Someone recently asked me over on my tumblr, if there were any sweet and cute books that I could recommend them.
I know everyone has their own definition of sweet and cute. Even I have my own definitions of sweet and cute. There’s short and sweet/cute, which are books that I could read within a two-to-three hour time frame. There’s just a regular ol’ short, cute and sweet books that may make you smile so hard your cheeks hurt. There are books that I’ve read that are longer, maybe more in-depth than the ‘norm,’ and there are books I’ve read that can be emotionally crippling, yet when I’ve finished the book, I found it to be incredibly sweet and/or cute.
Like I said: there are many types of short and cute books, and everyone does have their own tastes in books. Here are the books that I’m recommending!:
Sweet and/or Cute Contemporary books:
- Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson; I found Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour to be somewhat of an emotional book during the beginning. Nearing the end though, a lot of things have smoothed over and have left space in your mind to have your own conclusion of what happens after the story ends. Amy and Roger’s story is a sweet one.
- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins; My favourite of the trilogy, Lola and the Boy Next Door is an incredibly cute story. There are some problems that the main character, Lola, goes through in this book. However, they’re dealt with well and realistically.
- The End of Feeling by Cindy C. Bennet; a little more emotionally charged than most, The End of Feeling is a sweet story that remains one of my favourite reads. (my review)*
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han. Since I’m recommending the whole trilogy, you’re reading time will be a little longer (depending on how fast you read). However, from my re-reading of the trilogy, I found that Lara Jean’s love story is incredibly sweet — more so towards the third book though. (my review)*
- What Light by Jay Asher; What Light is incredibly sweet. The story is even a cute one since it mostly takes place around Christmas.
- How To Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo; Nikki and Pax’s story is super super cute. (my review)*
- 99 Days by Katie Cotungo; a little emotionally charged, but I remember liking the overall storyline. Even if it was a bit cheesy.
- Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson; Since You’ve Been Gone is a story about friendship and what one will do to get their friend back. (my review)
- Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler; the title of the book speaks for itself: this book is Bittersweet. You should definitely try reading Bittersweet.*
I vaguely remembered what happened:
(but still contemporary)
- The Last Forever by Deb Caletti; I vaguely, vaguely, remember The Last Forever. I do remember that there’s some emotional moments that the character has; whether she was freaking out, or getting angry, etc.. The Last Forever in my mind, was a sweet book. (my review)
- Open Road Summer by Emery Lord; I’ll be extremely honest: while I was reading Open Road Summer I remember getting really pissed off with the main character and some of the stuff that happened. Now though, all I really remember of Open Road Summer was that what happened leading up to the end of the book was super sweet. (my review)
Sweet and Cute books with Fantasy Elements:
- Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block; there are LGBTQIA+ themes in the novel, as well as fantasy elements. (my review)
- The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White; I can’t really explain what I love about The Chaos of Stars without wanting to spoil the book. That been said, The Chaos of Stars left me so freaking happy because of what happens by the end of the book. (my review)
- We Awaken by Calista Lynn; short, sweet, and incredibly cute. There are fantasy elements throughout the novel. There’s a girl x girl relationship in this one.
- Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White; I’ll be honest and say that I don’t remember a lot of the details in this book. When I saw the cover, however, I remembered that what happened was really cute and sweet.
Decidedly Not Young Adult:
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; emotionally charged game involving magic The Night Circus plays a story of how one overcomes someone else’s gambles on life.*
- April & Oliver by Tess Callahan; it’s been quite a few years since I’ve read April & Oliver, but I remember enjoying the book immensely.
- Antisocial by Heidi Cullinan; Antisocial isn’t out until August 8th 2017 (so soon, friends!) but holy crap, Antisocial is such a sweet book. There’s a lot that happens in Antisocial, and at a few points I was thinking that the book was a little long. However! I was left with all the feels, and wanting more of Xander and Skylar. You should definitely read Antisocial.*
* = Favourites
If there are any books that you could recommend me as well, you could do so anonymously via my tumblr (you don’t even have to be a member of tumblr to anonymously message me!), or wherever else, especially here if you have an account on WordPress.
Are there any Sweet and/or Cute books that you would recommend me?
I’d love to know!