Summer of YA Reads

That’s Young Adult, in case you’re new at this 😉

Strand Book Store
Jul 16, 2018 · 4 min read

Epic Reads Day is July 20th. For all you YA obsessed readers, it’s a new holiday that you won’t want to miss. Meet amazing authors such as Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda), Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not), Ibi Zoboi (American Street) and more at Epic Reads HQ.

Additionally, one of the most epic YA series of a generation, Harry Potter, is celebrating its 20 year anniversary since first being published in the US. In honor of Wizarding World fantastically taking over our lives, we are having an all out Potter-bration on July 31st at Strand. Dominate in HP trivia while enjoying delicious treats. Costumes are highly encouraged. Learn more here.

And now, onto the reads!


Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

The Evolution of Claire by Tess Sharpe

Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

Ship It by Britta Lundin

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

People Like Us by Dana Mele

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero

Before landing a spot on the megahit Netflix show Orange is the New Black; before wow-ing audiences as Lina on Jane the Virgin; and before her incredible activism and work on immigration reform, Diane Guerrero was a young girl living in Boston. One day, while Guerrero was at school, her undocumented immigrant parents were taken from their home, detained, and deported. Guerrero’s life, which had been full of the support of a loving family, was turned upside down. Meet Diane on July 17 at Strand.


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