I Need More NA Fiction in My Life : Help Me Find the Right Books!

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Hello everyone, welcome to another discussion post! ♥

If you’ve been following me for a while, you must have noticed that almost all the books I review here are YA. That’s right, I’m a huge YA reader and proud of it. I don’t care about the fact that ignorant people are calling YA “not a real literature” or how some of my friends keep saying that I should start reading “grown up books” now that I am an adult. YA is a legit category and I love it.

However, I feel like my preference has started to change for these past few months. I started to get tired of immature female protagonists, unnecessary girl fights, and how almost all the characters always have noble intention (i.e. saving the world for the sake of saving the world). And as much as I love reading about the characters living their high school lives, I felt like their problems are no longer relevant to me. At the age of 22, my biggest problem isn’t that cute high school boy or that mean girl from my chemistry class.

I started to question myself : am I still fit to read YA, or is it time to venture to other age category?

You might have noticed how in most YA books our characters seem to have their life figured out by the time they finish high school. They have this amazing boyfriend/girlfriend, they know what they want to do with their lives, and they have this scholarship to one of the best school in the country. In terms of books, it always seems like that’s how the story ends. You get your happily ever after once you finish high school.

The truth is, you don’t. I’m probably gonna burst your bubble here but hey, I think this is a truth universally acknowledged 😛

You don’t get your happily ever after in high school. Maybe a few people do, they have a great career and marry their high school sweet hearts, but most of us don’t. We still have a long life ahead of us and plenty of things could happen during those years.

By the end of my high school year, my life was looking pretty great. I got accepted in one of the best university in the country, I had some amazing group of best friends, and I had a boyfriend who was going to go to a university in the same city as mine. Sounds like a perfect ending to any YA contemporary novel, right? Lol, no. After high school, I rarely ever see my high school best friends anymore. I broke up with my boyfriend because for some reasons we just weren’t compatible anymore, despite living not too far away from each other. And even after graduating with a bachelor degree, I’m still not sure what I want to do with my life.

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Being a new adult is really challenging.

People don’t treat us like teenagers anymore. We still want to have fun and be lazy and read books all day but we got bills to pay and other responsibilities to fulfill. Friendship changes, and so does romantic relationship. Despite our lack of experience, we are expected to make tough decisions all the time. We’re told to be independent, to stand on our two feet, yet our parents still meddle on our business all the time (at least mine does).

That’s why I need more New Adult fictions in my life. I want to see my stories in the book and be able to relate, instead of having to always reminisce my high school memories like I do when reading YA. The problem is, I haven’t found the right NA books.

I know most people think that all NA novels are about sex and I’m sure that’s not true. I’m sure there are a lot of great NA books that don’t revolve around sex and we just haven’t found them yet. But the thing is, where are they? Try scrolling through some NA books list on goodreads, all we got are pictures of topless guys with heavy muscles, people kissing, or bare feet tangled in sheets.

I’m not a prude. I enjoy books with sex scenes in it, not to mention it could be a great thing if portrayed positively. But what about the other problems? Most of NA fictions I’ve read are centered around romance and by extension, sex. I really don’t mind it, especially because for most people in our age, having a romantic relationship is kind of inevitable. As long as romance is portrayed realistically, bring it. However, there’s more to life than just romance, and that’s what I want to see more in books. That being said, I’d love it if NA books also focus on other issues, other than spending a hundred pages describing what the characters are doing to each other in great details.

That brings me to another question : Have I been reading the wrong books all this time?

Because really, most NA books I read are those with graphic sex scenes and naked guys on the covers </3 and now I need your help to find me the right NA! Here’s what I want t see in New Adult ♥

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Relationship with the parents

If you think that the relationship between parents and teenagers are hard, you’re in for something even more difficult here. Our parents may no longer forbid us from going out at night but the issues run deeper when we’re new adults. I can’t count the times I disagree with my parents because we’re just so, so different. There’s plenty of room for disagreement here.

Sometimes parents don’t agree with your career choice. They want you to have a permanent, boring job with high salary and plenty of benefits while you want something a little more fun and flexible even if the pay isn’t as high. Sometimes parents don’t agree with your boyfriend choice and you get mad because you think you’re adults, ergo you’re supposed to choose for yourself. Sometimes it’s even about something political.

