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Families can be difficult. They can be frustrating and complicated and messy. No one’s family is perfect, but the families in these books will remind you just how difficult relatives can be, and in some cases, just how much worse life would be without them.

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Everyone Wants to Know by Kelly Loy Gilbert
The Lo family sticks together. That’s what Honor has been told her whole life while growing up in the glare of the public eye on Lo and Behold, the reality show about her, her four siblings, and their parents. But when things start to fall apart as the famous-for-being-famous family's dirty laundry is exposed Honor's already tense family relationships become even more complicated.
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Yolk by Mary H. K. Choi
From Mary H.K. Choi comes an emotional story about two estranged sisters and the circumstances that tangle their complicated relationship into an even messier web. Jayne is a struggling fashion student in New York City with poor taste in men. Her older sister June is the successful one, with an expensive apartment and a stable finance job. When June is diagnosed with cancer, the two sisters come crashing back into each others' lives. Jayne and June Baek are forced to reevaluate their relationship, and just how far they would go to protect each other—even if it means swapping identities.
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When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert
From award-winning author Kelly Loy Gilbert comes a “beautifully, achingly cathartic” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) romantic drama about the secrets we keep, from each other and from ourselves, perfect for fans of Permanent Record and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.
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Together We Caught Fire by Eva V. Gibson
If your long-time high school crush suddenly became your step-brother and was moving into your house, I think you'd also find your home life to be pretty complicated. Lane and Grey are both struggling to deny the attraction they have for each other. This is made all the more complicated by the fact that Grey's girlfriend Sadie is good friends with Lane. Add in that Sadie's older brother, Connor, and Lane have some serious chemistry and all I can say is that Thanksgiving would be very interesting in this household
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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Lara Jean’s family dynamic is much tamer than the other titles on this list. While family relationships are simply an undertone of this novel, it is a true ode to the statement “no family is perfect.” Still feeling the loss of their mother and harboring a crush on her older sister’s boyfriend, Lara Jean certainly faces some family complications. But love for family conquers all in a heartwarming end that’s sure to make you crave a hug from your mom, dad, sisters, brothers, grandparents, and all the rest.
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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
This book follows a young girl struggling with cystic fibrosis. While the main focus of the narrative is the love story between her and another CF patient, there is no shortage of family drama in this emotion-inducing tale. Dealing with a recent unnamed tragedy that has put a wedge between her parents, Stella must fight to find joy in her limited life while holding her damaged family together.
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Slayer by Kiersten White
This complicated family dynamic comes from the legacy that main character Nina must carry on. She comes from a long line of Watchers, sworn to protect the Slayer of their generation. Nina wants nothing to do with it, so of course she ends up chosen as the new Slayer. Now she has to face the responsibility of carrying on the legacy she never wanted, and protect her family from a new and sinister threat.
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Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
This fantastical novel is centered around betrayal, lies, secrets, and even a war between two sisters. Talk about a dysfunctional family rivalry… After the betrayal of a lifetime from her own sister, Veronyka sets out on her own for the first time in her life, fighting to become a Phoenix rider. As she unravels the secrets and lies that came between her and her sister in the first place, she finds herself hiding secrets of her own.
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Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
This teen coming-of-age story is a rollercoaster of complicated relationships. An enemies-turned-lovers tale, and friends-turned-enemies angle, and at the heart of it all, a broken family unsure of how to heal. Zorie finds out her dad is cheating on her step-mom, but how could she tell, when her step-mom is the closest thing she’s had to a real parent since her mom passed? Zorie’s troubles spiral as the novel goes on, but in the end, she finds a new meaning of family.

When it comes to guilty pleasures, there is no television show that gets it right quite like The Bachelor.  The positives?  The Bachelor franchise has three seasons each year, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise to keep us occupied by the drama all year round!  The negatives? It’s only on Monday nights! So in the meantime here are some romance books to tide you over until the next episode airs.

Modern Romances To Read If You Love The Bachelorette

1. All the Right Reasons by Bethany Mangle

What could be better for fans of The Bachelorette than a book that LITERALLY takes place on the set of a reality dating show?! The Bachelor meets Gilmore Girls in this laugh-out-loud young adult romance about a girl who joins her mother on a reality dating show for single parents—only to fall for a contestant’s son.


2. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett


OUTDOOR EXCURSIONS!  If you love watching The Bachelorette bring a date (or two) for a fun trip outdoors, then Starry Eyes is the book for you!  It is kind of inevitable that an adventure like this will end with lots of snuggles amongst the trees.


 3. From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon

LETTERS!  No episode of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette is complete without one of the contestants getting a little letter asking them on a date.  These simple date cards are a staple!  If love letters are your thing, then you will love reading the letters that Twinkle receives in this book.


4. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott


FIGHTING AGAINST ALL ODDS!  Sometimes you notice that one contestant who you feel might be destined to end up with the Bachelor or Bachelorette, but for some reason the universe seems determined to keep them apart.  But somehow you can’t help rooting for this couple and hoping that things will work out in the end.  I promise you, you will feel the same way when reading Five Feet Apart!


5. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian


ENEMIES TO LOVERS!  One of our favorite tropes comes to life on both The Bachelor and in Stay Sweet.  I can’t tell you how much I love when the person you didn’t think would win the competition makes it all the way until the end.  Just watching the two of them connect and work through their misunderstandings makes my heart melt!  If you can relate, you need to try out Stay Sweet.


 6. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han


LOVE TRIANGLE!  The only thing I can think about when watching those two-on-one dates on The Bachelor is . . . Can you say love triangle?!  If you haven’t read the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, but have seen the movies, you can tell that in this series a love triangle will appear.  BUT NO SPOILERS! You’ll just have to read the series while you wait for The Bachelor to return to find out more.


 7. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch


EUROPEAN ADVENTURES!  Don’t you love how The Bachelorette cast can just pick up and travel to some far-off destination each week?  Like I would love to travel to a romantic setting in Norway and hit the slopes!  But until I get my big break on The Bachelor, I’ll have to fantasize about these European adventures through books like Love & Luck.  Travel throughout Ireland in this book, and for a bonus, try out Love & Gelato for an Italian twist!


If you’re as obsessed with K-pop as we are and listen to your fave songs on repeat all day, every day, we’ve got the perfect book rec to match your top group’s vibe. Check out these six books that totally fit your fave group, and then let us know what you think!

6 Book Recs Based on Your Fave K-Pop Group

1. Girls Generation — Shine by Jessica Jung

It goes without saying that we would pair Shine with Girls Generartion since it is written by none other than Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of Korea’s most famous girl group, Girls Generation. Get ready as she takes us inside the luxe, hyper-color world of K-pop, where the stakes are high, but for one girl, the cost of success—and love—might be even higher. It’s time for the world to see: this is what it takes to SHINE. Once you’ve read Shine, check out the sequel, Bright!


2. BTS – What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

ARMY have been on a journey with BTS over the past year, through heartbreak and hardship, to find the light in their lives and learn to love themselves.

When Will’s dad loses a battle with depression, he doesn’t go looking for the light. Instead, he starts going for long walks. There are some places Will can’t walk by: The blessings store with the chest of 100 Chinese blessings in the back, the bridge on Fourth Street where his father died, and his former friend Playa’s house.

But when he finds out that he could’ve done something to stop a terrible thing from happening to Playa, he decides to stop being complacent in his own sadness and do some good in the world. He begins to leave small gifts for everyone in his life, and it is through those acts of kindness that Will is finally able to push past his own trauma and truly begin to live his life again. 


3. Red Velvet — The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

Red Velvet aren’t the only girls who know how to shoot a bad boy down.

Lucy Moynihan was chased out of town for accusing the It Boys at her school of rape. When justice slips through her fingers, Grace, Rosina, and Erin decide to take into their own hands and make the devils roaming their school pay.

Who are the Nowhere Girls? They’re everygirl. They won’t stay silent or look the other way anymore. And, until the boys (and young men) at Prescott High follow suit, their bodies are officially off limits.


4. TWICE — To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

If you love bubblegum bops and sugar-sweet looks, this book is a must

Lara Jean is as ridiculously adorable as she is hopelessly romantic. She has a lucky scrunchie, she can bake a killer snickerdoodle, and there’s a hat box full in her closet of unsent love letters to the boys she’s fallen in (and out of) love with throughout her life. But her five unrequited loves might not stay unrequited after her little sister drops her detailed, swooning odes in the mail to her former crushes. 

Emphasis on former.


5. BlackPink — Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera

Babes as badass as the gals of BlackPink are hard to come by. But Las Mal Criadas might just give them a run for their money.

Sixteen-year-old Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City. Her life is a rinse-repeat cycle of violent throwdowns and late nights at the hottest boydega clubs. But she’s grown tired of the cheap thrills. Her dream is to get off the streets and make a home in the exclusive Mega Towers, in which only a chosen few get to live. To get there, she’ll have to choose whether or not she’s willing to do the unspeakable to get what she wants. Can she discover that home is not where you live but whom you chose to protect before she loses the family she’s created for good?


6. ITZY – When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

ITZY is a powerhouse girl group, just like the epic friend group in When We Were Magic!

