The Best Books About Young Love

“What are the best books about Young Love?” We looked at 125 of the top Young Love books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 16 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Young Love” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 100+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 16 Young Love Books



16 .) Autoboyography written by Christina Lauren

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Epic Reads 2

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah. But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity. It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.



15 .) Fallen Too Far written by Abbi Glines

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Goodreads

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…



14 .) Geekerella written by Ashley Poston

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Epic Reads 2

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win – unless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons – before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again? Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.



13 .) Let’s Talk About Love written by Claire Kann

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Refinery 29

Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting–working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she’s asexual). Alice is done with dating–no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done. But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!). When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.



12 .) My Life Next Door written by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Goodreads

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.



11 .) Perfect Chemistry written by Simone Elkeles

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Goodreads

A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers. When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created ‘perfect’ life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she’s worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more. In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.



10 .) Royals written by Rachel Hawkins

Lists It Appears On:

  • Epic Reads 2
  • Refinery 29

Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond. While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.



9 .) The Sun is Also a Star written by Nicola Yoon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Epic Reads

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story. Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us. The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?



8 .) The Upside of Unrequited written by Becky Albertalli

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Refinery 29

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back. There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?



7 .) The Way You Make Me Feel written by Maurene Goo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Epic Reads 2

From the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love, a laugh-out-loud story of love, new friendships, and one unique food truck. Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn’t so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind? With Maurene Goo’s signature warmth and humor, The Way You Make Me Feel is a relatable story of falling in love and finding yourself in the places you’d never thought to look.



6 .) Eleanor & Park written by Rainbow Rowell

Lists It Appears On:

  • Epic Reads
  • Goodreads
  • Refinery 29

Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor. Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.



5 .) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight written by Jennifer E. Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Epic Reads
  • Refinery 29

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything? Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. Having missed her flight, she’s stuck at JFK airport and late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s sitting in her row. A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more? Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.



4 .) This Lullaby written by Sarah Dessen

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Flashlight Worthy Books
  • Refinery 29

When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn’t mess around. After all, she’s learned all there is to know from her mother, who’s currently working on husband number five. But there’s something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy’s rules. He certainly doesn’t seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can’t seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy’s starting to understand what those love songs are all about?



3 .) When Dimple Met Rishi written by Sandhya Menon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Epic Reads
  • Refinery 29

Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right? Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself. The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not? Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.



2 .) Anna and the French Kiss written by Stephanie Perkins

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Epic Reads
  • Goodreads
  • Refinery 29

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?



1 .) To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before written by Jenny Han

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookriot
  • Epic Reads
  • Epic Reads 2
  • Goodreads
  • Refinery 29

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.




