Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where book bloggers are invited to share their top ten lists centered on a certain theme.
Last week I talked about my most anticipated adult romance releases, so this week I thought I’d switch gears and talk about YA romance! I love YA romance and there are so many good ones coming out this year. I can’t wait to read all of these and see them on my library’s shelves.
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- Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler: A summer romance starring a queer Jewish teen? Yes, please! Out on 5/11.
2. Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass: This is a retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion and is set in Tobago! Out on 5/11.
4. How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love With the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland: I love YA books involving road trips, plus I loved Raquel’s debut, Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything. Out on 8/10!`
5. Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June: It’s no secret that I’m always here for queer sex-positive romances! Out on 6/1.
6. We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon: Rachel Lynn Solomon is one of my favorite authors ever, and I am so excited for her next YA rom-com! Out on 6/1.
7. Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee: I’ve been following Emery on Twitter for a long time and have been eagerly awaiting eir debut! It’s a fake-dating romance starring a trans teen and should definitely be on your radar. Out 5/4!
8. Counting Down With You by Tashie Bhuiyan: This fake dating romance starring a Bangladeshi teen sounds absolutely adorable! Out on 5/4.
9. Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney: This is pitched as being perfect for fans of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and I Wanna Be Where You Are, which puts it right up my alley! Out on 5/4.
10. She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen: Last year I read and loved Kelly Quindlen’s book Late to the Party (read my review here!) and have been really looking forward to reading more queer YA ever since! Out 4/20.
Are you a YA romance reader? If so, what’s your most anticipated YA romance release of 2021?