Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Help You Transition from YA to Adult Reads

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Book Covers with Fall Colors/Vibes

Honestly, I know I have done this topic a time or two, so I’m doing my own thing:

Ten Books to Help You Transition from YA to Adult Reads

I have done a couple of these that were YA to NA reads, so this time I’m going YA to Adult to include some other types of books. These ones are more abstract in their similarities.

1. If you liked One of Us Is Lying, try Jar of Hearts.

What they have in common: well written thrillers with great mysteries and twists.

2. If you liked The How & the Why, try Where We Belong.

What they have in common: both are emotionally charged books about adoptions and the search for birth parents.

3. If you liked Once and For All, try To Have and To Hold.

What they have in common: weddings, wedding planners, and falling in love.

4. If you liked Salt to the Sea, try Lilac Girls.

What they have in common: World War II historical fiction with multiple narrators.

5. If you liked We Were Liars, try The Lace Reader.

What they have in common: unreliable narrators.

6. If you liked You’d Be Mine, try Daisy Jones & the Six.

What they have in common: music, the music industry, dynamic characters, and great story-telling.

7. If you liked Alex & Eliza, try Next Year in Havana.

What they have in common: historical fiction, governments, love stories, great writing.

8. If you liked Saint Anything, try Firefly Lane.

What they have in common: authors who know how to write big emotions and make you feel, strong friendships, love stories.

9. If you liked Remember Me, try The Sun Down Motel.

What they have in common: ghosts, mysteries involving murders, creepy vibes. (This could be a little off, since it’s been a while since I read Pike’s book. 😉 )

10. If you liked The Unexpected Everything, try The Match.

What they have in common: dogs and sweet romances. Plus, The Match is pretty tame when it comes to romance. It would be a good first adult romance for that reader who wants to transition age groups.

How did I do? Have you read any of these and can confirm for me?

43 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books to Help You Transition from YA to Adult Reads”

  1. I love posts like this. It must have taken you quite a while to put together, so thank you for all of that behind-the-scenes work.

    My post.

  2. Thanks for the recommendations. I enjoyed the first 2 mysteries. There are a number of titles that I have been meaning to get to such as Daisy Jones and the 6 and Sundown Motel. Loved this list!

    1. I think you will enjoy both of those books — especially The Sun Down Motel. That one is right up your alley!

  3. What a great idea for your TTT. My boys changed quite quickly from one into the next categorie and it’s been a while but I loved the post.

    My TTT.

  4. I love these recommendations. I’ll always have a soft spot for YA, but it makes a nice change to read some adult books. Daisy Jones is the one I’m most likely to read out of the list just cause I’ve heard so much about it.

  5. I love when you do these types of posts! So much fun!! Crazy enough, I haven’t read a single one of these books, but almost all of them are on my TBR.

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