I think it’s safe to say that when you spend a majority of your time reading YA novels, you also spend a majority of your time crying your heart/eyes/mind out. Like, idk about you guys, but I’ve definitely cried myself to the point of insanity, but that’s totally besides the point. This list is all about proving that YA isn’t just about crying like an infant child. YA books are also hilarious and witty and make you accidentally choke on food as you read during lunch. Don’t believe me? Take these books for a whirl and if you still don’t laugh then maybe just hug somebody for a little, okay?
The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Happy Monday everyone! 💛 * AHHHHH THIS BOOK! I couldn't wait to take a picture of it and gush it up a little bit on here because IT'S SO AMAZING! I like to describe it as Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets Pirates of the Caribbean set in the 1700s 🙈💛 I'm almost done with it and it's so adorable and hilarious and perfect I cannot get over it!! * This is also a book we will be discussing for one of the bookclubs I go to @changinghandsteen Check their website if you live in the Phoenix, AZ area and want to join!! 💛 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * #Bookstagram #books #bookish #reading #book #currentlyreading #bibliophile #booklover #booknerd #bookworm #booknerd #bookaddict #bookobsessed #booklion #coverlust #yalit #yacontemporaries #ya #yabooks #gentlemansguidetoviceandvirtue #mackenzilee #adorablebooks #bookstagrammer #instabooks
Honestly, the wit in this is just as charming as how you’d imagine 18th century English gentlemen to be. Monty makes us laugh and blush and wish we could get in a time machine to be his bff.
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.
But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.
Still, it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
"What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?" -John Green 💡 #bookstagram #book #bookphotography #bookstagramfeature #bookslover #booksarelife #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #bookpic #bookaddict #bibliophile #bookish #bookgram #novel #books #booknerd #instabook #ilovebooks #speak #nytimesbestseller #johngreen #nature #scenary #anabundanceofkatherines
Imagine being dumped by 19 people with the same name. If that’s not already hilariously awkward to you, I don’t even know what you’d find funny.
Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.
On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun–but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.
Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The cute characters and the fandom references and just everything in this book. It makes you do that ‘OMg SO cUTe My hEArt is GIDDY’ giggle— you know what I’m talking about.
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Sure, this one might not be entirely historically accurate, but it’s so freakin’ hilarious that we don’t even care. This one is definitely the one to grab if you need a pick me up after a particularly brutal book hangover.
EDWARD is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown. . . .
JANE is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than in romance. Unfortunately for Jane, Edward has arranged to marry her off to secure the line of succession. And there’s something a little odd about her intended . . .
GIFFORD is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s all very undignified.
THE PLOT THICKENS as Edward, Jane, and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, our heroes will have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?
The comical, fantastical, romantical, entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey but not really
Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger—and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that’s the least of Jane’s problems. She’s about to become Queen of England.
Like that could go wrong.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Hey loves! ✨ . I hope you've all had a lovely day! It's was so hot here today, 103° 😱 But it was freezing in our office. We were all wearing sweaters and I even had my heater on 😂😂 But now it's cooling down a bit, so I'm going to sit in the shade on my patio and read! . #allthebooksjuly | Read More Than Once . You all know I reread A LOT of books, I just can't help myself 😂 I'm currently rereading Illuminae for the 4th time because I have zero self control 🙄🙈 Fangirl is one of my other favorite rereads, because it's the cutest, and LEVI 😍❤️ Kalli @kmbooks24 and I were talking the other day about making it a yearly reread because it's necessary 😂 . Do you like rereading books?! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagram #instabook #bookworm #bookish #bibliophile #booklove #pnwreaders #allthebooks #justread #humansofbookstagram #bookishallure #lovebooks #becauseofreading #readingissexy #booknerd #readmorebooks #bookaddict #fangirlrainbowrowell #fangirl #rainbowrowell #bookandflowers #happyhelloart #cathandlevi #bookishmerchfeatures #frenchiefantasyjuly
Everybody— be real. We’re all fan girls and boys. If there’s a book we can relate to, it’s this one. Also, it’s incredibly funny and got great sense of humor. Just like all of us.
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
kay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
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C’mon. There are chapter titles called I Play Dodgeball with Cannibal and We Hitch a Ride with Dead Confederates. This series is pure gold no matter how old you are.
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
I See London, I See France by Sarah Mylnowski
Travel the world while Loling the whole entire time? Yep. Yes please.
I see London, I see France
I see Sydney’s underpants.
Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela. Their plans include Eiffel-Tower selfies, eating cocco gelato, and making out with très hot strangers. Her plans do not include Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend showing up on the flight to London, falling for the cheating ex-boyfriend’s très hot friend, monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts, or feeling like the rope in a friendship tug-of-war.
In this hilarious and unforgettable adventure, New York Timesbestselling author Sarah Mlynowski tells the story of a girl learning to navigate secret romances, thorny relationships, and the London Tube. As Sydney zigzags through Amsterdam, Switzerland, Italy, and France, she must learn when to hold on, when to keep moving, and when to jump into the Riviera… wearing only her polka dot underpants.
The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
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Quietly a frickin’ hilarious book. SO. MUCH. SASS.
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
This one is EXTRA adorable with a cherry on top. Plus everyone’s freaking out about it. 10/10 would buy.
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?
Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.
The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
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Last, but DEF not least on this list is Girl Online. If you want drama, secrets and one big LMAO, then this book is where it’s at.
Penny has a secret.
Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family – and the panic attacks she’s suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on her blog.
But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover – and her closest friendship – forever.
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