- Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Rowell is most famous for her YA books, and mostly for Eleanor & Park (which I LOVE) but I feel like less people know she’s also written two adult books, which are just as great. They’re pretty much still written in YA style, but about people in their 30s or late 20s. Landline is one of them, about a woman who works really hard, then gets the opportunity to write her own tv-show (or at least the pilot). But at the same time she struggles with her home life, then, after a fight with her husband she finds out that the old landline in her childhood bedroom connects to the past… Really cool concept and wonderfully written.
- Notes From the Teenage Underground by Simmone Howell
This book is about a girl, I think set in the 90s, who loves film and embarks on a project of making a film. But after love and hurt and all the other things that encompass teenage life happen to her, the film becomes something the hadn’t expected at all. I really liked it when I first read it, which has been a few years, and I thought it was really cool set against this artsy scene.
- Wake Trilogy by Lisa McMann
This is a really, really cool series about a girl who gets stuck in other people’s dreams. It’s been a while since I read it but I remember loving it and being so impressed my the premise. Most people on Goodreads either love it or hate it, but I thought it was pretty well-done.
- A Storm of Ice and Stars by Lisa Lueddecke
This is set in the same world as A Shiver of Snow and Sky and it’s just as atmospheric, although a little less action-y, and really enjoyable and for some reason not that well-known online! It doesn’t have a lot of GR ratings yet and I think it definitely deserves more hype. Read my full review here.
- I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
This is about a girl who lives in a trailer park and feels there’s no way out of that place. But she’s hoping to get into art college and do something different with her life. It’s also about a boy who went to the Marine’s to escape this place, but had to return without his leg. It’s a really beautiful story about hope and love and resilience. Really one of a kind.
So, that was it 🙂 Hoped you enjoyed it! Have you read any of these books? Got any recommendations yourself? Let me know in the comments!