Favorite New Adult Novel
This was the hardest category, hands down. I am weird about NA romances. I actually dread reading them, and when I do, they turn out to be the best books ever! They are so often completely gutting, yet magical at the same time. Sometimes I find them a little difficult to read because I have a teenaged son, and it hits a little to close to home. I don’t want to read about teenagers doing it! But then once I am hooked into the story there is no going back.
My definition of New Adult: Books about 18-21 year olds who are broken and healed by love. Books that GUT you and put you back together again. Some of the best books I ever read.
I made a list of my top 20 (in no particular order) New Adult books and Series here. For this contest I will focus on the three I am giving away, but that list is almost ALL 5 STAR BOOKS, so check it out.
Although I am not giving away one of her books in this giveaway, because she is giving one in yesterday’s giveaway (novellas), I MUST mention Colleen Hoover here. You can’t even talk about New Adult without discussing the queen of it. I have read 6 books by Colleen Hoover and every one of them was a 5+++++ star rating, and they are all New Adult.
Please see the Slammed Series by Colleen Hoover Order here with purchase links and links to my reviews
Please see the Hopeless Series by Colleen Hoover here with purchase links and links to my reviews
Watch Over Me by Tara Sivec: This story is so real, so gutting, so genuine, this came from deep within. It almost feels like we are reading private journals, it’s so blindingly honest. Yes, it is a tearjerker at times, but you will feel hope. After all, this book is about healing and moving on.
Tara Sivec, who writes my favorite funny book, The Chocolate Lovers, was able to take my emotions and just squeeze. I absolutely loved this book. Filled with incredible quotes, and despite tragedy, a very hopeful feel, it’s a must read. My favorite part was the use of Legos as a metaphor for life:
“And if something doesn’t fit, if one of your pieces just isn’t working, you can put it aside and find another one. There are so many pieces to work with that you don’t have to try and force one in where it doesn’t belong. You may not need that piece right now, and it may not be helping you right at this moment, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important and won’t fit somewhere else down the line when you need it more.”
Purchase Watch Over Me by Tara Sivec (standalone)
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Left Drowning by Jessica Park pulled every emotion possible out of me. It was so well written that I feel no review can do it justice. You can tell this one took a lot out of the author to write. Jessica Park knows how to write a unique story that is completely addicting. She took what could be depressing and made it delightful. She knows just when you’ve had too much and turns it around on you. I think the dedication of Left Drowning really speaks well for the book.
“This book is for everyone who has survived. You are not broken. You can love and be loved, despite what may feel like the eternally brutal nature of the world. Even when you’re drowning and so far under, there is always time to reach for someone who will teach you how to breathe again.”
I must mention here that Jessica’s other NA books Flat Out Love and Flat Out Matt are also 5+++ star reads.
Purchase Left Drowning by Jessica Park (standalone)
Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder broke me, then put me back together again. I cried the ugly, tears. The wracking sobs…and I started to text Jasinda nasty messages. But even so, it was amazeballs.
There is heartache, loss, forgiveness, passion, guilt…and so much love. And the sex was off-the-charts hot.
I absolutely loved this book. It was the perfect blend of searing emotions, healing, love, loss, friendship, heartbreak, hot sex and so much more. Jasinda hit this one so far out of the park, that ball isn’t coming back.
“When we come together, when we kiss, when we drowse into sleep side by side, we’re falling into each other, and that’s when I’m okay When I’m falling into him.”
This book stands alone but was followed up with a spin off Falling Into Us (my review).
See My Review | SEE MY INTERVIEW WITH NELL AND COLT HERE
Purchase Falling Into You
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This was by far the hardest category. I have 20 NA books on this NA list that are all 5 star reads, and I know I missed a few.
See my Top 20 Picks: New Adult List
Vote for Your Favorite!
Loooved Beautiful Disaster! Read it twice! Thanks for the giveaway!
I think I have read Beautiful Disaster 15 times!
Joanne Christenson says
You made this vote so hard. You bitch!!! Lmao …..I picked Tara Sivec for watch over me. I absolutely loved that book so much. You could feel Tara’s heart was on every page.
