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Summer Reads Recommended by YA Authors

We asked each YA author: Which three books would you recommend to your readers this summer? 

Browse their picks below and choose some to read for your summer reading challenge!

Nyxia Uprising

Scott Reintgen

We Hunt the Flame

Hafsah Faizal

Sky Without Stars

Jessica Brody

Aurora Rising

Amie Kaufman

King of Scars

Leigh Bardugo


Cindy Pon

The Everlasting Rose

Dhonielle Clayton

The Cruel Prince

Holly Black

Four Dead Queens

Astrid Scholte

Lovely War

Julie Berry

The Gilded Wolves

Roshani Chokshi

Field Notes on Love

Jennifer E. Smith

Ramona Blue

Julie Murphy

Once & Future

Amy Rose Capetta

Red, White, & Royal Blue

Casey McQuiston

Happily and Madly

Alexis Bass

Hot Dog Girl

Jennifer Dugan

Let Me Hear a Ryhme

Tiffany D. Jackson

Technically, You Started It

Lana Wood Johnson

Running With Lions

Julian Winters


Natalie C. Parker

The Deceivers

Kristen Simmons


Lydia Kang


Meagan Spooner

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit

Jeanette Winterson

Finding Yvonne

Brandy Colbert