2017 YA Contemporary Releases For Your Summer Beach Bag {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today it’s time to start thinking about your summer TBR! Now, obviously any book you feel like reading is a great pick, but when summer comes around I am personally always in the mood for a nice YA contemporary. So today’s list is focusing all about YA contemporary. More specifically, YA contemporary released in 2017! All of these books have either already been released in the past few weeks, or they will be releasing in the next few weeks. Perfect for your summer TBR, right? So let’s get to it!

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

This is the only book on this list that is part of a series, but if you already read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You, then this final part is definitely a must!

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

This story about a girl joining an all-boys acappella group already received some rave reviews!

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

After the amazing Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (also recommend to (re-)read this summer (or fall, winter, spring)), comes a new adorably cute and diverse contemporary that’s another must-read.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Eighteenth century boys on a grand tour of Europe, fighting pirates and their feelings for eachother. Count me in!

Lucky in Love by Kasie West

Kasie West is one of the queens of cute and fluffy YA contemporary, so this story about a girl who suddenly wins the lottery and her charming co-worker is high up there on my summer TBR!

I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

The story of a girl trying to find love by taking Kdrama formulas and applying them in her real life. As a recent Kdrama addict, I am definitely looking forward to this one.

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Queens of Geek follows three best friends over the course of three days, while they visit SupaCon, a fan convention. It is fun, adorkable, beautiful and inspirational and deserves a spot on your TBR if it hasn’t already!

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

This story about a girl figuring out her sexuality and who she is has unfortunately received a lot of biphobic comments but luckily they are offset by a lot of rave reviews from people who have actually read it. This one is up high on my own TBR.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

This heartfelt YA romantic comedy about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to get married is already poised to be the break-out debut of 2017 and definitely can’t be missing from your summer TBR!

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

A YA retelling of You’ve Got Mail, set in California? Yes, please!

what books are on your summer TBR? are some of the above books included? or did you already read any of them and if so, what did you think?

49 thoughts on “2017 YA Contemporary Releases For Your Summer Beach Bag {Top Ten Tuesday}

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      I just read both Queens of Geek and The Upside of Unrequited and loved them! Both perfect summery reads πŸ™‚ Alex, Approximately is definitely on my summer TBR as well πŸ™‚

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Oh my, I can definitely imagine that being a bit frustrating and confusing! Perhaps you could save up the summery reads for when it’s actually summer in the southern hemisphere? But that would take some patience and I would probably already fail at that πŸ˜‰ Luckily most fantasy works all-year round πŸ™‚

  1. Vena Isabella says:

    Ooh, I can’t wait to read some of these! I read the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series two summers ago, so I’m really looking forward to finishing it this summer! Plus, When Dimple Met Rishi is definitely one I’m going to look out for. Everyone’s been saying so many good things about it, and who doesn’t love a romcom??

    I haven’t heard of many others on your list, but I LOVE it! Lucky in Love sounds great, I’m definitely gonna go check that one out. Great post! ^.^

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      I’m so hoping to finish the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy this sumemr as well! Though I may need to re-read the first two again to refresh my memory πŸ™‚ I already saw so many great reviews about When Dimple Met Rishi as well, so I can’t wait to read it myself πŸ™‚ Hope it’ll live up to our expectations!

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      I just finished Queens of Geek and loved it, so hope you’ll love it too! Noteworthy sounds soo good and I already read some great reviews so I have high hopes. So glad you enjoyed When Dimple Met Rishi! Can’t wait to read it myself πŸ™‚

  2. Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books says:

    AH THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS HERE, I don’t know where to start.
    I so want to read When Dimple Met Rishi, I hear fantastic things about this book everywhere, from everyone, so I’m really excited to get to it. Queens of Geek, The Upside, Always and Forever are also on my TBR, they all sound so great – and I am super excited to read Lara Jean’s story again πŸ™‚
    I can’t WAIT for you to read Noteworthy, it’s a FANTASTIC book πŸ˜€
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      AHHHH, Marie, I just finished Noteworthy and you’re right, it is absolutely FANTASTIC <3 Definitely one of my fave reads of the year so far!
      I also loved Queens of Geek and The Upside and hope to read When Dimple Met Rishi and Always and Forever Lara Jean so, so soon πŸ™‚

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Oh, I’m currently reading Flame in the Mist and loving it already! Hope you’ll love it too. I need to check out Eliza and her Monsters but I already love the title πŸ™‚

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