Ana's Attic says
I love you too <3
Probably the hardest contest question yet!! But I have to vote for the Hopeless series. I LOVE HOLDER!!
Julie N. says
The hopeless series! Love the Dean Holder!
Heather at Red Headed Bookworm says
These questions are torture! So many of my fave books are NA. I don’t think I can pick just one. Into the Deep by Samantha Young, Ten Tiny Breaths by KA Tucker, Emerge by SE Hall, LOVED Beautiful Disaster, I can’t choose!
Joanne Careri says
Beautiful disaster and Sea of tranquility are two of my absolute faves.
Dannica Alcantara says
The Hopeless Series 😀
Tatia White says
My favorite are the Slammed Series and beautiful Disaster. I could read them everyday and never grow old of them.
There are so many! But I would have to say Falling into You is in my top 5!!
Marina Marinova says
I love Falling Into You 🙂
Maria Theresa Santos says
I love beautiful disaster
Jenn Lacher says
I LOVED Beautiful Disaster!!!
Nasha Lama says
LOVE hopless, slammed and falling into you!
Amy Shonk says
I voted for Hopeless Series, but I really couldn’t decide between that, Beautiful Disaster, Falling Into You, Slammed series, and a few others not on your list like The Edge of Never.
Sharilyn Dickerson says
I loved the Hopeless series!!
yohanna baez says
I voted for beautiful disaster
Christy Dixon says
Falling Into You was amazing!
Francis Ramos says
Left Drowning by Jessica Park she always tears me up. Gahhhh!! But I love her 🙂
Bethany MacNicholl says
I loved Hopeless, but Falling Into You made me do the ugly cry, so that is my top pick!
Kerry G says
OMG, it is so hard to chose…several of those books on the list I absolutely loved…and I’m reading (and loving) Left Drowning right now. But since I do have to chose…Beautiful Disaster.
Amanda Kepic says
So hard to vote for just 1!!!
Tina Lykins says
I have read every book and loved every one of them. Why make this so hard? I did vote anyways.
Melanie Cannizzaro says
Beautiful Disaster and the Real Series by Katy Evans are my two favorites
Amber Barker says
Rosemary Beach Series by Abbi Glines
Jody Duffy says
I have such a problem picking a favorite book because I truly love so many of them for different reasons. For example, I love Travis Maddox for his bad boy with a heart of gold but Will in Slammed is so loving and caring that they both have equal standing in my BB. Also, it might change with my mood of the day. Today, I was feeling Tabitha Vargo’s Blow Hole Boys are such sexy tormented rockers that I voted for them but mainly because I think they need more recognition. So the answer to my favorite today would be them but I truly love all of them.
Stephanie Ratcliff says
One of my favorite novels this year is Making Faces by Amy Harmon.
That’s a tough one. I love, love everything Colleen Hoover writes, and as you said, she’s the queen of NA. But Watch Over Me touched me so personally that it’s one of my very favorite books. I have Left Drowning, but I didn’t start it yet. Soon though for sure, bc I’ve heard awesome things!
Holly W says
I love Colleen Hoover and Falling into You!
Jill M says
Falling Into You was well written and such a beautiful love story.
Melissa Durbin says
Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
Kim Perry says
I love Falling Into You!!
Crystal Schroth says
Loved Beautiful Disaster
Adrean Garcia says
M moon says
Karen G. says
My favorite is The Edge of Never by JA Redmerski
Jennifer M says
kim sullivan says
Vain – but I haven’t read all of the ones on the list yet!
Andrea Cordova says
Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
Karen Camp says
I still love Travis Maddox! Beautiful Disaster
Kristen Mazzola says
<3 Awesome giveaway!! I voted for Travis! Love him!!!
miranda lewis says
Gah this is hard…but based off the ones listed I’d have to say Vain by Fisher Asher had a better meaning to it 😀
Amy Pollard Woolard says
I absolutely LOVED Beautiful Disaster!! I also love anything by Colleen Hoover, Abbi Glines & Rebecca Donovan!
Sarah Lowery says
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire is one of my all time favorite books!!
I have not read any of these, but they are all on my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway!
