Top Ten Tuesday: Books for My Younger Self

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Books for My Younger Self

Honestly, I just wish there had been a New Adult Romance category when I was between 18 and 25. It would have been nice to have those books to identify with. Here are some I think I would have loved at that age.

1. Left Drowning
Author: Jessica Park

2. Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover

3. More Than This
Author: Jay McLean

4. You and Everything After
Author: Ginger Scott

5. One Tiny Lie
Author: K.A. Tucker

6. Making Faces
Author: Amy Harmon

7. Landon & Shay: Parts 1 & 2
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

8. Dear Heart, I Hate You
Author: J. Sterling

9. Addicted to You
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

10. Undecided
Author: Julianna Keyes

65 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books for My Younger Self”

  1. I was lucky enough to have NA to read when I was around 20ish, and they really helped me find myself, and decide who I want to be as an adult. NA as a genre is always made fun of, but’s it’s so necessary. I’ve read and loved One Tiny Lie, Making Faces, and More Than This. I really need to check out Left Drowning!

    1. You were lucky! I agree, it’s so necessary. I’m glad you liked these ones. Definitely check out Left Drowning. It’s so good!

  2. I read about half of these, and I think there were many tears. I mean Ugly Love might as well be called ugly cry. And Left Drowning had me drowning in my tears.

  3. YES – where were the New Adult books growing up? I really wish they had been a thing when I was attending college and entering the workforce. Then again, I might have been more in debt as I would not have been able to stop buying them. πŸ˜‚

  4. You picked so many great books/authors! I remember devouring Jay McLean’s books years ago. She was one of my first indie authors I read. Also I think I need to re-read Making Faces to see if I love it as much as the first time.

    ~ Corina | The Brown Eyed Bookworm

  5. I haven’t heard of or read any of these but I do wish that I had been reading more in my early 20s at uni because I definitely think I would’ve enjoyed the NA romances a lot more! Great list πŸ™‚

    1. I get that. I think the toxic part would have been good for me to read and understand at that age. I wasn’t the best at picking boyfriends at that time. LOL

  6. I’m so glad NA is becoming a thing, I also would have loved it growing up. I think it’s still got a long to go, I see a lot of YA readers looking for NA without knowing it’s a thing that exists.

  7. There are several here that I would have loved to have experienced earlier in my life. Maybe not as a teenager, but reading some of these in my 20’s or thereabouts would have been amazing. Like the Addicted series. Or K.A. Tucker’s Ten Tiny Breaths series.

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