I think it’s pretty obvious based on what I post here on the blog that I’m a fan of contemporary YA fiction. But what I realized is that I tend to like novels that feature older YA protagonists more than books from the younger YA spectrum. I found out about the term New Adult Literature from Steph Su one day on Twitter and I’ve been curious about books that fall under that genre ever since. New Adult includes books that focus on college students and young professionals – characters who are in their late teens or early twenties. Some of these characters may be studying in universities, getting postgrad degrees, looking for that perfect first job or adjusting to life in general as a new adult. I searched in Goodreads for a list that includes books like these but found none so I created a New Adult Lit list. If you have any recommendations, feel free to add to the list. I’d love to see the list expand with more books. If you don’t have a Goodreads account, just leave a comment with your suggestion.
On a side note, you might want to vote for this list for Politically themed YA novels as well. I didn’t create that list but would love to get more books similar to the ones already listed. I love political intrigue, especially if it’s done in a YA fantasy setting.