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Check These #Goals Off Your Summer Bucket List

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.

Going Bovine

Going Bovine

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.

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Can two seemingly mismatched acquaintances—she likes show tunes, he’s more into indie rock—survive a cross-country trip?

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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.

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Sasha and Ray end up spending the summer together when neither of their parents wants to relinquish a jointly owned beach house.

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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.

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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

Grace and the Fever

What happens when a boy band–obsessed fan writes an awesome YA book about a boy band–obsessed fan? A pitch-perfect summer read.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Summer Unscripted

Summer Unscripted

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 Movie Tie-in Edition

The Sun Is Also a Star Movie Tie-in Edition

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.

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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

Kale, My Ex, and Other Things to Toss in a Blender

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.

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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: 

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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 

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