There’s a period of time where adulthood feels like a new pair of shoes. The expectations of independence and self-sufficiency are still new, still being broken in. New Adults are the people who have just begun to walk in those shoes - Kristan Hoffman
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What are new adult books?
In the last decade, a brand new genre has exploded in popularity. It's called new adult literature, a category of books typically aimed at readers aged 18 to 25 years old, but adult readers of all ages can turn to these books for both pleasure and comfort.
In a great essay about new adult literature, writer Kristan Hoffman explains how readers can find representation, identity, and solace in the top new adult books. She writes:
“There’s a period of time where adulthood feels like a new pair of shoes. The expectations of independence and self-sufficiency are still new, still being broken in. New Adults are the people who have just begun to walk in those shoes; New Adult fiction is about their blisters and aches.”
Where are good book series to read for new adults?
Good new adult books can be found in any genre, but they are united by a single guiding theme: they track the coming-of-age process as twentysomethings navigate the world as adults for the first time.
No matter what category you love, you can find new adult fiction books about characters who are building their own lives for the first time. You can read how they navigate the uncertainties of our world as they take on new responsibilities in relationships, work, and play.
By reading new adult books where characters endure personal and social problems in early adulthood, readers can discover solutions to obstacles within their own lives.
Where are the must-read new adult books or series?
The Fable bookstore is filled with good new adult books. We’ve collected a few of our favorites, but tell us about your favorites on social media. We’ll add them to our list!
Get a Life Chloe Brown
By Talia Hibbert
A witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a woman who’s tired of being “boring” and recruits her mysterious, sexy neighbor to help her experience life.
Slammed by Colleen Hoover
By Colleen Hoover
This new adult classic tells the story of a young couple that discover how poetry can help them speak the truth that is in their hearts and imagine a future where love is cause for celebration, not regret.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
By Taylor Jenkins Reid
A reclusive Hollywood star reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.
One Last Stop
By Casey McQuiston
For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone.
The People We Meet on Vacation
By Emily Henry
Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love. A novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.
The Song of Achilles
By Madeline Miller
A thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War.