Alexis has always been able to rely on two things: her best friends, and the magic powers they all share. Their secret is what brought them together, and their love for each other is unshakeable—even when that love is complicated. Complicated by problems like jealousy, or insecurity, or lust. Or love.


Don’t stop there! Find out which book pairs best with your fave reality TV show!

What’s not to love about a book that makes you laugh? When we’re not binging sitcoms online or re-watching our favorite rom coms, you can find us with our nose in a book full of good hearted humor.

Whether it’s the relatable awkward years a main character has to suffer through, or the funny antics of a hopeless romantic, the right book can have you giggling your way through its pages. Check out these hilarious reads if you’re looking for a book to lift your spirits!

19 Books That Will Make You Laugh

1. Kind of Sort of Fine by Spencer Hall

Senior year changes everything for two teens in this poignant, funny coming-of-age story that looks at what happens when the image everyone has of us no longer matches who we really are.

2. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

This book I guarantee will make you laugh. The family dynamics in this book will definitely put a smile on your face as Addie road trips across Ireland in a run-down car with her brother and his very cute Irish friend.


3. Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens is about a girl named Nima, who’s a little bit awkward and working through family issues. But when she finds herself immersed in the drag scene, filled with macho kings and magical queens, she learns how to confidently express herself and accept the love that surrounds her.


4. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

Dating tends to be pretty awkward. In the case of Penny and Sam, their initial funny-because-it’s-weird meeting was a total disaster. Then they started texting. Through their messages, we watch as they become more and more enamored with one another – all without having to get together in person and risk the uncomfortable real date.


5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Come for the thrilling, action-filled fantasy, stay for the hilariously witty and snarky characters. This addicting series is packed with humor, whether it’s Jace’s over-confident gloating, Clary knocking him down a few pegs for it, or just the general sarcasm laced throughout the story, you’ll be chuckling as you race through City of Bones.


6. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

When Lara Jean’s secret love letters are somehow SENT OUT to the five boys she once pined for, she’s left with an incredibly awkward situation on her hands. Her quirky humor, hilarious situation, and funny group of crushes and sisters make for a delightful read that will have you reaching for the next book in the series ASAP! (Spoiler alert: it’s great, too. And so is the third one.)


7. Noggin by John Corey Whaley

A 16 year old boy dies, and his head is placed into a freezer, where it stays for 5 years until medical science advances and he is brought back to life–this time with a brand new body! Hilarity ensues. When Travis wakes up with his head on someone else’s body he feels like no time has passed at all. But he comes to find that not only have his friends and girlfriend moved on in their lives, but he’s still in high school, and he doesn’t exactly blend in with the other kids. Completely unique and funny, this is a book you don’t want to miss.


8. Social Intercourse by Greg Howard

When Beck’s dad starts dating Jax’s mom, the two get together to try and break them up. Call it a reverse Parent Trap. The only problem is that Beck, a gay choir nerd living his best life, and Jax, the star football player and former bully, are polar opposites and don’t quite see eye to eye. Not at first, anyway. ? The characters are all hilarious, especially Beck’s BFF Shelby, and the setting of a small conservative southern town makes everything all the more interesting.


9. Winger by Andrew Smith

As the youngest junior in his high school, Ryan Dean West gets teased a lot. His narration of every day high school struggles is so spot-on, and Ryan Dean’s voice throughout the book is deeply relatable. Whether it’s the rich kids at his school, his rugby team, or the girls he is crushing on, Ryan Dean has an acutely humorous observation. Top it off with hand-draw illustrations and a heartbreaking finale, and Winger makes for a book you won’t soon forget.


10. From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

If you read When Dimple Met Rishi, then you know author Sandhya Menon has perfected the charming romcom full of funny meet cutes and LOL moments. Her next book is no different; the main character, an aspiring filmmaker named Twinkle, bringing plenty of adorably awkward encounters to the page–because even though Twinkle has a huge crush on Neil Roy, she finds herself falling in love with his twin brother, Sahil, who asked her to direct a movie with him for the upcoming Summer Festival.


11. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

If you love to laugh while reading (who doesn’t?) then Jenn Bennett’s books are a must-have. In Starry Eyes, budding astronomer Zorie heads out on a camping trip with some friends and the boy who broke her heart, Lennon. The two end up alone in the wilderness together, traipsing through the forest and their rocky past as they travel to safety. Their witty banter, steamy rekindled romance, and hilarious adventures make for one funny read.


12. American Panda by Gloria Chao

When seventeen-year-old Mei makes her way to MIT, her parents assume she’s all set to follow their prescribed path to success. But Mei’s got her own ideas of what she wants to with her life–and who she wants to love (a.k.a. not the boy they’ve picked out for her). Between the funny voicemails her mom leaves her and Mei’s humorous encounters with her college-aged peers, American Panda is charming and hilarious from start to finish.