Career uncertainties

I’m gonna say this again for the people in the back : adults don’t always know what they want to do with life. Just because you major on something in college doesn’t mean you’re gonna have a career in that field. I studied psychology but does that mean I’m gonna be a psychologist? Who knows, maybe? New adults face this kind of problem everyday. Do I take this high paying yet boring job or opt for the other one? Am I sure this is what I want to do for the next 20 years? Should I go back to school? The struggle is endless.

Unfortunately, most NA books I’ve read have protagonists who are already so sure with their future. We have several protagonists who already know that they’re going to be a musician or writer or lawyer. It’s great, but where’s the struggle? Why don’t they doubt their choices? I’m sure I’m not the only 20-something who’s not sure with what I want to do with life.

Realistic portrayal of romantic relationship

I don’t know if you notice but the romance plot in NA is so repetitious. Innocent and inexperienced girl, secretly good guy who acts like a jerk because of his dark past, and a chance encounter between them. They meet, they fall in love, they fight, they make up, they fight again (usually more serious this time), one of them apologize with a grand gesture and confess their love to each other, and they get together forever.

Can’t we get other kinds of stories? The fights don’t stop after that. People in romantic relationship fight for various reasons. Stupid stuffs like not picking up on time, not washing the dishes, or simply because they’re having a bad day. Then there are more serious stuffs like parents approval, differing principles, incompatible life choices. Also, people don’t always end up together like they do in books.

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Alright everyone, that’s why I’ve been thinking of reading more and more new adult books. I still, and will always read YA, but if you’re currently in your 20s like me do you ever feel like some of the conflicts in YA are no longer relevant to you? Do you have any great New Adult recommendations? I’m building my NA TBR so shoot me your best recs! ♥

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59 thoughts on “I Need More NA Fiction in My Life : Help Me Find the Right Books!

  1. Haha, the only NA I can’t think of is romance-oriented. I honestly haven’t seen an NA that hasn’t been…ever? 😂 I pretty much avoid it at all costs because I hate reading about straight sex and romance is always sort of repetitive to me, but I’m sure there’s someone out there with recs! I’ll be surprised if there’s no romance though. 😂

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  2. I’ve been having the same issue where I can’t get into stories with really young main characters who go on to save the world. They’re good stories but I’m needing some more relatable characters. I haven’t found much NA that isn’t romantically oriented but I would definitely recommend Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (it’s about this young author who decides to put college off and move to NY because she got a publishing deal. It’s very realistic and feels like a real portrayal of life after high school so that’s why I recommend it), and Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepytus is pretty great too. It’s about the daughter of a 1950s prostitute and she works in a bookstore and is working towards going to university. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamont is one more suggestion and it’s about a young Jewish woman growing up in the 1920s and it’s pretty feminist and great. Hope those are new recommendations!

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  3. I hate when people try to tell me that because i’m 22 I should be reading ‘grown up’ books like you say, even a woman on my train once commented to me that I shouldn’t bother finishing Bridget Jones Diary the book I was currently reading on my journey and instead pick up a classic. You should of seen her face when I told her I studied English Literature at university and study classics enough. It’s funny how some people can have such pre-occupations regarding reading and what certain people should look like if they read or what they shouldn’t read.
    I’m a fan of NA, the books that got me into NA were Colleen Hoovers. I love how they feature different issues and how the sex isn’t the main focal point to the story, it’s there but theirs issues around it. Great Post!

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    • Ahahahaha in her face, woman! 😂 I also hate it when people tell me that, it’s annoying haha I think it all goes back to everyone’s purpose for reading, like do they read for escapism or education or what? We do what we do hahaha ahhh yes I’ve heard a lot about Colleen Hoover but haven’t got around her books yet. Thank you! 🙂

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  4. This post speaks to me so much. I’m turning 26 this year, so take how you feel about YA and add a bit more self-doubt lol I’ve been questioning if I should still be reading YA not because of the whole “it’s not real literature” argument, but because I just can’t relate as much. The fantasy YA books, for the most part, I love but I love reading contemporary. YA contemporary just isn’t doing it for me anymore. I’ve found I keep disliking them even though they are probably great for their target audience. I definitely need more NA, or women’s lit. I’ve tried a few of those.

