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YA Rom-Coms Releasing in 2020

February 19, 2020

YA Rom-Coms 2020

It’s official—2020 is the year of YA rom-coms! I’ve always been a huge fan of rom-coms, so I am so excited for all of these upcoming releases this year. If you don’t want to wait, check out these 9 rom-coms that are in stores now!


How to Speak BoyHOW TO SPEAK BOY

Release Date: January 7, 2020

Publisher: Swoon Reads

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“Two sworn enemies start to fall in love through anonymous notes in How to Speak Boy, a fun and charming YA novel from Tiana Smith.”

 

Tweet Cute

TWEET CUTE

Release Date: January 21, 2020

Publisher: Wednesday Books

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“A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.”

 

Only Mostly Devastated

ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED

Release Date: March 3, 2020

Publisher: Wednesday Books

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets Clueless in this boy-meets-boy spin on Grease.

 

 

Meet Me at MidnightMEET ME AT MIDNIGHT

Release Date: April 7, 2020

Publisher: Tor Teen

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“They have a love-hate relationship with summer.”

 

 

The Best Laid PlansTHE BEST LAID PLANS

Release Date: April 7, 2020

Publisher: Razorbill

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“High school senior Keely Collins takes on firsts, lasts, and everything in between in this sweet, sex-positive rom-com for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny Han.”

 

What I Like About YouWHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU

Release Date: April 7, 2020

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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Can a love triangle have only two people in it? Online, it can…but in the real world, it’s more complicated.

 

The Perfect EscapeTHE PERFECT ESCAPE

Release Date: April 7, 2020

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

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Love is a battlefield in this hysterical rom-com debut, perfect for fans of Jenny Han.

 

 

Four Days of You and MeFOUR DAYS OF YOU AND ME

Release Date: May 5, 2020

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

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Are they meant to be, or better apart? A new swoon-worthy romance following a couple’s love story on the same date over four years.”

 

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit SweetlyTHE LIFE AND (MEDIEVAL) TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY

Release Date: May 5, 2020

Publisher: Page Street Kids

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Moxie meets A Knight’s Tale as Kit Sweetly slays sexism, bad bosses, and bad luck to become a knight at a medieval-themed restaurant.

 

By the BookBY THE BOOK

Release Date: May 12, 2020

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

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“In this clever YA rom-com debut perfect for fans of Kasie West and Ashley Poston, a teen obsessed with nineteenth-century literature tries to cull advice on life and love from her favorite classic heroines to disastrous results—especially when she falls for the school’s resident Lothario.”

 

The Henna WarsTHE HENNA WARS

Release Date: May 12, 2020

Publisher: Page Street Kids

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When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom-com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses.”

 

Date Me, Bryson KellerDATE ME, BRYSON KELLER

Release Date: May 19, 2020

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

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What If It’s Us meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in this upbeat and heartfelt boy-meets-boy romance that feels like a modern twist on a ’90s rom-com!

 

Now That I've Found YouNOW THAT I’VE FOUND YOU

Release Date: June 2, 2020

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

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Kristina Forest’s Now That I’ve Found You is a YA novel about searching for answers, love, and your eccentric grandma in all the wrong places.

 

The Falling in Love MontageTHE FALLING IN LOVE MONTAGE

Release Date: June 9, 2020

Publisher: HarperTeen

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Two girls embark on a summer of montage-worthy dates (with a few strings attached) in this hilarious and heartfelt lesbian rom-com that’s perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han.

 

I'll Be the OneI’LL BE THE ONE

Release Date: June 16, 2020

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

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“The world of K-Pop has never met a star like this. Debut author Lyla Lee delivers a deliciously fun, thoughtful rom-com celebrating confidence and body positivity—perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Julie Murphy.”

 

Today Tonight TomorrowTODAY TONIGHT TOMORROW

Release Date: June 16, 2020

Publisher: Simon Pulse

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The Hating Game meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlistby way of Morgan Matson in this unforgettable romantic comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours.”

 

Keep My Heart in San FranciscoKEEP MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO

Release Date: Junes 23, 2020

Publisher: Simon Pulse

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Sparks fly when two ex-best-friends team up to save a family business in this swoon-worthy and witty debut perfect for fans of Jenn Bennett and Sarah Dessen.

 

10 Things I Hate About Pinky10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT PINKY

Release Date: June 30, 2020

Publisher: Simon Pulse

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“The delightful follow-up to When Dimple Met Rishi and There’s Something about Sweetie, which follows Ashish’s friends Pinky and Samir as they pretend to date in order to achieve their individual goals, to disastrous and hilarious results.

 

More Than Just a Pretty FaceMORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE

Release Date: August 4, 2020

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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For fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han, a sweetly funny YA rom-com debut about falling in love, familial expectations, and being a Renaissance Man.

