{The Best Book I Ever Read} New Adult

Posted May 10, 2016 by Liza in Best Book Ever Read / 9 Comments

The Best Book I ever Read

Hi there gorgeous people! Welcome to this year’s The Best Book I Ever Read, I can’t believe that this is the third year.

This feature was inspired by Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” where chefs and restaurant owners explain the best they’ve ever ate from a certain type of food. Each week we will feature a group of bloggers and other book lovers that will give you their choice of the Best Book they’ve ever read in a certain category. I hope you get a lot of recommendations and that you comment with your own recommendations  🙂

Today’s category is New Adult! 


Wait for You by J. Lynn

Summer series by C.J. Duggan

Some of my favorite NA are listed by other awesome like minded people below (such as Easy, The Deal and Maybe Someday), but I can say that some of my favorite remain Wait for You by J. Lynn (Jennifer Armentrout) because Cam remains one of my favorite male characters ever. He’s so patient that he’s almost a saint, plus he bakes!  The Summer series by C.J. Duggan takes place in Australia during the 80s and it follows a group of friends as they fall in love, each book is unique and I really loved it (especially book #3).


In Search of Sam by Kristin Butcher

Cooper Bartholomew is Dead by Rebecca James

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

I don’t tend to read a tonne of NA books a lot myself, but these are my favourite ones. Maybe Someday is a more of the ‘typical’ NA contemporary romance with one of the most swoonworthy romance I’ve ever read. Cooper Bartholomew is Dead is part-mystery, part-romance. The writing style is just so perfect for the book (told in multi-POV and past/present). The romance is almost one of the most realistic, down-to-earth relationships I’ve read about. In Search of Sam is an underhyped, but gorgeous, coming of age-esque story. It’s contemporary, without romance, and is a story about a girl trying to deal with the death of her father. It’s beautiful. (Oh, and it says it a sequel but I read it as a standalone and it’s fine).

Alyssa @ Eater of Books


Undecided by Julianna Keyes

This was a recent read for me and I LOVED it! I adored Keyes’ adult novels Time Served and In Her Defense, so I had a feeling that I would enjoy her first NA novel. Contrary to what the cover and title might tell you, there is NO love triangle in this book! Not a hint! Both are very misleading.

Nick @ Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite


Easy by Tamara Weber

Easy made me feel all the feels! It’s one of those NA novels that’s not only romantic (hello, Lucas! <3 <3), but also has a great approach to dealing with feminism and sexual assault. I haven’t read any NA book since that has been able to handle rape in such a tactful way.

Melanie @ Rabid Reads and Hot Listens


Wanderlust by Skye Warren

I really enjoyed this story, though I don’t think it is a typical new adult story. It has quite the dark and physiological thriller storyline. The “hero” in this story is not a good guy and no one would ever consider him a good guy. Evie is an interesting character and I loved spending time with her. This book is not for the faint of heart.

Inge @ Of Wonderland

the deal

The Deal by Elle Kennedy

I’m normally not really a fan of NA, but the absolute exception for me is The Deal by Elle Kennedy, along with its sequels. It’s funny, it’s sexy, it’s witty, and filled with hilarious banter. Definitely one of those books that’ll always make you feel better!

Do you read NA books?  Why or Why not?  What are your favorites? Have you read these?



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9 responses to “{The Best Book I Ever Read} New Adult

  1. I’m not really into the New Adult genre but this was a very interesting list of books. I may even check some of the out 🙂

  2. I do like NA but haven’t found as many lately. I did LOVE Undecided. Wait for You was good and Maybe Someday is my favorite Colleen Hoover book. I still need to read The Deal because I know a lot of people loved it. I will have to check out some of the others I haven’t heard of yet.

    • Liza

      I haven’t read Undecided, but I got it a couple of weeks ago, so I hope to get to it soon. I think the problem is that the plots tend to be repetitive and it’s hard to find an original book (or one done right) anymore 🙂

  3. I read The Deal earlier this year and GAAAAAAAHHHH, I totally see what all the fuss is about! I have book two to read as well, just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I liked Easy a lot, but unfortunately, not Wait For You (though I did enjoy subsequent books in the series).

    I usually don’t like NA, so I’m going to put the following in caps: EVERYONE GO READ UNDECIDED, IT WAS SOOOO GOOD! Seriously though. *heart eyes*

    Thank you for featuring me, Liza! 🙂

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • Liza

      I read Wait for You (and the one from Cam’s POV) but not the rest of the series. I know!!! I shall read it as soon as I can!!!

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