Books about Relatable

  1. About a Boy

    by Nick Hornby
    A man reevaluates his life when he meets an awkward 12-year-old boy.

    Set in 1993 London, About a Boy features two main protagonists: Will Freeman, a 36-year-old bachelor, and Marcus Brewer, an incongruous schoolboy described as 'introverted' by his suicidal mother, ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Big Stone Gap

    by Adriana Trigiani
    A small-town woman's journey of self-discovery, finding love and purpose in unexpected places.

    Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed ... (Goodreads)

  3. Bridget Jones's Diary

    by Helen Fielding
    A woman's comedic journey of self-discovery, navigating the pitfalls of modern dating.

    The plot is focused on Bridget's love life. She worries on a regular basis about dying without someone and going on to be eaten by dogs when her singleness causes her death not to be discovered ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Just a Geek: Unflinchingly Honest Tales of the Search for Life, Love, and Fulfillment Beyond the Starship Enterprise

    by Wil Wheaton
    Autobiographical essays by Wil Wheaton, reflecting on his life as a former child actor and his journey to find fulfillment beyond his role in Star Trek.

    Wil Wheaton has never been one to take the conventional path to success. Despite early stardom through his childhood role in the motion picture "Stand By Me," and growing up on television as Wesley ... (Goodreads)

  5. Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

    by Liz Prince
    A young woman's exploration of gender identity, and the challenges she faces growing up.

    Growing up, Liz Prince wasn't a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing pretty princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn't exactly one of the guys, either. She was ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Unexpected Everything

    by Morgan Matson
    A summer of surprises and new beginnings, as a teenage girl discovers the importance of family and friends.

    Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important ... (Goodreads)

  7. Eileen

    by Ottessa Moshfegh
    Eileen, a disturbed young woman, works at a boys' prison and becomes involved in a crime. A dark and unsettling character study.

    The story of an unhappy 24-year-old woman named Eileen who works at a prison, and what happens to her during a bitter Massachusetts winter in 1964. The novel was well received by, The New York Times, ... (Wikipedia)

  8. A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure

    by Marlena de Blasi
    A memoir of a couple's move to Tuscany, their struggles and joys in adapting to a new culture, and the food and people they encounter.

    They had met and married on perilously short acquaintance, she an American chef and food writer, he a Venetian banker. Now they were taking another audacious leap, unstitching their ties with ... (Goodreads)

  9. Full Disclosure

    by Dee Henderson
    Investigator Ann Silver must navigate a complex web of secrets and lies to solve a high-profile case and protect those she loves.

    Dee Henderson Is Back! Ann Silver is a cop's cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help local law enforcement on the worst of cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is ... (Barnes & Noble)

  10. Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing up Groovy and Clueless

    by Susan Jane Gilman
    A humorous memoir of a woman's journey through adolescence and adulthood, exploring her identity and experiences as a feminist and a daughter of the 60s counterculture.

    From the author of, Kiss My Tiara, comes a funny and poignant collection of true stories about women coming of age that for once isn't about finding a date. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. Anybody Out There?

    by Marian Keyes
    A woman, struggling with depression, searches for love and acceptance.

    Anna Walsh is officially a wreck. Physically broken and emotionally shattered, she lies on her parents' Dublin sofa with only one thing on her mind: getting back to New York. New York means her best ... (Goodreads)

  12. Nights of Rain and Stars

    by Maeve Binchy
    A group of strangers on holiday in a small Greek village, coming together through tragedy and joy.

    In a small town in Greece , a group of people witness a boating accident and subsequently become tangled in each other's lives. Thomas is a California university professor escaping from a tense ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Just as Long as We're Together

    by Judy Blume
    Stephanie navigates the ups and downs of middle school with her best friends, dealing with family issues and growing up along the way.

    From the, New York Times, bestselling author of, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and the adult bestseller, In the Unlikely Event, comes a tale of family, friendship, and pre-teen life like only ... (Barnes & Noble)

  14. Fangirl

    by Rainbow Rowell
    A young woman's struggles to find her place in the world, reconciling her own identity with her fandom obsessions.

