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
  • Toxic by Lydia Kang
dystopia
  • Angelfall by Susan Ee
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Under the Neversky by Veronica Rossi
  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  • This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
  • The extinction trials by S.M. Wilson
YA contemporaries
  • Editing Emma by Chloe Seager
  • Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
  • Caramel Hearts by E. R. Murray
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  • It only happens in the movies by Holly Bourne
  • The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
  • I was born for this by Alice Oseman
  • Are we all lemmings and snowflakes? by Holly Bourne
  • When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • Baking for Dave by Melissa Palmer
  • Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston
NA & adult contemporaries
  • Hot Mess by Lucy Vine
  • My not so perfect life by Sophie Kinsella
  • Berühre mich. Nicht by Laura Kneidl
  • Der letzte erste Blick by Bianca Iosivoni
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • Begin Again by Mona Kasten
fantasy
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The darkest part of the forest by Holly Black
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • The oddling prince by Nancy Springer
  • Touch by Natalia Jaster
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  • Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
  • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
  • We hunt the flame by Hafsah Faizal
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
  • Love, hate & other filters by Samira Ahmed
  • 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
  • Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan
  • Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
  • Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  • I was born for this by Alice Oseman
  • Warcross by Marie Lu
  • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
  • Toxic by Lydia Kang
  • Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
  • Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • We hunt the flame by Hafsah Faizal
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 & bi supporting character)
  • The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde (bi + genderfluid, lesbian, bi, gay supporting characters)
  • Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi (bi + lesbian)
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (gay, bi supporting, gay love interest)
  • Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli (bi, bi love interest, gay & bi supporting characters)
  • Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria (bisexual, gay, asexual)
  • The hidden oracle by Rick Riordan (queer)
  • The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston (lesbian)
  • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (bi + gay love interest)
  • Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan (bi + lesbian love interest, several lesbian and bi characters)
  • In the silences by Rachel Gold (nonbinary + bi love interest + gay, trans, lesbian and bi characters)
  • These Witches don’t burn by Isabel Sterling (lesbian main character + bi love interest, several bi and lesbian characters)
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (bi + gay love interest + bi characters)
  • The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta (queer main character + lesbian love interest + bi, lesbian and queer characters)
  • Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman (aro ace questioning main character)
  • Of fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst (lesbian main character + love interest)
(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)
  • Outrun the wind by Elizabeth Tammi (Greek)
historical fiction
  • Imperium by Robert Harris (Ancient Rome)
  • Pompeii by Robert Harris (Ancient Rome)
  • The Son of the Light by Christian Jacq (Ancient Egypt)
  • The Stone of the Light by Christian Jacq (Ancient Egypt)
  • Dodger by Terry Pratchett (England in the 19th century)
  • Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow (Ancient Rome)
  • Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian (Royal Navy, 19th century)
  • And I Darken by Kiersten White (Ottoman Empire 15th century)
  • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (Paris in the 19th century, with magic)