Best Summer Books / Beach Reads / Young Adult Novels 2014: Recommendations

Underdog Literature May 2014
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Here are 17 books that caught my interest lately.

Fresh, off-beat, quirky or curious titles that might deserve more attention…

Young Adult. dystopias. middle grade fiction. beach reads.

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01: PAUL ACAMPORA, “I Kill The Mockingbird”, 176 pages, May 2014. [Middle Grade]

I Kill the Mockingbird

02: E. LOCKHART, “We were Liars”, 240 pages, May 2014.

We Were Liars

03: MARIKO TAMAKI, “This one Summer”, 320 pages, May 2014. [YA Graphic Novel]

This One Summer

04: JASON REYNOLDS, “When I was the Greatest”, 240 pages, January 2014.

When I Was the Greatest

05: N.D. Wilson, “Boys of Blur”, 208 pages, January 2014. [Middle Grade Fantasy]

Boys of Blur

06: NON PRATT, “Trouble”, 384 pages, February 2014.

Trouble

07: KATE RACCULIA, “Bellweather Rhapsody”, 340 pages, January 2014. [YA Mystery]

Bellweather Rhapsody

08: LAURA MARX FITZGERALD, “Under the Egg”, 247 pages, March 2014. [Middle Grade]

Under the Egg

09: MELISSA KANTOR, “Maybe One Day”, 384 pages, February 2014.

Maybe One Day

10: EMERY LORD, “Open Road Summer”, 342 pages, April 2014.

Open Road Summer

11: ANNIE CARDI, “The Chance you won’t return”, 352 pages, April 2014.

The Chance You Won't Return

12: ROBERT DINSDALE, “Gingerbread”, 421 pages, February 2014.

Gingerbread

13: SARAH BETH DURST, “The Lost”, 352 pages, May 2014. [Dystopian YA, Book 1 of 3]

The Lost (The Lost, #1)

14: MATT HAIG, “Echo Boy”, 400 pages, February 2014. [Dystopian YA]

Echo Boy

15: MIKE CAREY, “The Girl with all the Gifts”, 416 pages, January 2014. [Dystopian YA]

The Girl with All the Gifts

16: CHARLES SWIFT, “The Newman Resident”, 337 pages, 2014. [Dystopian YA]

The Newman Resident

17: CLAIRE NORTH (Catherine Webb), “The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August”, 416 pages, January 2014.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

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More? Here are three new YA books that feature disabled main characters:

01: KIMBERLY ELKINS, “What is visible”, 320 pages, June 2014.

What Is Visible: A Novel

02: GAIL GILES, “Girls Like Us”, 224 pages, May 2014.

Girls Like Us

03: CAMMIE McGOVERN, “Say what you will”, 352 pages, March 2014.

Say What You Will

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4 comments

  1. Als großer Fan von “To kill a mockingbird” komme ich jetzt um “I kill the mockingbird” absolut nicht mehr herum. Ansonsten habe ich die meisten Bücher zum Glück schon, aber das ein oder andere ist doch noch auf die Bestellliste gewandert.

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