Summer Learning: YA Summer Romances

Summer Learning keeps moving forward and this week we want to give a shout out to all the Teens that make our libraries great! If you haven't already, sign up for Summer Learning to log your reading and win prizes. We know that YA readers devour books over the summer and although you may have already planned out your summer reads, here are a few suggestions for books that will make you feel all those feelings this summer. Check out our Summer Learning Staff Picks: YA Summer Romances booklist, just a few of our favorites...

Summer Learning Staff Picks: YA Summer Romances

Hot Dog Girl, book cover

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Elouise "Lou" is working another summer at the local amusement park with her bestie Seeley. Bummed to hear that the owner of the park is closing, Lou rallies her friends to save it while trying to win over her crush and fellow park worker Nick. With twists and turns, Lou quickly learns love isn't always where you expect to find it.

The Upside of Unrequited, book cover

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Molly is the crush queen, with 26 unrequited on record. Now her fraternal twin sister Cassie is the starry eyed one with a new girlfriend who brings along the potential for another crush. Not to mention the new guy at Molly's summer job who she hit it off with right away. A sweet romance with the backdrop of the struggle for marriage equality in the U.S.

When Dimple Met Rishi, book cover

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Dimple Shah is relieved to get away from her parents for the summer and their obsession with preparing her to find a good Indian husband. She is excited to focus an elite coding program at San Francisco State. Little does she know the wheels her parents set in motion when she runs into Rishi Patel on campus. A cute, easy read told through dual narration from the perspectives of both Dimple and Rishi.

Check out other great recommendations on our Staff Picks Page. If you're looking for more ways to participate in Summer Learning, leave a book review on Beanstack (the site that powers our Summer Learning program). There is a chance we may feature your review in an upcoming blog!