Let’s talk about: New Adult books

I know that I’ve fallen off the New Adult bandwagon a little bit since I’ve been posting more Young Adult reviews recently, but I still really love the genre. In a recent Top Ten Tuesday post, I was surprised (and inspired) by all of the comments by people who wanted to start reading more NA books. I thought, hey, why not do a blog post about this? I’ve read a lot of NA in my time, some of it really great and some of it really horrible. (I mean, just check out my NA tag.) Down below I’m listing my favorite NA novels of all time. I hope you love them as much as I do!

The Allure of Julian Lefray
by R.S. Grey
Anything You Can Do
by R.S. Grey

The Foxe & the Hound
by R.S. Grey

romantic comedy romantic comedy romantic comedy 

Like Us (series)
by Krista & Becca Ritchie

The Deal
by Elle Kennedy
Tattoo Thief
by Heidi Joy Tretheway
M/M forbidden romance college romance rockstar romance
Addicted (series)
by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Aerial Ethereal (series)
by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Some Sort of Happy
by Melanie Harlow
friends-to-lovers forbidden romance second chance romance
The Hating Game
by Sally Thorne
Beyond the Stars
by Stacy Wise
Undone
by Shannon Richard
enemies-to-lovers celebrity romance small town romance
Boomerang
by Noelle August

Fraternize
by Rachel Van Dyken

The Feeling of Forever
by Jamie Howard
coworker romance  sports romance rockstar romance
Prick
by
Sabrina Paige
My Best Friend’s Brother
by Hazel Kelly

The Hook-Up Experiment
by Emma Hart

 stepbrother romance friends-to-lovers second chance romance
Crush (series)
by Renita Pizzitola
Royals in Exile (series)
by Marquita Valentine
Trophy Husband
by Lauren Blakely
friends-to-lovers royal romance friends-to-lovers

Remember When
by T. Torrest

V-Card
by Alicia Michaels

Sincerely, Carter
by Whitney G.

 friends-to-lovers friends-to-lovers friends-to-lovers

 

Have you read any of these books? What are your favorite new adult titles? Let me know in the comments!

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15 thoughts on “Let’s talk about: New Adult books

  1. Velvet Spade Reads says:

    LOVE The Hating Game!! You should check out The Kiss Quotient. I wouldn’t consider it NA because the characters are 30ish but I think it is in the same vein as Hating Game – smart romance! I’m going to check out some of the other here!!

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  2. Esterhazy says:

    Why do I get the impression that new adult books are basically romances for the 18-25 set? What is the point of them? At first, I thought NA is the genre term for coming-of-age but slowly it dawned on me that’s not the case at all…

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    • Sara @ The Bibliophagist says:

      Officially, NA is just a book about characters between 18-30. It’s not even really technically a genre, just an age group. It covers those years (that I’m in right now) between the usual end of YA and beginning of adult fiction.

      I usually prefer NA that has a coming-of-age theme, navigating a first real job, living on your own for the first time, trying to figure out your identity, etc.

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  3. fuelledbybooks says:

    I would love to read more NA but I really get put off by the over-sexualizsed covers. I know you should never judge a book by its cover but let’s be honest we do. They come across to me as being trashy romance with little plot which is probably not true, they just remind me of mills & boon covers haha

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  4. bookdrunkreviews says:

    Some of these covers are something else, lol. I try not to read too much YA or NA anymore, but I remember years ago when NA started to be a thing, I read “The Ivy” series and I remember liking it, and that it was very gossip girl for the college crowd

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