As avid bibliophiles, we鈥檝e taken a nosedive into nearly all genres of literature (yes, we鈥檝e even scrolled through our phone at 2am and picked out books based on our Hogwarts houses and horoscope signs). But, we must admit, there鈥檚 nothing quite as satisfying as sitting down with an easy young adult read to really put us in a summer reading mood. That鈥檚 why we鈥檙e throwing it back this summer and investing in a few new young adult books to add to our ever-growing reading list. Happy reading season, everyone!

1. Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno ($18): Magic is passed down through generation after generation in the Fernweh family, but 17-year-old Georgina is impatiently waiting for her turn to experience being enchanted. Now with an important birthday looming, Georgina is starting to wonder if she鈥檒l ever experience familial magic as she sets off on an adventurous summer of new relationships, mysterious birds, and fierce storms. Shining a spotlight on hereditary bonds and diverse representation, Leno鈥檚 lyrical magical realism novel is the perfect feel-good fairytale to kick off summer reading.

Publishing Date: June 5

2. Save the Date by Morgan Matson ($18): Charlie Grant can鈥檛 wait for her sister鈥檚 wedding鈥 mostly because it will finally give her family an excuse to be under one roof again! Desperate to make this last weekend together with her four older sisters a success, Charlie puts off making decisions about college and her romantic life so she can focus on her family. Unfortunately, everything about the weekend is going wrong 鈥 from an unexpected howling dog to a papergirl with a grudge 鈥 leaving Charlie to wonder if trying to hold onto the past could be hindering her future relationships. PS: All first editions will be signed by the author, so get your copy quick!

Publishing Date: June 5

3. Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi ($18): From the very moment Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, she knows in her gut that they are destined to be together. Unfortunately, Betts鈥 best friend Jo doesn鈥檛 quite see the appeal 鈥 in fact, she finds Aiden needy and dangerously possessive. As secrets between the best friends mount, Betts experiences the whiles and trials of a complicated first love.

Publishing Date: June 5

4. Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider ($18): Rose Asher has a secret: She鈥檚 best friends with the ghost of her 15-year-old brother. But now that her old friend Jamie Aldridge finds his way back in her theater-loving friend group, Rose discovers that he鈥檚 also hiding a familiar secret 鈥 one that will draw her back to her old life, apart from her brother鈥檚 ghost.

Publishing Date: June 5

5. Social Intercourse by Greg Howard ($19): Beckett Gains is a gay teen living in South Carolina (or what he calls the 鈥渁ss-crack of the Bible belt鈥) and he鈥檚 beyond annoyed that his emotionally fragile dad has started dating the recently single mom of his former bully Jaxon Parker. Putting aside their past, Beck and Jax devise a Parent Trap-like plan to derail the budding romance at their town鈥檚 first Rainbow Prom.

Publishing Date: June 5

6. Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos ($19): All Cookie Vonn every wanted was to get out of Phoenix and become the next great NYC fashion designer, but recent events are making that dream more difficult than ever. After scoring a trip to New York to pitch her design portfolio, Cookie鈥檚 plans are derailed when she鈥檚 declared too fat to fly 鈥 and they鈥檙e made even worse when she鈥檚 replaced in the program by her arch rival. Vowing to lose weight so she can finally accomplish her dreams, Cookie returns to New York a physically changed woman. Unfortunately, despite her new outward appearance, she鈥檚 still struggling to fit in her new intense, negative fashionista world in this stunning novel about loving yourself at any size.

Publishing Date: June 5

7. Smoke in the Sun by Rene Ahdieh ($19): In Flame in the Mist, we read how the daughter of a prominent samurai Mariko ditches her fate of a politically-charged marriage and instead infiltrates a gang of bandits (dressed as a peasant boy) to learn the shocking truth about her family. Now, in the highly anticipated sequel, Mariko must rescue a captured Okami by tricking her brother and betrothed into thinking that she is being held by the bandit gang against her will. With action, romance, and intrigue aplenty, you鈥檙e definitely going to want to get your hands on this exciting finale to Ahdieh鈥檚 YA series ASAP.

Publishing Date: June 5

8. A Flicker in the Clarity by Amy McNamara ($18): Ask anyone in town and they鈥檒l tell you that Evie and Emma are fiercely inseparable. But after Evie makes a rash decision that lands Emma in serious trouble, Emma has no other choice but to freeze her ex-best friend out of her life. After doing her best to adjust her social scene and meet a new crowd, Evie starts to rebuild her friendship with Emma. But with erratic behavior, drunken exploits, and odd phone calls from the 鈥渘ew鈥 Emma, Evie isn鈥檛 entirely sure if their relationship can still be saved.

Publishing Date: June 12

9. Not the Girls You鈥檙e Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi ($18): Lulu Saad鈥檚 life is getting more complicated by the second 鈥 not only is her girl squad starting to fracture, but she almost accidentally drowned a cute guy at a party (don鈥檛 worry, he was totally faking it), and even caused a big scene during Ramadan that got her grounded for life. In this proudly feminist book staring a Muslim-American teen, Aminah Mae Safi unveils the complicated ways in which we ask and seek forgiveness.

Publishing Date: June 19

10. Your Destination Is on the Left by Lauren Spieller ($19): 17-year-old Dessa Rhodes is a modern-day nomad and travels with her family in a small communal caravan. But while her nomadic lifestyle alongside her best friend Cyrus has always been exhilarating, all Dessa really wants to do is attend art school, but unfortunately, she hasn鈥檛 been accepted anywhere. Then she gets an unexpected opportunity to intern with a local artist in Santa Fe. But just as she begins to prove herself artistically, she learns of an unexpected blow to her family that will make choosing between her life-long dream and traveling with her family that much harder.

Publishing Date: June 26

11. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman ($18): Compiled by We Need Diverse Books鈥 Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, 15 bestselling authors are tasked with reimagining the folklore of East and South Asia in a series of mesmerizing short stories. The book聽includes stories of star-crossed lovers, transforming sisters, and a heartbreaking sacrifice from amazing authors like Ren茅e Ahdeh, Mellisa de la Cruz, Aisha Saeed, and many more.

Publishing Date: June 26

12. Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak ($18): Quinn鈥檚 family summer camp in Winship, Maine, has always been a magical place. It is the spot where she fell in love with her best friend after all! But after a tragic accident, Quinn鈥檚 life is not-so-secretly falling apart, and she knows in her heart that everything is her fault. Told in alternative chapters before and after the accident, this stunning novel about love, loss, and lake monsters is just the excuse you need to splurge on a summer must-read.

Publishing Date: June 26

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