Teen Winter Reading: Swoonworthy Reads

Winter Reading is in its final weeks for adults and teens! Try one of these titles just in time for Valentine’s Day to give you all the swoony feels. For more options, check out our extended list.

Remember, anything you read, including books, graphic novels, or even audiobooks can be logged from January 1 – February 28 via Beanstack. Visit mppl.org/winterreading to sign up or to log your books today.

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Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant

Romantic Comedy

Sixteen-year-old Tessa Johnson has never felt like the protagonist in her own life. She’s rarely seen herself reflected in the pages of the romance novels she loves. The only place she’s a true leading lady is in her own writing, in the swoony love stories she shares only with Caroline, her best friend and #1 devoted reader. When Tessa is accepted into the creative writing program of a prestigious art school, she’s excited to finally let her stories shine. But when she goes to her first workshop, the words are just…gone. Fortunately, Caroline has a solution: Tessa just needs to find some inspiration in a real-life love story of her own.

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XOXO by Axie Oh

Fling with Someone Famous

Jenny never had much time for boys, K-pop, or really anything besides her dream of being a professional cellist. But when she finds herself falling for a K-pop idol, she has to decide whether their love is worth the risk.

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Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye

Secret Relationship

Accepting a dare to date a new person every week, a popular teen is unexpectedly asked out by a boy and agrees to a secret five-day relationship that quickly becomes more real than he anticipated.

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The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Love When Facing a Fatal Illness

Told in two voices, sixteen-year-old Audre and Mabel, both young women of color from different backgrounds, fall in love and figure out how to care for each other as one of them faces a fatal illness.