Book List

Perfect Books for the Hopeless Romantic

November 21, 2017
Janine Perez
Riveted Editorial Board

Here are the perfect books for fans of YA romance!

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon


Dimple has way too much going on in her life to worry about a relationship. She’s determined to be the best coder she can be, and that means working hard, getting into an exclusive camp, and meeting her female-coding-idol. Too bad her parents have other ideas. They support her hard work and want her to be successful, they just don’t understand what being single has to do with it. Enter Rishi, a hopeless romantic who wants nothing more than to meet his perfect match and move on with the rest of his life. Dimple and Rishi’s parents are convinced the two would be perfect together, so they hatch a plan to get the two to meet. Things don’t quite go smoothly…but they might just work out for the best anyway.

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

love and gelato

After her mother passes away, Lina is sent to Tuscany to visit a father she’s never met before and she’s not exactly happy about it. Sure Italy is cool, but what kind of father hasn’t been around for sixteen years? At first Lina tries to hold a grudge, but Howard actually doesn’t seem like such a bad guy. When Lina’s given her mother’s diary from when she lived in Italy, she begins to uncover some of her mother’s secrets and realizes there’s more to the story of Lina’s mother’s life than she could have ever imagined. Luckily, Lina has the handsome and charming Ren to help her uncover the secrets, explore Tuscany, and fall in love.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Unexpected everything paperback

Andie’s life turns upside down when a political scandal puts her father’s career in jeopardy and throws her summer plans out the window. For the first time, Andie doesn’t have a plan, and she is not a fan. Still, with the help of her best friends, some dogs, and the super cute Clark, this might just be the best summer yet.  But that’s only if Andie is truly able to let go of her control, tear down her walls, and let life happen.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han


Lara Jean has a method of coping with her feelings of unrequited love—she writes letters. But when her letters accidentally get mailed out, Lara Jean’s world turns upside down. Especially when it comes out that one of her great loves may not be so unrequited after all…

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Alex Approximately

Bailey “Mink” Rydell has a huge crush on “Alex,” an online friend she’s been talking to for months. It’s all in good fun since they live across the country from one another…until Bailey moves in with her father, who happens to live right near “Alex.” Too bad she’s too chicken to tell “Alex” about her sudden relocation. Instead, she goes on lying to “Alex” and gets a part time job where she meets the most infuriating human on the planet—Porter. Bailey and Porter butt heads like crazy, but do they actually hate each other, or is it something else? And where does that leave her relationship with “Alex”?

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

lady midnight

Emma and Julian are parabatai. They’re best friends and fighting partners who have sworn an oath to protect each other forever…platonically. They absolutely cannot, under any circumstances, have romantic feelings for one another. Too bad their hearts are not on board with that…

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren


After signing up for a writing class, it takes only one second for Tanner to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him. But love isn’t always easy or simple.

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