon // Goodreads
  13. In the After/In the End by Demitria Lunetta | Amazon // Goodreads
  14. The Program/The Treatment by Suzanne Young | Amazon // Goodreads
  15. Starters/Enders by Lissa Price | Amazon // Goodreads
  16. Seraphina/Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman | Amazon // Goodreads
  17. A Need So Beautiful/A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young | Amazon // Goodreads
  18. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer/Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBrideAmazon // Goodreads
  19. Anna Dressed in Blood/Girl of Nightmares by Kendare BlakeAmazon // Goodreads
  20. The Dark Unwinding/A Spark Unseen by Sharon CameronAmazon // Goodreads
  21. Prisoner of Night and Fog/Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne BlackmanAmazon // Goodreads
  22. Born of Illusion/Born of Deception by Teri BrownAmazon // Goodreads


I actually wanted to include quite a few more in this post but some didn’t have covers, some weren’t 100% confirmed, and others won’t be out for um… years. But I did still want to mention them in the post because they’re either great reads or I’m really excited for their upcoming release!

  • The Orphan Queen/The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
  • The Wrath and the Dawn/The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
  • Passenger/Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
  • Untitled 2016 Veronica Roth duology

Which two-books series are your favorites? Any more to add to this list? Do you find duologies more appealing than longer series?

Looking for more reading recommendations?
Here are some more posts to check out!

  • The Book Addict’s “GUIDE” to “Crossover” Books: Know adult readers who want to get into YA? Or YA readers who want to pick up new adult reads? Check out this guide to “crossover” books!
  • The Book Addict’s “GUIDE” to Male POVs: Sometimes I’m just craving a good male POV or want to diversify my reading away from the females. Check out some of my favorite books from a guy’s perspective (mostly YA, some adult, some alternating male/female POV)!
  • If You Liked… If I Stay: For fans of IF I STAY, here are a few hand-picked selections of books you should read next!
  • If You Liked… Divergent: The “If You Liked” series is back! See which books I recommend for fans of Veronica Roth’s hit series DIVERGENT!

    Want to help me with my next post? Share with me your favorite YA trilogies!

My next project will be compiling a collection of YA trilogies. There are SO many out there that it will definitely be a big post but I want YOUR help to gauge which ones should make the cut! If you’d like to help, check out the link below! It’ll lead you to a Google Form where you can share which trilogies you think should be on this next recommendation list! Thanks for your help!!!

Which YA trilogies should be on the next recommendation list?
Let me know!

The Book Addict’s GUIDE… to Male POVs

Recommendations for YA books with a male POV

I know that with my wedding coming up, taking on a time consuming project such as making a new guide/infographic is probably the last thing I should do… But lately feeling like I have so much to do has made me feel like I need to be productive and somehow reading just wasn’t do that for me so I took on a blog project instead! I have a ton of fun sharing my recommendations and making these graphics so a new “guide” seemed like the perfect project for a time like this!

I almost forgot that I wanted to make a “guide” to male POVs. I’ve actually touched on the topic a couple times on my blog with the Top Ten Tuesday topic “Top Ten Books I’d Recommend to Male Readers” as well as picking it for My Latest Bookish Addiction, but I thought it was time to finally put it into a nice, formal graphic for easy viewing!

Without further ado, here are my favorite YA books from a male POV (and then some)!




  1. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider // Review
  2. Something Like Normal by Trish Doller // Review
  3. Fault Line by Christa Desir // Review
  4. Where She Went by Gayle Forman // Review
  5. Just One Year by Gayle Forman // Review
  6. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green // Review
  7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling // Review
  8. The Giver by Lois Lowry // Amazon
  9. The Maze Runner by James Dashner // Amazon
  10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky // Amazon
  11. Stardust by Neil Gaiman // Review
  12. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline // Review
  13. Insignia by S.J. Kincaid // Review
  14. Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell // Review
  15. The Rule of Three by Eric Waters // Review
  16. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne // Review
  17. How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller // Review
  18. White Cat by Holly Black // Review
  19. Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown // Review
  20. This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel // Review
  21. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman // Review
  22. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness // Review
  23. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi // Review
  24. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor // Review
  25. Nil by Lynne Matson // Review
  26. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks // Review
  27. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey // Review
  28. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater // Review
  29. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski // Review
  30. Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger // Review
  31. Legend by Marie Lu // Review
  32. Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho // Review
  33. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell // Review
  34. Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg // Review
  35. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry // Review
  36. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay // Review
  37. The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu // Review
  38. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas // Review
  39. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson // Review
  40. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater // Review
  41. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch // Review
  42. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson // Review
  43. Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead // Review
  44. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin // Review
  45. Vicious by Victoria Schwab // Review
  46. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern // Review

Looking for more reading recommendations? Here are some more posts to check out!