The 100+ Additional Best Books About Young Love



# Books Author Lists
17 9 Days & 9 Nights Katie Cotugno Epic Reads 2
18 99 days Katie Cotugno Bookriot
19
A Ring of Endless Light: The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 4
Flashlight Worthy Books
20 Along for the Ride Sarah Dessen Goodreads
21 Always Never Yours Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegemund-Broka Refinery 29
22 American Panda Gloria Chao Bookriot
23 Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour Morgan Matson Bookriot
24 Barely Breathing Rebecca Donovan Goodreads
25 Beautiful Creatures
Flashlight Worthy Books
26 Beautiful Disaster Jamie McGuire Goodreads
27 Boy Meets Boy David Levithan Bookriot
28 Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer Goodreads
29 Breathe Abbi Glines Goodreads
30 Breathe, Annie, Breathe Miranda Kenneally Bookriot
31 Bully Penelope Douglas Goodreads
32 City of Bones Cassandra Clare Goodreads
33 Crash Nicole Williams Goodreads
34 Crossing the Line Simone Elkeles Epic Reads 2
35 Crown Duel
Flashlight Worthy Books
36 Divergent Veronica Roth Goodreads
37 Dumplin’ Epic Reads
38 Easy Tammara Webber Goodreads
39 Eclipse Stephenie Meyer Goodreads
40 Emergency Contact Mary H K Choi Bookriot
41 Every Day David Levithan Refinery 29
42 Everything Leads to You Nina LaCour Bookriot
43 Fallen Crest High Tijan Goodreads
44 Fangirl Rainbow Rowell Goodreads
45 Foolish Hearts Emma Mills Bookriot
46 Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit Jaye Robin Brown Bookriot
47 Going Too Far
Flashlight Worthy Books
48 Graceling
Flashlight Worthy Books
49 Hopeless Colleen Hoover Goodreads
50 I Believe in a Thing Called Love Maurene Goo Bookriot
51 I See London, I See France Epic Reads
52 I’ll Give You the Sun Epic Reads
53 If I Stay Gayle Forman Goodreads
54 If I was Your Girl Meredith Russo Bookriot
55 Invisible Ghosts Robyn Schneider Epic Reads 2
56 Jellicoe Road
Flashlight Worthy Books
57 Just One Day Gayle Forman Bookriot
58 Keep Me in Mind Jaime Reed Bookriot
59 Leah on the Offbeat Becky Albertalli Epic Reads 2
60 Letters to the Lost Brigid Kemmerer Bookriot
61 Living Violet (The Cambion Chronicles #1) Jaime Reed Bookriot
62 Looking for Alaska John Green Goodreads
63 Losing Hope Colleen Hoover Goodreads
64 Love & Luck Jenna Evans Welch Epic Reads 2
65 Love and Gelato Jenna Evans Welch Bookriot
66 Love and Other Train Wrecks Epic Reads
67 Love, Life, and the List Epic Reads
68 Making Faces Amy Harmon Goodreads
69 Maybe Someday Colleen Hoover Goodreads
70 Missing at 17 Christine Conradt Epic Reads 2
71 More Than This Jay McLean Goodreads
72 My So-Called Bollywood Life Nisha Sharma Bookriot
73 Never Never Colleen Hoover Goodreads
74 New Moon Stephenie Meyer Goodreads
75 Night of Cake & Puppets Epic Reads
76 Nowhere but Here Katie McGarry Bookriot
77 P.S. I Like You Kasie West Bookriot
78 Paper Princess Erin Watt Goodreads
79 Plain Vanilla Ines Bautista-Yao Bookriot
80 Point of Retreat Colleen Hoover Goodreads
81 Pushing the Limits Katie McGarry Goodreads
82 Queens of Geek Jen Wilde Bookriot
83 Reason to Breathe Rebecca Donovan Goodreads
84 Rule Jay Crownover Goodreads
85 Save the Date Morgan Matson Epic Reads 2
86 Sempre J.M. Darhower Goodreads
87 Simon Vs. the Homo Sapien’s Agenda Epic Reads
88 Slammed Colleen Hoover Goodreads
89 Sloppy Firsts: A Jessica Darling Novel
Flashlight Worthy Books
90 Something in Between Melissa de la Cruz Bookriot
91 Stay Sweet Siobhan Vivian Bookriot
92 Stepbrother Dearest Penelope Ward Goodreads
93 Summer of Salt Katrina Leno Epic Reads 2
94 Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel Sara Farizan Bookriot
95 The Anatomical Shape of a Heart Jenn Bennett Bookriot
96 The Bird and the Blade Megan Bannen Epic Reads 2
97 The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window Kirsty Moseley Goodreads
98 The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden Jessica Sorensen Goodreads
99 The Deal Elle Kennedy Goodreads
100 The Distance from A to Z Natalie Blitt Bookriot
101 The Edge of Never J.A. Redmerski Goodreads
102 The Emerald Sea Richelle Mead Epic Reads 2
103 The Fault in Our Stars John Green Goodreads
104 The Heartbreakers Ali Novak Bookriot
105 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Goodreads
106 The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls Jessica Spotswood Bookriot
107 The Only Thing Worse than Me is You Lily Anderson Bookriot
108 The Problem with Forever Jennifer L. Armentrout Bookriot
109 The Road Home
Flashlight Worthy Books
110 The Secret of Ella and Micha Jessica Sorensen Goodreads
111 The Selection Kiera Cass Goodreads
112 The Start of Me and You Epic Reads
113 The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) Amy Spalding Bookriot
114 The Summer of Sloane Erin L. Schneider Bookriot
115 The Summer of Us Cecilia Vinesse Bookriot
116 The Truth About Forever Sarah Dessen Goodreads
117 The Victoria in My Head Janelle Milanes Bookriot
118 The Vincent Brothers Abbi Glines Goodreads
119 The Weight of Feathers Anne-Marie McLemore Bookriot
120 Twilight Stephenie Meyer Goodreads
121 Upstate
Flashlight Worthy Books
122 Wait for You J. Lynn Goodreads
123 Walking Disaster Jamie McGuire Goodreads
124 Wanderlost Jen Malone Bookriot
125 While It Lasts Abbi Glines Goodreads


6 Best Young Adult Romance Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
Bookriot 50 Must-Read Young Adult Romance Books
Epic Reads 14 Young Adult Romances So Sweet They’ll Give You Cavities
Epic Reads 2 15 Young Adult Romance Books to Fall in Love With This Summer
Flashlight Worthy Books The Most Romantic Young Adult Books Of All Time
Goodreads Popular Young Love Books
Refinery 29 Best Young Adult Romance Books
A.M. Anderson:
Related Post