Love your blog Ana. I am a blogger myself. Wanted to share an embarrassing moment. My Rabbi checked out my blog the other day. Told my husband in Temple your wife has an interesting blog. Just curious if that has happened to you? I am a Jasinda Wilder fan so Falling Into You/Us is my fave.
Loved Falling Into You! Thanks for the giveaway!
Kristi C says
I voted for the Hopeless Series. Colleen Hoover is my absolute favorite!
Heather Pettinger says
Loved Falling into You. Now, thanks to this post, I have a few more to add to my TBR list! Thanks!
Kristi knowles says
I voted for watch over me! Love Tara Sivec she is awesome.
Lorie Glowania says
This was very hard because I love Both Tara Sivec and Jasinda Wilder’s book
Delia N says
I really felt the pain if Nell in Falling into you.
This was a hard one too!
Megan Wickland says
So many…I loved all of Colleen Hoovers books, all of Jessica Parks, loved Bully by Penelope Douglas, all Tara Sivec, all Jasinda Wilder, Beautiful Disaster was phenomenal, Easy by Tammera Webber….too many to choose just one!
Michelle T says
Oh so many to choose from but I think I have to go with anything Colleen Hoover as my absolute favorites!
Kim U says
I have re-read Easy countless times but I really love Wait for You from J. Lynn too- Cam melts me every time!
Beautiful Diaster, Easy, all Colleen Hoover books, filling into you and falling into us so many to pick from….
Love Beautiful Disaster!
Skye K. says
Falling into you
Kyla Stein says
Tie between Slammed and Beautiful Disaster
Any of Colleen Hoover’s books
I just love all these books!
Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder!!!
Gah…I almost had to play eeny meeny miney moe to choose!! So many good books to pick from!
Tiffany L. says
Pretty much gutted by Falling into You! So GOOD!!
I vote for Left Drowning.
Charlene E says
Travis will always be my #1. Beautiful Disaster all the way!
Damn you for making me pick a favorite!!! Your list was amazing!! 5++++ for so many of them!
Staci Bailey says
Wow! What a hard vote to cast! I love all of these books.
krystal brackley says
This was hard but I loved Holder in the Hopeless series!
Danielle Tiegen says
I voted Hopeless, but all of these were sooooo good!!!
I enjoyed the hopeless series, but my fav book off the list was left drowning! Love me a book that makes me laugh, cry, get angry and fall in love with the characters.
Marla Magill says
Sweet! :). Awesome Giveaway!!
Wait For You-J Lynn
Hopeless and Beautiful Disaster are tied for me. I loved them both!!
Jaime Collins says
Anything by Colleen Hoover
Alyssa C. says
For me, it was Jasinda Wilder’s Falling Into You
lori moore says
I’m a huge Travis fan !!
Jessica R says
Loved the Hopeless series 🙂
Robin the Book Nerd says
Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
Debra Diaz says
Beautiful Disaster, but that was a hard one, I mean….Colleen Hoover!!!!!
Hopeless Series (tough competitors, though… All good!)
Beautiful Diisaster!!!!! Looovveeed it!!!!
BRANDY GIBSON says
I loved Hopeless!!
Marcy Meyer says
Loved Beautiful Disaster!
Briana Hernandez says
Nooo!! I love Beautiful Disaster, the Hopeless Series, and the Slammed Series! I had to go with Hopeless, though. I’ve read so many books, I can start to predict what will happen and it takes quite a bit to surprise me. This book did it TWICE.
Diana Doan says
I loved Colleen Hoover’s The Slammed Series!
Definitely Slammed !!!
I’ll always have a special place in my heart for The Vincent Boys which was the first NA book I read which led to my current favorite, Beautiful Disaster.
Tawnya Bentley says
Falling into you – Jasinda Wilder
jodi marinich says
falling into you is the best
Shelby M says
The Blow Hole Boys by Tabatha Vargo is truly awesome. I have to think that the reason it’s getting so few votes is because people haven’t read it yet. If you haven’t read it, pick it up! It’s really great
Melissa S says
Once again, awesome books!! Thank you!
Alicia Brewer says
Melisa P. says
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Mick Murphy says
Beautiful Disaster. Thanks for the giveaway!
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. It is a wonderful series. Thank you for the giveaway.
