Lauren James

Goodreads Author


Born
in The United Kingdom
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
September 2010

URL


**I don't respond to messages on here - send an ask on Tumblr instead***
Lauren James was born in 1992 and is the British Young Adult author of The Next Together series, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe and The Quiet at the End of the World. She graduated in 2014 from the University of Nottingham, UK, where she studied Chemistry and Physics.

She started writing during secondary school English classes, because she couldn’t stop thinking about a couple who kept falling in love throughout history. She sold the rights to the novel when she was 21, whilst she was still at university.

Her books have sold over fifty thousand copies in the UK alone, and been translated into five languages worldwide. She has been described as ‘Gripping romantic sci-fi’ by the Wall Street Journal and ‘A strange, w
...more

To ask Lauren James questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Lauren James Thank you so much! There IS! One day, which I've finished writing it!
Lauren James Thank you Maria!! I'm glad you laughed and cried, that makes me a happy author. You don't need to let go of Kate and Matt just yet, because they'll be…moreThank you Maria!! I'm glad you laughed and cried, that makes me a happy author. You don't need to let go of Kate and Matt just yet, because they'll be back in the sequel! Only a year to go~~~ ;) (less)
Average rating: 3.8 · 15,828 ratings · 3,822 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Loneliest Girl in the U...

3.83 avg rating — 9,012 ratings — published 2018 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Next Together (The Next...

3.65 avg rating — 4,240 ratings — published 2015 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Quiet at the End of the...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1,022 ratings — published 2019 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Last Beginning (The Nex...

4.02 avg rating — 985 ratings — published 2016 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Another Together (The Next ...

3.68 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Starlight Watchmaker

4.17 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Another Beginning (The Next...

3.79 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2017
Rate this book
Clear rating
Snails (The Next Together, ...

3.23 avg rating — 30 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Galloway (The Next Together...

3.38 avg rating — 26 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
An Unauthorised Fan Treatise

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 5 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Lauren James…

Carnegie nomination for The Starlight Watchmaker!

 


[image error]


Super exciting news today! The Starlight Watchmaker has been nominated for the Carnegie medal! This is so exciting, especially as nominations come from librarians themselves, who know exactly what teenagers are reading. Congratulations to everyone else on the list!


If you haven’t read it yet, you can still get signed copies in the sale in my shop with code DISCOUNT20


[image error]


Plus, ‘An Unauthorised Fan Treatise’ n...

DISCOUNT20


list!


If 


Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share twitter circle
Published on November 06, 2019 11:59
The Next Together The Last Beginning
(2 books)
by
3.71 avg rating — 5,619 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Ponti
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Call Down the Hawk
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
21 Lessons for th...
Rate this book
Clear rating

Lauren James Lauren James said: " Very different from SAPIENS and HOMO DEUS, and didn't really capture my imagination as much as those two (which inspired a lot of fiction in my brain!). This was more political rather than about humanity as a whole. "

 

Lauren’s Recent Updates

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Lauren James started reading
Ponti by Sharlene Teo
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lauren James finished reading
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara  Barnard
"A beautiful, tender evocation of the dizzying complexities of growing up: living, loving, being loved. Suzanne is going to be okay, because she has friendship, she has music, she has the sea, and she has family – even if she can’t rely on what the..." Read more of this review »
Lauren James rated a book it was amazing
Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara  Barnard
Rate this book
Clear rating
The perfect example of older YA/New adult fiction. Sara is a master of her craft.
Lauren James finished reading
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lauren James has read
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lauren James rated a book it was amazing
Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lauren James finished reading
The Confession by Jessie Burton
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Lauren's books…
“Love take so much energy, and it just leads to pain. I think it's probably best for people to be self-sufficient. If I was strong enough to be independent, then I wouldn't be so desperately lonely. I'm sure of it,”
Lauren James, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

“I just want someone who holds on. Someone who won't ever let me go, whatever tries to tear us apart. Is that too much to ask?”
Lauren James, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

“I’ve got the half-real fear that creeps up on you in the middle of the night, making you think that there is a monster in your room.”
Lauren James, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Crazy for Young A...: Ice Cream Flavor Challenge 78 414 Nov 28, 2015 08:16PM  
Quiet Or Loud? A ...: What Are You Currently Reading? 34 14 Apr 25, 2016 08:27PM  
Aussie Readers: April - The 25 Challenge! 290 267 May 03, 2016 11:31PM  
Nothing But Readi...: Eurovision Song Contest: May 2016 35 381 Jul 04, 2016 05:41PM  
Aussie Readers: **Winter Challenge - 1st June - 31st August 2016** 458 267 Sep 04, 2016 05:43AM  
Romance Readers R...: Mai's Reading List 155 119 Oct 21, 2016 12:22AM  
“I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“I love you. In every life, I love you. I love you so much.”
Lauren James, The Next Together

“I can remember thinking I’d been turned inside out. Kind of like the first time I saw you.”
Lauren James, The Last Beginning

“All I'm doing is carrying you around, and making a fool of myself. I’m useless. I’m not helping anyone.’’

‘’Clove Sutcliffe, you are doing things no human has ever done before. You are groundbreaking. You are unique. Do not cease to function due to inappropriate emotional weakness.”
Lauren James, The Last Beginning

“I really am sorry."
Clove could feel Ella’s heartbeat thumping against the skin. It sent shivers through her. Her breath came out too sharp. She wanted to cradle Ella’s cheek, to push her fingers into her hair. “I didn’t want to have to regret becoming emotionally invested in you,” she said in a whisper.”
Lauren James, The Last Beginning

220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 99629 members — last activity 0 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more



No comments have been added yet.