Tuesday, August 5, 2014

(9) Top Ten Books I'd Give To Readers Who Have Never Read NA

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I chose NA because I absolutely LOVE the genre! I have read so many new adult books this past year, and I've found some truly amazing gems. Ones that I think most everyone, especially college students, should read! As a "new" adult who is struggling with life, these books have found special places in my heart and have helped me in numerous ways.

These are in no particular order! I couldn't pick a favorite out of them even if I wanted to try. :)




This book is one of my favorite stories about grief. I could relate to the main character, Kacey, so well! It was kind of crazy scary how similar we were in dealing with our grief and pain. It was an exquisite, captivating, and romantic read about tragedy, healing, and forgiveness. <3






This book was one of my first forays into the New Adult genre. At the time I read it, I wasn't even aware of the slowly rising and popular NA books. All I knew was that this book was absolutely beautiful. Painful. An emotional rollercoaster ride of emotions accompanied this read. And I loved Sky's journey of healing.





I love reading books that challenge my beliefs and push me to the limits. This book did that by making me fall in love with a guy that I'm not sure I'd ever be able to forgive. But that's what made me love it, and Tate, so much! The fact that she could forgive him amazed me. It was a gritty read, but so achingly passionate. This book destroyed me.





A truly wonderful two-book series about one of my favorite couples EVER! These books were so intense, so deep, so riveting! I loved the fire in Caroline and the passion in West. Not to mention, the author did a fabulous job creating awareness of the very real danger of revenge porn.





This book was dark, and intense, and utterly romantic! I'm very sensitive about books that deal with widows/people who lose their fiances or boyfriends. I love second chances at love, but I'm also one of those people who thinks there's only one true soulmate for everyone. But books like these always make me think that maybe I'm wrong.





One of the best books I've read about addictions! I'm always wary of them because most of the time the authors don't do them justice, or I end up hating the characters. But I adored Lo and Lil and their relationship! They were destructive together but also shared a deep and unbreakable bond.





This book was just so freaking good! It's empowering, inspiring, and shows one woman's strength and courage in the face of something truly awful. I loved the journey that Jacqueline goes through and how she stands up for herself. Also, everyone should have a best friend like Erin and a hero like Lucas. <3





A truly heartfelt and wonderful book about two broken characters who lost their way, in life and with each other. The love between Levi and Pixie was so real, and true, and romantic. Their journey back to each other was heartbreaking but so beautiful! I just love books about healing and childhood sweethearts.





A twisted, dangerous rollercoaster ride! This book broke my heart into a million tiny pieces. The life of these two characters was so painful to read about, yet so daring and beautiful! I loved them both so much. And that ending killed me. I just need a happy ending for these two so badly.





Sexy, fun, emotional. This book was another one of those that I read before really getting into the NA genre. I loved it at the time I read it! I loved both of the characters, and I was rooting for a happy ending for them. Plus this was one of my favorite road trip books. :)






I know that a lot of people are burned out from the New Adult genre, and sometimes I get the same way. It's hard to find a book that doesn't feel like all the other ones out there. But these ten amazing reads are the reason I keep coming back to NA when I've had enough. And this is my age group! The struggles with identity, life, love, friendships, careers. It's easy for me to relate to most everything that they go through and why I feel a connection with the stories.

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What genre did you choose for this week's theme? As always, leave me a link! :)

16 comments:

  1. I wrote a list about NA books too. :) I love Ten Tiny Breaths and Easy. I plan to read Bully, The Edge of Never, Best Kind of Broken and Hopeless. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden is on my list too.
    Amazing list! :)
    Here's mine: http://www.reading-is-dreaming-with-open-eyes.blogspot.hu/2014/08/top-ten-books-id-give-to-readers-who.html#more

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    1. You definitely need to read all of them! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. I love how a lot of bloggers picked the same topic :)
    I just finished the audio of Deeper and Harder (I just finished Harder a few hours ago) and really liked them. Loved Caroline and West!
    Best Kind of Broken almost made my list too.
    I need to read Bully, Addicted to You and The Edge of Never.
    Great list!

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    1. Yes to Deeper and Harder! Loved them so much. Kind of want to try more audio books too. :)

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  3. This is an awesome list! And here is why: I have convinced myself that I dislike NA, yet I have read AND loved several of the books on your list (I absolutely loved Hopeless, and I really liked The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden and The Edge of Never). So yes, I'd say this is a perfect list, because I am now reconsidering my "dislike" for NA completely!

    -Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Aw, I'm so glad! Sometimes I just have to take a step back from NA because everything starts to feel the same. And then I read a book that makes me appreciate the genre all the more and gets me back into them. They continually surprise me. :)

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  4. THIS POST IS PERFECT FOR ME. Because I've been wanting to get into NA, but just don't know where to start! I think I'm going to look into Easy, and Ten Tiny Breaths. And hopefully, I'll like both of them!

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    1. Yay, I'm so excited I could help you decide! And I truly hope you love both of them and others. The NA is such a great genre. :)

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  5. Oooo.... Bully sounds interesting! I'm definitely going to have to check that out! The only NA book on your list that I've read is Easy and it was pretty good. I will definitely follow on with the series.

    I LOVE that cover for Ten Tiny Breaths. It is stunning!

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    1. Bully was seriously one of the worst book hangovers I've ever had. That book destroyed me. Loved Easy! Still need to read Breakable. And yes, that cover is so beautiful. :)

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  6. Really awesome post Holly, I've only read Colleen Hoover, Becca/Krista Ritchie and K.A. Tucker so far, but there are so many here that I consistently hear about and haven't read yet! I'd like to pick up Easy, Edge of Never and Coincidence of Kallie as well. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! I love NA, and these books are the ones I always recommend when it comes to the genre. ;)

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  7. This is an awesome list. I loved Hopeless, but that's the only one I've read. I have The Edge of Never on my shelf, though, and I definitely want to read that one soon. Oh, and I haven't read Coincidence, but I LOVE Sorenson's Nova & Quinton series. I'm going to have to like this list on Bloglovin' so I'll have it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  8. Oh, I really liked EASY and ADDICTED TO YOU, too! I keep meaning to read Redmerski and York as well, I've heard a lot of good things. NA can be really fun if it's done well.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. Oh yes, it can. But like you said, it has to be done well. And some of them just really aren't..

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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