YA Book Lists: Summer Reads

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Kristina Applegate / YP FIC APPLEGAT
Summer Smith series
Summer Smith lives for the summer! Follow her and her friends romances, heartbreaks, humiliations, and adventures!
Beach Blondes
Tan Lines
Spring Break

Hailey Abbott / YP FIC ABBOTT
Summer Girls
Cousins Jessica, Lara, and Greer, ages 15 to 16, approach their family summer at a Maine beach cottage with very different attitudes, but all look forward to meeting new boys and having some fun.

Jan Blazanin / YP FIC BLAZANIN
A & L Do Summer
In Iowa farm country, 16-year-old Aspen and her friend Laurel plan to get noticed the summer before their senior year and are unwittingly aided by pig triplets, a skunk, a chicken, bullies, a rookie policeman, and potential boyfriends.

Jen Calonita / YP FIC CALONITA
Summer State of Mind
Harper intends to spend her summer at the mall shopping or by the pool at her country club. But after receiving her latest heart-stopping credit card bill, Harper's parents makes other plans, and ship her off to camp. Can she rough it or will she just lose it?

Michelle Dalton / YP FIC DALTON
Fifteenth Summer
Fifteen-year-old Chelsea and her family are spending the summer at a cottage on the shore of Lake Michigan where Chelsea meets and falls for Josh, the cute and shy employee at the new bookstore in town.

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski / YP FIC DOKTORSK
How My Summer Went Up In Flames
Placed under a temporary retstraining order for torching her former boyfriend's car, 17-year-old Rosie embarks on a cross-country car trip from New Jersey to Arizona while waiting for her court appearance.

Jennifer Echols / YP FIC ECHOLS
Endless Summer
Lori can't deny she has a crush on Sean, but when he starts paying attention to her she wonders if her friendship with his brother, Adam, is more important than being his girlfriend.

Åke Edwardson / YP FIC EDWARDSO
Samurai Summer
A boy sent to a camp for unwanted children adopts the samurai lifestyle in order to protect himself and his friends from the sadistic camp overseer, Matron, and her adult son who is stalking one of the female campers.

Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mylnowski, Erin Haft, and Niki Burnham / YP FIC FIREWORK
Fireworks: Four Summer Stories
Four of YA lit's hottest authors write sizzling summer romances.

Shannon Greenland / YP FIC GREENLAN
The Summer My Life Began
Em welcomes the chance to spend a month at her aunt's island resort, where she can take a break from her family's expectations, but uncovering a family secret makes her reconsider her future.

Jenny Han / YP FIC HAN
Summer series
Isobel 'Belly' Conklin navigates life, love, grief, and more in this deep romantic series about the magical time that's over so fast and remembered forever.
It's Not Summer Without You
We'll Always Have Summer

Amanda Howells / YP FIC HOWELLS
The Summer of Skinny Dipping
While spending the summer in the Hamptons, 16-year-old Mia is disappointed that her cousin Corinne has grown so distant, but when she meets the irresistible and adventurous boy next door, everything changes for the better.

Alaya Dawn Johnson / YP FIC JOHNSON
The Summer Prince
In a Brazil of the distant future, June Costa falls in love with Enki, a fellow artist and rebel against the strict limits of the legendary pyramid city of Palmares TrĂªs' matriarchal government, knowing that, like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.

Paul Langan / YP FIC LANGAN
Summer of Secrets
When a frightening ordeal turns her life upside down, Darcy reaches out to her friends for help, but discovers that one of them has an even bigger secret.

Emery Lord / YP FIC LORD
Open Road Summer
Reagan tries to escape heartbreak and a bad reputation by going on tour with her country superstar best friend — only to find more trouble as she falls for the surprisingly sweet guy hired to pose as the singer's boyfriend.

Morgan Matson / YP FIC MATSON
Second Chance Summer
When Taylor gets devastating news about her father, the whole family decides to spend the entire summer together, their last.

Guadalupe Garcia McCall / YP FIC MCCALL
Summer Of The Mariposas
In an adventure reminiscent of Homer's Odyssey, 15-year-old Odilia and her four younger sisters embark on a journey to return a dead man to his family in Mexico, aided by La Llorona, but impeded by a witch, a warlock, chupacabras, and more.

Terra Elan McVoy / YP FIC MCVOY
The Summer of Firsts and Lasts
When teenaged sisters Daisy, Violet, and Calla spend their last summer together at Camp Callanwolde, the decisions they make, both good and bad, bring challenges to their relationship as well as opportunities to demonstrate their devotion to one another.

Hannah Moskowitz / YP FIC MOSKOWIT
Invincible Summer
Over the course of several summers on the Atlantic coast, Chase struggles with his feelings for his best friend's sisters in the beach house next door while trying to get his own family through seemingly insurmountable problems.

Alyson Noël / YP FIC NOEL
Forever Summer: Laguna Cove and Cruel Summer
In Laguna Cove, Anne relocates to Southern California, where she learns to surf and make new friends. In Cruel Summer, Colby's priorities change after a summer on a Greek island.

YP FIC MILLER
The Summer I Became a Nerd
Cheerleader Madelyne, a closeted nerd, has her closely-guarded secret revealed when she starts spending time with a local comic shop worker, and she must decide whether or not to reveal her true persona to the rest of the world.

Sarah Ockler / YP FIC OCKLER
Twenty Boy Summer
While on vacation in California, 16-year-old best friends Anna and Frankie conspire to find a boy for Anna's first kiss, but Anna harbors a painful secret that threatens their lighthearted plan and their friendship.

Jolene B. Perry / YP FIC PERRY
The Summer I Found You
Kate, seeking distraction from her recent diabetes diagnosis, begins dating Aidan, a young veteran who lost an arm in Afghanistan, and the two soon realize that they might mean more to each other than they first thought.

Joanna Philbin / YP FIC PHILBIN
Rules of Summer
Spending the summer working as an errand girl for the Rule family in the Hamptons, 17-year-old Rory befriends the family's teenaged daughter and develops feelings for their older son, but she finds that societal rules can be hard to break.

Gae Polisner / YP FIC POLISNER
The Summer of Letting Go
Four years after her brother drowned while in her charge, Francesca begins to move on after a summer caring for Frankie, who seems to be Simon reincarnated, and getting closer to her best friend's boyfriend.

Dana Reinhardt / YP FIC REINHARD
The Summer I Learned to Fly
Drew starts the summer of 1986 helping in her mother's cheese shop and dreaming about co-worker Nick, but when her widowed mother begins dating, Drew's father's book of lists, her pet rat, and Emmett, a boy on a quest, help her cope.

Jill Santopol / YP FIC SANTOPOL
Summer of Love
A unique romance novel whereby readers are prompted to choose how to proceed , leading them to one of 11 different love interests and 13 possible endings.

Francisco X. Stork / YP FIC STORK
The Last Summer of the Death Warriors
Seventeen-year-old Pancho is bent on avenging the senseless death of his sister, but after he meets D.Q, who is dying of cancer, and Marisol, one of D.Q.'s caregivers, both boys find their lives changed by their interactions.