The Best YA Books Coming In 2019

I repeat: YA is for everybody.

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It's winter, half the country is covered in snow, and it's time to snuggle up with a fleece blanket and a mug of hot tea and dive into your next favorite YA novel. The genre is perfect for winter hibernation—my favorite YA books are equal parts sincere, heartbreaking, and unflinchingly honest. The kind you can zip through in an afternoon or two.

And though, in the parlance of Demi from Colton's season of The Bachelor, I am an "older woman," I have no qualms about reading these Young Adult novels. The explosive 2018 success of YA book-turned-Netflix movie To All The Boys I've Loved Before proved it once and for all: YA is for everybody. And whether you're knee-deep into the YA world, or trying it out for the first time, there are a ton of YA picks for 2019 you'll fall in love with. Like these...

Jenny Hollander
Digital Director

Jenny is the Digital Director at Marie Claire. A graduate of Leeds University, and a native of London, she moved to New York in 2012 to attend the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the first intern at Bustle when it launched in 2013, and spent five years building out its news and politics department. In 2018 she joined Marie Claire, where she held the roles of Deputy Digital Editor and Director of Content Strategy before becoming Digital Director. Working closely with Marie Claire's exceptional editorial, audience, commercial, and e-commerce teams, Jenny oversees the brand's digital arm, with an emphasis on driving readership. When she isn't editing or knee-deep in Google Analytics, you can find Jenny writing about television, celebrities, her lifelong hate of umbrellas, or (most likely) her dog, Captain. In her spare time, she also writes fiction: her first novel, the thriller EVERYONE WHO CAN FORGIVE ME IS DEAD, was published with Minotaur Books (UK) and Little, Brown (US) in February 2024 and became a USA Today bestseller. She has also written extensively about developmental coordination disorder, or dyspraxia, which she was diagnosed with when she was nine. She is currently working on her second novel.