Get a YA Book Rec Based on Your Dating Style!

What’s your dating style? Are you the type of person who falls head over heels for someone you just met? Maybe you like to take things slow and become friends with someone before you date them? Whether your love life is completely unpredictable or you’re ready to take the next step in your relationship, we have a YA book recommendation for you! Tell us how you fall in love, and we’ll help you find your made-in-YA-heaven book match!

If your dating style is wishing you could have a do-over, read Again, Again by E. Lockhart.

Again Again

Again Again

By E. Lockhart

Is there a relationship that you wish you could redo? Again, Again is about a girl who lives her life over and over, in different dimensions, with different outcomes each time. In each dimension, Adelaide makes hard decisions, deals with her family, and falls in love. If you’ve ever wondered what if?, this is the book for you.

If your dating style is cozy and sweet, read All I Want for Christmas by Wendy Loggia.

All I Want for Christmas

All I Want for Christmas

By Wendy Loggia

If your dating style revolves around snuggles and stolen kisses, you’ll love this feel-good YA holiday romance. All Bailey wants for Christmas is someone to kiss under the mistletoe. She hopes it will be Charlie, a mysterious boy with a British accent, and not the arrogant but handsome Jacob Marley, who’s suddenly showing interest in her. Get ready for a sugary sweet Christmas romance that will leave you smiling!

If your dating style is . . . thinking about the next step, read Breathless by Jennifer Niven.

Breathless

Breathless

By Jennifer Niven

Maybe you’ve been dating someone for a while and you’re ready to take things to the next level. Or maybe you’re just ready for more, regardless of your relationship status. Breathless needs to be your next read. You’ll love this coming-of-age novel about a girl who takes charge of her life, her choices, and her body, from the author of All the Bright Places.

If your dating style is fast and furious, read Coming Up for Air by Nicole B. Tyndall.

Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air

By Nicole B. Tyndall

On Sale 12.15.20

If you fall fast and hard for your crushes, you’ll love Coming Up for Air. It’s about a creative girl named Hadley who isn’t looking for love. But when Braden charms his way into her heart, Hadley gets swept into a whirlwind romance that intoxicates and consumes her.

If your dating style is dreaming about the impossible, read Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye.

Date Me, Bryson Keller

Date Me, Bryson Keller

By Kevin van Whye

Have you ever had a crush on someone you didn’t think would notice you? Kai has a major crush on Bryson, but Bryson is straight and popular, and he doesn’t know that Kai exists. So when Kai asks Bryson out, he doesn’t expect him to say yes. This boy-meets-boy rom-com is for anyone who has ever dreamed of dating someone they think is out of their league.

If your dating style is all about second chances, read Girl Crushed by Katie Heaney.

Girl Crushed

Girl Crushed

By Katie Heaney

If you have an on-again, off-again relationship, you’ll love this YA romance. When her girlfriend Jamie dumps her, Quinn finds herself suddenly without a best friend and without a girlfriend. As she makes new friends and meets a potential new girlfriend, she finds herself drawn back to Jamie. And unless she’s mistaken, it seems like Jamie feels the same way about Quinn.

If your dating style is attracting your opposite, read Jackpot by Nic Stone.

Jackpot

Jackpot

By Nic Stone

So, you’re hopelessly in love with your polar opposite—we’ve all been there! This novel from the author of Dear Justyce is about two teens from very different socioeconomic situations falling for each other. Rico comes from a poor family; Zan comes from a wealthy one. When they team up to find the owner of a winning lottery ticket, they discover that they have more in common than they thought.

If your dating style is quirky and cute, read Just Our Luck by Julia Walton.

Just Our Luck

Just Our Luck

By Julia Walton

On Sale 12.29.20

Loner? Outsider? Misunderstood? If you march to the beat of your own drum, you’ll love this quirky and funny romance between an overly anxious boy and a brilliant girl who’s completely off-limits. With ancient curses, family rivalries, and a forbidden romance, this book is exactly what your geeky heart desires.

If your dating style is illogical and unpredictable, read Now & When by Sara Bennett Wealer.

Now & When

Now & When

By Sara Bennett Wealer

If your love life is full of surprises, this is the book for you. Skylar’s glitchy phone keeps sending her messages from the future. According to these messages, she’ll soon be dating the boy she despises. But when Skylar tries to alter her future by changing the present, things get . . . weird. You won’t be able to put down this time-warping YA romance!

If your dating style is to find kind of love that moves mountains, read The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon.

The Sun Is Also a Star Movie Tie-in Edition

The Sun Is Also a Star Movie Tie-in Edition

By Nicola Yoon

When you fall in love, is it the Earth-shattering, universe-changing kind of romance? If so, you need to read The Sun Is Also a Star. It’s about a girl who believes in science and facts who meets a boy who is a dreamer and a poet. When their worlds collide, it changes them both forever.

If your dating style is to love from a distance, read Together, Apart.

Together, Apart

Together, Apart

By Jennifer Yen

Do you love to admire your crush from afar? You’ll adore this collection of stories about teens who found socially distanced romance during lockdown. Even when the pandemic made it nearly impossible to get close to someone, the characters in these short stories found ways to be together and fall in love. This is the feel-good collection of stories we all need right now.

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