School’s out for the summer! Whether your summer vacay has already started or you’re gearing up for your time off, I’m sure you’re already thinking about how to spend the next couple months. This is the time to relax, and what better way to do that than curling up with an amazing book? We’ve created a list of our top books to read this summer, so kick back and find your next favorite book.
I personally love the feel of a physical book, so the first part of this post is going to be about popular teen books that can be found in your local bookstore. This is teen fiction at its finest.
Young adult novels from the bookstore
1. Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
Best friends Kyra and Corey have always been inseparable in their small town of Lost Creek. When Corey has to move away, she promises Kyra she will come back after the winter. But when Corey returns, not only is Kyra dead, but their small town of Lost Creek seems suspicious…
2. Meet Cute by multiple authors
This book is a collection of ‘how we first met’ stories from some of today’s most popular authors. There’s a story for every reader – I can promise you’ll find yourself smiling the whole time you read this.
3. I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
Gayle Forman is the bestselling author of the Novel If I Stay, so if you liked that, this is sure to become your new favourite. Three strangers meet with one thing in common: they have nothing left to lose. You’ll get seriously wrapped up in this story of love, loss, and self-discovery.
4. Losing Brave by Bailee Madison and Stefne Miller
Award-winning actress and #BraBoss Bailee Madison teams up with Reader’s Choice Award Finalist Stefne Miller to bring us this thriller. Seventeen-year-old Payton Brave is dealing with the loss of her twin sister, one year after she went missing. Payton fights to unearth the truth of her sister’s disappearance, but puts her life on the line in the process.
5. Fake Deep by Jessica Universe
Jessica is a YouTube star, #BraBoss and writer! Fake Deep is a collection of poetry about her struggle with depression, love, friendship, and finding peace. Think Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, but better.
Best Wattpad stories for teens
For the second part of this post, we’re going to look at some of the best online books on Wattpad right now. Wattpad is an online platform for readers and writers to publish user-generated content in various genres – fantasy, romance and horror. Anyone can publish a story, so if you’re a budding writer, this is the perfect place to test out your work!
Here are our recommended books for teens on Wattpad.
6. The Kissing Booth by Reekles
This story is all about Elle Evans. When she runs a kissing booth for her school’s Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah Flynn. Noah is older, badass, a little temperamental and her best friend’s older brother. Her life is turned completely upside down after the kiss – you’ll be glued to your screen reading this. The best part? This story was turned into a Netflix original movie, so you can read it and watch it on the big screen.
7. My Life with the Walter Boys by Fallzswimmer
16-year old Jackie Howard is moving from New York to Colorado and knows nothing about her new guardian, Katherine Walter. She discovers Katherine has 12 sons, and starts to realize living with 12 boys who look like models might not be so easy…
8. DISGUISED by Shelley Burbank
Liv is hired by graduate writing student Cooper Tedeschi to prove that his professor, Mason Falwell, stole his manuscript and used it as his own. Liv finds herself in the cut-throat world of academia, tangled in plagiarism and love.
9. Try and Catch Me by kirch_123
Isabella Branson’s twin sister, Samantha, seems to get everything she wants – especially when it comes to guys. When total dreamboat Aspen Carder shows interest in Isabella, she doesn’t understand why. Is it finally her turn to get the guy?
10. What Happened That Night by LyssFrom1996
No one knows why Emily Porterfield murdered Griffin Tomlin that night, except for her younger sister, Clara. When Clara meets Aniston Hale, a pink-obsessed girl determined to crack the case of Emily and Griffin, Clara must find a way to forgive herself and her sister for what happened.
There you have it, your ultimate summer reading list for 2018. If I were you, I’d get started now – there are so many good summer reads to get through. Have a great summer and enjoy your mountain of reading!