We’ve gathered some of our favorite Summer Reads. So grab your beach towel and oversized sunglasses as you hit the beach with these great books!


summer reads


Violet’s Recs: 

kind of a funny story It’s Kind of A Funny Story

Ned Vizzini

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It’s Kind Of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. Ah yes, nothing like a heartwarming comedy in the middle of a mental ward for summer reads, yeah? Totally! IKOAFS is one of the best books I’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy. Touching on tough subjects from a realistic point of view, Vizzini captures the struggle and rewards of fighting through mental illness. Definitely for fans of Perks of Being a Wallflower!



Evelyn’s Recs:

aristotle and danteAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Benjamin Alire Saenz

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. It’s your typical teen self-discovery novel only angstier and gayer. Not only is it beautifully written with borderline poetic descriptions, it is an extremely thought provoking book which I loved. With a special emphasis on summer, this book is a perfect read for months off school.



h2o H2O

Virgina Bergin

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Do you want an apocalyptic YA novel but are tired of your typical heroines and hot dudes? Read H2O! Taking place during an apocalyptic event, this book follows a teen girl and her struggle to survive as face burning rain falls from the sky and melts all around her. It breaks YA tropes and is overall a refreshing take on the end of the world.




Trini’s Recs:

youre welcome universe You’re Welcome Universe

Whitney Gardner

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If you’re looking for an inclusive book with well thought-out representation, this is the book for you. It starts off when Deaf artist Julia spray paints over the graffitied slur about her best friend on the back of their high school and gets caught when the aforementioned friend rats her out. She gets expelled from her Deaf school and has to go to a normal one. Julia struggles with being understood and her relationship with her two moms. A great, realistic book about friendship with only a little bit of boy drama makes for a great story.


everything everything Everything, Everything

Nicola Yoon

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Your typical “sick girl meets boy next door and they fall in love” story but with great twist and well-thought-out subplot. Madeline has SCID, a rare disease causing her to basically be allergic to everything. She’s never gone outside. The only people that really know she exists are her mother and Carla, her nurse. Then one day, a new family moves next door. She grows attached to Olly, the new boy next door, through texting and email. A romance between them blooms, but Maddy knows it could never last. This story might start off as any other, but unexpected turns keep you guessing on what’s really going to happen. A beautiful teenage love story will keep you reading late at night is perfect for this summer’s read list.


Colleen’s Recs:


acotarA Court of Thorns and Roses

Sarah J. Maas

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This series is a beautifully written fantasy with clever and witty characters that capture your heart from the beginning. Loosely based on Beauty and the Beast, these wonderful novels follow our Feyre (Belle), a huntress trying to keep her poor family fed, when she encounters a wolf in the woods and kills it. Little did she know, the wolf was actually a fae, and that her killing would cost her a life debt to the faeries of Pryhtian, the land above The Wall. We follow her on her adventure of magic, love, loss, and more as Feyre struggles to find her way in a new land with new people. Not to mention a curse that needs breaking. This epic story is the first in Feyre’s adventures that continue in “A Court of Mist and Fury” and “A Court of Wings and Ruin”. With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dive into a new world and experience a story you will never forget.

since youve been gone Since You’ve Been Gone

Morgan Matson

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This book is one of my favorite contemporary reads and feels so light and summery. It follows our main character Emily, whose best friend Sloane disappears without a trace, right before what was supposed to be the best summer ever. The only clue Emily has is a to- do list full of summer tasks inspired by her best friend. Absolutely crazy, out- of- Emily’s- comfort zone things. But it’s the only thing Emily has of Sloane’s. And so embarks an epic summer adventure in an attempt to uncover the truth about Sloane and where she went. The characters in this novel are incredibly relatable and the story is a beautifully written tale of new and old friendships. It has cute romances and is simply impossible to put down. It really is the perfect summer read.