Have you added these 11 “summer” books to your TBR? ‘Tis the season!

Nothing says Summer like “Summer”. Literally. So we thought we’d make sure your TBR was well stocked in the coming months with these aptly titled books.



Summer has arrived, dudes.

-Summer- YA readsPt. 1

1. ‘Lying About Last Summer’ by Sue Wallman – A book about grief and how it can manifest itself. Very ‘We Were Liars’ and we love that.

2. ‘Summer Days and Summer Nights’ edited by Stephanie Perkins – The book we were all unconsciously craving since ‘My True Love Gave to Me’. Summery short stories by authors we adore? Yes plz.

3. ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ by Jenny Han – Possibly the perfect beach companion. This 3-parter has “summer” in every title. So it gets triple points.

4. ‘Second Chance Summer’ by Morgan Matson – You can always rely on this author for good, solid story-telling. And this book is no different.

-Summer- YA reads Pt. 2

5. ‘The Second Summer of the Sisterhood’ by Ann Brashares – Who doesn’t want to revisit the “travelling pants” girls again? And again. And again.

6. ‘Open Road Summer’ by Emery Lord – It’s straight on to the tour bus for these BFFs. Expect plenty of on-the-road and backstage drama.

7. ‘That Summer’ by Sarah Dessen – The Dessen. What summer is complete without her? A page-turning coming of age story that doesn’t skimp on the feels.

8. ‘The Square Root of Summer’ by Harriet Reuter Hapgood – A quirky story about grief and heartache and finding yourself again. Plus time travelling. Sort of. Which is neat.

-Summer- YA reads Pt. 3

9. ‘The Summer I Became a Nerd’ by Leah Rae Miller – A feel good book about accepting your true self and learning to love it.

10. ‘Five Summers’ by Una LaMarche – Four best friends, five summers of camp memories. Nostalgia abound, this is another feel-good story.

11. ‘Twenty Boy Summer’ by Sarah Ockler – 20 days in Zanzibar Bay? Yes please. The possibility of meeting a boy on each of those 20 days? Double yes please. The secret hiding in Anna’s heart? Max drama.

Which are your favourite “summer” titles? Tweet us @maximumpopbooks

Already read them? Welp, looks like it’s time for a re-read!

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Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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