It’s not too late to check things off your summer bucket list!
Tell us about your summer #goals, and we’ll suggest some books to get you inspired. . . .
Goal: Take a Transformative Road Trip
Whether you’re planning a coast-to-coast trek or just cruising around town, these YA road-trip books should be on your to-pack list.
By Libba Bray
When Cameron learns that he has a terminal illness, he’s obviously pretty bummed. That is until a punk angel, who is possibly a hallucination, tells him there is a cure—if he’s willing to go in search of it. Thus begins the mother of all road trips across a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
By Morgan Matson
Can two seemingly mismatched acquaintances—she likes show tunes, he’s more into indie rock—survive a cross-country trip?
By Nina LaCour
When Colby’s girlfriend, Bev, announces she’s going to college instead of touring with her band, Colby takes his show on the road without her.
Goal: Beach, Please
If your goal is to spend the rest of the summer soaking up rays, or if you’re landlocked and longing for some surf, a book set at the beach can put you in a summer state of mind.
The Whole Thing Together
By Ann Brashares
Sasha and Ray end up spending the summer together when neither of their parents wants to relinquish a jointly owned beach house.
We Were Liars Deluxe Edition
By E. Lockhart
What could be better than a summer on the beaches of your family’s private island with your cousins and the boy you’ve always loved? It sounds pretty perfect, until a serious lie unravels to show the harsh and disturbing truth.
Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend (A Broken Hearts & Revenge Novel)
By Katie Finn
Set in the Hamptons, this twisty, soapy tale of love, deceit, and revenge is the perfect beach read!
Goal: Find the Perfect Summer Theme Song
In summer, the perfect playlist is everything. . . .
Grace and the Fever
By Zan Romanoff
What happens when a boy band–obsessed fan writes an awesome YA book about a boy band–obsessed fan? A pitch-perfect summer read.
This Song Will Save Your Life
By Leila Sales
Elise feels like a social outcast until she stumbles on an underground dance club where she learns to DJ and discovers the transformative power of music.
Open Road Summer
By Emery Lord
Fresh from a breakup, Reagan tags along on the summer tour of country star Lilah Montgomery, who also happens to be Reagan’s BFF.
Goal: Take a Risk with Your Heart
Summer is the perfect time to do something you’ve never been brave enough to try.
Trusting You & Other Lies
By Nicole Williams
Phoenix is forced to go to family summer camp, which seems like the biggest waste of a summer ever—until she meets Callum, the head counselor, who is seriously hot. But can she trust him with her heart?
By Jen Klein
Girl looks for a sign. Enter: boy.
Girl follows boy. Enter: second boy.
A summer romance about missed connections and how not to miss out on the love of your life.
The Sun Is Also a Star
By Nicola Yoon
Instead of just walking past that cute stranger, you could . . . spend the day with them in New York!
Goal: Flirt with Your Cute Coworker
A summer job is the perfect way to make some cash for the year and scout out a potential fling. And, hey, maybe the romance will outlast your bottle of sunblock.
Words in Deep Blue
By Cath Crowley
A love story about falling in love while working at a book shop where people leave love notes in old books. Love ON love!
Kale, My Ex, and Other Things to Toss in a Blender
By Lisa Greenwald
A breakup + a food truck + a whole lot of kale = the best recipe to cure a broken heart! Working on a snow-cone truck has never been so delicious.
That Thing We Call a Heart
By Sheba Karim
Shabnam is dying of boredom over the summer until her new job selling pies puts her in close quarters with a swoon-worthy college guy.
Finally, to be super-deep, here’s a book for your bucket list about a summer bucket list:
Since You've Been Gone
By Morgan Matson
When shy Emily’s best friend Sloane disappears, only leaving behind a bucket list, Emily must come out of her shell to complete the list in hopes of bringing her friend back.
What are your summer goals? Tag us @GetUnderlined