Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Help You Transition from YA to NA (Part 2)

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A while back I did a TTT post on books that helped pave the way from YA to NA. I decided that for my freebie topic today, I’m going to give you more examples with:

Ten Books to Help You Transition from YA to NA (Part 2)

1. If you liked Pushing the Limits, try This is Falling.

What they have in common: Big on emotions and baseball. They also are first books in a great series.

2. If you liked Autoboyography, try Goodbye Paradise.

What they have in common: LBGTQ+ romances with a religious aspect.

3. If you liked What Happened to Goodbye, try The Simple Wild.


What they have in common: emotional and physical journeys to learn about their parents and the past. Oh, and cute romances.

4. If you liked P.S. I Like You, try Let’s Get Textual.

What they have in common: both books fall in the cute romance category and anonymous communication before they figure out who the messages are coming from.

5. If you liked Alex, Approximately, try Where I Belong.

What they have in common: summer vibes, moving, and fun romances.

6. If you liked The Heartbreakers, try Cake.

What they have in common: Sweet rock star romances with some heavy emotions and topics.

7. If you liked Fallen Crest High, try Addicted to You.

What they have in common: darker, edgier, and angsty. Both also have a group of friends/family that you want to know all about.

8. If you liked The Field Party, try Kick Push.

What they have in common: there’s big emotions in both of these.  They have female MCs who don’t speak due to past trauma and supportive guys.

9. If you liked On the Fence, try The Friend Zone.

What they have in common: best friends to more, sports.

10. If you liked Delicate Monsters, try Marrow.

What they have in common: to put it plainly, they’re both super messed up. Dark and twisted — great for psychological thriller readers.

73 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Help You Transition from YA to NA (Part 2)”

  1. What a great idea. I have only read one of these books, The Simple Wild. I do read some YA, depending on my mood and the reviews, but it is not a genre I normally gravitate to.

    1. Thank you! I tried to match them well. Maybe try the opposite of The Simple Wild?

  2. Autoboyography is such a favorite of mine. I adored Tanner and Sebastian’s story. And The Simple Wild was so, so good. Cake is a sorta recent read for me and I loved it. Kasie West can be hit or miss for me but P.S. I Like You is my favorite of hers.

  3. Autoboyography and Goodbye Paradise is a good comparison. Both are about similar topics. I’ve also read Alex Approximately, so maybe I should try Where I Belong. 🙂 I like summer romance.

    1. Thanks! I’m glad to hear you agree! You might like Where You Belong. I would love to hear your thoughts if you read it.

    1. Yes, it was! All of her books are good. Maybe you can read some of the NA and report back to me to tell me if I was on track. 😉

    1. Thank you! I need to branch out next time from YA to NA and do some adult romances.

  4. If you are a librarian Good for you. If you aren’t, you are in the wrong profession. I love it when libraries post readalikes so I can figure out what to read next.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Can I suggest two things that will make finding you easier? (especially on TTT when there are so many participants) 1. Add your website URL to your ABOUT Me Page so when I click on your name I can find your website easily. 2. Add your TTT post in a hyperlink to your comments so I can easily return the favor. Thanks.

    1. I’m not a librarian, sadly. I would love to do that for a library, though!

      Thanks for those ideas. I will do that for the About Me. I can also do the other. Sometimes I do that, but not always. Guess I should be more regular with it.

    1. Thank you! You should definitely try it and report back to me what you think. 😉

    1. Yay! I love hearing about it! YA is up to 18, NA is 18-30. It’s got more mature content.

  5. That is also a great topic for the TTT. My boys are way past that stage, have been way past it for ages but I remember the time.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

  6. This is a great idea for a post. I wish NA were more popular, I see a lot of YA readers saying they want to switch to older protagonists but don’t know where to start.

  7. I’ve literally never heard of “new adult” as a genre. I couldn’t guess it from NA, but with some googling I figured out what it was. Guess I learned my new thing for the day!

  8. thanks for the visit! What a creative idea for a list – and I’m not familiar with ANY of these titles! One that is similar to #4 – anonymous correspondence romance is Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum.

  9. Ooh, I love this list! I haven’t read any of these books since I mainly read fantasy, but I do wish NA got more attention. Now there seems to be such a gap between YA and adult…

  10. Ahh, I’m so glad I finally found this post! I’ve been clicking random TTT links for days since you commented on mine, because your topic sounded so good but I couldn’t remember who regularly comments on my posts that also reads YA/NA. As soon as I got here, I recognized you immediately and then realized I should probably have tried…looking at the comment section on my past TTTs.

    Anyway, I remember you doing part 1 now, and I love this follow-up just as much. And since I haven’t read any of these, I also still love how it works both ways, if I’m not ready for the adult content on any given one (although both Dessen’s book and The Simple Wild were already on my TBR, so this is doubly promising).

    1. I love hearing that! Thanks so much! It makes writing this type of post feel worth it. I highly recommend both Dessen’s book and The Simple Wild. Both are really good.

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