10 YA Books of Summer 2023 That Should Be on Your TBR

It’s time for summer and more importantly, summer reading. There are so many amazing books that are hiting shelves between June and August. We’re excited to share with you our picks for the ya book you should add to your TBR.

Let us know which book you’re going to be reading this summer in the comments.

This blog post is all about the ya books of summer 2023 that should be on your TBR.

1. Going Bicoastal by Dahlia Adler

Natalya has a big decision to make. Should she spend her summer at home in NYC or with her mom in Los Angeles? Since Natalya can’t choose, both summers play out in alternate timelines. We like the idea of two alternate timelines and can’t wait to pick up Going Bicoastal in June.

2. Borrow My Heart by Kasie West

Borrow My Heart is already one of our favorite YA books of 2023. While it release in June, we had the oppertunity to read an ARC and we highly recommend it. If you’re searching for a cute summer romance, you’re going to want to read West’s latest book in June.

3. I’m Not Here to Make Friends by Andrew Yang

We only learned about I’m Not Here to Make Friends recently, but once we read the description, we knew we had to read it. The book follows the characters on Hotel California, a reality dating show with an all-Asian cast. This book is pitched for fans of Loveboat, Taipei and we like the reality show setting.

4. Bellegarde by Jamie Lilac

Bellgarde is from debut author Jamie Lilac and looks like an amazing historical romcom. First of all, it’s set in Paris. Second, it’s advertised as Bridgerton meets She’s All That. While we’re unsure which time period this book is set during, we know it’s a historical romance. We can’t wait to read this book this summer.

5. One of Us is Back by Karen McManus

For those of us who have been reading McManus’s ya books since her debut in 2017, we’ve been anticipating One of Us is Back for many years. Welcolme back to Bayview, where we’re reunited with some of our favorite characters. The main narrators are Phoebe, Nate and Addy, with some POVs from Simon and Jack. We’re so excited to pick this one up in July.

6. The Legacies by Jessica Goodman

The Legacies by Jessica Goodman promises to be a glitzy thriller, which follows a group of elite prep school students in New York City. Set during the initiation of several students to the exclusive Legacy Club, nobody expected the most glamorous event of the season to take a dark turn. This book gives us dark Gossip Girl vibes, which we absolutely love.

7. The Brothers Hawthorne by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Brothers Hawthorne by Jennifer Lynn Barnes features Grayson Hawthorne and Jameson Hawthorne. Grayson and Jameson both have their own adventure on opposites sides of the world. We can’t wait to pick up this book in August and see what is in store for these characters.

8. Reign by Katharine McGee

The fourth installment of the American Royals series, Reign, is going to be on shelves in August. We’re curious what Beatrice, Samntha, Jefferson, Nina and Daphne are going to do and most importantly, which couples are going to be together.

9. The Reunion by Kit Frick

We recently learned about The Reunion by Kit Frick and couldn’t wait to add it to our TBR. The book is set at an elite Carrbbean resort and follows the Mayweather family reunion. It has been years since the Mayweather family have all been together, but this isn’t going to be a typical family gathering. This YA thriller looks exciting and it’s set at an exclusive beach destination.

10. Just Do This One Thing for Me by Laura Zimmerman

Just Do This One Thing for Me is a book we found recently and it promises to be a hilarious thriller. We we’re intrigued by the concept. It follows a girl named Drew who is resposible for taking care of her younger siblings as her mother is unreliable. When her mother goes missing on the way to a concert in Mexico, Drew has some choices to make about whether she should continue her mom’s potentially dangerous games.

7 thoughts on “10 YA Books of Summer 2023 That Should Be on Your TBR”

  1. I just added Going Bicoastal to my list after reading the synopsis while creating my June new releases blog post. It sounds fun. I’m Not Here to Make Friends also has an intriguing premise. I’ll have to look into that one more. And of course, I can’t WAIT for The Brothers Hawthorne. I preordered the gorgeous purple B&N edition!


  2. This is a great list of books to read this summer! I’m intrigued by The Legacies, but I’m also interested in Going Bicoastal because I love the idea of alternate timelines.


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