Carrie Stevens says
Beautiful Disaster and The Edge Of Always
Renee Sass says
I voted for Beautiful Disaster…so hard to choose!
Gloria Herrera says
Beautiful and Walking Disaster!
Rachael Sauve says
Watch over me 🙂
Ginnie Hutto says
Julie K says
Before We Fall by Courtney Cole
I Love and mean Love the Thoughtless series by SC Stephens. Out of your list I picked Jasinda Wilder. I love her.
Brandy R. says
I LOVE Colleen Hoover’s books all of them!
I also LOVED Flat out Love!
Lisa S says
I cant choose. I have so many favorites for different reasons. Hopeless was pretty amazing though, I had no idea what I was getting into when I started that one!!
Janice U. says
There are so many NA books that I love. I can’t pick just one.
Donna Moore says
The Edge of Never & Falling Into You, both had me a mess for days. It sounds like I’ve got some catch up reading to do with these other good suggestions. Thx.
dawn ruchel says
Karina G. says
A Beautiful Disaster is one of my all time favorite New Adult novel. But, I would also have to add Real, Mine, and Remy in there by Katy Evans!
Julie Kerr says
Love Colleen Hoover!
Denise F says
Beautiful Disaster of course!
Melanie Douglas says
How are we supposed to choose between Beautiful Disaster and The Hopeless series???!?!! They are in my top 5.. In the end I went with Hopeless.. Only because COLLEEN is the sweetest author around. And hilarious! Jessica Park is also a fun one to follow on Facebook, and her novel Left Drowning was BEAUTIFUL <3 Love them all!
Yvonne C says
Falling Into You
Jenn K. Smith says
Hopeless and Falling Into You are my favorites!
April Wald says
Beautiful Disaster!!! that was hard between her and the slammed series!!!!!!!!!
Falling into You
Tina M says
Selling Scarlett by Ella James – LOVED it!
Anything by Colleen Hoover is good with me
Joanna Hoffman Dursi says
Great giveaway! Good Luck to everybody!
Joanna Hoffman Dursi says
FIY Jasinda Wilder!
Niki T says
I liked Shy and Tabby’s Chaos MC story, ride the Wind by Kristen Ashley.
Donna Reynolds says
I have may to many no way can I pick one favorite Thank you for the great giveaway.
Melissa C. says
Cassandra Hicks says
Tara!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
My favorite New Adult book is Beautiful Disaster and Bully
Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
Beautiful Disaster <3
The Hopeless Series!!
Rhonda Beyer says
Beautiful Diaster is one of my favorites but there are so many others I love to, a lot of them are on your list…
Charlene Corral says
Falling inlove with books even more!!!
Loved Beautiful Disaster with Abby and Travis. Walking Disaster was even better!
Lacey T says
Anything by Colleen Hoover!
Bookworm Brandee says
Love, love the Slammed series. I also love JA Huss’ Rook & Ronin series.
mayra statham says
Kimberly Mayberry says
Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder!
Jay B. says
I can’t officially call Falling Into You my favorite series because I haven’t read it yet, but i voted for it because I had wanted to read it for the longest time. Also, I totally agree with the greatness that is Colleen Hoover! 😀
Amber S says
I love so many, but Hopeless series by Colleen Hoover. No contest!
Laina G says
Shannon Fuhrman says
I loved so many on this list, but it was a very close toss up between the Hopeless series and Vain.
Tracey Kruger says
I voted for ‘Hopeless,’ but I really also loved ‘Easy’ by Tammara Weber.
Paola Z says
I love Beautiful Disaster! Thanks for the chance(:
Gloria Landavazo says
I Love Its ToO Hard To Pick Just One
The Hopeless series
Shannon Williams says
Brandi Stetson says
I’m torn between Beautiful Disaster and the Slammed Series! Both are sooooo good
Angela S says
Hopeless, but I love Beautiful Disaster as well…..
Melanie McClure says
The Hopeless Series.
Jennifer White says
Love Travis and his “Pigeon”!!
april warren says
Rachel Brown says
Hopeless, but I can’t wait to read Beautiful Disaster, it’s up next.
Beautiful Disaster!! I have read it several times!!
