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Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List

Let the TBR adding begin. Here are my top picks for YA summer releases!

Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List

ruin and rising leigh bardugo summer to be read list

1. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo-June 17. It’s out TODAY!! *drops everything and reads* I CAN’T you guys!!! CAN NOT.

2. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas-Sept. 2. This is the third installment in the Throne of Glass series. You might have thought it was the finale, but it is not! There will be 6 total books. I’m not complaining either because Sarah J. Maas knows what’s up.

3. Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper-August 21. So excited about this one! I love this island-based fantasy with dark foretellings and tattooed boys.

4. The Fire Wish by Amber Lough-July 22. This book is about a jinni and a human girl switching places! It sounds really original.

5. On the Fence by Kasie West-July 1. I’m at the point where I will blindly read anything by Kasie West. BLINDLY.

6. Hungry by H.A. Swain-June 23. The concept is a bit strange for me (people don’t need to eat anymore), but I think it sounds weird enough to be awesome.

7. The Young World by Chris Weitz-July 29. It’s like a futuristic Lord of the Flies. With romance. !!!!

8. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins-August 14. I still need to read Lola and the Boy Next Door, but I’m so excited for this one. More fun YA romance, please.

9. Extraction by Stephanie Diaz-July 22. This is a sort of dystopian mixed with scifi and saving the world, but with a dying Earth type flavor.

10. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson-July 15. Ok, so I’ve read this already, and you need to as well! It’s so good! I’ll be chatting with the author in a HuffPost article soon!!

What books are on your summer to-be-read list?

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I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Anya E. J.

    I’m endlessly entertained by people’s reaction to Hungry’s premise but I really liked it so I hope you have a chance to read it ;-). It’s not so much that people don’t need to eat, it’s that when the planet couldn’t produce enough food, they engineered a perfectly balance liquid diet that everyone drinks morning and night. I found the technology to be spookily realistic given how we are making food more and more processed and convenient these days!

  • So many great titles! I think I’m getting more and more excited for HUNGRY too!

  • Lisa Schensted

    I really need a Kasie West book in my life!

  • Kayla @ The Thousand Lives

    GOGOGO Ruin and Rising awaits! It’s just utterly fabulous 😀 I can’t even describe how I feel about that book. Perfection <3