As a voracious reader, especially of teen/YA literature, I have many favorites to recommend! 💜 The linked lists constitute all the books I’ve enjoyed most within the past five years. For each entry, I’ve listed the title, author, genre, and any central marginalized representation.
(Some entries have been removed due to the hurtful behavior of the respective authors.)
2022 New Additions
JANUARY 2022: Forgotten Gods by Marie Rutkoski: teen romantic fantasy duology, lesbian non-white main character, queer main character, sapphic romance
JANUARY 2022: Kingdom of Cards by Janella Angeles: teen romantic fantasy duology inspired by The Phantom of the Opera, non-white characters
JANUARY 2022: All These Bodies by Kendare Blake: teen historical horror standalone
JANUARY 2022: I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee: teen romantic contemporary standalone, bisexual Korean-American main character, bisexual Korean-American love interest, variously diverse central characters