Skip navigation! Summer is undeniably the season for tearing through books. Now's the time to lounge in freshly cut grass with a book blocking the sun.
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YA is still going strong, year by year, so trust us when we say there are plenty of great summer teen tales beyond this list. Emma is suddenly sent to visit over one summer, discovering new love and old ties in the process. Dessen also explores themes of addiction and mental health as she digs deeper into the community, which gradually reveals divisions in class and opportunity.
Aminah Mae Safi debuts with a story of identity and friendship, Kiersten White returns to conclude her bloody historical fiction saga, and Lamar Giles puts together a stunning anthology with some of our favorite writers. Craving some young adult SFF books as well? High school seniors Hannah and Emory have been avoiding each other for months, which is no easy task when you live next door.
The weather is getting warmer, days are getting longer, and overall people are getting happier. Why is that? Personally, I always love a good light, exciting book and typically end up reaching for contemporary young adult more than any other genre.
Wandering into the young adult section of your local bookstore is never something to be embarrassed about — even if you haven't actually been a teen in years. In fact, if you've left high school behind, you don't have to read Beowulf between now and September, which frees up time to check out the YA titles below. And if you're really paranoid about fellow beachgoers judging your teen-title, there's always the anonymity of a cover-less ereader.
I take full advantage of the longer days and warmer temperatures that come with summer. After all, summer is the perfect time to lounge on the beach, on the patio, or at the park with a book. Here are some of the best YA books to read this summer.
Find new young adult fiction to read this autumn! From fantasy stories to page-turning mystery reads, these books are recommended for any age. Discover more fall essentials from all your favorite genres.
Find below a roundup of some of the most exciting YA paperbacks hitting shelves this summer. As always, publication dates can shift, so these are as current as can be expected. Every genre is represented below, so get ready to get your read on.
Morris Winners list List of Morris winner and finalists from to present scroll to the bottom of the page to view the list links. The William C. Morris Award honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author. Outstanding Books for the College Bound The books on this list offer opportunities to discover new ideas, and provide an introduction to the fascinating variety of subjects within an academic discipline.