    In the Context of Love by Linda K. Sienkiewicz is a really good women’s lit. But it’s different in that it follows the MC through teenage to adult years. And the writing is really poetic and whimsical.
    And other non-NA but for adults books I want to give a try (or have already read) are Eat, Pray, Love, Orange is the New Black, and Wild. But honestly, I can’t think of any NA books that AREN’T focused on the relationship/sex :/

    Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook

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    • Hahaha I’m relieved to know I’m not alone! Turned out a lot of YA lovers feel the same hahaha 😛 I loooove YA contemporary so much but yeahhh lately I’m so tired of all the grating protagonists 😂 Ahh I’ve never heard of it but gonna look it up on goodreads 😀 ohh some of the scenes from Eat Pray Love the movie actually took place in my country, Indonesia haha but I haven’t read the book. Thank you for the recs Molly! ❤

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  5. I have been feeling the completely same way. I’m 21 this year and even though I love YA books I don’t feel like I connect with the characters anymore. The struggles they face are of course relevant to teenagers but for me not so much. I want all of the things you mentioned in NA books. The problem is I don’t know what NA books I’ll enjoy, one’s I’ve read in the past have been completely romance based, and I just didn’t enjoy them. I wish I knew of more NA books!

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    • I know right! I feel like as we grow older our universe is expanding and what used to be a huge problem for us as teenagers now no longer seem significant, compared to the other problems we face everyday 😂 exactly! I don’t want to keep giving low rating because I can’t relate to the characters because clearly, I’m not their target audience anymore ahaha I actually get a lot of recs after writing this post so I’ll definitely share them! I know a lot of people want to read NA with less romance in it 😀

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  6. This is such an interesting post! I kind of feel the same way and have been thinking of reading more and more NA but as you said I want to read about more than romance and sex (even though I like reading about both those things, not gonna lie 😂) so if you get any recommendations please share with me haha.

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    • Bhahahaha we are so similar!! 😂😂 I actually got a lot of recommendations after writing this post and most of them sounds like something I’d love! Less romance & diverse, so I’ll definitely share my finding once I try reading two or three of them because I know a lot of us want to read NA with less romance in it as well ❤

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  7. I feel like the only thing I ever hear about NA books is that they are mostly about sex, so thats basically what I associate with the term NA. But if youre readers have great suggestions I am all for it!

    Luckily I dont read many books that are set in high schools so I dont have to deal with those kind of stories because they dont apply to my life either – I am 27 and high school is sooo far back! Even though I did have the typical high school girls in my class when I did my training to become a kindergarten teacher! It was one of the things I came to hate about my second year of training!

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  8. I really appreciate this post. You said a lot of things that I’ve been thinking for a long time. As much as I love YA, I’m turning 27 this year, and I do enjoy reading books that reflect my experiences more. Finding books about 20-somethings is so hard in part (I think) because society doesn’t think the experiences of 20-somethings are that important – but they are! You brought up a lot of great points: not knowing what you’re going to do with life, messy relationships that aren’t always picture-perfect romance, career drama, etc. I can honestly say I haven’t read a single “NA” book that didn’t revolve around romance, which is a big reason I haven’t read very many of them. As much as I want to read about people my age, it’s hard to sort through all the unrealistic romances.

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    • Yayyy I’m glad I’m not the only one feeling too old for YA hahaha 😂😂 OMG YES! Older adults still think we’re children but on the other hand they expect us to be mature hahaha I feel like being in 20s is as confusing as being a teenager! Different struggles, but equally important 😀 I actually got a lot of recommendations after writing this post and I’ll share them in one of my future post ❤

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  9. You’re so right, I wish there were better NA books out there! I’m 20 and am tired like you of seeing the same things all the time in YA. There definitely needs to be more NA books with more interesting issues that’s not predominantly romance.

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  10. So much love for this post! I’m 20 and definitely relate to everything on here, especially the career uncertainties.
    American Panda by Gloria Chao (2018 release) apparently features a Chinese-American girl in her first year of college. I’ve also heard Becoming Kirrali Lewis is really good as well 🙂
    It’s interesting because as I’m basically outgrowing YA, I’ve found myself drawn more to crossover stuff or adult books that have young people/coming of age themes, but due to the way they’re told etc are definitely not YA. Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall was one of these I really liked; I’m also starting Never Let Me Go and enjoying it for that reason (school setting but not YA)

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  11. I hear your plea and wish I could help! I know so little about NA books or what audience they actually target. I am not sure I have ever read one? they titles that have all been pointed out to me are very romance heavy, and I tend not to enjoy that. I will be interested in seeing what you come up with 🙂

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    • Ahh really? I read plenty of NA but the majority of them are romance heavy and feature lots of graphic sex scene 😂😂 I got a lot of recommendations and I’ll share them on my future post! I see there are a lot of readers who want to read more NA with less romance in it as well 😀

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  12. Love love love this post! I think I’ll always love and read YA, but as someone in my early 20’s, I really wish there was a bigger variety of books out there with protagonists my age. I think the struggles people our age go through are really unique, and I feel like they often go undiscussed in books. I wish I could offer you some recs, but I haven’t read much New Adult I love. Totally agree with you about the repetitive plots, too!

