You may be asking yourself, what are the Top 6 YA summer reads? If you are, you’ve come to the right place! As some of you may know, I work at my local library so I get this question, and versions of this question, soo much…we are talking 2 to 3 times a day, every day. And It’s always hard to answer! (1.) because there are sooo many books and (2.) because my library doesn’t have super new releases. But after some careful consideration, I’ve come up a list of six summer recommendations that I think will appeal to most YA lovers.
These first two are mystery types but with other, deeper subject matter. Local Girl, Swept Away tells the story of the aftermath of Jackie’s best friend being swept out to sea during a storm. It take place in a small Cape Cod village and is a beautiful read. The second book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, follows Christopher as he investigates the murder of his neighbor’s dog. Christopher is autistic and it’s fascinating to be in his head and thought process.
These next two are sci-fi fantasy types. Solstice is not widely known but is so worthy! It is about the last surviving city on earth and how Jezebel tries to free herself from it’s oppressive hold. Ready Player One is a similar story, but to escape, everyone plays a fully immersive VR game. This book is very well known and even recently had a movie adaptation.
The last two books are new very popular, or at least very hyped, books. Sweet Black Waves is a fantasy political type novel. Branwen is caught between duty to her kingdom and duty to her heart. In Sea Witch, Evie’s friend is presumed to be drown but is seemingly found washed ashore and alive…she looks all right but she isn’t acting the same.
Well there you have it. What do you think? Have you read any of these or do you want to add a summer read to the list? Please let me know in the comments!
I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.