New Adult Books I Want to Read

As a college student, I have found myself relating less and less to YA characters, but I also don’t quite relate to the characters in adult books who have real jobs and families. Luckily, there is an age range in publishing known as “New Adult.” However, it does not get the true recognition it deserves, and that is so disappointing. There are many people in the same situation as me that want to read about 18-25-year-olds.

I wish publishing took NA as seriously as it did YA and A. Recently, there have been many more books published that are considered NA. It is slowly becoming more and more widely accepted, which is amazing!

Here are 4 NA books that I want to read!

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

I actually didn’t fully love Mary H.K. Choi’s first book, Emergency Contact. It was a 3 star read for me, but I did see a lot of potential in it. That specific story just didn’t quite appeal to me.

This one, on the other hand, sounds right up my alley. All I know is that one of the main characters is a famous pop star, and that is something I LOVE reading about. I do want to give Choi another try, so hopefully I will end up enjoying this one more!

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

I have had my eye on this book for a really long time now. It got a lot of hype when it first came out in 2018, and I am in love with the cover. I know that there is now a second book in this series, so I would love to be able to read both of them sometime soon (but probably not until my book buying ban is over oops).

My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

Books that are set at college? Everything I want in my life. I have heard mixed reviews of this one, but I do own the audiobook, so I have a feeling I will be getting to it very soon.

If you’ve read this one, please let me know what your thoughts were!

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

I’ve talked about this one plenty of times already, so I won’t say much. But, it is definitely high on my list, especially because it is an NA dark mystery novel. When it comes to NA, the books are usually romances, so this is something different. I have heard amazing things, and I am really intrigued by the premise.

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I want to add more NA books to my TBR! Please leave some recommendations for me in the comments because they don’t get talked enough in the book community.

See you soon :)

Jessica

10 thoughts on “New Adult Books I Want to Read

  1. I agree, I really wish there was a bigger new adult market out there. Last year I was slowly fading out of reading YA and was just struggling to find a balance between the YA and adult reading sphere. I haven’t read any of these books on the list but I’ll definitely have to get around to them!
    I’d highly recommend Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy if you haven’t read them already.

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    1. Yes, exactly! It’s so hard to find those in between books, but I have seen more being talked about lately, so we’re heading in the right direction.

      Thanks, I will have to add that to my list :)

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  2. This post sums me up perfectly, I’m at the age where I feel too old for YA but too young for…adult novels? So I’m stuck in this awkward in-between phase of not knowing what to read and I’m always looking for new recs so this post was perfect – will be adding to my TBR asap !! Not sure if you’ve read it yet but I feel like Normal People by Sally Rooney fits into this category perfectly – I absolutely loved it

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