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    • I’m the same! I love YA to pieces but yeahhh once in a while I need a protagonist whom I could totally relate to. I knoooow it’s different from teenage struggles but equally important! I wish more books would tackle these issues hahaha I received a lot of recommendations after writing this post and I might share them on my future post 😀

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  13. I totally get this issue. This was basically the post I was wanting to write after reading a YA book and feeling like I was very much not the intended audience as I just couldn’t relate to the major issues in it. I went through a phase of reading a whole heap of NA a couple of years back because I jut couldn’t relate in YA in the same way. I agree, NA is dominated by a whole lot of sex and a lot of angst at times and it is a genre that romance has conquered and it’s a struggle to find a few gems in there so I hope you manage to find some books which suit you. I do find I enjoy YA still even though I can’t relate to the issues now but I do find it’s not my go-to genre like it used to be.

    I think the books I related to most after finishing uni and looking for relatable protagonists were Sarra Mannings adult romances like You Don’t Have To Say You love Me as the MCs were in their 20s and fumbling through life and I loved that. A series I know which is marketed as NA though is Sarina Bowen’s Ivy Years books, it is a romance but it does deal with life issues which is good. I know Fangirl was relatable right out of uni because Cath was basically a uni version of me struggling in university life but then everyone knows Fangirl. I think Rainbow Rowell’s Landline captures life after college perfectly, it’s categorised as adult as the main characters are married with kids but you get flashes to the best and how they met and got together so that could work if you’re looking for something different.

    I don’t know, there are lots of books out there it’s just finding them. Read far and wide and you’re bound to find those books which suit you.

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    • Eeeeeppp great people think alike hahaha 😛 I’m glad though I’m not the only person feeling like I’m too old for YA 😂😂 I actually went through the same phase last year, I read a bunch of NA and was addicted because they’re just so relatable! I love the romance in NA because it’s more realistic hahah but after reading lots of them I started to notice the repetitious plot and that’s that 😦 I’m sure there are lots of great NA books out there but since I mostly hang around the YA book community, they’re out of my radar hahah I love Fangirl but haven’t read Landline! I might check it out someday and all the other books you mentioned as well. Thank you for the recommendations Becky 😀

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  14. “We still want to have fun and be lazy and read books all day but we got bills to pay and other responsibilities to fulfill.” That is my life! If only bills didn’t exist. 😣
    Anyway! I love this post so much, Puput. You make a lot of great points and I would love to have more NA books with the qualities you describe. I’m actually a huge NA reader. I rarely review them because I find them hard to review for some reason but when I’m in a slump I almost always turn to NA romance 😂. That also means that I rarely come across ones that are not completely focused on romance or the whole love interest with a bad past trope (guilty pleasure trope 😂). I’ve also not read enough with characters who are in college or right out of college which is odd. However, there is this book that I think you would love – Easy by Tammara Webber. It has the bad past trope but it also talks about parental relationships and careers and even goes into the topic of assult, so it covers an important topic. The author also has the book published in the guys point of view as well which is really good and not like most books that are republished in a different POV because it gives new insight into the story. It’s one of my favorites so I definitely recommend it. 😊 I also recommend Colleen Hoover’s books. In the NA spectrum her’s are probably top for me. 🙈

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    • Have I told you that I love it when you quote ME?hahaha I do 😛 OMG SAME! I feel like my reviews of NA books always sound the same, probably because the books themselves always have similar plotlines?hahaha 😂😂 I initially enjoyed the dark past trope but these days it’s getting old! I mean… a lot of guys I know in real life live a pretty happy life hahaha 😂 Ohhh I’ve had my eyes for Easy for a while 🙈 it sounds interesting ahaha ANYWAY did I tell you I read Smut? I LOVED IT! It was so cute and adorable and hate to love romance is definitely my jam hahaha thank you for the recommendations Melissa! ❤

