5) If you enjoy a good YA contemporary, I bet Sarah Dessen is on your favourites list! If not, you’re crazy! Anyway, if you enjoyed her book Just Listen, I recommend giving Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens a shot. They are both about girls who, on the surface, have it all. But really, they are suffering inwardly from something serious and secret that happened to them. They are both fast paced, character driven, and emotional reads!
6) If you enjoyed The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and enjoy stories set in WWII, you might enjoy Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. While Sarah’s Key is not YA, it does share some thematic elements with The Book Thief! They are both lyrical and moving character driven stories set in the uncertainty of the second world war. If you pick up either of these, don’t forget your tissues!
7) If you like The Fault In Our Stars, you should check out All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. (Well, you should check it out even if you didn’t like tfios) These are emotionally intense books that are both character driven and issue driven. They are about a couple o’ kids trying to beat the odds.
8) If you enjoyed the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella and also enjoy YA, you should give the Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison a try! They are both British and absolutely hilarious. I love the main characters in these books. In some ways, Becky Bloomwood seems like a grown-up version of Georgia Nicholson to me!
10) These are two of my favourite books about family of late. They’re awesome! While Diamond Head is different from A Spool of Blue Thread, I think that if you liked one you will enjoy the other. They are both character driven family sagas that seem to always come back to the family home. They each chronicle three generations, and often revolve around family resentments and secrets. They are both so frigging wonderful.
There you have! Here are ten read-a-likes!
Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.