 

Recommended for YouRECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Release Date: September 1, 2020

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets You’ve Got Mail in this charming and hilarious rom-com following two teen booksellers whose rivalry is taken to the next level as they compete for the top bookseller bonus.”

 

Rent a BoyfriendRENT A BOYFRIEND

Release Date: September 1, 2020

Publisher: Simon Pulse

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets The Farewell in this incisive romantic comedy about a college student who hires a fake boyfriend to appease her traditional Taiwanese parents, to disastrous results, from the acclaimed author of American Panda.”

 

The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-KissTHE QUANTUM WEIRDNESS OF THE ALMOST-KISS

Release Date: September 8, 2020

Publisher: Amulet Books

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“A debut YA rom-com about smart girls, love-struck boys, and quantum theory.”

 

K-pop ConfidentialK-POP CONFIDENTIAL

Release Date: September 15, 2020

Publisher: Point

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A Korean-American girl travels to Seoul in hopes of debuting in a girl group at the same K-pop company behind the most popular boy band on the planet in this romantic coming-of-age novel about chasing big dreams, for fans of Mary H. K. Choi and Jenny Han.

 

The Code for Love and HeartbreakTHE CODE FOR LOVE AND HEARTBREAK

Release Date: October 6, 2020

Publisher: Inkyard Press

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In this contemporary romcom retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma by USA TODAY bestselling author Jillian Cantor, there’s nothing more complex—or unpredictable—than love.

 

One Way or AnotherONE WAY OR ANOTHER

Release Date: October 6, 2020

Publisher: Scholastic Press

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Sliding Doors meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in a sweet, smart holiday romance about a girl who decides to stop letting her anxiety stand in the way of true love.

 

The Meet-Cute ProjectTHE MEET-CUTE PROJECT

Release Date: October 20, 2020

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Save the Date in this sweet and hijinks-filled rom-com about a teen girl who will do whatever it takes to find a date for her sister’s wedding.”

 

Which rom-coms are you excited for this year? Did I miss any?

12 Comments

  • Reply Kristi @ConfessionsofaYAReader February 19, 2020 at 8:01 AM

    So many of these sound cute. I know I have a few on my TBR already, but might have to add more.

    • Reply Jordan February 19, 2020 at 7:42 PM

      Yay! Hope you enjoy the ones you pick up!

  • Reply Jennifer February 19, 2020 at 10:41 AM

    If We Were Us by K.L. Walther! It is a charming boarding school rom-com from SourcebooksFire, coming out June 2nd!

    • Reply Jordan February 19, 2020 at 7:42 PM

      I was looking at that one and wasn’t sure if it was a rom-com or more of a contemporary romance. Glad to hear it’s a rom-com as I’ll add it to my list!

  • Reply Amber @ YA Indulgences February 19, 2020 at 4:01 PM

    Ah, this post makes me smile so hard! I’m in love with the thought of all these lovely looking romances! I’ve made a few posts this year because there’s so many. There’s also I Hate You, Fuller James which I just remembered from Twitter. I am so, so excited for Ten Things I Hate About Pinky, I’ll Be The One and Recommended For You. And Today, Tonight, Tomorrow and Four Days of You and Me.

    And Tweet Cute and What I Like About You.

    Okay, I just really want them all.

    • Reply Jordan February 19, 2020 at 7:41 PM

      oooh I haven’t heard of I Hate You, Fuller James! I’ll check it out!

  • Reply I'm All Booked Up February 20, 2020 at 6:54 PM

    A lot of these are on our TBR.

  • Reply Sam@wlabb February 21, 2020 at 2:40 AM

    I love that there are so many rom-coms to enjoy, because they are my favorite! I already read five of these and have another 8 waiting on my kindle. It’s going to be a LOT of good reading

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  • Reply Louis Mattox March 6, 2020 at 11:56 PM

    This list is amazing! I love rom-coms and since there are so many new books coming out this year it’s nice to a list to navigate by. I looking to reading almost all of the books on your list but especially, I’LL BE THE ONE by Lyla Lee! It’s film rights have already been bought by HBO Max, so we can hope to see it on the small screen sometime soon! Yay!

  • Reply Louis Mattox March 6, 2020 at 11:57 PM

    This list is amazing! I love rom-coms and since there are so many new books coming out this year, it’s nice to have a list to navigate by. I looking forward to reading almost all of the books on your list but especially, I’LL BE THE ONE by Lyla Lee! It’s film rights have already been bought by HBO Max, so we can hope to see it on the small screen sometime soon! Yay!

  • Reply Danielle Hammelef March 7, 2020 at 6:50 AM

    This is an excellent list. I like to mix up my reading genres so I’ll be referring to your list often. I’ve only read Tweet Cute so far, but absolutely loved it.

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