Friday, May 31, 2013

YA Summer Reads (by genre)

Ahhhh, the smell of sunscreen, the sting of mosquites, the taste of barbeque, the sound of lapping water...I think it's summertime!  Here's a list for young adults about summer, water, islands and a few more things we think about when it's summertime:

 It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han (2010, Simon & Schuster)
Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen (2009, Viking)
Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott (2008, Harper)
They Came from Below by Blake Nelson (2007, Tor)
 Stay by Deb Caletti
 Girlfriend Material by Melissa Kantor (2009, Disney/Hyperion)
  The Complete History of Why I Hate Her (2010, Atheneum)
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (2011, Scholastic)

I Will Save You by Matt de la Pena (2010,  Delacorte)
 Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (2012, Simon & Schuster)
 Try Not To Breathe by Jennifer Hubbard (2012, Viking)
 Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd  (2009, Dial Books)
 Where Things Come Back by John Whaley (2011, Atheneum)
 Rush for the Gold by John Feinstein (2012, Alfred A. Knopf)
  The Raft by S.A. Bodeen (2012, Fiewel and Friends)

The Night My Sister Went Missing by Carol Plum-Ucci (2006, Harcourt)
 Shift by Jennifer Bradbury  (2008, Atheneum)
 Black Rabbit Summer by Kevin Brooks (2008, Scholastic)
 The Morgue and Me by John Ford (2009, Viking)
 The Turning by Francine Prose (2012, HarperTeen)
Ship Breaker by Paulo Bacigalupi (2010, Little Brown)
The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher (2011, Sourcebook Fire)
Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham (2007, Candlewick Press)
Formerly Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham (2013, Candlewick Press)

A Summer of Kings by Han Nolan (2006, Harcourt)
The Vestpertine by Saundra Mitchell (2011, Harcourt)
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd (2013, Balzer+Bray)

BOOKS FOR THE BOYS (and girls)
Before You Go by James Preller (2012, Fiewel and Friends)
The Beet Fields by Gary Paulsen (2000, Delacorte Press)
Surface Tension by Brent Runyon (2009, Alfred A. Knopf)

Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor (2009, Fiewel and Friends)
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore (2011, Delacorte)
The Diviners by Libba Bray

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs (2010, Katherine Tegen)

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