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To All the Books I've Loved Before: 5 YA Reads to Fall for Next

There’s no denying that one of the newest books-turned-Netflix hits has stolen many hearts over the last few months. But after rereading all of the books and watching the movie at least five times, I’m sure many readers, like me, need something more than a sixth rewatch. It’s hard putting down a book boyfriend, but if you feel like there’s nothing out there for you after Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky, woah woah woah—here are some swoonworthy reads sure to heal your broken hearts.

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

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This book will make you so. freaking. happy. Full of movie nights, yummy food, and late nights at a library, Alice and Takumi’s relationship makes me squee! Alice is a biromantic asexual college student who swore off dating after a bad breakup with her girlfriend, but then comes Takumi, who just about breaks her Cutie Code and things get so good.

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Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting—working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual). Alice is done with dating--no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.

But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).

When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

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There’s nothing better than a really good high school love story, and Emery Lord delivers in this book. After Paige’s first boyfriend died, she completely shut down. But this year, she’s ready to take the world by storm. With Paige and Max, there’s tension, romance, some witty banter, and a deep connection that makes your heart melt with every page. And of course, there’s swimming, adventures, and everything else you could want in a feel-good love story.

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It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

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Rev Fletcher is the perfect book boyfriend—he’s sweet, kind, and one-hundred percent swoonworthy. But he has his demons and so does Emma Blue. When their paths cross, the connection is deep and emotional. I could not put down this book. I recommend that everyone read and fall in love with Rev and Emma.

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Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay...until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.

Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.

When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected. This must-read story will once again have readers falling for Brigid Kemmerer’s emotional storytelling.

Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

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This is another unputdownable book! The chemistry between soccer-superstar Peyton and small-town Owen is just too good. Throw in some lies, secrets, and matters of the heart, and things really get exciting!

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Her heart has to break before it can open.

When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him—and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee—and maybe her dream of going pro—is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if no one believes her.

He has to let someone in before it’s too late.

With her future on the line, Peyton goes to stay with her uncle in a small Tennessee town to focus on her recovery. Dating is the last thing on her mind—until she meets sweet, sexy Owen Law.

But Peyton doesn’t trust her heart, especially when she senses that Owen is hiding something. When their secrets are finally exposed, Peyton has to decide if love is worth fighting for.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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When Dimple Met Rishi is going to be my next read, as I try to recover from Peter Kavinsky! While I haven’t read it yet, I’ve heard only amazing things—that it’s awkward, funny, and of course, swoon-worthy!

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Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers… right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

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