The Book Addict’s GUIDE… to “Crossover” Books!

More and more lately I’ve been really getting into making infographics and recommendation guides. I had a blast making my first two recommendation guides — contemporary and paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy — and I really wanted to make a new one, but with a few genres down, I wasn’t sure where to start again. Naturally, I went to Twitter to ask for suggestions and Elizabeth from Don’t Take My Books Away recommended a list of young adult books that would appeal to adults as well and that seemed like the perfect idea!

I decided to take it one step further and add my favorite adult reads that I felt would appeal to readers of young adult fiction as well. Since most of my blog readers are in their 20s/30s/40s reading YA and a few in their actual teens, some of the books on the list are ones I feel would appeal to readers of YA and not necessary young adults themselves. Sounds confusing, but what I mean is that some books will have more adult content than others, but no worries! I’m including a details of which adult books on the list would also be appropriate for younger readers and which are intended for a more mature audience.

Missed my first two “guides”? No problem! Just check out the links below! 

Book Addict’s GUIDE #1: Contemporary
Book Addict’s GUIDE #2: Paranormal, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy

So! Ready to get started? I know you are! Here are my favorite “crossover” books that best appeal to a wide age range!

Crossover Books Infographic Reading Guide



Here’s a list of the books mentioned! All links will take you to my reviews (books that I haven’t reviewed on my blog will take you to the Goodreads page). All adult books will also have notes if they’re appropriate for younger audiences or not!