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      • Well your discussion posts are always so quoteable!! 😁
        Same! I actually follow a few blogs that mostly only review NA and all of their reviews are so funny and unique and I’m just here like “How?” because of that. 😂
        True. Most of the guys I know don’t have bad pasts either. NA is definitely full of tropes that aren’t exactly realistic.
        You should read it! It was actually one of the first NA I read and I loved it. And YAY about Smut! I am so glad that you read and loved it! I need a reread of that book soon because it’s been a while since I last read it lol. I love hate to love romances too. 😊
        You’re welcome! 💕

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  15. I love this post! And it’s definitely important to read realistic books which portray realistic romantic relationships, family dynamics and careers. From an extremely personal point of view, I really dislike the NA genre 😅 I used to read a lot of NA books a couple of years ago and the biggest problem is not the sex – it’s the repetition of tropes and unrealistic stories. It seemed to me after a while that every NA book I was picking up was the same thing over and over again. But of course – if you do end up reading some good NA novels, maybe I’ll pick them up too! So in a way I’m excited that you’ve decided to pick up NA books ☺
    Here’s a thought – why don’t you read more of adult books! Most adult books beautifully portray family, romance, career and other emotional issues.

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    • Thanks Anushka! 😀 I knoooooow like I mentioned above the romance always follows the same plot line!! It’s weird because real life is so complex and has lots of variety hahaha I got a lot of recommendations after writing this post so I might share them on my future post because I know a lot of us are looking for more NA with less romance in it. But of course, after I read some of them 😛 I don’t know, adult contemporary doesn’t interest me… yet, hahaha I only ever read a couple and though I enjoy them, it’s not something I want to read regularly for now hehe but I do enjoy adult fantasy! 😛

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  16. Oh my god yes at this post. I read NA like NEVER because the romance-centric plot lines is just not for me. Not to mention it’s normally the same story of like Good Girl meets Bad Boy, which no judgement if that’s people thing. It’s just not mine. It’s normally full of extremely unhealthy relationships too. Being 26 I sometimes feel like I shouldn’t be reading YA anymore (defs not because of the ‘it’s not real literature’ argument because that’s SO not true), but I relate more to YA than I do NA or some Adult Fiction. I feel like a lot of Adult Fiction is people having their lives together or having marital issues and that’s not me either 😂 I would LOVE for a NA book to exist with ACTUAL struggles that people in their 20s go through. I wanna see a 20-something trying to figure their shit out because that’s what most people in their 20s are doing haha. That said, I’d love to see more Fantasy/Sci-Fis with characters in their 20s too! Like, why can’t we save the world?

    Literally the only NAs I’ve been able to deal with are ones by an Australian author, Rebecca James, they’re kinda on the cusp of YA/NA and there is romance but not at the normal NA level. I’ve also heard great things about another Australian NA called Summer Skin by Kirsty Eager!

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    • EXACTLY! Most of NA books I read follow the similar plot line and it gets old quickly hahaha and yes to your point of unhealthy relationship! Somehow most of the heroes are so controlling and ew, I can deal with one or two but not all hahaha oh yeeeesss I’m not ready to read about marital problems it’s still kind of far ahead for me hahaha I just want to read about people in college or out of college living their struggles!!! Ahahaha and yeahhh I’ve been thinking about reading adult fantasy for a while now! Maybe something like ADSOM, adult that somehow still feels like YA hahaha 😛 ahh I’ve never heard of them but I’m gonna check them out. Thank you for the recs Lauren! 😀

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  17. I haven’t read a ton of NA for the reasons you mentioned in your post, but I do know two diverse NA books that are sci-fi/fantasy and aren’t exclusively focused on the romance plotline. One is Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger, the other is Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn. The former features a 22-year-old fighting demons with mixed drinks and touches a bit on the struggles of trying to get your career started immediately after college and has funny scenes involving corporate culture. The latter features a 26-year-old who discovers she has magical powers while she is going through quarter-life crisis. Maybe these will be to your tastes?

