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10 YA Romance Reads for Fans of The Summer I Turned Pretty

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 17, 2022

Jenny Han has done it again! Since the adaptation of The Summer I Turned Pretty premiered in June, Han's book series has become the season's must-read beach book. If you're still hankering for a copy of the trilogy, check out this new boxed set. And this isn't the first of Han's heartfelt YA rom-coms to hit the screen. Her To All the Boys I've Loved Before has also been adapted into a series of popular films. If you've already read (and watched) all of Han's poignant teen romances and you're looking for something with a similar vibe, here are ten titles to throw into your beach bag.

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

In this series-opener, Lina is (reluctantly?!) spending a dazzling summer in Tuscany to fulfill her mother's dying wish—that she get to know her absent father. But when she receives an old journal of her mother's, she begins to discover the magic of Italy (and romance) through her mother's eyes.

Some Other Now by Sarah Everett

Jessi has always felt more at home next door with the Cohen family than with her own. But when romance develops with one of two Cohen brothers and their mom gets cancer, it pushes a wedge between Jessi and the brothers. Can she find her way back into the family she loves?

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

After getting devastating news, Taylor Edwards and her family decide to spend one last summer all together at their old lake house. Crowded together in somewhat rustic conditions, they begin to reconnect with each other. Along the way, other relationships from Taylor's past are rekindled for a summer of second chances.

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan

This story follows a teen's emotional journey after her mother's death by suicide. As she processes her grief, she uncovers family secrets, forges a new relationship with her grandparents, and reckons with her feelings about kissing her best friend (and longtime crush) on the day her mother died.

Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

For fans of the amazing soundtrack featured in the adaptation of Summer, this witty teen romance is all about the tunage. Prince is a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment who believes he can get a girl who's definitely not looking for romance to fall in love with him in only three dates.

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. But then they're forced to team up for a scavenger hunt on the last day of senior year. What a difference a day can make!

Our Way Back to Always by Nina Moreno

Inseparable as kids, Sam and Lou drifted apart in middle school when Sam started hanging out with the popular crowd and Lou drew back from the social scene. When Lou finds an old bucket list that they wrote as kids, she decides it's time to start crossing things off the list. And, to her surprise, Sam decides to join her.

Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters

Fans of Kacen Callendar and Becky Albertalli will love this deliciously geeky best friends-to-lovers romance. Isaac and Diego are gearing up for a perfect post-graduation summer together, including Pride, fandom, and lots of gaming. But when Isaac's old crush distracts him from their plans, Diego is hurt.

XOXO by Axie Oh

Jenny's never had much time for boys, K-pop, or really anything besides her dream of being a professional cellist. But when she finds herself falling for a K-pop idol, she has to decide whether their love is worth the risk. With strong family connections and plenty of drama, this book is perfect for Han fans.

One True Loves by Elise Bryant

Lenore Bennett has always been a rock star student. But she's feeling anxious about heading to NYU in the fall without a major and pressure from her parents isn't exactly helping. So when her family embarks on a Mediterranean cruise, she's hoping it will help her figure things out.

There you go. Summer romance? Check! Love triangles? Check! Coming-of-age family drama? Check! Check! Check! You'll find it all here.

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