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If You Like... New Adult

What happens when the characters stop being teenagers, but are not quite adults? New Adult books have older protagonists (often college-aged) and are at a point in their lives where transition is the key word. Try these if you want a coming-of-age story in which characters are crossing over into adulthood.

(Located in Adult Fiction unless indicated)

Maya’s Notebook
Isabel Allende

The Elementals
Francesca Lia Block

The Last Summer (of You and Me)
Ann Brashares

Losing It
Cora Carmack

Rule: A Marked Men Novel
Jay Crownover

Something Like Normal
Trish Doller  YA FIC DOLLER

Reason to Breathe
Rebecca Donovan  YA FIC DONOVAN

Star Crossed
Jennifer Echols

Bunheads
Sophie Flack  YA FIC FLACK

Just One Day
Gayle Foreman

Someday, Someday, Maybe
by Lauren Graham

Maybe Someday
Colleen Hoover

Breathe, Annie, Breathe
Miranda Kenneally

Beautiful Disaster
Jamie McGuire

The Bookstore
Deborah Meyler

The Sea of Tranquility
Katja Millay

The Edge of Never
J.A. Redmerski

Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell  YA FIC ROWELL

When I Break
Kendall Ryan

The Man of My Dreams
Curtis Sittenfeld

Commencement
J. Courtney Sullivan

Ten Tiny Breaths
K.A. Tucker

Easy
Tammara Webber

Falling For Autumn
Heather Topham Wood

Roomies
Sarah Zarr  YA FIC ZARR

 

Nonfiction

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Alison Bechdel  741.5 BEC

Ghost World
Daniel Clowes  741.5 CLO

Blankets
Craig Thompson  741.5 THO

 

 

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