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

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

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?

The Disenchantments

The Disenchantments

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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?

Summer Unscripted

Summer Unscripted

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

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

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

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

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: 

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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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