    A coming-of-age tale of fanfiction, family, and first love. Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan.... But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she's really good at it. ... (Goodreads)

  15. Five Point Someone: What Not to Do at IIT

    by Chetan Bhagat
    Three friends at IIT navigate their way through college, learning life lessons along the way.

    The book is narrated by Hari, with some small passages by his friends Ryan and Alok, as well as a letter by Hari's girlfriend Neha Cherian. It deals with the lives of the 3 friends, whose elation on ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Summer Sisters

    by Judy Blume
    Two teenage girls' deepening friendship, and the changing dynamics of their lives over a span of two decades.

    The novel begins with a phone call from Caitlin to Vix. Caitlin calls to tell Vix that she is marrying Vix's ex-boyfriend and first love, Bru. Vix is shocked and becomes sick with the news. ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Big Mushy Happy Lump

    by Sarah Andersen
    A collection of humorous comics exploring the struggles of everyday life.

    Sarah Andersen's second comics collection picks up right where the first left off - huddled under a pile of blankets avoiding the responsibilities of the real world. These new comics (and illustrated ... (Goodreads)

  18. She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana

    by Haven Kimmel
    A memoir of growing up in a small town in Indiana, where the author finds inspiration in the women around her who defy societal expectations.

    The # 1 New York Times bestseller A Girl Named Zippy was a rare and welcome treat: a memoir of a happy childhood. Spunky, strong-willed, and too smart for her own good, Zippy Jarvis brought readers ... (Barnes & Noble)

  19. Sisters

    by Raina Telgemeier
    A graphic novel about the ups and downs of sisterhood, as two siblings navigate family, friendship, and growing up together.

    Three weeks. Two sisters. One car. A True Story Raina can’t wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she’s also a cranky, ... (Goodreads)

  20. Waiting on You

    by Kristan Higgins
    After a decade, Colleen and Lucas reunite in their hometown, but their past and present relationships complicate their second chance at love.

    Is your first love worth a second chance…?, Colleen O'Rourke is in love with love…just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. Is It Just Me?

    by Miranda Hart
    An exploration of the joys, challenges and complexities of everyday life.

    10th Anniversary of hit TV show. A Sunday Times Number One Bestseller, Miranda Hart will carry you along with the sheer force of her charm, bumbling cheer and charisma. -, Sunday Express, Well hello ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. Vinegar Girl

    by Anne Tyler
    A retelling of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" set in modern day Baltimore.

    Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Kate Battista feels stuck. How did ... (Goodreads)

  23. Real Friends

    by Shannon Hale
    A story of friendship, exploring the highs and lows of navigating relationships.

    “Fresh and funny.” —,New York Times, Book Review Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to ... (Barnes & Noble)

  24. A Beautiful Wedding

    by Jamie McGuire
    A novella that follows the wedding of Abby and Travis from the "Beautiful Disaster" series.

    You know that Abby Abernathy unexpectedly became Mrs. Maddox. But what do you really know? You know that Abby Abernathy unexpectedly became Mrs. Maddox. But what do you really know? Why did Abby pop ... (Barnes & Noble)

  25. Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded

    by Hannah Hart
    A memoir of Hannah Hart's life, from her childhood to her rise to internet fame, with a focus on mental health and personal growth.

    NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER,, With a New Afterword by the Author, ,"By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Hannah Hart’s new book is a roaring, beautiful, and profoundly human account of an ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. After the Storm

    by Linda Castillo
    Chief of Police Kate Burkholder investigates a murder in the aftermath of a devastating tornado in Amish country.


  27. Girl Online

    by Zoe Sugg
    A teenage girl blogs anonymously about her struggles with anxiety and falls in love with a boy she meets in New York City.

    The novel surrounds Penny Porter, a 15 year old living with her parents in Brighton. Penny starts blogging about her problems, such as school drama, friends, family, boys and the panic attacks she ... (Wikipedia)

  28. The Rest of Us Just Live Here

    by Patrick Ness
    A story of a group of normal teens in an extraordinary world of superheroes.

    Six starred reviews! A bold and irreverent YA novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable,, The Rest of Just Live Here, is from novelist Patrick Ness, author of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  29. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

    by Isabel Quintero
    Gabi, a Mexican-American teenager, navigates through her senior year of high school while dealing with family drama, body image issues, and discovering her own identity.

    Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary: college applications, Cindy's pregnancy, Sebastian's coming out, the cute boys, her father's meth habit, and the food she craves. ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

    by Issa Rae
    A collection of humorous essays about the author's experiences as an awkward black girl navigating through life.

    In the bestselling tradition of Sloan Crosley’s I Was Told There’d Be Cake and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? , a collection of humorous essays on what it’s like to be unabashedly ... (Goodreads)

  31. It's Not Summer Without You

    by Jenny Han
    A teenage girl's summer of romance, friendship, and family secrets.

    Belly finds out what comes after falling in love in this follow-up to, The Summer I Turned Pretty, from the, New York Times, bestselling author of, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, (now a major ... (Barnes & Noble)

  32. Split Second

    by Kasie West
    Teenager Addie can see into the future, but when she sees a boy's death, she has only one week to change his fate.

    Kasie West delivers nail-biting suspense and heart-pounding romance in the thrilling sequel to Pivot Point . Addie has always been able to see the future when faced with a choice, but that doesn't ... (Barnes & Noble)

  33. Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked

    by Barbara Park
    Junie B. and her classmates go on a field trip, but end up stranded on a deserted island.

    Since her debut over 10 years ago, kids, parents, teachers, and librarians have been laughing themselves silly with Junie B. Jones Listening to the boisterous Junie B. on audio is the perfect way to ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Vacationers

    by Emma Straub
    A family vacation in Mallorca reveals secrets and tensions among the Post family.

    For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and ... (Goodreads)

  35. Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem

    by Kevin DeYoung
    A guide to help busy people find rest and balance in their lives by prioritizing and focusing on what truly matters.

    Constant busyness is dangerous for our souls. In this short, honest, and often humorous book, DeYoung rejects the “busyness as usual” mindset, helping us to make time for the things that really ... (Barnes & Noble)

  36. Curse of the Spellmans

    by Lisa Lutz
    A quirky family of private investigators grapple with secrets, lies, and curses while solving a mysterious case.

    THEY'RE BAAAAACK. Their first caper,, The Spellman Files, was a, New York Times, bestseller and earned comparisons to the books of Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich. Now the Spellmans, a highly ... (Goodreads)

  37. Felicity: An American Girl

    by Valerie Tripp
    Felicity, a young girl in colonial America, navigates the challenges of growing up during the Revolutionary War.

    Felicity falls in love with a beautiful horse named Penny. When she discovers that the owner is cruel, she is determined to find a way to save Penny. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  38. Evening Class

    by Maeve Binchy
    A group of strangers come together to learn Italian, forging relationships, finding love and understanding.

    Among the many evening classes starting all over Dublin is an 'Introduction to Italian'. On the surface it could be just one of hundreds in which some students will succeed and some will fall along ... (Goodreads)

  39. We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story

    by Josh Sundquist
    A humorous memoir of the author's attempts to understand why he's never had a girlfriend.

    From Paralympic ski racer and YouTube star, Josh Sundquist, comes an always-funny (and sometimes-awkward) memoir about teenage misadventures. When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention ... (Barnes & Noble)

  40. Maine

    by J. Courtney Sullivan
    Four generations of women in an Irish-American family confront their past and present during a summer in Maine.

    In her best-selling debut, Commencement, J. Courtney Sullivan explored the complicated and contradictory landscape of female friendship. Now, in her highly anticipated second novel, Sullivan takes us ... (Goodreads)

  41. The 3 Mistakes of My Life

    by Chetan Bhagat
    Three friends start a business, but their dreams and lives are shattered by natural disasters and religious conflict.

    In late-2000, a young boy in Ahmedabad called Govind dreamt of having a business. To accomodate his friends Ish and Omi's passion, they open a cricket shop. Govind's wants to make money and thinks ... (Goodreads)

  42. Family

    by Karen Kingsbury
    A heart-wrenching story of a family's struggles to overcome loss and reunite.

    A Sensational Trial When Katy Hart travels to Los Angeles to testify against the knife-wielding fan who tried to kill her, she is hunted by paparazzi who quickly realize she is the mystery woman ... (Goodreads)

  43. Princess on the Brink

    by Meg Cabot
    Mia's life is turned upside down when she discovers she's a princess. Now she must navigate royal life while dealing with typical teenage drama.