Christina B says
It’s too hard to pick just one! But I absolutely LOVED the Hopeless Series by Colleen Hoover! Those books were phenomenal!
Meghan Stith says
I chose Beautiful Disaster! So good and addicting!
Anna Kidd says
Thank you for the giveaway! I would choose Beautiful Disaster a million times over. It’s my absolute favorite New Adult book. Travis has been one of my first book boyfriends and will definitely be in my top list, always! (:
Grace Q says
I absolutely LOVE Colleen Hoover, every single one of them!!!!
Michelle Wiley-Thomas says
Loved the Slammed Series
Samantha Kurtz says
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire! Thanks for the giveaway!!
Nicole Tetrev says
Its so hard to choose just one! Jessica Park is AMAZIN, Jasinda Wilders are AMAZING, and so are Colleen Hoovers
Beverly Thompson says
Patricia Lee says
Anything from Colleen Hoover or Cassia Leo
Shanean Reed says
Falling Into You & Falling Into Us by Jasinda Wilder.
Stacy Bleach says
Beautiful Disaster, Falling Into you.
Sandy Murphy says
Trisha Hudson (@TrishaHudson) says
Back-up by AM Madden
Kat P. says
This would be so much easier if I had a definition for New Adult. There are so many to choose from: Easy, Beautiful Disaster(the book that started it all),Hopeless, <3 Ten Tiny Breaths one of top 5 this year, Sea of Tranquility is another one that stuck with me.
Beautiful Disaster definitely got me hooked on the genre : )
Feifei Le says
From your list, the Slammed series!
Dawn Bush says
I love Hopeless…so many great authors, but Colleen Hoover is in a league of her own!! Extraordinary!!
Crystal White says
Lots of good books but I had to go with the slammed series!!
Meagan Wells says
My fave New adult books are the Hopeless series by Colleen Hoover and Abbi Glines Rosemary Beach series. Thanks for the chance.
Gah! My TBR is too freaking full! Thanks for telling me about Falling Into You!
So many Good Books.. Left Drowning, Beautiful Disaster, Hopeless, Falling into you…
Anything Colleen Hoover! The Slammed Series was my favorite!
Jennifer Walls says
watch over me
Salli S says
The Slammed Series!!!
Char M says
Falling into you
Bethany Morris says
Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Andie Wardlow says
Brenda Quezada says
Beautiful Disaster is one of my top favorites 🙂 <3
Aman B. says
Beautiful disaster 🙂
Aman B. says
Beautiful disaster for sur
I voted for a beautiful disaster because it’s absolutely amazing.
Gotta admit I’m not a huge fan of the genre, but I liked a select few that I managed to swallow. Cora Carmack writes stories that are light-hearted enough even for me. I liked Faking It more than Losing It for some unknown reason. Most of the NAs I have, which surprisingly include all those in the poll choices, are stuck in my TBR list. Someone needs a spankin’ to get to ’em. XD
Jeannie L says
Unfortunately I don’t think I’ve read any New Adult books so I’ll start by choosing Colleen Hoover as I happen to have a couple of her books in my to read list.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy Malek Concepcion says
This was a tough choice but I say Beautiful Disaster. (Hopeless gets my YA vote) Thanks for the giveaway
Micky Barnard says
Thanks for this brilliant giveaway!
m moon says
Kristi Celebrezze says
Angel Cullen (@AngelCullen_94) says
I LOVE Beautiful Disaster! <3 I read and re-read it a thousand times!
angela christenson says
I have read beautiful disaster and loved it
Sarah M. says
I’m not fully understanding the separation of New Adult from regular “old adult.” That said, I really enjoyed the first two books of The Reed Brothers series by Tammy Falkner. The hero is a deaf tattoo artist.
Ana's Attic says
I think the ages 17-22. I’ll have to look at the Reed Brothers!
Dacia B says
Is there another choice… SERIOUSLY!?!? LOL Jamie McGuire all the way!!!
Sarah Handrich says
Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines
Stephanie Kelley says
Way too many to choose. Loved the Hopeless series by Colleen Hoover and Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire among many others. 🙂
Anything by M. Leighton.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Susan Hernandez says
Hopeless, Beautiful Disaster and Left Drowning!!