I will probably always read YA romcom books even when I’m 100 and there’s no sense in denying that. My love for reading actually began with Twilight, so it only makes sense that YA RomCom books were the next genre I immersed myself in. It’s not the only genre I love, but it will be a genre that I’ll always appreciate.
I was just rereading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Hahn, since the second movie is coming out on Netflix soon. In all that excitement I was reminiscing on some of my favorite romcom books and thought that I would share them with you guys. These are books I first read in high school, re-read in college, and will probably read again in the not so distant future.
Let me know what YA romcom books are your favorite in the comments!
Since rereading this book has brought me to writing this post, I obviously need to start with this one.
When Lara Jean falls in love with a boy she writes him a letter. It’s a way for her to share and process her feelings in a safe, no-stress way. That is, until somehow all of the letters she wrote (5 in total) end up getting sent to all of the boys…she has ever loved…before.
This disaster leads Lara Jean to strike up a fake relationship with the first boy she ever loved, Peter. Read the book to find out how all this craziness unfolds!
It’s the start of summer and Emily Hughes cannot wait to spend every day of it with her bestie Sloan. Doesn’t that sound nice? The only problem is Sloan seems to have disappeared without a word, leaving Emily incredibly worried.
The only thing Sloan left behind was a bucket list for Emily to complete. Sloan want her to go apple picking at night? Skinny dipping? Kiss a stranger?! The whole list has Emily nervous, but she’s convinced that finishing the list means finding Sloan.
The bucket list has Emily, for the first time, going to parties by herself, making new friends and even has her falling in like with a cute boy, Frank Porter.
But does the list actually lead Emily to Sloan? Gotta read it to find out!
Do you like spies? Cute romances? Best friends who would do anything for each other? Well then, PLEASE READ THIS BOOK.
Cammie Morgan isn’t your average teenage girl. First, her mom is the headmistress to a fancy all girls’ school she attends. Second, that all girls’ school is actually a school for spies.
Cammie loves being a spy and she’s pretty darn good at it. Everyone at school calls her “chameleon” because she’s so good at staying unnoticed. That is until her class is taken on an important school field trip/spy mission and Cammie meets a cute boy who actually notices her, and wants to spend more time with her.
Drama, chaos, and laughter are guaranteed with this book. There are also 5 other books in this series, and I recommend each one.
I have read almost every Sarah Dessen book, but Just Listen is my all time favorite one. This particular book follows Annabel who’s just beginning her Junior year of high school. On the outside Annabel’s life looks perfect. She lives in a beautiful home, has equally beautiful sisters, and is a model. Up until the previous summer she also had two best friends and a social life.
What happened to Annabel that summer isn’t something she can talk about. She spent the whole summer closing herself off to the world around her, until she meets the mysterious, quiet, music obsessed Owen. Owen seems to bring Annabel out of her shell a little bit each day. Will it be enough for her to come to terms with what happened to hear earlier that summer?
I had the benefit of reading this book before the movie came out. While the movie was good, the book is better. Isn’t that always the case? This book follows high school freshman Charlie as he navigates his friendship with seniors’ Patrick and Sam. They open him up to an exciting new social life he never expected to have. Charlie and Sam also a strike up a romantic relationship (NBD).
Along with Patrick and Sam, Charlie also becomes close with his English teacher, Mr. Anderson. Mr. Anderson says my favorite quote from the book, “We accept the love we think we deserve.” This quote is something Charlie carries with him throughout the whole novel as he struggles between embracing his new life and running away from what’s happened in his past.
In this lovely novel by Rainbow Rowell, Cath is obsessed with all things Simon Snow. Her and her twin sister, Wren, spent their childhood and teen years reading and rereading the books, dressing up for the movie premieres, and writing fanfic to keep the story alive.
For Cath, she never wants to abandon Simon Snow, especially now that her and Wren are headed off to college. If only Wren felt the same way. As Wren distances herself further and further from Cath and Simon Snow, Cath finds herself forming an unexpected friendship with her roommate and her roommate’s handsome and charming best friend.
And the one class that Cath was most excited for ends up being a bigger challenge than she expected? Who would have expected Cath’s writing teacher would detest fanfiction? Cath sure didn’t!
There are so many more books in this genre that I love, but I wanted to keep the list short and easy to digest. As I mentioned above, let me know what your favorite book from this genre is in the comments below.