Your Guide to the Ultimate YA Summer Book Club

Are you ready for the ultimate summer book club? Whether with friends, family, or by yourself, a summer book club is one of the best forms of summer self-care! It is also a great way to stay connected, virtually or in person. Keep scrolling to check out our top picks to create your own exhilarating, romantic, and/or suspenseful summer book club!

Beyond the Mapped Stars by Rosalyn Eves

Round out your summer book club with Beyond the Mapped Stars! This novel, set in the late nineteenth century, is all about science, love, and finding your place in the world. Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Bertelsen dreams of becoming an astronomer, but she knows such dreams are as unreachable as the stars she so deeply adores. As a Mormon girl, her duty is to her family and, in a not too far away future, to the man who’ll choose to marry her. This is the perfect summer read to close out the season. Get all of your friends together to journal about your own dreams for the future, and have the ultimate book club discussion on these moving, deep, and enchanting topics before the new school year begins!

Beyond the Mapped Stars

Beyond the Mapped Stars

By Rosalyn Eves

A sweeping adventure, set in the late 19th century, about science, love, and finding your place in the world, perfect for fans of Ruta Sepetys and Julie Berry.

Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Bertelsen dreams of becoming an astronomer, but she knows such dreams are as unreachable as the stars she so deeply adores. As a Mormon girl, her duty is to her family and, in a not too far away future, to the man who'll choose to marry her.

When she...

Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love by Jared Reck

The one that had us at the title! Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love is the heartwarming tale of Oscar, who wants to run a food truck with his grandfather after he graduates from high school. But when Lou, an overachieving girl, ropes him into helping her reduce food waste at school, everything changes. Get snacks from your favorite local food truck and dive into deep conversations with your friends about love, loss, and making your dreams a reality.

Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love

Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love

By Jared Reck

The future is anything but certain in this alternately funny and heartbreaking contemporary story about food trucks, festivals, and first loves.

It's easy to look at high school senior Oscar Olsson and think: lost. He hates school, struggles to read, and wants nothing to do with college. But Oscar is anything but lost---he knows exactly what he wants and exactly how to get it. Oscar and Farfar, the Swedish grandfather who's raised him...

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

The critically acclaimed author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star is back with her eagerly anticipated third novel. With all of the heart and hope of her last two books, this is an utterly unique romance. Perfect for the hopeless (or skeptic!) romantic, Instructions for Dancing is an absolute must-read this summer. Filled with magic, passion, and heartache, readers will be captivated by Evie Thomas and her journey back to herself and to love. Is love worth the risk? Ask yourself this question with a refreshing lemonade while streaming your favorite Olivia Rodrigo heartbreak anthem in the background.

Instructions for Dancing

Instructions for Dancing

By Nicola Yoon

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A charming, wholehearted love story that's sure to make readers swoon."—Entertainment Weekly

"Nicola Yoon writes from the heart in this beautiful love story."—Good Morning America

“It’s like an emotional gut punch—so beautiful and also heart-wrenching."—US Weekly

In this romantic page-turner fro...

The Ivies by Alexa Donne

A murder mystery that you and your friends will not be able to put down this summer! This thriller takes us into the world of the boarding school elite—and five teenagers who will stop at nothing to get into the Ivy League school of their dreams. Filled with mystery, murder, and humor, this will captivate readers who love the genre and fans of Mean Girls, Gossip Girl, and Pretty Little Liars. Curl up on the couch with some ice cream sundaes and create the ultimate spooky slumber party as the mystery unravels.

The Ivies

The Ivies

By Alexa Donne

Enroll in this boarding school thriller about a group of prep school elites who would kill to get into the college of their dreams...literally.

"The Plastics meet the Heathers in this murder mystery about ruthless Ivy League ambition." -Kirkus Reviews
 
Everyone knows the Ivies: the most coveted universities in the United States. Far more important are the Ivies. The Ivies at Claflin Academy, that is. Fi...

The Kissing Booth: One Last Time by Beth Reekles

The perfect palate cleanser after a murder-mystery is this summer romance. Is there anything better than The Kissing Booth? Elle and Noah are back, and we are completely spellbound by their love story. Elle is spending the summer before college at her family beach house, hoping to have the best summer ever—until new choices make her question what her heart really wants. Will Elle have to choose between her best friend and her boyfriend? Read the book, then grab a big bowl of popcorn and rewatch the films on Netflix with your bestie.

The Kissing Booth #3: One Last Time

The Kissing Booth #3: One Last Time

By Beth Reekles

The third book in The Kissing Booth series - soon to be a Netflix film this summer starring Joey King, Jacob  Elordi and Molly Ringwald!

Elle is spending the summer before college at her family beach house with her boyfriend Noah and best friend Lee hoping to have the best summer ever--until new choices about college make her question what her heart really wants. Will Elle have to choose between her best friend and her boyfriend?...

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Gossip, secrets, lies, and murder—sounds like the perfect summer read to us! In One of Us Is Lying, five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Is binge-reading a thing? Because this book is one you will not be able to put down! Team up with your friends for the ultimate summer slumber party, and stay up all night trying to solve this nail-biting murder mystery.

One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying

By Karen M. McManus

All the secrets of the Bayview Four will be revealed in the TV series soon to be streaming on NBC's Peacock!

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • BUZZFEED • POPCRUSH


“Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (Entertainment Weekly) in this addictive mystery about what happens when five strangers walk into detention...

Say Yes Summer by Lindsey Roth Culli

Say Yes Summer just screams summer book club—it is a perfect summer read that many of us can relate to! Rachel Walls has spent most of high school saying no—no to dances, no to parties, and most especially, no to boys. Now she’s graduating at the top of her class, and for the first time in her life, there’s nothing stopping Rachel from having a little fun—except herself. This is a story about a teenager who decides to finally say YES to everything (and that may include true love)! You can have just as much fun as Rachel by making your own summer bucket list. Maybe you’ll be brave enough to say YES to everything on your list.

Say Yes Summer

Say Yes Summer

By Lindsey Roth Culli

Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Netflix/Hallmark Channel rom-coms, this is the story of a girl who decides to give in to the universe and just say yes to everything, bringing her friendship, new experiences, and, if she lets her guard down, true love.

"I would say yes to this adorable love story again and again. It is an instant dose of happy." --KASIE WEST, author of P.S. I Like You


Rachel Walls has spent most of high sch...

Sunkissed by Kasie West

Every summer book club needs an entertaining beach read that will leave you feeling all the feels! Sunkissed is the newest YA romance novel by Kasie West that will take your book club on a delightful journey of self-discovery through summer romance. The book even takes place at a remote family summer camp. You will have butterflies in your stomach and a smile on your face as your imagination drifts through this whimsical romance. Get in the summer-loving mood by streaming Harry Styles’s “Adore You” on your phone before reading.

Sunkissed

Sunkissed

By Kasie West

A lighthearted and swoony contemporary YA romance by fan-favorite author Kasie West about a girl who finds that a summer spent at a family resort isn't as bad as she imagined . . . and that falling in love is filled with heartache, laughter, and surprises!

Avery has always used music as an escape. But after her best friend betrays her, even her perfectly curated playlists can't help her forget what happened. To make matters worse, her parents...

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