Keeping up with the flood of new releases often means that I don't have time to read backlist titles, meaning older books available to different publishers. Since there are quite a few backlist titles on my Goodreads to-read list as well as on my Kindle and iPad, I thought I would make a list of YA contemporary titles I would like to get to at some point this year, hopefully already this summer.
I have liked everything I've read by Courtney Summers and I hope that before she publishes something new, I am able to catch up with her backlist titles - Fall for Anything would be a good starting point for that.
Sign Language sounds like it is about families, friendships, falling in love and grief. Those kind of books always destroy me (the grief up), but for some reason I always keep navigating towards them.
I read Sarah Ockler's The Summer of Chasing Mermaids when it was published, and now I want to read something else by her - The Book of Broken Hearts is one that has been recommended to me multiple times, so maybe it would be time to finally pick it up.
I LOVE story lines where best friends fall in love, and Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg seems to fit the bill.
Faking Normal sounds like it could be a perfect blend of more serious subjects and romance. I have heard good things!
I am weirdly obsessed with books that deal with cults, which is why I am surprised I haven't read The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly yet.
Rites of Passage sounds like my kind of book - military academy setting, kickass female protagonist and a secret/forbidden relationship.
I saw someone on Goodreads recommending The Things You Kiss Goodbye to fans of Courtney Summers which instantly caught my interest.
The Summer of Letting Go seems to deal with grief, romance and more, and the title alone says that it should be read during the summer.
These Gentle Wounds sounds tragic and beautiful. Also, Queen Emery Lord gave it a five star review on Goodreads which means I HAVE TO READ IT!