Spring break season is here, and what better way to take advantage of well-deserved time off than with a good book! We’ve created a list of perfect spring break books, whether you are reading by the beach or relaxing on the couch. From fun, light-hearted romances to spine-chilling thrillers these books are the best way to celebrate spring break!

8 Must-Read Books to Bring on Spring Break

All the Right Reasons by Bethany Mangle

Calling all Bachelor Nation fans! If you love the classic dating show, the new release is a perfect mix of The Bachelorette and Gilmore Girls with a fun YA twist. This laugh-out-loud young adult romance is about a girl who joins her mother on a reality dating show for single parents—only to fall for a contestant’s son. This book is great one to read by the beach while getting a tan!

Blaine for the Win by Robbie Couch

After being dumped so his boyfriend can pursue more “serious” guys, a teen boy decides to prove he can be serious, too, by running for senior class president in this joyful romp from the author of The Sky Blues. With the book giving off some serious Legally Blonde meets The Politician vibes it is the perfect choice to read for some witty dialogue while also dealing with serious topics. 

So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

Coming from the same author of In Deeper Waters comes a new novel where Carry On meets Arthurian legend in this funny, subversive young adult fantasy about what happens after the chosen one wins the kingdom and has to get married to keep it…and to stay alive. This book is a great choice for those who love fantasy and still want some romcom energy for spring break season.

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick 

For those who want to get their heart pumping this thriller is a prime pick! I Killed Zoe Spanos follows a pair of teens whose lives become inextricably linked when one confesses to murder and the other becomes determined to uncover the real truth no matter the cost. Crime fans will be left on the edge of their seats until the very last page!

Always Jane by Jenn Bennett

If you’re in the mood for a romantic read, this swoony book from Jenn Bennett is a must-read! A chauffer’s daughter finds herself in the middle of a love triangle with the sons of her boss’s wealthy next-door neighbors. With a case of mistaken identity and a love triangle between two brothers Jenn Bennett once again gives us a fun, romantic story while simultaneously tackling important issues.

She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick

For fans of college romances, this slow burn, hate-to-love, ADORABLE romcom from Rachael Lippincott and her wife Alyson Derrick is a great choice for spring! Their book follows Alex, a charming flirt, who makes it her mission to help Molly, an awkward homebody, escape her shell and fall in love. 

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Get a taste of summer with Jenny Han’s iconic Summer I Turned Pretty series especially with the new TV series adaptation coming out this year! Belly has spent every one of her summers at the beach house with her mother, brother, her mom’s best friend Beck, and Beck’s two sons, Jeremiah and Conrad. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, everything changes.

Between You, Me, and the Honeybees by Amelia Diane Coombs

This romantic read follows a teen girl during her California summer of beekeeping, secrets, and stolen kisses. In the summer before college Josie does her best to avoid telling her mom she isn’t going while simultaneously falling for her family’s sworn enemy. This book offers classic Romeo and Juliet vibes, but with the unique addition of beekeeping!

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