Summer may be halfway over (or almost over for me, since I go back to school in three weeks D:), but that doesn't mean it's too late to add some more books to your summer reading list! Particularly some lesser-known titles that may not have gotten as much attention this year.
1. You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
If you love Switched at Birth or art and deaf characters in general, this is a book for you.
2. Hunted by Meagan Spooner
A bit of a slow, introspective read, this is a wonderful Beauty and the Beast retelling with lots of Russian influence.
3. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
I can't talk about this book enough. It is clever and funny and lovely.
4. Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
It's more than a pretty cover, with poetic language and plenty of uncomfortable questions.
5. The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
Sort-of historical fiction, it has an athletic, biracial protagonist and great family dynamics.
6. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
If you love swoony summer romances that aren't too fluffy, this is a book for you.
7. Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
A wonderful exploration of how poverty and gender stereotypes can affect things. It's basically a better version of Pitch Perfect.
8. Triple Threat by Gwenda Bond
You have to read the other Lois Lane books to fully appreciate this one, but I think there's still plenty to love in this installment.
9. And We're Off by Dana Schwartz
Europe travels and mother-daughter conflict.
10. The Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson
More Europe travels with friendship thrown in. I really loved how the friendship wasn't perfect, but the girls didn't want it to die.
And as usual, I'm not really sorry most of the titles are contemporary. But I really hope you'll consider picking up a few of these books because they are so deserving of more love!