New Book Recommendations for Your 2018 New Year's Resolutions
Now that we're about six weeks into the New Year, this is a great time time to check those resolutions and make sure 2018 is your year to shine! Here, we’ve matched some popular New Year’s resolutions with books that will inspire you to stick to them!
Whether you had resolved to make a fresh start, begin a new romance, find yourself, or explore the courage needed to face your challenges, we’ve got the books for you!
Moving On and Starting Over
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour by Nina LaCour
Marin flees California for college in New York after a family tragedy, leaving behind her former life and her former best friend, Mabel, without a word. But when winter brings a visit from Mabel, Marin must come to terms with the truth about what happened and the truth about herself.
Lovely Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara by Amy McNamara
After surviving the car crash that killed her boyfriend, high school senior Wren Wells runs away to her artistic father’s cabin deep in the woods of Maine, hoping to leave her ghosts behind. But when she meets a mysterious new boy with past troubles of his own, she must decide whether or not a broken heart can be fixed.
Discovering New Romance
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn by Rachel Cohn
During Christmas-time in New York City, sixteen-year-old Lily leaves a red notebook full of dares on a bookstore shelf, waiting for Mr. Right to find it and accept her challenges. So when sixteen-year-old Dash is the first to pick it up, does it mean he’s the one?
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith by Jennifer E. Smith
The romance between sixteen-year-old Lucy Patterson and seventeen-year-old Owen Buckley begins during a New York City blackout, when they spend the night exploring the city and falling in love. Is this new connection strong enough to last a year-long separation?
Finding Your Identity
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirsten Cronn-Mills by Kirsten Cronn-Mills
Transgender teen, and Elvis super-fan, Gabe uses his radio show "Beautiful Music for Ugly Children" to express his true self, free from the disapproval of his parents and classmates. When an opportunity at a hit radio station in Minneapolis comes up, Gabe has to decide whether he is ready to let the world know who he really is off the airwaves.
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg by Bill Konigsberg
Tired of being labeled the "Gay Kid," Rafe Goldberg uses his transfer to an elite Massachusetts prep school to reinvent himself as straight, hoping that people will define him by his personality instead of his sexaulity. But keeping up the charade causes complications, especially when Gabe falls for one of his new guy friends.
Facing New Challenges
The Diviners (Diviners #1) by Libba Bray by Libba Bray
When seventeen-year-old Evie O’Neill moves from her little town in Ohio to live with her occult-obsessed uncle in 1926 New York City, she suddenly finds herself trying to help him solve a series of occult-based murders while also trying to deal with the awakening of her own secret, supernatural powers. The first in a series.
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitzby Hannah Moskowitz
When his family moves to a remote island in the middle of nowhere, in a last-ditch attempt to save his younger brother’s life, Rudy meets Diana, a girl he slowly falls for, and Teeth, a boy with secrets that force Rudy to make the ultimate choice: his happiness or his brother’s life.