New Adult…A New Addiction

Posted August 25, 2015 by Andi in Books, General / 13 Comments


I was never a new adult fan for the most part. I mean I have read some here and there that I enjoyed but I found a lot of them kind of cheesy and super predictable. But recently I have come across for really great ones and I can no longer say I’m not a fan. To be honest I’m kind of obsessed hooked on them and have recently added/bought a bunch for the TBR.

Because of my new found enjoyment and love I took to Twitter and asked what some of your favorite New Adult books were. I got a great response that I then took and broke up into “categories”. The categories aren’t 100% cut and dry but my blog, my plan. HA.


Rusk University series || Off-Campus series || Bowler University series || Whitman University series || Wait for You series || Game On series


Stage Dive series || District Ballet Company series || The Storm series || Marked Men series || Neon Dream series


Scoring Wilder || Him || The Sea of Tranquility || Stir Me Up || When Joss Met Matt || When the Stars Align

I have read some of these and are planning to read a lot more. So tell me, which of the above will you read and what is your favorite NA so I can add it to my ever growing list!

*graphics made using Canva with pictures from Goodreads.



13 responses to “New Adult…A New Addiction

  1. Jessie H.

    Making Faces by Amy Harmon is one of the best New Adult books I’ve read recently. Actually it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year. It’s amazing!

  2. Several books I love are on this list, but quite a few are missing, too. 🙂

    Sarina Bowen’s Ivy Years series is not to be missed. It’s a great hockey/college series. There’s even an M/M book in there. It’s one of my favorites. Rebecca Yarros’ Full Measures and Eyes Turned Skyward is part military, all incredible. I also love K.A. Tucker’s Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series. The two series have totally different feels, but they’re both great. And, of course, my all time favorite series – Krista & Becca Ritchie’s Addicted series + Calloway Sisters spinoff. Their “standalone” (for now, anyhow) Amour Amour is magical, too. (It’s like if you took Center Stage and Cirque du Soleil and mashed it together into bookish awesomeness.) I love Tessa Bailey’s Broke & Beautiful series and Christina Lauren’s Wild Seasons series. OH and a lesser known, but AMAZING book… Christine Manzari’s Hooked.

    So… yeah… I get what you’re saying about new adult being an addiction…

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    • I have actually read the Cora books and The Sea of Tranquility (2x and died both times!). And I’m DYING for Sacked after you talked it up!

  3. I am a pretty big fan of New Adult books! I love the Wait For You series as well as most of Colleen Hoover’s NA books but I definitely need to read more. This list was really helpful! I’d like to see some more non-contemporary NA books and how that’d work , I think it could be great when done well!

  4. An NA I would add to your list is Lisa Burstein’s SNEAKING CANDY. It’s about a girl in graduate school whose parents refuse to pay for it so to make money she created a pseudonym and wrote New Adult books that did big on Amazon’s list. It’s SO FUNNY because she actually talks about Goodreads, Facebook groups, Twitter, etc. The girl in real life is very shy and opposite of her feisty main character, Candy. (Also she is going to graduate school for her MFA in literature and is scared someone will find out she writes smexy books because there’s such a divide between the two.

  5. I really want to read When Joss Met Matt alongside Lyla Payne’s stuff!

    I’ve read Cora Carmack and half of the Stage Dive quartet and want to finish that one up as well. And, of course, J. Lynn rocks my (and everyone elses) socks off.

    One book you didn’t include was Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell which is technically a new adult. Also ACOTAR is marketed as a new adult as well!

  6. Honestly, I read a few NA novels on and off in the past two years, but for some reason, I’ve really gotten into them this year! I think it helps that I’ve found what kind of NA I enjoy (the kind with excellent stories and memorable characters, like the Marked Men series), and I choose my reads from there. I’d recommend Ann Aguirre’s books I Want It That Way and As Long As You Love Me, as well as Dahlia Adler’s Last Will and Testament!

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  7. Zaira F

    Krista and Becca Ritchie’s Addicted Series is highly recommended. Very character-driven. Also, Sarina Bowen’s The Ivy Years series 🙂

  8. Angie

    I too am hooked on NA! I haven’t read most of these, but many are on my radar! I looooooooooooved The Hook Up; it’s definitely one of my favorites. Some other favorites include…

    Picture Perfect by Alessandra Thomas
    Vain by Fisher Amelie
    Treble Maker by Annabeth Albert
    Silver Strand Series by Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt
    Bet on Us by Rachel Higginson
    Rapture Series by Megan D. Martin
    Aurora Sky; Vampire Hunter Series by Nikki Jefford
    Caught Up in Us by Lauren Blakely
    Again by Lisa Burstein
    The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
    Intermix Nation by M.P. Attardo

    …and many more!

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