You are here: Home > Teens > What Others are Doing
On Line

What others are Doing banner

Summer Reading List!

Week 1: Easy Does It
by PotterAlways713 on Youth Read 2013 - 2 Comment(s)

This list is going to be a very condensed list of all the books I want to read, or may read during this summer. Currently, I have over 400 books marked as to-read and another 100 marked as might-read on my Goodreads shelves, which is way too much to handle. My summer list here is separated into sections to make it more organized and overwhelming, and much smaller than my other to-read lists. I will by no means read all these this summer but I like to have options. :)



1.     The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen- I’ve heard many good things about her books, and I’ve read one. This one has a beautiful name and synopsis and was a 2013 release, so I’m excited to read it.

2.     That Summer by Sarah Dessen- Another Sarah Dessen! This one is super short, and since it’s titled “That Summer” I think it’ll be a great summer read.

3.     Fathomless by Jackson Pearce- I loved the first book and enjoyed the second one, and this one sounds great as well, especially because the myth this time is The Little Mermaid! This will be a good summer read because it involves the ocean and mer-people.

4.     Ingo series by Helen Dunmore (re-read)- The first time I read this (awhile ago), I loved it and I have been so excited to read it again recently. I re-read the first one last summer, and will re-read the rest this summer so I can read the newest one, Stormswept.

5.     Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson- Awesome things have been said about this book, and it seems like a good contemporary for summertime.

6.     The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han- Friends have told me this is a great trilogy, and I want to see for myself! Another summer, beachy book.

7.     Paper Towns by John Green- I have yet to read anything but a short story from John Green, and this one is a summer-themed-road trip kind of book that sounds awesome.

8.     The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares- I have watched and loved the movie multiple times, and can’t believe I haven’t read the book! I better get on that. :P

*Pretty much anything by Sarah Dessen can be included too. J



1.     The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens- This idea for this books sounds very good, and I am interested to see how the different characters interact throughout the book.

2.     Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver- This book is from a YA author, but she is currently releasing some more middle-grade books. This one in particular sounds very interesting.

3.     The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde- This book is from an adult author, and this is his first book for children and young adults. I love dragons, and I am really feeling like reading a dragon book right now!

4.     Seraphina by Rachel Hartman- More dragons! I really want dragons. The book and the characters sound really intriguing and I absolutely love the cover and it’s graphics!



1.     Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo- I have wanted to read this for so long! The book sounds like something I’d love, and the cover is one of my favourite ones ever.

2.     Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan- The first time I heard about this book was when I saw it at the bookstore and the awesome cover caught my eye. I am planning on reading this soon, because it sounds so good!

3.     The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien- It’s the Lord of the Rings… I should’ve read these ages ago. I read half of this one last summer, but I just wasn’t in the mood for reading it. I think this summer is the time to tackle it.

4.     City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster- I don’t know a lot about this book, but it sounds interesting. The cover is pretty and it is a 2013 release.

5.     The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken- The cover drew me in, but I don’t know a lot about the actual book. I am interested to see how everything will work out.

6.     Ruby Red by Kristen Gier- I love fairytale-like stories, and this one is in that area! I’ve heard great things about this, and I think it’ll be super entertaining.

7.     The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff- This book sounds so creepy! Even by looking at the (amazingly gorgeous) graphics on the cover, you can tell it’ll be creepy. I don’t know a lot about it, but I’m willing to give it a try!

8.     Nightshade by Andrea Cremer- I really would like to read a werewolf book this summer, because I love wolves and the premise of werewolves and I am feeling like reading one. I also love the purple, shimmery edition of this cover. It’s so pretty!

9.     Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas- Fairytale love! This one is a take on Cinderella- with assassins! This will definitely prove to be interesting. I really hope there’s some great action.

10.   Pivot Point by Kasie West- My friend has raved about this book and has been trying to convince me to read it immediately for a few months. The cover is super cool and it’s a new release.

*I have many more books for all genres, this genre in particular, but this'll do for now.



1.     Scarlet by Marissa Meyer- I LOVED Cinder, and heard that Scarlet is even better! I can’t wait to see where the story goes and what happens to the characters. I also am curious to see what the new main character, Scarlet, is like.

2.     Incarnate by Jodi Meadows- The concept sounds very interesting and the cover is absolutely beautiful! I’m sorry, but I am totally judging all my books by their covers.

3.     Taken by Erin Bowman

4.     Delirium by Lauren Oliver- I’ve heard good things about this book and the concept sounds very intriguing. I am curious to see what the execution will be like, as well as Lauren Oliver’s writing style as compared to her middle grade books.

5.     Bzrk by Michael Grant- I don’t know a lot about this, but I thought I’d give it a try. Sometimes it’s fun and interesting to pick up a book and read it when you don’t know much about it.


Realistic Fiction/Contemporary

1.     Shine by Lauren Myracle- I own this book from a library contest I won with a friend, and I love having a real copy to hold in my hands! The cover is even more beautiful in person. The book itself sounds very emotional, but extremely good and moving, and I think it’s important to read about.

2.     13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher- Another book on a super-tough subject. I know this book will be sad, but again, I think it’s important to read to understand what some people go through.

3.     Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass- My friends really enjoyed this book, and I think I will too! It’s short, so I’ll probably be reading it this summer. The concept is interesting and should be a nice refresher from all the fantasy and dystopia I read.

4.     That Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard- I am very interested in the circus and books about it, especially the idea of people running away to the circus. The title and cover really pulled me in.

5.     The Fault in Our Stars by John Green- So everyone loves John Green, so I need to read a real John Green book. Many people say this is their favourite of them all. I think it’ll be an emotional, but amazing book and I love that cover! So simple, yet effective. 

I also will be reading anything that I happen to see at the library that catches my eye—This is by no means a complete list. Sometimes I may just pick something up. Hope you enjoyed my list!


by PotterAlways713
You bet! Thanks, I'm hoping there's going to be some amazing reads mixed in there. 13 Reasons Why does sound super sad. Everyone I've talked to about it has loved Delirium, but oh no, a cliffhanger ending?!?! After Cinder, Scarlet should be fantastic, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've now read Pivot Point, and it was really good! I enjoyed it. I hope you have an awesome summer, and get a chance to read lot's of books too! It's funny because I have read eight, almost nine, books since the beginning of Youth Read, and out of those nine only 3 are on here! 3/9... interesting! But almost all were on my bigger list. :)
by Brianna
Whoa! You have a large list there... Just like me! =) All of those books there all sound pretty awesome. I've read quite a few of them as well. 13 Reasons Why was fantastic - it actually made me cry. Delirium is also super good, and the ending will certainly tear you apart. Scarlet is great as well. And Pivot Point!!!!!!! *fans herself to keep from hyperventilating* Have a great summer reading! - Brianna

Add Comment