Who can forget the first time they met irresistible, fast-talking Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables? Or the years that they spent growing up with Harry, Hermione, and Ron? Luckily for us, it truly is the golden age for young adult fiction right now, as YA authors today continue to take the genre in new and incredibly exciting directions. Indeed, young adult books have stepped up onto the literary stage as a powerful genre in its own right, creating role models for all of us and leading important conversations about personhood, gender, sexuality, and race. Without ado, here are the best young adult books of all time. From the author of Throne of Glass comes this equally intense and thrilling YA series, devised as a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
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If Fifty Shades of Grey proved anything, it's that flipping through several hundred pages of NSFW prose is fun and nothing to be embarrassed about. So, please come no pun intended with us into a whole new world of books with stunning sex. Erotica often gets labeled a "guilty pleasure," and while, I mean, yes—there are many campy books to read, some of which are on this list—there's also plenty of erotica that overlaps with genre and literary fiction. In other words, it's fun, it's sexy, and it can be prestigious. Here are 18 books to get you started. If you're into "boy and girl fix each other" romance, then Hardt's books are definitely for you. A hot professor by the name of Gabriel Emerson falls in love with his graduate student Julia Mitchell, even though it's forbidden.
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Just because a work of literature can be a sexual turn-on does not inherently make it less than. Even "smutty" shouldn't have such a negative connotation. Expand your erotic horizons, as it were.