recommendations

space
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  • Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
  • Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan
dystopia
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  • Angelfall by Susan Ee
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
YA contemporaries
  • Editing Emma by Chloe Seager
  • To all the boys I’ve loved before by Jenny Han
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  • Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
  • Caramel Hearts by E. R. Murray
  • The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
  • I believe in a thing called Love by Maurene Goo
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  • It only happens in the movies by Holly Bourne
  • The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
NA & adult contemporaries
  • Hot Mess by Lucy Vine
  • My not so perfect life by Sophie Kinsella
  • Berühre mich. Nicht by Laura Kneidl
high fantasy
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Elven by Bernhard Hennen
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  • The Dwarves by Markus Heitz
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
POC main character
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
  • The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan & Maureen Johnson
  • I believe in a thing called Love by Maurene Goo
  • To all the boys I’ve loved before by Jenny Han
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
  • Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  • Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  • Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  • I was born for this by Alice Oseman
LGBT+ main character
  • Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (gay)
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (gay)
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (gay)
  • Everything leads to you by Nina LaCour (lesbian)
  • The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson (bi + gay love interest)
  • Half Bad by Sally Green (bi + gay side character)
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (gay)
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (bi + gay side characters)
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (bi + lesbian love interest)
  • More happy than Not by Adam Silvera (gay)
  • Let’s talk about love by Claire Kann (asexual)
  • I was born for this by Alice Oseman (trans + gay supporting character)
  • The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde (bi + genderfluid, lesbian, bi, gay supporting characters)
(based on) mythology
  • Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (Greek)
  • First Frost by Jennifer Estep (a lot of European)
  • The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris (Norse)
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Greek)
  • The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Egyptian)
  • Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (Norse)
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Greek)
  • Circe by Madeline Miller (Greek)
historical fiction
  • Imperium by Robert Harris
  • Pompeii by Robert Harris
  • The Son of the Light by Christian Jacq
  • The Stone of the Light by Christian Jacq
  • Dodger by Terry Pratchett
  • Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow
  • Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
  • And I Darken by Kiersten White