Top Ten YA Summer Reads

Today, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! For those of you who don’t know, Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where book bloggers from all over the world make a list of 10 things that fit that week’s topic. This week’s topic is “Summer” so I’ll be sharing my summer must-reads for 2017.

  1. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: Diversity. Arranged marriage trope. Romance COMEDY. What more do you want? This seems like the perfect book to read on a beautiful summer day.
  2. Cold Summer by Gwen Cole: This one is not as light-hearted, but it sounds really interesting. Here’s the tag line: “Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future.
    Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.” Yes, this is a timetravel book!
  3. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley: “Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.” A romance between two book lovers? Yes, pleeease!!
  4. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee: Natasha’s amateur web series, Unhappy Families, goes viral and she has to deal with the expectations that come from being internet famous. Also, she has a crush and she’s trying to figure out how to tell said crush that she’s romantic asexual. Yay for asexual rep! And Tolstoy!
  5. The Color Project by Sierra Abrams: I’ve talked about this one in my most recent Waiting on Wednesday. There’s a bit of a mystery in this one which I like.
  6. It Started with Goodbye by Christina June: “Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF’s gone ghost.” I’m hooked.
  7. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: “One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.” This reminds me of Pretty Little Liars in a good way.
  8. A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor: Two sisters have an accident and wash up on shore…along with “a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets“. I love books about strong sibling relationships, and I love a good mystery.
  9. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett: I heard a lot of great things about this one. From what I can tell from the blurb, it’s about a girl who has to choose between two boys–one who’s perfect but only exists online, and an annoying, imperfect one she’s met in real life. I kind of suspect they’re actually the same person (and she doesn’t know it) but I hope I’m wrong and there’s another, less predictable twist.
  10. Wing Jones by Katherine Webber: This book is described as “Jandy Nelson meets Friday Night Lights” and that’s all I need to know.
Which books do you want to read this summer?  

18 thoughts on “Top Ten YA Summer Reads

  1. Words in Deep Blue, The Color Project and It Started With Goodbye sound so cool! I’m most excited for When Dimple Met Rishi and One of Us is Lying 😀

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  2. When Dimple Met Rishi has been on my radar and Words in Deep Blue looks has an interesting plot! The cover is absolutely gorgeous, too!

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  3. I really want to read alex approximately and it started with goodbye, I’ve heard great things about them both! I’ll tell you now when dimple met rishi is amazing, I loved it so much. Beyond cute. Words can’t even explain how much I loved it. I really enjoyed one of us is lying as well, it gave me major breakfast club vibes! I hope you enjoy them all when you get around to reading them 💖

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    • Oh, this makes me even more excited about When Dimple Met Rishi! And, yes, I was definitely sensing a Breakfast Club vibe when I read the blurb for One of Us is Lying. I think I’ll really like that one, too!


  4. Great list!! So many of these are ones I want to read too. Especially When Dimple Met Rishi, I’ve been hearing great things about it. I actually just read Alex, Approximately a few days ago and it’s a pretty cute book. Although, the blurb on GR gives away more of the book than it should so if you haven’t read the full blurb I recommend not reading it. I enjoyed it but would have liked it more if I hadn’t. 😊

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