We've already seen two rounds of Zoella's Book Club collaboration with W.H. Smith and now she's announced that she's joining forces with four YA authors to bring us eight new books high on her recommendation list. If you haven't already seen the books Zoe Sugg chose for her first round and her second round, you should definitely check them out, as we love them all! Without further ado, here are the books Zoe, Jennifer Niven, Amy Alward, Juno Dawson and Chris Russell chose this year.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu has been championed by SO MANY PEOPLE. As a punk rock feminist YA novel, this story will have you gripped at the start and empowered by the end.
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord has the prettiest cover out of these picks, in my opinion and has one of the loveliest stories. We follow Paige, who is struggling to get over the death of her boyfriend, but one year on, decides she needs a plan to help her rejoin the real world.
Orbiting Jupiter is a slightly younger YA novel written by Gary D. Schmidt from the perspective of 12-year-old Jack whose family are caring for Joseph, who was incarcerated for trying to kill a teacher and who has a daughter he's never met. This heartbreaking story is about the struggles of children in a world that forces us to grow up too quickly.
History Is All You Left Me is by one of YA's most popular authors, Adam Silvera and is one that should be read by all! Griffin is struggling to deal with his first love's death and is losing himself in a downward spiral of self-destruction. This book will make you cry your eyes out, but it will teach you so many valuable lessons.
The One Memory of Flora Banks is written by Emily Barr and is about Flora, who has anterograde amnesia, meaning her memory resets every single day. Flora embarks on an adventure literally, and emotionally and it doesn't just change her life, it will change yours too.
After the Fire by Will Hill is a book that is quite a hidden gem in the YA world and I'm glad that Zoella drew attention to it. The synopsis for this book is the best way to describe it, and if this doesn't draw you in, I don't know what will. "Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming."
Girlhood is written by Cat Clarke, who has been described as the queen of emotional suspense. A book about private school, intense themes and character journeys for the ages, you need to read this.
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer is another book on the list that deals with grief, but just like the others on the list, it handles sensitive topics very delicately. A love story that will touch you and leave you emotional, but fulfilled.
Will you be reading any of these books? My personal favourite from the list is The One Memory of Flora Banks, you need to check it out! P.s - if you like the sound of any of these books, just click the name to buy from Amazon!