Valentine’s Day Books You Need To Read!

Valentine’s Day is Sunday and while this year is going to be very different, I think self care is always needed. So I made a list of recently published YA romance/contemporary books you need to read for Valentine’s Day! Whether you have plans with someone or not, these books are a great way to love yourself and enjoy some quality me time. Let me know if you’ve read any of these and feel free to leave suggestions for other great romance books!


The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss by Amy Noelle Parks
Published: January 5, 2021
Publisher: Amulet Books
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 368
Rating: star-1star-1star-1star-1

Caleb has always assumed that when she was ready for romance, Evie would choose him. Because he is her best friend, and he loves her, and he has almost kissed her 17 times…

Seventeen-year-old Evie Beckham has never been interested in dating. She’s been fully occupied by her love of mathematics and her frequent battles with anxiety (and besides, she’s always found the idea of kissing to be a little bit icky). But with the help of her best friend and her therapist, Evie’s feeling braver. Maybe even brave enough to enter a prestigious physics competition and to say yes to the new boy who’s been flirting with her…

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Glimpsed by G.F. Miller
Published: January 5, 2021
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy
Pages: 374
Rating: star-1star-1star-1star-1star-1

Perfect for fans of Geekerella and Jenn Bennett, this charming, sparkly rom-com follows a wish-granting teen forced to question if she’s really doing good—and if she has the power to make her own dreams come true.

Charity is a fairy godmother. She doesn’t wear a poofy dress or go around waving a wand, but she does make sure the deepest desires of the student population at Jack London High School come true. And she knows what they want even better than they do because she can glimpse their perfect futures…


You Have A Match by Emma Lord
Published: January 12, 2021
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 320
Rating: star-1star-1star-1star-1

A new love, a secret sister, and a summer she’ll never forget.

From the beloved author of Tweet Cute comes Emma Lord’s You Have a Match, a hilarious and heartfelt novel of romance, sisterhood, and friendship…

When Abby signs up for a DNA service, it’s mainly to give her friend and secret love interest, Leo, a nudge. After all, she knows who she is already: Avid photographer. Injury-prone tree climber. Best friend to Leo and Connie…although ever since the B.E.I. (Big Embarrassing Incident) with Leo, things have been awkward on that front…

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Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce
Published: February 9, 2021
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 336
Rating: star-1star-1star-1.5

After a horrifying public rejection by her crush, Ellie Nichols does what any girl would do: she flees the country. To be more precise, she joins her high school’s study abroad trip to England. While most of her classmates are there to take honors courses and pad their college applications, Ellie is on a quest to rebuild her reputation and self-confidence. And nothing is more of a confidence booster than getting a hot British boyfriend…


Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon
Published: November 17, 2020
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 368
Rating: star-1star-1star-1

From the bestselling author of Frankly in Love comes a contemporary YA rom-com where a case of mistaken identity kicks off a string of (fake) events that just may lead to (real) love.

When Sunny Dae—self-proclaimed total nerd—meets Cirrus Soh, he can’t believe how cool and confident she is. So when Cirrus mistakes Sunny’s older brother Gray’s bedroom—with its electric guitars and rock posters—for Sunny’s own, he sort of, kind of, accidentally winds up telling her he’s the front man of a rock band…

I’ve read all of these recently and I loved them! I’ve been getting more into romances and contemporaries, so this just makes my heart so warm. My fiance and I aren’t doing much this year, but maybe I’ll take time this weekend and revisit these books or check out some other new ones coming up! Happy Valentine’s Day!


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