  1. (YA) 45 Pounds (More or Less) – K.A. Barson // Keywords: Weight loss, family, weddings
  2. (YA) Something Like Normal – Trish Doller  // Keywords: Military, PTSD, family, romance
  3. (YA) Fault Line – Christa Desir // Keywords: Sexual assault, relationships, support
  4. (YA) The Book of Broken Hearts – Sarah Ockler // Keywords: Alzheimer’s, motorcycles, sisters, romance
  5. (Adult) Degrees of Wrong – Anna Scarlett // Keywords: Epidemic, romance, chocolate, sea exploration // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. Some adult humor and sexual references.
  6. (Adult) Slightly Single – Wendy Markham // Keywords: New York, absentee boyfriend, friends // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. I read this quite a few years ago and remember it being fairly appropriate for a mature teenage audience. Some adult humor and sexual references.
  7. (Adult) Remember Me? – Sophie Kinsella // Keywords: Memory loss, designer products, humor // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. Same as above — read quite a few years ago but should be okay for mature teen audience. Some adult humor and sexual references.
  8. (Adult) Wedding Season – Darcy Cosper // Keywords: Weddings, New York, comedy // Suitable for teens? Yes? To be honest, I read this one too long ago to remember its specific content BUT I think I was actually a teen when I read this one myself (somewhere around 18, I believe) so I would lean more towards yes!
  9. (YA) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – Jennifer E Smith // Keywords: Weddings, travel, flying, remarriage, London
  10. (YA) The Sea of Tranquility – Katja Millay // Keywords: Identity crisis, trauma, loss, romance
  11. (Adult) One Day – David Nicholls // Keywords: Friends, relationships, missed opportunities // Suitable for teens? More mature audiences. Adult content and spans from twenties age up through forties.
  12. (Adult) The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks // Keywords: Young love, forbidden love, Alzheimer’s // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. Personally liked the movie better (gasp, I know) but the book was also great and suitable for younger audiences.
  13. (YA) The Distance Between Us – Kasie West // Keywords: Family business, mother-daughter relationship, wealth vs “working class”
  14. (YA) The Chapel Wars – Lindsey Leavitt // Keywords: Las Vegas, wedding chapel, loss, rivals
  15. (YA) Open Road Summer – Emery Lord // Keywords: Country music, tour, road trip, famous, romance
  16. (YA/New Adult) Dirty Little Secret – Jennifer Echols // Keywords: Nashville, country music, redemption, performing, romance
  17. (Adult) The Nanny Diaries – Emma McLaughlin // Keywords: Working, nanny, family, family issues // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. The movie came out in 2007 and I know I read the book before the movie so I was still a teen (older teen) but it seemed perfectly suitable for a younger audience! (The book was also WAY better than the movie, FYI)
  18. (Adult) The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger // Keywords: New York, fashion, post-college, career // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. Unlike The Nanny Diaries, I found both the book AND the movie to be fantastic and suitable for teen audiences as well.
  19. (Adult) What Looks Like Crazy (Kate Holly #1) – Charlotte Hughes // Keywords: Psychology, divorce, humor // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. Charlotte Hughes has a very Janet Evanovich-style and while there are more mature themes and references, a mature teen audience could enjoy this book as well.
  20. (YA) The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey // Keywords: Aliens, invasion, post-apocalyptic
  21. (YA) The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins // Keywords: Government, dystopia, battle to the death
  22. (YA) Under the Never Sky – Veronica Rossi // Keywords: Dystopia, science-fiction, technology, wilderness, survival
  23. (YA) The Raven Boys – Maggie Steifvater // Keywords: Prophecy, tarot, paranormal, private school
  24. (YA) Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) – Marissa Meyer // Keywords: Sci-fi, cyborg, Beijing, Cinderella
  25. (YA) Ready Player One – Ernest Cline // Keywords: 80s, pop culture, virtual reality, future
  26. (Adult) The Passage – Justin Cronin // Keywords: Vampires, plague, post-apocalyptic // Suitable for teens? Maybe. It’s a really big read and takes a while to develop, but if you’re willing to stay in it for the long haul, I think a more mature audience could enjoy it.
  27. (Adult) Vicious – V.E. Schwab // Keywords: Science fiction, extraordinary, superheroes, revenge // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. A delicious tale of revenge set at an adult age. Mild violence and darker themes, but okay for teen readers.
  28. (Adult) Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris // Keywords: Vampires, romance, Louisiana // Suitable for teens? Maybe. Strong elements of romance.
  29. (Adult) Gameboard of the Gods – Richelle Mead // Keywords: Mythology, mystery, military, science // Suitable for teens? Maybe. Definitely more mature teens if recommended for younger audiences. Some sexual situations and explicit content.
  30. (Adult) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams // Keywords: Sci-fi, space, humor // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up.
  31. (Adult) First Grave on the Right – Darynda Jones // Keywords: Grim reaper, ghosts // Suitable for teens? Not recommended. While the book has a fun and easy feeling, there were strong themes of sexuality and some violence.
  32. (YA) Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor // Keywords: Chimaera, angels, Prague
  33. (YA) Fairytales for Wilde Girls – Allyse Near // Keywords: Fantasy, fairy tales, mental illness, magical realism
  34. (YA) The Winner’s Curse – Marie Rutkoski // Keywords: Fantasy, politics, music, slavery
  35. (YA) Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy #1) – Leigh Bardugo // Keywords: Fantasy, Russia, powers, army
  36. (YA) Graceling – Kristin Cashore // Keywords: Fantasy, kingdom, abilities
  37. (Adult) The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern// Keywords: Circus, magic, illusion // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. A truly magical story with plenty for any age
  38. (Adult) The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) – Scott Lynch // Keywords: High fantasy, gangs, thieves, comedy, bromance // Suitable for teens? Maybe. Excessive swearing, some violence, very little sexual content. Possibly suitable for mature teens.
  39. (Adult) The Princess Bride – William Goldman // Keywords: Fantasy, fairy tales, true love, sword fights // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. Suitable for any age. A timeless classic.
  40. (Adult) A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin // Keywords: Fantasy, kingdoms, royalty, politics, conspiracy // Suitable for teens? Thumbs down. Not recommended for younger readers despite its variety of age ranges present. Violence, sexual content, mature language.  But good for the adult YA readers who love fandoms and great high fantasy!
  41. (Adult) Stardust – Neil Gaiman // Keywords: Fairy tale, fairies, unicorn, star // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. Absolutely. If I hadn’t heard an interview with Neil Gaiman at the end of the audiobook calling it a fairy tale for adults, I may have classified it as YA. Suitable for any age.
  42. (YA) Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein // Keywords: Historical fiction, WWII, flying, torture, best friends
  43. (YA) Grave Mercy – Robin LaFevers // Keywords: France, 1400s, politics, mythology
  44. (Adult) The Help – Kathryn Stockett // Keywords: 1960s, race, Mississippi, maids // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. I think this is an important book for all ages!
  45. (Adult) Water For Elephants  – Sara Gruen // Keywords: Circus, the Great Depression, romance // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. Technically billed as adult but I think there are a lot of things teens would appreciate about this book. Possibly better suited for older teens.
  46. (YA) Paper Valentine – Brenna Yovanoff // Keywords: Ghost, murder, summer
  47. (YA) How To Lead a Life of Crime – Kirsten Miller // Keywords: Crime, boarding school, redemption
  48. (YA) Killer Instinct – S.E. Green // Keywords: Serial killer, high school, mystery
  49. (Adult) The Spellman Files – Lisa Lutz // Keywords: Private eyes, they’re watching you, family, comedy // Suitable for teens? Some drug use, drug references, and cursing but I think it would be enjoyable for older teens as well
  50. (Adult) One For the Money – Janet Evanovich // Keywords: Bounty hunter, mystery, New Jersey, comedy // Suitable for teens? Maybe. Good for older teens as well as adults. Janet Evanovich’s books are so much fun with some mature themes but okay for older teens.
  51. (Adult) The Pact – Jennifer Sturman // Keywords: Mystery, wedding, Diet Coke // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. Written for adults but lots of fun! I think this would definitely be okay for older teens.
  52. (YA) Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell // Keywords: 80s, misfits, family, first love
  53. (YA/New Adult) Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell // Keywords: College, twins, fan fiction, social anxiety
  54. (Adult) Attachments – Rainbow Rowell // Keywords: Y2K, e-mail, best friends // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up! Rainbow Rowell’s books are fantastic and I know Attachments is fun and absolutely suitable for many ages. I read it myself in my early 20s and I feel like I need to re-read it because I would appreciate it so much more now!
  55. (Adult) Landline – Rainbow Rowell // Keywords: Marriage, issues, communication with the past // Suitable for teens? Landline doesn’t come out until July so the verdict is still out on content but from the early reviews, it sounds like this could be amazing for all ages as well!
  56. (YA) If I Stay – Gayle Forman // Keywords: Tragedy, loss, family, first love
  57. (YA) Where She Went – Gayle Forman // Keywords: Reuniting, careers, lost love, emotion
  58. (YA/New Adult) Just One Day – Gayle Forman // Keywords: Europe, college, first love, self-discovery
  59. (YA/New Adult) Just One Year – Gayle Forman // Keywords: Travel, loss, family, self-discovery
  60. (YA) The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot // Keywords: Princess, royalty, family, confidence
  61. (Adult) Size 12 Is Not Fat – Meg Cabot // Keywords: Mystery, college, murder, pop star // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. Some mature content but mostly mild. Set at a residence hall and several (fake) pop culture references!
  62. (Adult) The Boy Next Door – Meg Cabot // Keywords: Apartment, mystery, neighbors, romance // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. Another book I read around the time I was an actual teen and I remember it being fairly appropriate. I can’t remember the details, but Meg Cabot’s work is usually pretty mild on the adult content!
  63. (Adult) Queen of Babble – Meg Cabot // Keywords: Gossip, London, weddings // Suitable for teens? Thumbs up. Same as above — I think Meg Cabot’s books really fit a wide age range!

