Welcome to the bookshelf tour! Previously: Nonfiction | Buddhism & Yoga | Poetry & Adult Fiction | Adult Fiction & Graphic Novels | Horror & Classics | Tolkien. ICYMI, since I’m not on Booktube, and never will be, I wanted to travel through my shelves on a biweekly adventure on the blog. Since these are going to be pretty long, I won’t ramble on, so let’s get to it! About half of these are read, though probably only a handful are reviewed, so I’ll link to Goodreads if it’s available.

My young adult is separated by genre, and my fantasy shelf is a literal full bookshelf, not just one shelf inside of the larger one, so while this is the start of my YA collection, it’s nowhere near the end, and there will be others broken up in between. However, I’m pretty impressed by the amount of YA contemporary romance I have. Most of what I read is urban fantasy, magical realism, or high fantasy, so it’s nice to see I have an entire shelf dedicated to just fluff.

As always, we’ll chat about the what first. We’ve got one of my favorite and most-detailed Ganesha statues, raw aquamarine, pale kyanite on top of a eucalyptus & rosemary candle, tumbled earth agate in several different sizes, a huge tumbled sodalite on top of another eucalyptus & rosemary candle (look, my tastes are very predictable), two tumbled blue goldstones that you can’t really see, raw mostly blue flourite, angelite cluster, two pieces of raw sodalite, and one of my favorite candles, evergreen forest & moss.

And without the stuff so you can actually see the books.

My top three of this shelf is:

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo | ★★★★★ | Review

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli | ★★★★★ | Review

NOTE: Not pictured because currently loaned out.

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera | ★★★★★ | Review

Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet by Various | ★★★★ | Review

Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi | ★★★★★ | Review

Permanent Record by Mary HK Choi | ★★★★★ | Review

The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle | ★★★★ | Review

In a Perfect World by Trish Doller | ★★★★★ | Review

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry | ★★★★★ | Review

Hold Still by Nina LaCour | ★★★★★ | Review

We are Okay by Nina LaCour | ★★★★

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye | ★★★★

Happy Endings by Adèle Geras | ★★★★★

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren | ★★★★★ | Review

Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik | ★★★★★ | Review

Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott | ★★★★★ | Review

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | ★★★★★ | Review

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout History by Various | ★★★ | Review

Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho | ★★★★ | Review

Heartstopper, Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman | ★★★★★ | Review

Heartstopper, Vol. 2 by Alice Oseman | ★★★★★ | Review

Heartstopper, Vol. 3 by Alice Oseman | ★★★★★ | Review

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson | ★★★★★

NOTE: Not pictured because currently loaned out.

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson | ★★★★★ | Review

Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens by Various | ★★★★★ | Review

Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau | ★★★★ | Review

Geekerella by Ashley Poston | ★★★★★ | Review

A List of Cages by Robin Roe | ★★★★★

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell | ★★★★★ | Review

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | ★★★★★

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman | ★★★★ | Review

When My Heart Joins the Thousand by AJ Steiger | ★★★★★ | Review

What is your favorite contemporary romance book?

Posted by:Mary Drover

she/her | yoga teacher | Tibetan Buddhism | part-time witch | full-time author | astronaut in a previous life

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