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    • I knoooow haha I stumbled across a post of list of diverse NA & adult romance the other day and they seem so great! And ahh I’ve been thinking about reading adult fantasy for a while now so I’m definitely gonna check out your recommendations! Thank you, they sound like something I would enjoy hahaha 😀

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  18. I’m a little late to this post but I’m gonna mention some of my favorites anyway haha. I tend to enjoy realistic NA books and while I can fly through those romance based ones, they never really become favorites. First: On the Verge series by Zoraida Cordóva (author of YA Labyrinth Lost), this series has a lot of focus on family relationships. The second has amazingggg Latinx rep and the third talks about drug addiction and rehab.
    Second: Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy. They have generic naked men on the covers but it talks about rape, abuse, friendship, romance, parental relationships and the future after college. Both are companion series that deal with one person (or one couple) in each book. Let me know if you end up giving them a try!

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    • Ooohhh I didn’t know Zoraida Cordova had written other books I weirdly thought Labyrinth Lost was her debut hahaha 😂😂 I didn’t *love* LL but I looooved Zoraida’s writing so much so I’m definitely gonna check out her NA books! And yeeeesss I read Off-Campus and it’s one of my favorite series hahaha which couple is your favorite? 😛 anyway, thank you for the recs Sara! ❤

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  19. Ohhh I understand this. I mean, I am older (ancient, probably by YA standards bwahah) and I always assume that books about people in their 30s (see, ancient!) are just going to be boring nonsense about adults who have their shit together. I, on the other hand, have zero percent of my shit together. So I would also like to read this type of book! I actually just finished Arena and Gauntlet by Holly Jennings, I wasn’t sure if it would be a “me” thing but I actually really liked the way these 20-somethings were portrayed. They definitely checked a few of your boxes- worth checking out, anyway! I am trying to think of others, but like you said, I always associated NA with that yucky “good girl-bad boy” romance trope, so I tended to stay away. OH you know, Feed is probably technically NA- the MC is in her early twenties, I believe. That was a good one too. I’ll keep thinking (and reading!) and let you know if I come up with any more 😉

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    • Bhahahaha 😂😂 I feel old to so, yeah…. haha I know right?!!! When I was in high school I thought college students are so cool and living a great life. When I was college student I thought adults are awesome and keep their shit together and now that I’m adult??? Nope still pretty much walking in the dark hahaha 😂😂 oohh I’ve never heard of both books but I’m definitely gonna check them out, thank you for the recommendations Shannon 😀

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  20. I’m also in my 20s and I find it really unrealistic that a lot of YA protagonists seem to find their “one” when they’re teenagers, haha. I have no doubt that that happens for some people, but it’s more the exception than the norm, in my experience! I guess romance tends to be part of the package, though, and I have to admit, despite all this, I actually don’t read YA to “relate” to the characters so I’ve never really had any problem on that front.

    But! But. I’m 100% with you – being a new adult comes with its own brand of challenges that not a lot of fiction really explores, and given the recent… happenings in my life I’d totally love to read about similar experiences in my books. Alas, that doesn’t seem to be much of a thing now and most NA books seem to contain only romance and sex. :/

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    • I KNOW RIGHT?! It’s one in a million and only happens to a handful of lucky people, I guess 😂😂 exactlyyyyy! I feel like the 20-somethings experiences are often overlooked in books while the truth is we face so many challenges daily. I got a lot of recommendations from some bloggers and I’m gonna give some of them a shot! Hopefully I find some great NA with a bit less romance in it 😂😂

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      • Yeees, that’s why I’m all about books with protagonists having a “second love” – there’s so much focus on having THE ONE but I don’t really believe in such a thing, and I wish this was more of a common thing in fiction (not just YA or NA).

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  21. I feel like MOST NA is romance with a decent amount of sex. I don’t have a lot of great recs for books that don’t fit that category, but I’ll think about it and see if I can come up with anything.

    One book I would recommend that you might like is a book I edited called Summer Haikus by S.J. Pajonas. It’s still a romance (and it involves a little bit of sex—but it’s not the main element of the romance), BUT it features a protagonist who is very unsure with her direction in life and it features family relationships prominently. It’s set it Japan, which was also a bonus for me personally. 🙂

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    • Trueeee hahaha but I’m sure there are some with less romance and sex out there 😂😂 ahh I never heard of it but it sounds like something I could relate. I’m gonna look it up on goodreads later so thank you for the recommendation Nicole! 😀

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  23. I do think the NA books you describe exist. The problem is that so many NA books are set in college, and play into the typical party-college lifestyle. I love NA books, and tend to read the most soapy ones, but I totally understand wanting to see something different.
    Sam @ WLABB

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