Whether you’re a Young Adult reader looking for more Adult books to get into, an adult who isn’t as familiar with YA, or a teacher or librarian looking for recommendations, hopefully you can find a great place to start on this list! These are just some of my favorites that no matter the age are able to appeal to a wide variety of readers. 

I’d love to hear what you think! What are your best picks for books with crossover appeal? Are there any specific authors you think appeal to any age? Any Middle Grade books? (Which I don’t have as much experience with) If you find a great book in a different age range, I’d love to hear which one worked for you! Leave me a comment below with your picks or new discoveries! 

Looking for more reading recommendations? Here are some more posts to check out!

  • The Book Addict’s GUIDE to paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy: The second in my series of guides! I hard a hard time separating these three so they all got smushed together.
    Infographic: A guide and compilation of paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy recommendations
  • The Book Addict’s GUIDE to contemporary: First of many to come! I created a road map/choose your own adventure-style guide to YA contemporary romances. If you’re looking for a good contemp read, start here!
  • If You Liked… If I Stay: For fans of IF I STAY, here are a few hand-picked selections of books you should read next!
  • If You Liked… The Fault in Our Stars: With so many great YA adaptations hitting the big screen, I wanted to make a lovely graphic of suggestions for people who have enjoyed them! This one kicks off the series with recs for THE FAULT IN OUR STARS fans!

The Book Addict’s GUIDE… to paranormal, sci-fi, & fantasy!

Oh, hi there! Need a good recommendation? One of my favorite things about writing reviews for my blog is the very end where I scour my previous reviews and carefully (VERY carefully) select two books to recommend based on how the book read and of course, what genre it is. It’s something that I really have a lot of fun with sooooo I was thinking (and who are we kidding, I was on Pinterest too) and I stumbled upon some infographics, which for some reason I totally love in the nerdiest way possible. I wanted to create something like that about books but let’s face it… I don’t wouldn’t really know where to start as far as info goes but I CAN make graphics.

