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Non-YA Novels That You Have to Read

Non-YA Novels that

It’s not that hard to tell that my blog has a heavy focus on YA novels. That doesn’t mean that I only read YA though. In fact, I don’t care about the age the book is meant for, as long as it’s a good damn story.

So, I thought I’d put up a short list of novels that I’ve enjoyed and highly recommend that aren’t YA. Some novels are Middle Grade, some are New Adult, while some are Adult. Enjoy!

Peter Darling

This was my first Austin Chant novel, and boy, do I have zero regrets. A trans Peter Pan retelling was something I didn’t know I needed until I picked up the book. Also? It’s a M/M romance between Peter and Captain Hook.

Fortitude Smashed

I was approached for Fortitude Smashed long before I knew what I was getting myself into. Next thing I knew, my life was consumed by a soulmate AU between a cop and a robber. Not only was it hilarious, but the relationship was just *clenches fist* beautiful. Curved Horizon, the next book in the series, is scheduled to come out in March 2018.


This was a book I needed when I was younger. I didn’t have anything like George when I was growing up, so the possibility that I could be trans didn’t occur to me until my late teens. George focuses on a trans girl named Melissa, who just wants to tell the world that she’s a girl, not a boy.

Long Macchiatos and Monsters

This was another book I needed, for a different reason. It helped me realize my struggles with being trans and non-binary, and it’s honestly one of those comfort reads for me that I’ll sit down randomly to read for no reason other than needing to read it again.

A Darker Shade of Magic

ADSOM is just one of those reads that is just so fantastic, so amazing, that it’s enough to make me afraid to finish the god damn series. I’ve been terrified of the end of this series, just because of my attachment to the characters and the world.

The Melody of You and Me

This one is more or less just one that I find so immensely enjoyable that I can’t not recommend it. A sapphic, bookstore romance with rarely seen pansexual romance was a breath of fresh air.

Leviathan Wakes

Whenever I think of space operas, this is the book my mind goes too. I was introduced to the series by my 8th grade algebra teacher, and now I’m a senior and still reading it. A surprisingly diverse cast, an engaging plot, and stellar writing leaves little left behind.

The Gauntlet

One of my best friends is Muslim, so something I wanted to do this year was read more books with Muslim protagonists. I’ve only read a few so far (there’s not that many to begin with, unfortunately, but the pile has been growing since I started searching) but this one is by far one of my favorites. Hijabi MC, with a really touching sibling relationship that I just couldn’t get enough of.

Assassin’s Apprentice

This book has so many things that I love, that I just can’t name them all. Magic, assassins, multiple villains, scary villains, amazing writing, lovely characters. One of my favorites is the Fool, who’s gender is basically a question throughout the entire series. Let me just say, that I feel like the Fool right now. I will forever love and appreciate what the Fool as done for me. Also, they’re awesome.

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