Summer Beach Reads

May 17, 2017 - 5:18pm -- Kaley
Alex & Eliza
The Upside of Unrequited
Alex, Approximately
Defy the Stars
If I Was Your Girl
Always and Forever, Lara Jean
Everything Everything
All the Bright Places
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

Melissa de la Cruz

If you are excited about the musical Hamilton, you are sure to like this book. This is the love story of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza. This book is fiction, but it does have some historical accuracy. 










Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale

Ashley Poston

Ellie is a huge geek about a sci-fi show that she and her dad used to watch. She enters a contest to win tickets to an event where she could have the chance to meet her favorite actor. Her favorite actor is feeling burnt out on meet and greets, until he meets one special fan who changes his mentality…









The Upside of Unrequited

Becky Albertalli

Molly and her twin Cassie are opposites in many ways. Molly is straight and self-conscious about her weight, and Cassie is gay and skinny. This book is about self-acceptance as Molly and Cassie each fall in love.









Alex, Approximately

Jenn Bennet

Bailey meets Alex online, and then she has to move to spend the summer with her dad. Her dad just happens to live in the same town as Alex. She decides not to tell Alex, and meanwhile starts talking to a guy who works as a museum security guard, Porter. At the end of the summer, Bailey needs to decide if she should tell Alex she is in his town, or pursue Porter. BUT Alex IS Porter!









Defy the Stars

Claudia Gray

Noemi is a soldier, who would risk her life to protect her planet. Abel is an enemy of Noemi, and they meet each other at gunpoint. They have to learn to trust each other, while each protecting their own planet.  










Brie Spangler

Dylan is a tall, muscular, and super hairy 15 year old. Jamie is beautiful and smart. Dylan and Jamie turn into more than just friends, but Dylan doesn't know that Jamie is transgender. This doesn't change the person that Dylan knows Jamie as, but will he be able to see that?









If I Was Your Girl

Meredith Russo

Amanda is the new girl in school. She has a secret, and is determined not to let anyone get close to her. But then she meets Grant, and she starts to let him into her life. Amanda doesn't want to tell Grant her secret, because it could change the way he feels about her. Why? Because at her old school, she was Andrew.








Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Jenny Han

Lara Jean's life is seemingly perfect: she has the perfect boyfriend and her family life is finally good again. But the pressure of making a decision about where to go to college is looming over her. What will going to college do to her perfect life?









Everything Everything

Nicola Yoon

This book is a movie in theaters May 19th! Maddy is allergic to everything, and she can't go outside. One day, she is looking out the window and sees Olly unloading a moving truck. She feels certain that they will fall in love, but she can't go outside...









All the Bright Places

Jennifer Niven

Finch is always thinking about how he would kill himself, until he meets Violet. Violet is dealing with grief after her sister's death, and is excited for her future. Finch and Violet save each other (literally! they are both on the edge of a bell tower!), and they help each other through their troubles and insecurities.









Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 

Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and Dante are opposites who meet at the swimming pool. They start spending time together, and their friendship develops into something special. Dante is super confident about his place in the world as a gay Hispanic, but it is something that Ari is really struggling with.





Submitted by Gaby on

Hello! For anyone interested in All The Bright Places it is a very good and emotional read! But I would like to warn that the description for the book on here implies a different sort of story, and I would just like to give a friendly suggestion for any teens suffering through depression to look deeper into the plot of this book before they read it. 

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