10 Books to Read After Watching Always and Forever on Netflix
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Always and Forever marks the conclusion to the super-cute Netflix movie series based on the books by Jenny Han. You’ve read the novels and binged the movies, but you’re craving more stories like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Not to worry! We’ve created a reading list for this exact occasion. If you’re mourning the end of the movie series, here are 11 romantic reads to fill that Lara Jean–shaped hole in your heart.
If you loved Jenny Han’s novels, move this book to the top of your TBR pile! When Ella gets into a terrible car accident, her memories get wiped away. A year later, someone leaves her a trail of paper hearts containing clues about her life before the accident. This heartwarming romance novel is the perfect way to spend a quiet afternoon!
Laura Jean and Peter’s high school romance turns into a long-distance relationship when Peter moves away for college. If you enjoyed reading about the challenges that came with that, pick up Going the Distance by Beth Reekles. You’ll find yourself cheering for Elle and Noah in this super cute book-to-movie series. Make sure you start with the first book in the series, The Kissing Booth (which you can also binge on Netflix!).
Just like Laura Jean, Chloe has big plans for starting college in the fall. But unlike Laura Jean, Chloe’s dreams go up in smoke when the FBI arrest her mom for a college admissions bribery scandal. With her future on shaky ground, Chloe will have to come to grips with her mom’s crime—and the part she played in it.
One of the things that makes Laura Jean so lovable is the way she grows over the series. For another story that tackles self-discovery and learning to live life on your own terms, read Breathless by Jennifer Niven! You’ll love this YA novel about first love, sex, grief, and planning for the future.
We all know how much Laura Jean loves to bake. When you need another sweet story with plenty of treats, read Kisses and Croissants! Paris, ballet, boys, and a pile o’ yummy French food is waiting for you in this tasty YA romance novel.
We loved the almost love triangle in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, so it’s no surprise that this geeky rom-com stole our hearts. It’s about a girl named Ashley who spends her spring break experimenting with boys, broken hearts, and (hopefully) her first kiss.
If you loved the unexpected and roundabout way that Laura Jean found love, grab a copy of Just Our Luck! With family rivalries, old curses, and forbidden romance, this YA novel from the author of Words on Bathroom Walls is the perfect next read!
Fake dating, swoon-worthy romance, and a dare that changes everything—this queer YA romance has everything a Laura Jean fan could want! This upbeat story about two boys finding unexpected love is the feel-good book you need right now.
If you lived for the heartwarming parts in Always and Forever, this novel has your next dose of happiness. Rachel has always been the perfect girl with perfect grades. Now that high school is over, she’s ready to let loose. With the encouragement of an old self-help book, she decides to spend her summer saying yes to everything, including romance.
While To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before satisfied your craving for a cheerful story, it also dealt with serious issues. Now & When strikes a similar balance between being a hopeful love story and tackling heavier themes. When you’re in the mood for a romance with some drama thrown in, give this YA novel a try.