13. The Year of Living Awkwardly by Emma Chastain

It’s Chloe Snow’s sophomore year of high school, and things have definitely not gotten easier. Between her fumbling audition for the school musical, her parent’s messy divorce, and her scattered love life, Chloe is having a hilariously troubling time trying to make it to the end of the year. Through her diary, Chloe documents all of the funny ups and downs of her charming, awkward life.


14. Save the Date by Morgan Matson

When Charlie’s sister decided to get married at their family home, nobody anticipated how much could go wrong. Luckily Charlie is there to try and hold it all together, even when basically EVERYTHING falls apart. Each new disaster is a hilarious scenario for Charlie, her siblings, and the new wedding planner’s cute assistant to figure out. Filled with plenty of family drama and a whole cast of lovable characters, Morgan Matson’s new book will have you laughing along at each new twist of this funny story.


15. Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith

Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith

Told with Andrew Smith’s signature dark humor, Rabbit & Robot tells the story of Cager Messer, a boy who’s stranded on the Tennessee—his father’s lunar-cruise utopia—with insane robots.


16. Exile from Eden by Andrew Smith

The sequel to grasshopper jungle, Exile from Eden is a hilarious and beautifully bizarre book that takes place sixteen years after an army of six-foot-tall praying mantises took over the world.


17. The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor by Shaenon Garrity

Nimona meets Paper Girls with a literary twist in this wickedly funny graphic novel about a teenager who is swept up in a strange new universe and must save it from an all-consuming evil in order to return home.


18. Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a thrilling new YA fantasy about a teen girl with mythic abilities who must defend her world against restless spirits of the dead.


19. So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

Carry On meets Arthurian legend in this funny, subversive young adult fantasy about what happens after the chosen one wins the kingdom and has to get married to keep it…and to stay alive.

Looking for a good cry instead? Here’s our list of books that will make you sob (in a good way).

books being made into movies

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the book is almost always better than the movie. But we still love seeing our favorite stories on screen! Here are the YA books being made into movies that you should read before they hit theaters or a streaming service near you.

YA Books Being Made Into Movies That You Need to Read ASAP

1. The Fear Street Books by R.L. Stine

Get ready for a summer of thrills on Netflix this July because R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books are headed to the silver screen. Starting July 2, watch part one of the Fear Street Trilogy as each week a new movie comes out. In the meantime, catch up on these thrilling books with The Perfect Date, Secret Admirer, and Runaway.


2. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

That’s right! When Dimple Met Rishi is headed to the silver screen! Technically the new netflix show is inspired by Sandhya Menon’s bestselling book and not a direct adaption, since the show takes place in India instead of California. Either way, this adorable enemies-to-lovers romance is one you don’t want to miss! The best part? You can stream it on Netflix now!


3. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Deadline exclusively revealed that Jenny Han’s first series, The Summer I Turned Pretty is officially going to be a TV show. Even better, Jenny Han wrote the pilot episode!


4. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Deadline exclusively revealed that Scott Westerfeld’s bestselling dystopian series has been optioned for a movie with Joey King, of The Kissing Booth fame, starring as Tally Youngblood. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. But Tally will soon learn that becoming a pretty isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.


5. When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

Deadline announced that a movie adaptation of Rebecca Serle’s When You Were Mine is in the works with Kaitlyn Dever from Booksmart set to star as Rosaline!


6. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

The first book in Jenny Han’s bestselling series follows the life of sixteen-year-old Lara Jean after her secret letters to past crushes get leaked to the world, and when the movie adaptation hit Netflix this summer, it basically broke the Internet. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, what are you waiting for?!?! Go watch it right now. We’ll wait.


7. P. S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

You asked and the world answered! That’s right! We’re getting, not one but TWO followup movies after the massive success of the adaptation of Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Love Before. P.S. I Still Love You is also available to stream right now and it’s definitely worth a watch.


8. Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Deadline announced that Jon M. Chu (of Crazy Rich Asians fame) is set to produce and maybe direct direct the movie adaptation of Permanent Record, which Mary H.K. Choi is writing the screenplay for as well! We cannot wait to see Pablo and Leanna on the big screen!


9. Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, Alyssa must make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. Dry hadn’t even hit shelves when Deadline posted the scoop that Paramount won a multi-studio auction for the rights to Dry. Whether you read the book or see the movie (we suggest both), be sure to do it with a water bottle close by.


10. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our StarsFive Feet Apart is about Stella and Will, two cystic fibrosis patients who meet in the hospital and fall in love. Stella must stay away at least six feet away from anyone who might possibly pass on an infection that would jeopardize her chances at a lung transplant–and that includes Will. Five Feet Apart is available for purchase where ever books are sold, and the movie–which stars Cole Sprouse (Riverdale) and Haley Lu Richardson– is out now! We recommend you have an entire box of tissue close by when you watch this, because we guarantee you’ll need it.


11. All This Time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott

From the creators of Five Feet Apart comes the next book (and now movie!) that will definitely break your heart and have you crying. Deadline has reported that Lionsgate has bought the movie to All This Time, so lookout for a movie in to upcoming future and the book, which comes out this fall!


12. The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale

Variety reported in 2017 that Amazon is producing a TV series based on Peternelle van Arsdale’s gothic novel The Beast is an Animal with director Ridley Scott’s production company. The Beast is an Animal tells the story of Alys, a girl with a secret talent who must journey into the deepest parts of a dark and dangerous forest to save her village from an encroaching threat. Yes, those were chills you just felt.


13. Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman has several books being made into movies, and just like with Dry, Universal snagged the movie rights to Scythe before it even hit shelves. Set in a future world where humans do not die except when “gleaned” by mysterious scythes, Scythe follows the story of two apprentice scythes forced to compete for a position neither of them really wants. The sequel, Thunderhead, and epic finale, The Toll, are both out now! We can’t wait to see this story brought to the big screen!


14. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

The Diabolic is the first book in S.J. Kincaid’s series about a humanoid teenager named Nemesis who was bred and raised to be the perfect bodyguard for a galactic senator’s daughter. When the girl is summoned as a hostage to the Emperor’s court, Nemesis disguises herself and goes instead. Pretending to be human makes her question if she is more than just a deadly force. Sony snapped up the rights to The Diabolic, and we’re impatient to see what visual stunnery Hollywood will bring to this space epic. Already read The Diabolic? Check out its sequel, The Empress, and the finale, The Nemesis!


15. Tweak by Nic Sheff

In an unusual move for books being made into movies, Amazon Studios adapted Nic Sheff’s memoir, Tweak, about his addiction and the road from relapse to recovery, and his father’s memoir on the same topic, Beautiful Boy, into one feature film. Beautiful Boy stars Steve Carrell as David Sheff (The Office) and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) as Nic. The movie is available for viewing now, so watch the trailer below and pick up a copy of Tweak to read it before you see it!

16. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

With all the awards, accolades, and reader love Jason Reynolds’ bestselling Long Way Down has earned since it came out, it’s no surprise movie studios were clamoring for the movie rights. Universal optioned the rights, Variety announced, with John Legend producing! We can’t wait to see how they tell a story written in verse that takes place over a period of only 60 seconds via the film format. However they end up structuring the narrative, we’re definitely seeing it opening night. Can’t wait to see some amazing visuals paired with this book? Pick up the graphic novel, which is on sale now!


17. The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Before the cover for this book had even been revealed Deadline announced that The Black Kids was being optioned for a movie by The Gotham Group, who most recently produced the Stargirl, the movie adaptation of the bestselling YA novel.


18. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Deadline announced that Netflix acquired the screen rights to The Wicked Deep, Shea Ernshaw’s novel about a town haunted each summer by the vengeful return of three sisters, thought to be witches, who were drowned in a nearby bay 200 years ago. Only our heroine, Penny, can see the sisters, an ability she keeps secret. When the sisters begin luring teen boys to their deaths, she must choose–come clean to save the guy she loves, or stay quiet to save herself?


19. Cursed by Thomas Wheeler & Frank Miller

Unlike most of the books on this list Cursed was actually optioned for a TV show, with a 10-episode order from Netflix. As Deadline notes in their announcement, “This is believed to be the first time the same creative team will be writing a book and TV series based on it simultaneously as they get to explore the characters from the book in more detail on screen.” 13 Reasons Why Star Katherine Langford has brought the character of Nimue to life in this show, which is now available to stream on Netflix. Cursed is an illustrated YA novel, written by Wheeler with Miller’s art featured throughout. It’s a reimagining of the King Arthur legend through the eyes of the Lady of the Lake. We recommend you read–and see!–this story.


20. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

The bestselling novel by Becca Fitzpatrick is on it’s way to the silver screen! Variety recently announced that Kellie Cyrus has signed on to direct the fantasy adaption (Cyrus is best known for directing the supernatural TV franchises “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” as well as an episode of the upcoming drama “You” from Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble), and Patch and Nora have officially been cast!


