10 Young Adult reads according to the seasons of the year

It has never happened to you that because of the weather your mood changes? And because of the weather, you lean more towards certain book genres?

It has never happened to you that because of the weather your mood changes? And because of the weather, you lean more towards certain book genres? This is a post about 10 YA books (that are on my TBR) according to the seasons of the year.

For example, I read more thrillers and fantasy when it’s rainy and cold outside and I read more contemporary and rom-coms when I go to the beach.  

Today, I will give you a quick summary (that I got from Goodreads) of every single book according to the season and why I want to read it. (Because all of these are from my TBR).

Side Note: Seasons in most of Latin American countries are not as constant as in other countries. What I mean by this is that we don’t have very extreme temperatures throughout the year. You’ll actually find two distinct seasons in most of these countries.

BUT I’m still writing this post taking into account four seasons; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

So… Let’s begin! 

young adult books

Spring: Contemporary + Fantasy

1. To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han


Quick Summary: 

The way that Lara Jean handles having a crush, is by writing them letters about her feelings and hiding those letters in a box under her bed. One day, Laa Jean finds out that her letters have been mailed, and now all of the crushes she has had in the past know about it. 

Why I want to read it: 

I really liked the first movie (yes, only the first one). Also, I have a friend who told read the entire trilogy in a week. The thing is…she doesn’t like reading. 

Also, I feel like there has to be a reason why it became a Netflix movie in the first place. 

2. Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim


Quick Summary: 

A young girl who pretends to be a boy so that she can compete in a tailor competition where she has to sew three “magical” dresses. 

Why I want to read it: 

The summary itself sounds amazing! Plus, I’ve only read good reviews about this book. Plus, PROJECT RUNWAY MEETS MULAN.

3. Circe by Madeline Miller


Quick Summary:  

Circe is a child that does not have any of the qualities from her parents and thinks that she doesn’t have any sort of power. When she discovers her power, Zeus banishes her to an island where she crosses paths with mythological creatures. 

Why I want to read it: I love mythology so a classical greek mythology retelling sounds amazing!

Summer: Contemporary + Historical Fiction

1. When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon


Quick Summary: 

Dimple’s mom has an obsession with finding her the ideal Indian husband even if she is just a teenager. Either way, she is going to a summer program for “aspiring web developers”. 

Rishi is a hopeless romantic who is very excited to meet his future wife (Dimple) at summer camp. 

Why I want to read it: I’ve watched many films and TV shows but I’ve never read a book with Indian representation. It seems like an entertaining story to read over the summer! 

2. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston


Quick Summary:

Alex is charismatic, handsome, and his mother is the President of the United States. The thing is, he has beef with a British prince but soon they find themselves keeping their romance a secret. 

Why I want to read it: I love Young Adult books about Royalty and the story itself sounds like the perfect summer read. 

Fall: Thriller + Science Fiction

1. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

“In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, …”

Why I want to read it: I’ve never read a Dystopian standalone book so this one sounds like the perfect one to start with. 

2. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Quick summary: 

Five strangers from the same school have detention but just four of them walk out from detention alive. 

Why I want to read it: 5 words: THE BREAKFAST CLUB MEETS PLL. 

Winter: Fantasy + Historical Fiction

1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Quick Summary: 

Scarlett and Trella live with a powerful and cruel father that has arranged a marriage for Scarlett. She thinks that she will never be able to see the performance that only happens once a year where the audience participates named Caraval. 

Why I want to read it: It’s a YA trilogy with magic. I love trilogies and I love magic. 

2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

“Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee”.

Why I want to read it: The author has a very good reputation (since all of her books tend to do really well) and the summary itself sounds like: “If you liked A Court of Thorns and Roses”, you will like Shadow and Bone”. 

3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Quick Summary: 

The fictional story of a glamorous Hollywood movie icon named Evelyn Hugo is being written by a journalist. 

Why I want to read it: It seems like that type of book perfect for when it’s raining/snowing. I really want to read this book this year and all the reviews from book bloggers just have good things to say about it.


Your Thoughts:

Have you read any of these books?

Are any of these books on your TBR too?

Do you agree with my choices and their seasons?

  1. The Overthinkist

    Okay, promptly adding Spin the Dawn to my want-to-read list. I love retelling and I love Mulan so I have a feeling this is something I’ll enjoy. Thanks for the recommendations!

    • val @behindthatstory

      I’m glad to hear that you’re adding Spin the Dawn to your want-to-read list 🎉 Mulan is actually my favorite Disney princess

  2. Marta @ the book mermaid

    Val, I need you to read so many of these books!!! hahaha seriously, they’re great! To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Circe, Spin the Dawn, Red, White & Royal Blue, When Dimple Met Rishi … I can’t wait to know your thoughts on them!! 🙂 I definitely relate some books to seasons (especially based on covers) but I don’t think I specifically read them on a certain season based on that … I’m too impatient to wait on some cases! 😛

    • val @behindthatstory

      Hahahha yeah… I’ve only heard good things about these books so I need to read them ASAP🙈 the plan is to read them this year so I don’t know if I’ll be able to stick to the seasons either 😅 but I do have to say that I love reading a good thriller novel for fall 🍂


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