After my Book Addict’s GUIDE to contemporary romance was such a huge hit, I knew I had to follow through with my plans to make a new “guide” for other genres. I started with just straight paranormal, but I kept mixing in some sci-fi, some fantasy, and the genres sort of melded together into a blurred mess. Instead of fighting it, I figured why not combine them into one giant guide! You can still choose your own adventure here based on what each book contains!

Book Addict’s GUIDE #1: Contemporary!
Book Addict’s GUIDE #3: Crossover (YA to Adult and vice versa!)

Start here! My “guide” to contemp actually took a little while, but I was so excited to make my paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy one that I sort of just flew through it and I just couldn’t wait to share! So, without further ado, welcome to the second Book Addict’s GUIDE! (Get it?! …. Har har.)

SciFi Paranormal Fantasy Recommendation Guide Infographic



Here’s a list of the books mentioned! All links will take you to my reviews (books that I haven’t reviewed on my blog will take you to the Goodreads page).

1. Unremembered (Unremembered #1) – Jessica Brody
2. The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
3. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
4. The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter #1) – Megan Shepherd
5. Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) – Jessica Spotswood
6. Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy #1) – Leigh Bardugo
7. Let the Sky Fall (Sky Fall #1) – Shannon Messenger
8. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) – Maggie Steifvater
9. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) – Marissa Meyer
10. The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) – Alexandra Bracken
11. Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
12. Just Like Fate – Cat Winters & Suzanne Young
13. Time Between Us – Tamara Ireland Stone
14. Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) – Kasie West
15. Paper Valentine – Brenna Yovanoff
16. The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1) – Kimberly Derting
17. Life After Theft – Aprilynne Pike
18. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) – Richelle Mead
19. Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) – Richelle Mead
20. Twilight (Twilight #1) – Stephenie Meyer
21. Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1) – Susan Dennard
22. Reboot (Reboot #1) – Amy Tintera
23. Sweet Evil (Sweet Trilogy #1) – Wendy Higgins
24. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1) – Laini Taylor
25. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) – Cassandra Clare
26. Lies Beneath (Lies Beneath #1) – Anne Greenwood Brown
27. Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1) – Anna Banks
28. Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) – Robin LaFevers
29. Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) – Kristin Cashore
30. Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles #1) – Ellen Oh
31. The Scorpio Races – Maggie Steifvater
32. Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) – Leigh Bardugo
33. Tiger Lily – Jodi Lynn Anderson
34. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) – Marissa Meyer
35. The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars #1) – Frank Beddor

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The Book Addict’s GUIDE… to contemporary!

Looking for a good YA romance? One of my favorite things about writing reviews for my blog is the very end where I scour my previous reviews and carefully (VERY carefully) select two books to recommend based on how the book read and of course, what genre it is. It’s something that I really have a lot of fun with sooooo I was thinking (and who are we kidding, I was on Pinterest too) and I stumbled upon some infographics, which for some reason I totally love in the nerdiest way possible. I wanted to create something like that about books but let’s face it… I don’t wouldn’t really know where to start as far as info goes but I CAN make graphics.

Start here! I decided to make a neat little graphic as sort of a suggestion guide to my favorite books! I decided to start with contemporary and hope to tackle other genres in the future. Hope you guys like it and are able to find a good contemporary based on your current reading mood! So, without further ado, welcome to the very first Book Addict’s GUIDE! (Get it?!)

Contemporary Book Recommendations YA Guide Infographic



Here’s a list of the books mentioned! All links will take you to my reviews (books without links are reviews that have not been posted yet).

4. HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter
5. ALSO KNOWN AS by Robin Benway
6. TIME BETWEEN US by Tamara Ireland Stone
7. BEORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver
8. MEANT TO BE by Lauren Morrill
9. ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins
11. JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta
12. JUST ONE DAY by Gayle Forman
13. THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE by Jennifer E. Smith
15. LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins
16. GOLDEN by Jessi Kirby
17. TORCHED by Andrea Lynn Colt
18. THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson
19. IF I STAY by Gayle Forman
22. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
23. THE PRINCESSES OF IOWA by M. Molly Backes
24. PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry
26. CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein
27. GOING VINTAGE by Lindsey Leavitt
28. ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
29. THE REECE MALCOLM LIST by Amy Spalding
30. SUCH A RUSH by Jennifer Echols

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