Sunday, June 10, 2018

Young Adult Books for Your Summer Reading List

Since it's June, I thought it would be fitting to create a summer reading list featuring some of my favorite young adult books! With adventure, whirlwind romances, and quirky characters, these books include anything you're looking for in a perfect summer read. Check them out the next time you're looking for a fantastic beach read!

1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Who doesn't like a book with magical adventures and a heart-melting romance? Rainbow Rowell is accomplished at both, presenting us with Simon and Baz, enemies turned lovers (my favorite kind of romance). While you're at it, you better check out her other books, Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, as well!

2. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Allbertalli

Leah's voice is the reason to pick up this book. She pretends like she doesn't care what anyone else thinks, but her inner monologue is one everyone feels at one point in their lives. Throw in adorable high school crushes and romance, and you'll devour this one at the beach.

3. Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Though it has its funny moments, Goodbye Days might not be the light-hearted book you're looking for. But, it's a fantastic summer read all the same! Filled with lots of emotion and budding friendships, you'll want to jump in and help save Carver from the guilt he feels.

4. Scythe by Neal Shusterman

It wouldn't be a summer reading list without any kind of dystopian fiction book on the list. Scythe is probably my most recent favorite dystopia, though I still need to pick up the second book. Shusterman never disappoints when it comes to interesting futuristic societies.

5. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Definitely not the light-hearted summer romance you're looking for, but a fantastic book all the same. Despite the pretty depressing premise, Silvera is able to weave in incredible amounts of hope, hope that the characters really will make it in the end. Spoiler alert (though it's in the title): they don't.

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