We pulled up the stats and crunched the numbers. Sure, 2020 sucked, but we managed to keep on posting, and y’all managed to keep on reading. So which posts helped you get through this dumpster fire of a year? Let’s take a little trip down memory lane and revisit our most-visited posts of 2020. Turns out, when times get tough, the tough read romance. ONWARD.

10. FYA’s Grown-Up Guide to Romance Novels: Spotlight on Christina Lauren

We squeezed six Christina Lauren books into one post and y’all still had a ton of favorites we didn’t mention. This bestie romance writing duo is a MACHINE.

9. Buy This Book

Cover By the Book: A girl sitting at a table drinking coffee and reading looks at a boy standing outside the window.

Confession: if you look back at our previous years’ top ten posts, it’s actually sort of rare for a good old fashioned book report to make the cut unless it’s, like, the H U G E finale of a Hunger-Games-level trilogy. But this year was different! Y’all were vibing with book reports, and this cute book-centric rom-com was exactly what we all needed.

8. Stream It: ELITE, Season 1

poster for Elite TV series with teens in school uniforms

Sometimes its fun to binge fake drama when real world drama becomes too much. Hence: Elite. It’s like Gossip Girl but with more murder, in Europe!


2020 was a big year for reviving the biggest trilogies of the early aughts. Some of us were curious what Collins would deliver in President Snow’s origin story – did you read it?

6. FYA’s Grown-Up Guide to Romance Novels: THE BRIDGERTONS by Julia Quinn

Timely! We had lots of opinions about the Bridgerton series, which we chose to feature in our romance guide before the show aired later this year. Mostly, we here at FYA were NOT FANS! But to each their own…hating these books only made us more intruiged to see how Shonda would adapt them for Netflix (spoiler alert: we are obsessed with the show!).

5. There Are More Things In Heaven And Earth

Proof that we’re all still trying to catch the high of reading that first Twilight book back in 2005. Mandy C. writes, “Crave isn’t a rewrite of Twilight, nor is it a farce, but Wolff obviously knew what she was doing when she wrote this book, and she doesn’t shy away from leaning into what she knows some readers (like myself) are thinking.”

4.FYA’s Grown-Up Guide to Romance Novels: Risque Round Up

You dirty dogs were L O V I N G our romance series this year. And you’re in luck – we’ll be back with more in T-minus one month.

3. Stream It: SANDITON

*writing in notepad* If I want to write a popular post, include naked gifs of Theo James. *closes notepad*

2. 2020 YA Adaptations

It is a truth universally acknolwedged that every year we will write a post about that year’s upcoming YA adaptations, and that post will almost always end up one of our most popular. The question is: how many of these movies *actually* got made and released this year?

1. You’re A Virgin Who Can’t Die

Half a pomegranate

We may live in a time rife with political unrest, but there is one thing we can all (mostly) agree on: we hated the new Twilight book with a passion *almost* as strong as Edward’s passion for obsessing over Bella. And if anything brings readers to the yard, it’s a chance to air their vampire-related grievances. I still can’t believe we waited 12 years for this.

Did your favorite post make the list? Is there anything you’d like to see more (or less!) of in 2021? Let us know in the comments.


Rosemary lives in Little Rock, AR with her husband and cocker spaniel. At 16, she plucked a copy of Sloppy Firsts off the "New Releases" shelf and hasn't stopped reading YA since. She is a brand designer who loves tiki drinks, her mid-century modern house, and obsessive Google mapping.