From The Kissing Booth to Set It Up, Netflix has positively dominated the rom-com scene this summer, but the streaming giant’s newest film, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, may just be its best yet. (Not that I’m biased, or anything.)* Based on Jenny Han’s beloved YA novel by the same name, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before follows 16-year-old Lara Jean Song Covey on a year of self-discovery and romance after the secret love letters she’s written to each of her five crushes end up getting mailed to them. (Oops!) The movie has everything I adored in the book: delicious angst, awkward/hilarious misunderstandings, sweet family bonding, and a whole lot of swoon-y moments courtesy of one Mr. Peter Kavinsky, a.k.a. the best fake boyfriend on the planet. In fact, my only complaint about the movie is that it ended, because I just thought: What am I supposed to do now???
If you, too, are desperate to recapture the feeling of watching To All the Boys for the first time, here are 5 books I recommend adding to the top of your to-be-read pile.