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Rom Coms to Warm Your Heart This Holiday Season

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It’s getting cold outside, but these 7 rom coms are sure to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Oh, and we threw in 7 to go ahead and add to your 2021 TBR too!

 

Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon

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The band may be fake, but the love is REAL. From the New York Times bestselling author of Frankly in Love comes a young adult romantic comedy about identity and acceptance. Perfect for fans of John Green and To All the Boys I’ve Love Before.

 

Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram

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In this companion to the award-winning Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Darius suddenly has it all: a boyfriend, an internship, a spot on the soccer team. It’s everything he’s ever wanted–but what if he deserves better?

 

The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund

The Best Laid Plans

Did someone say best friends to lovers trope?! This read is SO cute. High school senior Keely Collins takes on firsts, lasts, and everything in between in this sweet, sex-positive rom-com for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny Han.

 

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

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Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong? This beloved debut has quickly become a YA classic, so if you haven’t picked it up yet, now is the time!

 

How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi

How It All Blew Up

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda goes to Italy in Arvin Ahmadi’s newest incisive look at identity and what it means to find yourself by running away.

 

Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson

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A trio of today’s bestselling authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—brings all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.

 

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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Coming soon…Prep your TBRs!

 

A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen – Coming February 2, 2021

A Taste for Love

For fans of Jenny Han, Jane Austen, and The Great British Baking ShowA Taste for Love, is a delicious rom com about first love, familial expectations, and making the perfect bao.

 

What’s Not to Love by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley – Coming April 20, 2021

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Real romance from a real couple!An academic enemies-to-lovers YA with all the nerdy drama, high school antics, and heartpounding romance of the Netflix original series Never Have I Ever.

 

From Little Tokyo, With Love by Sarah Kuhn – Coming May 11, 2021

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Celebrated author Sarah Kuhn reinvents the modern fairy tale in this intensely personal yet hilarious novel of a girl whose search for a storybook ending takes her to unexpected places in both her beloved LA neighborhood and her own guarded heart.

 

Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi – Coming May 18, 2021

Perfectly Parvin

Fourteen-year-old Iranian-American Parvin Mohammadi sets out to win the ultimate date to homecoming in this heartfelt and outright hilarious debut.

 

Shipped by Meredith Tate – Coming May 18, 2021

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Can two IRL enemies find their happily ever after online? From the author of The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly comes a heartfelt story about rivalry, friendships, and defying preconceived notions–even the ones about yourself.

Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan – Coming May 18, 2021

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In this YA contemporary queer romance from the author of Hot Dog Girl, an openly gay track star falls for a closeted, bisexual teen beauty queen with a penchant for fixing up old cars.

 

Heartbreakers and Fakers by Cameron Lund – Coming June 8, 2021

Heartbreakers and Fakers

From the author of The Best Laid Plans comes another fresh voiced, hilarious rom-com perfect for fans of Tweet Cute and The Rest of the Story

 

 

 

 

 

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Start reading THE VALLEY AND THE FLOOD

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Best Sisters in YA

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