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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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?


  1. I agree about Queens of Geek. A perfect summery read! And Alex Approximately is one I want to get to as well. The Upside of Unrequited might have my name on it too. πŸ™‚

    1. 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™‚

  2. Loved your list! Kassie West is in many other lists too!

    1. Thanks! Kasie West is definitely a great summer read πŸ™‚

  3. I seriously cannot wait to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue!

    1. Yes, I’m so excited for that one too! πŸ˜€

  4. A lot of these look amazing! What I struggle with, being in the southern hemisphere is that all the great summer reads come out in winter here! So when I really want to be snuggling by a fire enjoying a wintry read I’m getting beach bag worthy reads. #confused

    1. 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™‚

  5. I still have quite a few of these on my TBR! I hope to get to them soon. I love reading contemporaries during the Summer.

    1. Me too! I always switch up some fantasy and contemporary, but I also tend to read waaay more contemporary in summer πŸ™‚

  6. Almost all of these are on my TBR and are titles I’m hoping to get to this summer. πŸ™‚ I keep hearing that The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is fabulous so that one is a high priority for me.

    1. I heard so many good things about it too! Here’s hoping it’ll live up to our expectations πŸ™‚

  7. Alex Approximately is like a YA You’ve Got Mail? Gotta read!

    1. Yes, that’s what drew me in too πŸ™‚

  8. Awesome list of books, Lindsey. I’ve been wanting to read Jenny Han’s books, especially this one. I’ve been hearing great things about her writing.
    I’ve had Alex, Approximately for months but haven’t read it yet. I will as soon as possible.
    Thank you for sharing. I’m gonna check out the rest in this list. ?

  9. I desperately want to read all of these! They’re some great picks!!

    1. Thanks! Hope we’ll both enjoy them! πŸ™‚

  10. I read Queens of Geek and absolutely LOVED it! When Dimple Met Rishi, Noteworthy, and The Upside of Unrequited are 3 that I’m really looking forward to picking up. They sound so good! Great list!

    1. Ahh, I just finished Queens of Geek as well and it was indeed absolutely adorable πŸ™‚ So looking forward to the rest of them as well!

  11. I agree with all of these. I really need to get my hands on Queens of Geeks. I’ve heard so many good things.

    1. Oh, I just finished Queens of Geek and loved it! Hope you’ll enjoy it πŸ™‚

  12. Love this! I have to add The Upside of Unrequited on my TBR..

    1. Thanks! Hope you’ll love The Upside of Unrequited! πŸ™‚

  13. I’m excited about a lot of these, especially I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE and LUCKY IN LOVE! They both look super cute :D. Great list!!

    1. Yes, they do both sound suuuper cute! Hope they’ll live up to both our expectations πŸ™‚

  14. So many fabulous choices on here! πŸ™‚ I love summery reads!

    1. Thanks! Summery reads are the best πŸ™‚

  15. I’m hoping to read The Upside of Unrequited this summer! ^_^

    1. I just read it and loved it – hope you’ll enjoy it too! πŸ™‚

  16. I had a Gentleman’s Guide on mine as well. It’s not my typical genre, but it sounds so good!

    1. It does sound great! πŸ™‚ Hope we’ll both enjoy it!

  17. 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! ^.^

    1. 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!

  18. I’m so excited to read queens of geek and noteworthy, I’ve heard the most incredible things about them both ?! I actually just finished when dimple met rishi and it was amazing, easily one of the best contemporary’s I’ve ever read! I just want everyone to read it ?!! Great picks.

    1. 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™‚

  19. Definitely Lara Jean!! Those books are so cute. I also think Alex, Approximately is a total summer book. The setting, the romance!! Perfect for the beach πŸ™‚

    1. Lara Jean is so cute indeed! I hope to re-read the first two books and then the last one soon πŸ™‚ Alex, Approximately is DEFINITELY high up on my TBR πŸ™‚

  20. Queens of Geek keeps popping up and I have to read it now! Lots of great books on your list though!

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday

    1. I absolutely LOVED Queens of Geek so I’d highly recommend it πŸ™‚

  21. 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˜€

    1. 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™‚

  22. The Upside of Unrequited Love and When Dimple Met Rishi sound like they’ll be great!

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. πŸ™‚

    1. They do sound amazing, I hope to be able to read them soon πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  23. I absolutely loved Alex Approximately, I agree this is a great summer read. Tons of books up there look super fun for summer.

    1. So glad to hear you loved Alex Approximately, can’t wait to start it πŸ™‚

  24. Queens of Geek sounds like a fun read. At one point it felt like the YA contemporary genre is getting too repetitive, but I am glad to see so many original novels coming out. 2017 looks like a great year for diversity and YA.

    1. Definitely, it feels like 2017 is a great year so far for original YA and diversity! πŸ™‚

  25. I really want to read Noteworthy, and When Dimple Met Rishi looks really good as well! This summer, I plan on digging into Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh and Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. πŸ™‚

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. 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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