21. Light as a Feather by Zoe Aarsen

You do not want to miss this fast-paced and deliciously creepy novel about an innocent game that turns deadly at a high school sleepover.Light as a Feather originally released in October 2018, just dates before the Hulu TV aired. Check out the original announcement in Deadline here!


22. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

It’s been 50 years since Judy Blume wrote her groundbreaking book Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and in those years, she’s turned down many offers to turn her seminal novel into a film. But now she has said yes! Deadline reports that Judy Blume has granted the rights to producer James L. Brooks’ Gracie Films and Kelly Fremon Craig, who collaborated on The Edge Of Seventeen, the coming of age film that starred Hailee Steinfeld.

Lionsgate has bought the rights to the film at auction and this movie is scheduled to be released on September 16 of 2022!


23. 500 Words or Less by Juleah Del Rosario

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

Deadline announced in October 2018 that Gabrielle Union acquired the rights to Juleah Del Rosario’s debut novel. 500 Words or Less follows Nic Chen, a high school senior who attempts to salvage her reputation among her Ivy League–obsessed classmates by writing their college admissions essays and in the process learns big truths about herself.


24. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

Ok, so this isn’t being made into a movie but it is becoming a broadway show! Which is why we thought we’d include it on this list. Check out this first look at the show!


25. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

We’re breaking the rules again to tell you about TV show rather than a movie. Two star-crossed lovers fight for a more just world in this searing novel with a critically-acclaimed BBC series adaptation now streaming on NBCUniversal’s Peacock platform!


26. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

The final book in Jenny Han’s bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series is officially a Netflix movie and is available to stream right now!


27. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This queer romance is going to be adapted into a movie, with big stars such as Eva Longoria and Eugenio Derbez! Check out the cast and other details here. We are so excited to see this one and learn more!


28. Noggin by John Corey Whaley

This award-winning novel isn’t being made into a movie, but it is receiving its very own TV show on Disney+! The series is billed as part Fault in Our Stars and part coming-of-age science-fiction will follow Travis Coates, a leukemia survivor and successful participant of a head-onto-somebody-else’s-donor-body transplant. At 16, just before Travis died, he decided to have his head cryogenically frozen in the hope that future medical technology would allow his head to receive a donor body, such that he could live a full and healthy life. What he and his family didn’t account for was that it wouldn’t take very long. Now, Travis has a good head—on someone else’s shoulders. Stay tuned to learn more about this series, which is now in development.



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To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

For those of us with siblings, we all know that the relationships are anything but simple. Sometimes they’re great and sometimes they’re fraught with tension, but if you’re lucky, they’re the best friends you get to also be related to.

Here are my favorite books with sibling relationships that might not be perfect, but are precious and truly important.

1. The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

From the acclaimed author of SLAY, comes a gripping, evocative novel about a Black teen who has the power to see into the future, whose life turns upside down when he foresees his younger brother’s imminent death.

2. Wings of Ebony by J. Elle

In this riveting, keenly emotional debut fantasy, a Black teen from Houston has her world upended when she learns about her godly ancestry—and with evil sinking its claws into humans and gods alike, she’ll have to unearth the magic of her true identity to save both her worlds, and especially her sister still in Houston.

3. You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Twin sisters Adina and Tovah don’t have a lot in common, but when the diagnosis of Huntington’s disease effects one of them and not the other, their world and relationship get put to the test.

4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Lara Jean is very close with her sisters Margot and Kitty. In fact, Lara Jean had a major crush on her sister Margot’s boyfriend Josh. When Margot and Josh break-up as Margot gets ready to go off to college, things get super complicated for Lara Jean. All’s fair in love and war, right?

5. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

This book is both about mending sibling relationships and international romance, so this definitely on my list of books to read this summer. When Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of Ireland, trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with her brother, Ian and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan, she hopes her guidebook will heal not only her broken heart, but also her shattered relationship with her brother.

6. All in Pieces by Suzanne Young

All in Pieces by Suzanne Young

Savannah’s love and defense for her brother Evan, sparks a series of events throughout the book. Even though life is a challenge at every turn for Savannah, there’s not doubting her deep love and willingness to do everything she can to protect her brother.

7. The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith

The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith

When Brooke’s mother is arrested for murdering her abusive father, Brooke and her siblings are on their own. Over the course of a year, Brooke has to confront her family’s violence and figure out her place in the world.

8. Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee

Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee

Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins, Clara and Hailey are at a crossroads. Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists, and dance with mysterious boys. This book is told in alternating perspectives and is such a heartwarming, unconventional story.

9. Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

This book shows us what it can be like dealing with the unthinkable—the sudden loss of a beloved sister. When Rumi’s sister Lea dies in a car crash, she has to process all the emotions that come with losing a sister that meant so much to her. You’ll need plenty of tissues for this one, but it is a heart-breakingly beautiful read.

10. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Stella has grown up with Cystic Fibrosis, and the one thing that always made her feel better were the drawings, gifts, and support from her older sister sister. Five Feet Apart really shows how a sister can support another when dealing with serious illness. Plus, the movie is out now, so you’ll want to check that out!

In Jenny Han’s bestselling novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, main character Lara Jean writes a letter to every boy she has a crush on and puts it in a hat box for safe keeping…until one day, the letters get sent. (Gulp.)

Five boys get a letter from Lara Jean, and let’s face it, they’re all pretty great. You’ll have to read the book (and its sequels) to find out which one (if any) Lara Jean ends up with…but which one would you fall for?


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I know what you’re thinking. “What does she mean AREN’T? As in ARE-NOT? What a psycho…” But you’re wrong. Love triangles, while they are often incredibly frustrating and keep the protagonist from being with who we, as the reader, deem to be the right person for them, are not always the worst. And let’s be honest, we all relish in the drama of a good love triangle. Here are a few great examples of times love triangles weren’t the worst.

Why Love Triangles Aren’t the Worst

1. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

If you’re a fan of Les Miserablés, then you’ll be fan of this out-of-this-world love triangle. Sorry, couldn’t resist the pun. When revolution brings you together, the love triangle is bound to be saucy. This revolution brings together three people from very different backgrounds, and the similarities and differences between them blend into a tense romantic situation that you’ll keep turning the pages for.

2.To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Really, this is more of a love six-pointed-star (right?), but let’s just focus on the triangle that started it all. Stating the obvious: Peter K is perfect. He’s the obvious choice, not only because of how well he and Lara Jean fit together, but because of Josh’s history with Lara Jean’s sister Margot. Before you try and argue that I’m not helping my case though, let’s remember how hard it was for Lara Jean when Josh and Margot started dating. She missed her best friend more than anything. This love triangle, while not super healthy and not convincing you to root for both men either, brings Lara Jean a fabulous relationship, and mends her friendship with Josh. It’s a win-win!

Also, just wait until you meet John Ambrose McClaren in P.S. I Still Love You! You’ll be asking yourself why Lara Jean has to choose at all and if she can just have both Peter K and John Ambrose?


3. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

This is the greatest love triangle of all time (imo). It’s one of few in which both guys are just so…you know? It is agonizing to read through the process of both men falling in love with Tessa, and Tessa falling in love with both men. Every time you think you’ve picked Will, Jem does something perfect, and vice versa. There is no good answer for who should win out—until there is. You can’t tell me you’d be against a love triangle where you’re rooting for both men, and both men still get the girl. That’s romantic gold.


4. The Alanna Quartet by Tamora Pierce

Alanna by Tamora Pierce

I have always adored the love triangle from the Lioness quartet and every book I found myself rooting for a different boy. When Alanna is eleven, she disguises herself as a boy in order to train to become a knight. She quickly becomes friends with the the Crowned Prince of the Realm as well as with the King of Thieves. But as she grows older and becomes a young woman, both men discover her secret identity and those friendships turn into something more. The best part about this love triangle is that both men love Alanna because she’s such a strong woman, the best knight they’ve ever met, and more than anything respect her and her choices.


5. What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter

Ok, I’ll admit this one is cheating a bit because it’s not entirely a love triangle, even though it definitely feels like one! Kels is very popular online book blogger, she also happens to be in love with Nash, a boy she met through the online book community. But Kels has a secret: she’s actually Halle, quiet and awkward and nothing like outgoing Kels. So when Halle moves to a new town and meets Nash in real life, things get complicated when she finds out he’s in love with Kels. Even though this love triangle is TECHNICALLY made up of only two people it has all the characteristics of what makes a love triangle so great.


One thing I like almost as much a love triangles, is the classic enemies-to-lovers story and these are some of the best!

Elements, yes! Not like the periodic table but like what your astrological sign falls under. Let’s break it down. There are four elements: fire, earth, air, and water. Your star sign falls into one of those based on traits and qualities you posses, so like, of course we have to compare it to the books you’re into, it only makes sense. So let’s see what the elements are telling us:

What is Your Element Telling You to Read?

Fire Signs:

If you are an Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, then you my friend are FIRE! You tell it like it is, you do not break easily and you will literally do anything but put yourself down. You are confident and like the red hot flames themselves, you will burn whatever stands in your path to greatness. In each of these books, the protagonists are strong and resilient. In Crown of Feathers, Veronyka stops at nothing to be a warrior. Nina from Slayer doesn’t think she has what it takes but soon realizes her potential, and in When We Were Magic, there is so much girl power, you’ll be more empowered to do anything after reading it!

1. Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

An Ember in the Ashes meets Three Dark Crowns in this lush debut fantasy novel about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a secret group of warriors that ride phoenixes into battle.

2. When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

Alexis has always been able to rely on two things: her best friends, and the magic powers they all share. Their secret is what brought them together, and their love for each other is unshakeable—even when that love is complicated. Complicated by problems like jealousy, or insecurity, or lust. Or love.

3. Slayer by Kiersten White

From bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first novel in a series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that introduces a new Slayer as she grapples with the responsibility of managing her incredible powers that she’s just beginning to understand.


Earth Signs:

Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorns are our Earth dwellers! Just like the solid ground, they too are hard to move. Trust me, if you are running a debate or are about to go on a biting, long journey. Invite an someone who is under the Earth element. Once they believe in something there is no changing their mind and once they are on your side, they will stay. Loyalty is their language.

1.  Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

The first novel in a brand-new trilogy where evil hides in plain sight and love cuts deeper than any blade. Chain of Gold is a Shadowhunters novel. Gold IS an Earth element so not only does the next Shadowhunters book have the same characteristics but the intensity is also something our earthies live for.


2. Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

From the author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World and The List comes a bold and sweet summer read about first love, feminism, and ice cream. In Stay Sweet, Ameila stands her ground, despite all the changes her beloved ice cream stand is going through. Just because Grady, the late owner’s grand-nephew, is technically now in charge doesn’t stop Amelia. She’s determined to keep what’s important alive.

3. Tradition by Brendan Kiely

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Brendan Kiely, a stunning novel that explores the insidious nature of tradition at a prestigious boarding school. This book breaks down so many important messages and is truly a message of how to break down walls to fight for what is right.


Air Signs:

Whooooooosh, here they come! Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. The signs that KNOW how to have a good time. The wind can go in all different directions, catch any sort of thing it passes, and has the ability to change in a second. Well, that is literally the qualities of these star signs. Geminis LOVE to talk, it doesn’t matter whom with, like the wind, they go with the flow and let the convo go where it must. Libras are very indecisive, like the wind, their minds go everywhere, they see the good and the bad in everything and are literal professionals at pros and con lists. Then the Aquarius, one of the smartest signs there is, they have some true strength that could knock down any debate you throw their way, a tornado of knowledge.

1. Permanent Record by Mary H. K. Choi

On paper, college dropout Pablo Rind doesn’t have a whole lot going for him. His graveyard shift at a twenty-four-hour deli in Brooklyn is a struggle.

Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart has enough social media followers to populate whole continents. The brand is unstoppable. She graduated from child stardom to become an international icon. This book speaks to the air sign’s common characteristic of being spontaneous, they understand more than any of our elements, that sometimes things just happen and we have to flow with it. The people who come into our lives can surprise us and that’s what makes life interesting.

2. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

In the sequel of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lara Jean has some BIG decisions to make. She didn’t expect to actually fall for Peter, but she did and now it’s far more than just pretending but then enter John Ambrose, the last boy to receive Lara Jean’s long lost love letter. Now, she has to choose, but as all air signs know, it’s so hard to make choices!

3. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your shell. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. There’s just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane? Air signs have a habit of making one’s life crazy but in the best, most exciting kind of way. Sometimes you never see what they have coming for you but when it happens, you wouldn’t change a thing.


Water Signs:

Water is fluid and gentle. Well, Pieces, Cancers, and Scorpios definitely have traits of this majestic element! First off, all of our water signs can appreciate a good cry. They might not always like to admit it, but they love things that they can feel. Whatever they do, they do it with their hearts and they are probably some of the most loving people you will ever meet. Like the touch of rain drops on your bare skin, they are graceful at the core. All these books have one thing in common: they WILL (if not make you sob uncontrollably) touch your sensitive side.

1. A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Each step on Annabelle’s 2,700 mile cross-country run brings her closer to facing a trauma from her past in National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti’s novel about the heart, all the ways it breaks, and its journey to healing. Because sometimes against our will, against all odds, we go forward. Basically if you want to cry AND be empowered at the same exact time, this is your book, water signs.

2. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel that’s perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives. If life threatening love won’t make you tender, I honestly don’t know what will. Water signs will most appreciate the level of sentiment throughout this book. Warning: tissues needed!

3. Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

This is book is beautiful, lyrical, and heart wrenching! The main character Rumi must deal with life after her beloved sister, Lea, dies suddenly in a car crash. Rumi’s mother sends her away to Hawaii as she deals with her own grief. Though these islands teach Rumi something and she has to learn what she wants to become. Need I say more, water sign?


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