    The book opens on the first day of school and Mia Thermopolis is now a high school junior . Her best friend, Lilly Moscovitz, is dating J.P (formerly The Guy Who Hates It When They Put Corn In His ... (Wikipedia)

  44. The Unknown Soldier

    by Väinö Linna
    A Finnish soldier's experiences during World War II, highlighting the harsh realities of war and its impact on individuals and society.

    The Unknown Soldier is a story about the Continuation War between Finland and Soviet Union, told from the viewpoint of ordinary Finnish soldiers. Gritty and realistic, it was partly intended to ... (Goodreads)

  45. Big Boned

    by Meg Cabot
    Heather Wells, a former pop star, solves mysteries at a college dorm while dealing with body image issues and romantic entanglements.

    Life is reasonably rosy for plus-size ex-pop star turned Assistant Dormitory Director and sometime sleuth Heather Wells. Her freeloading ex-con dad is finally moving out. She still yearns for her hot ... (Goodreads)

  46. Best Friends Forever

    by Jennifer Weiner
    Two childhood friends, now adults, navigate the ups and downs of their friendship and personal lives.

    From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes "a smart, witty fairy tale for grownups" (Maureen Corrigan, NPR). Addie Downs and Valerie Adler will be best friends forever. That’s what ... (Barnes & Noble)

  47. Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries

    by Helen Fielding
    Bridget Jones navigates the ups and downs of pregnancy and motherhood while trying to figure out who the father of her baby is.

    Bridget Jones is a Bangor University graduate. She is a 32-year-old single woman whose life is a satirized version of the stereotypical single London 30-something in the 1990s and very unlucky in ... (Wikipedia)

  48. On the Fence

    by Kasie West
    Charlie, a tomboy, finds herself questioning her identity and falling in love with her best friend. A coming-of-age story about self-discovery and first love.

    She's a tomboy. He's the boy next door. With three older brothers, Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, has always been more comfortable calling the shots on a basketball court than flirting with the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  49. Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

    by Helen Fielding
    A humorous and relatable account of a single woman's life, love, and career struggles in London.

    In the course of the year recorded in Bridget Jones's Diary , Bridget confides her hopes, her dreams, and her monstrously fluctuating poundage, not to mention her consumption of 5277 cigarettes and ... (Goodreads)

  50. One Tiny Lie

    by K.A. Tucker
    A college student's lie spirals out of control, leading to a web of deceit and unexpected love.

    In this follow-up novel to the top-selling, Ten Tiny Breaths, Livie Cleary faces a new set of challenges as she navigates freshman year at Princeton, wild parties, and the gorgeous rowing team ... (Barnes & Noble)

  51. First & Then

    by Emma Mills
    A high school girl navigates her way through family drama, crushes, and unexpected friendships.

    Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the ... (Goodreads)

  52. The Next Best Thing

    by Jennifer Weiner
    A young woman's dream of creating a TV show becomes a reality, but she soon realizes that success comes with a price.

    Blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner returns with an irresistible story about a young woman trying to make it in Hollywood… At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders headed west with ... (Goodreads)

  53. Wifey

    by Judy Blume
    A suburban housewife's search for fulfillment and self-discovery through extramarital affairs.

    The story follows the life of bored 1970s New Jersey housewife, Sandy Pressman, who decides to reinvigorate her life by having an extramarital affair with an old high school boyfriend. This decision ... (Wikipedia)

  54. My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut

    by Hannah Hart
    A humorous cookbook and memoir that combines recipes with personal anecdotes and life lessons.

    One day, lonely cubicle dweller and otherwise bored New York City transplant Hannah Hart decided to make a fake cooking show for a friend back home in California. She opened her laptop, pulled out ... (Goodreads)

  55. Until There Was You

    by Kristan Higgins
    A small-town girl returns home and falls for her high school crush, but he's engaged to her sister.

    Posey Osterhagen can't complain. She owns a successful architectural salvaging company, she's surrounded by her lovable, if off-center, family and she has a boyfriend—sort of. Still, something's ... (Barnes & Noble)

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