Hello, everyone! I’m back with a recommendation post and the topic of this one is similar books to Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. If you haven’t read the trilogy or at least watched the movie that’s on Netflix, I strongly recommend you stop what you’re doing and get on this wagon. It’s so popular for a great reason!
If you’ve already read the books and watched the movie, like I did, then you might be a bit hang up on those and maybe you’re looking for similar books to read. If that’s your case, then rest assured, I’ve got your back!
In my humble opinion, Jenny Han is the queen of fluff and her books always felt very relatable to me, in a way that not many books do. Even so, I’d attempt to recommend you a few books that have fluffy romances, the fake relationship trope (maybe in some cases, at least), a protagonist that you might relate to a lot and
a love interest that is like Peter Kavinsky (sorry, there’s no other Peter Kavinsky).
#1. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
This one is so cute and sweet, it has the hate-to-love trope, penpals, it reminds me of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before mostly because of the romance, the protagonist is socially awkward and shy like Lara Jean and the love interest is so much more confident and one of the popular guys.
I loved it, it’s my favorite book from Kasie West, who is definitely great at writing fluffy books.
#2. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
I have a review of this one where I fangirled for some time about how great it is, you can read it here.
Gideon reminds me so much of Peter because he’s so nice and supportive of Claudia even though he’s a jock. Claudia is a girl gamer, the family dynamics are amazing, there’s sisterly love here as well, there are more friendships and it’s so fluffy. I adore it.
I don’t think I’ve heard anyone say they didn’t like this cute book. Go for it!
#3. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
I would say this is a bit more mature and not as fluffy as To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, but it’s still a very cute, romantic contemporary romance that I would recommend. A lot of their romance happens through texting, even though they’ve already met before when they start texting and they become each other’s emergency contact, being very supportive of one another through their struggles.
You can check my full review of it here.
#4. Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington
Bands, second-chance love, lots of angst and tension. This one reminds me more of the second book in Han’s trilogy, P.S. I Still Love You, I absolutely adored how it shifted from present where Vee and Cam are broken up and not talking, but having to be on the same reality show to the past where they used to be dating and very in love.
You can check out my full review along with a playlist for this book here.
#5. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
The romance in this one is absolutely adorable and the book is one of my favourite ya contemporary because of how cute it is. This one also has a movie adaptation out (that I haven’t watched yet, but I’m very much looking forward to), everyone has been raving about how amazing it is.
Simon + Oreo /// Lara Jean + cookies – both of these books will make your sweet tooth worse.
#6. Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour
I’m so in love with this cover, I’ve read it a while ago, but I remember well that the romance is very soft and lovely. I adored it and I also liked the way the film industry was depicted here.
There were so many unique aspects in this book and I would totally recommend it if you’re looking for a cute romance, it’s perfect to give you those summer-y feelings. I’m still in denial about summer ending *CRY*
A few books with the fake-relationship trope a.k.a the superior trope
- Act Like It by Lucy Parker – 4/5 stars, New Adult
- The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata – 4/5 stars, New Adult
- The Fill-in Boyfriend by Kasie West – 3/5 stars, Young Adult
- The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen – 2.5/5 stars, Young Adult
Did you watch To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before movie? What did you think about it?
What books remind you of this trilogy?