You’ve fallen in love with Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty. But now your life feels just a little bit empty without a summer beach house to escape to and your very own pair of Beck’s Boys. Pick up one (or all) of these books that will give you all the same feels as your new favorite show!
What to Read After You’ve Watched The Summer I Turned Pretty Series
1. It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
Can’t wait for Season 2 to find our what happens to Belly, Conrad, and Jeremiah? Pick up the follow-up to The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You, and find out what comes after falling in love! Here’s a hint: we’re heading back to Cousins Beach! Once you’ve finished It’s Not Summer Without You, pick up the final book in the trilogy: We’ll Always Have Summer!
2. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
More Jenny Han? Yes please! If you somehow missed the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before craze when this classic trilogy was adapted by Netflix, be sure to read these books and then binge the trilogy of movies! Belly and Lara Jean, the heroine of this series, would DEFINITELY be besties if they met outside the pages (and screens) of their respective series.
3. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Italy isn’t quite Cousins Beach, but it’s pretty amazing in its own right! A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping New York Times bestseller filled with romance, mystery, and adventure. Now a Netflix film!
4. Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Rowan Roth is one of the two rival overachievers at the heart of the riveting 24-hour rom-com, Today Tonight Tomorrow, and she secretly aspires to be a romance novelist. In this enemies-to-lovers romance, these high school archenemies are thrown together in a scavenger hunt on the last day of senior year. You’ll be Team Rowan from chapter one!
5. Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle
If you loved the ICONIC soundtrack of the show (and let’s be real, who didn’t?) then you’ll love Love Radio! This witty and romantic novel follows a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment, Prince, who believes he can get a girl who hates all things romance, Dani, to fall in love with him in only three dates.
6. Always Jane by Jenn Bennett
Another love triangle with two brothers at its heart? Sign. Us. Up. Jane has to choose between Eddie, the sweet, oldest son, and Fen, who burns for Jane like a house on fire and will do anything to sabotage his older brother. WHEW.
7. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
A family lake house and second-chance romance? Swoon! After getting devastating news, Taylor Edwards and her family decide to spend one last summer all together in their old lake house. Enter Taylor’s former best friend, plus her first boyfriend, and it’s a summer full of second chances – with family, with friends, and maybe even with love.