95 Books That Changed My Perspective On Life And Love


Books have been my best friend for as long as I can remember. Since then, they have been my escape from reality. Books are like magic. The way I feel when I read books is indescribable. I’m a different person, in a different place, in a different time with different people. I know many people feel the same way too.

But the only books I really like to read are YA Romance books. They’re portals that take me to a whole different dimension. One where I’ve done things I haven’t even dared to do and I’ve been to places I have never even visited before simply just by reading words on a few pages. But the best is feeling things I haven’t felt before. Like the happiness I feel when characters in the book end up together, or the sadness I feel because of a loss that was simply heartbreaking, and even the love I feel when I put myself in the shoes of the characters. It made me feel everything I haven’t felt before.

Romance books have made a huge impact on me. It made me realize that maybe fantasy can mix with reality. It showed me how to love, how to get through pain and suffering, how to live life and have fun, how to let go and be free and so much more. Those books have made me into the person I am today. So I would like to share with you the books I’ve read that changed my perspective on life, love and happiness:

• Miranda Kenneally
1. Catching Jordan
2. Stealing Parker
3. Things I Can’t Forget
4. Racing Savannah
5. Breathe Annie, Breathe

• Kasie West
6. On The Fence
7. The Distance Between Us

• Jillian Dodd
8. That Boy
9. That Wedding

• James Dashner
10. Maze Runner
11. Scorch Trials
12. Death Cure
13. Kill Order

• Hailey Abbott
14. Flirting With Boys
15. Getting Lost With Boys
16. Waking Up To Boys

• Claire Lazebnik
17. Epic Fail
18. Last Best Kiss

• A. Meredith Walters
19. Find You In The Dark
20. Light In The Shadows
21. Cloud Walking
22. Warmth In Ice

• Emma Chase
23. Tangled
24. Twisted
25. Holy Frigging Matrimony

• Alice Clayton
26. Wallbanger
27. Rusty Nailed

• Jennifer E. Smith
28. This Is What Happy Looks Like

• J.A. Redmerski
29. Edge Of Never
30. Edge of Always
31. Song Of The Fireflies

• J. Sterling
32. The Perfect Game
33. The Game Changer
34. The Sweetest Game

• Jenny Han
35. The Summer I Turned Pretty
36. It’s Not Summer Without You
37. We’ll Always Have Summer
38. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

• Kiera Cass
39. The Selection
40. The Elite
41. The One

• Jessica Sorensen
42. The Secret of Ella and Micha
43. The Forever of Ella and Micha
44. The Temptation of Lila and Ethan
45. The Ever After of Ella and Micha
46. Lila and Ethan: Forever and Always
47. Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always
48. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden
49. The Redemption of Callie and Kayden
50. The Destiny of Violet and Luke

• Suzanne Collins
51. The Hunger Games
52. Catching Fire
53. Mockingjay

• Veronica Roth
54. Divergent
55. Insurgent
56. Allegiant

• Simon Elkeles
57. Perfect Chemistry
58. Rules of Attraction
59. Chain Reaction

• Colleen Hoover
60. Hopeless
61. Losing Hope
62. Maybe Somebody

• Rainbow Rowell
63. Eleanor & Park

• Lauren Barnholdt
64. The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney
65. Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Better
66. Two-way Street
67. Sometimes It Happens
68. Before That Night
69. One Night That Changes Everything
70. The Thing About The Truth

• Huntley Fitzpatrick
71. My Life Next Door
72. What I Thought Was True

• Sarah Mlynowski
73. Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have)

• Jess Rothenberg
74. The Catastrophic History of You and Me

• Sarah Ockler
75. Bittersweet
76. Twenty Boy Summer

• John Green
77. The Fault in Our Stars

• Robyn Schneider
78. The Beginning of Everything

• Susane Colasanti
79. Something Like Fate

• Gayle Foreman
80. Just One Day

• Tim Tharp
81. The Spectacular Now

• Steph Davis
82. The Boyfriend Game

• E.L. James
83. Fifty Shades of Grey
84. Fifty Shades Darker
85. Fifty Shades Freed

• Victoria Michaels
86. Boycotts & Barflies
87. Trust in Advertising

• Jennifer Echols
88. The Boys Next Door
89. Endless Summer
90. The Ex Games

• Rachel Hawthorne
91. The Boyfriend League
92. Thrill Ride

• Anna Katmore
93. Play with Me
94. That Girl is Mine

• Jerry Spinelli
95. Stargirl Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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