This has been a very interesting post to write – one, because I realized I don’t always read only hyped books and two, there are some gems out there that need to be talked about because they are wonderful books. So, let me talk about some of these favorite books of mine which are totally worth rereading.
I have talked and talked about this on my blog so many times, but I won’t stop because My So-Called Bollywood Life is an adorable and endearing book and I wish everyone who loves YA contemporaries would give it a chance.
If you love graphic novels or just wanna try the genre, you have to read Fence. It’s a typical underdog story with some wonderful friendships and great, but minimalist artwork.
Any fans of edge of the seat thrillers should check out the Death and the Devil series because it’s full of exciting cliffhangers, lots of intrigue and even a dash of forbidden romance. It just cant get better than this.
I discovered anthologies last year and one of the best ones I read was A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – a very unique collection of retellings of South Asian myths and legends written by ownvoices authors. The feeling of joy this book gave me as an ownvoices reader is too difficult to describe.
A Charm of Finches is one of those books that is kind of like a once in a lifetime experience. I laughed and I cried and just felt all the gamut of emotions while reading this book and I’m just surprised that it has such few reviews. I implore every one of you to read this series because I promise, it will affect you profoundly.
Mahabharata is my favorite epic in the world and I always thought it had great potential for retellings. But a YA retelling set in space was a complete surprise and I’m so glad that A Spark of White Fire lived up to all my expectations and more.
Very few romance novels leave you with awesome memories and Intercepted is one of those from last year. It’s extremely well written with a great couple and I have to admit I’ve had a bit of a crush on the female protagonist Marlee because she is completely badass.
I don’t read classics anymore but I’m still a Jane Austen fan and these days, reading her retellings are my jam. While there are quite a few which are popular too, I Could Write a Book is a wonderful retelling of Emma that I think every Austen lover should give a chance.
Another anthology that really affected me and is very thought provoking is Fresh Ink – a compilation by some amazing diverse authors and it gives you stories and perspectives that are really missing from the mainstream YA books.
Mixed Messages series is one of those delightful rom-com trilogies that will make you smile and laugh uncontrollably and even shed some tears, which introducing some great characters that will forever remain in your heart. All three books are special but I probably love Deal Maker the most.
Have you read any of these books? What are some of your underrated favorites? Hit me up with your recommendations…!!!!