All 11 Jenny Han Books & Our Favorites!

Jenny Han is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 9 novels, 1 children’s book, and 1 short story. Jenny Han’s books are considered one of the pillars of modern YA – and we can see why! Each of her trilogies have been a hit, and we can’t get enough. Her relatively small number of books means that she is a perfect author to binge-read! We definitely think you should read all her books full of teen perils, love triangles and turbulent twists and turns. Lucky for you, we’re going to show you exactly where to start.

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About Jenny Han

Jenny Han, born September 1980 is an American-Korean author. She was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia before attending School for Government and International Studies in 1998, before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Han received her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in 2006.

Her first book, Shug, was published in 2006 and is about a 12-year-old trying to navigate junior high school.

Han’s writing is such a success that her first onscreen adaption, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, was optioned for an adaption only weeks within its publication. It is no surprise that the sequel went on to win the Young Adult 2015-2016 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. It’s clear her MFA in creative writing didn’t go to waste, as even her debut The Summer I Turned Pretty series proved to be a hit and has now been adapted into an Amazon Prime TV Series.

Jenny Han is currently on a break, although is still fairly active on her Twitter and Instagram.

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Shug (2006)

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Annemarie Wilcox, or Shug as her family calls her, is beginning to think there’s nothing worse than being twelve. She’s too tall, too freckled, and way too flat-chested. Shug is sure that there’s not one good or amazing thing about her. And now she has to start junior high, where the friends she counts most dear aren’t acting so dear anymore — especially Mark, the boy she’s known her whole life through. Life is growing up all around her, and all Shug wants is for things to be like they used to be. How is a person supposed to prepare for what happens tomorrow when there’s just no figuring out today?

Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream (2011)

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Meet Clara Lee.
Likes: her best friends, her grandpa, her little sister (when she’s not being annoying, which is almost always), candy necklaces, and the Apple Blossom Festival.

Dislikes: her little sister (when she’s being annoying, which is almost always), her mom’s yucky fish soup, and bad dreams (even though Grandpa says they mean good luck).

After a bad dream, Clara Lee has a whole day of good luck. But when her luck changes, she upsets her friends and family. Will Clara Lee have good luck again in time to try out for the Little Miss Apple Pie pageant?

Jenny Han Series

The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy

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The Summer I Turned Pretty

“It’s hard to throw away history. It was like you were throwing away a part of yourself.”

Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

Everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Belly has known brothers Jerimiah and Conrad since her very first summer. They have been her friends, her brothers, her crushes, and everything that paints the summer with excitement. It only takes one summer for everything to change. Belly and Jerimiah find a new undercurrent to their relationship. Belly and Conrad’s relationship rides on a riptide. The meaning of summer may never be the same.

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It's Not Summer Without You book cover.

It’s Not Summer Without You

“We stood there, looking at each other, saying nothing. But it was the kind of nothing that meant everything.”

Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You

Belly used to count down the days until summer but not this time. Everything that was good has fallen apart. However, when Conrad disappears, Belly knows that it’s up to her to bring the trio back: Belly, Conrad, and Jerimiah. If this summer is the last it has to end the way it began – together, at Cousins Beach.

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We’ll Always Have Summer

“Maybe that was how it was with all first loves. They own a little piece of your heart, always.”

Jenny Han, We’ll Always Have Summer

With two years of college under their belt together, Jerimiah and Belly’s relationship is proving more rocky than expected. Has Belly ever truly got over Conrad? This question floats to the surface of her brain after Jerimiah breaks her heart. Belly is forced to confront herself and think carefully, once and for all, which of the brothers has her heart?

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The Summer I Turned Pretty

Burn for Burn (with Siobhan Vivian)

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Burn for Burn

“I’m sick of waiting for karma. Karma can suck it.”

Jenny Han, Burn for Burn

Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.

None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.

With an alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently...” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.

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Fire with Fire

“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. a burn for a burn. a life for a life. that's how all this got started. and that's how it's going to end.”

Jenny Han, Fire with Fire

Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance.

Not even close.

Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, burn for a burn. A broken heart for a broken heart. The girls are up to the task. They’ll make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and then they will crush him. It’s the only way he’ll learn.

It seems once a fire is lit, the only thing you can do is let it burn...

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Ashes to Ashes

“What we had was perfect, and it was finite in the way that all good things are. Nothing gold can stay.”

Jenny Han, Ashes to Ashes

New Year's Eve ended with a bang and Mary, Kat and Lillia may not be prepared for what is to come.

After Rennie's death, Kat and Lillia try to put the pieces together of what happened to her. They both blame themselves. If Lillia hadn't left with Reeve... If Kat had only stayed with Rennie... Things could have been different. Now they will never be the same.

Only Mary knows the truth about that night. Now Mary is out for blood. Will she leave anything in her wake or will all that remain be ashes?

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Ashes to Ashes

To All The Boys I've Loved Before


To All The Boys I've Loved Before

“When someone's been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it's like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you're just clutching air and grit.”

Jenny Han, To All The Boys I've Loved Before

o All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed.

Somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters.

As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

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P.S. I Still Love You

“People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not. There’s no telling how long you will have them near.”

Jenny Han,P.S. I Still Love You

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.

They were just pretending. Until they weren’t. And now Lara Jean has to learn what it's like to be in a real relationship and not just a make-believe one.

But when another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him suddenly return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean

“Being vulnerable, letting people in, getting hurt... it's all part of being in love.”

Jenny Han, Always and Forever, Lara Jean

There’s so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home on the weekends. Life couldn’t be more perfect!

At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks . . .

Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans—but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jenny Han's newest book?

Jenny Han's newest book is the final instalment in the To All The Boys I've Loved Before trilogy: Always and Forever, Lara Jean.

Who is Jenny Han dating?

As far as we can find, Jenny Han is currently single.

To All The Boys I've Loved Before takes the crown with over 700,000 ratings on Goodreads, with a 4.07 star average.

Is Jenny Han still writing books?

Unfortunately, it seems Han is taking a short break from writing. The author claims that she has 'found less time for prose'. It makes sense, considering Han has been focusing on the To All The Boys I've Loved Before movie series, as well as the recent Summer I Turned Pretty Amazon Prime show.

We hope she comes back to writing soon!
For now, we can anticipate season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty, adapted from The Summer I Turned Pretty: It's Not Summer Without You.

What is the order of the Jenny Han books?

Book covers of all 3 books in the trilogy

The Summer I Turned Pretty

  1. The Summer I Turned Pretty (2009)
  2. It's Not Summer Without You (2010)
  3. We'll Always Have Summer (2011)

Burn for Burn (with Siobhan Vivian)

  1. Burn for Burn (2012)
  2. Fire with Fire (2013)
  3. Ashes to Ashes (2014)

To All The Boys I've Loved Before

  1. To All The Boys I've Loved Before (2014)
  2. P.S I Still Love You (2015)
  3. Always and Forever, Lara Jean (2017)

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