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The Monday Poll: Best Summer Book

Good morning, Hub readers!

Last week we asked which couple in YA lit was the best. We didn’t include Anna and Etienne St. Clair from Stephanie Perkins’s Anna and the French Kiss, which was apparently a major oversight as a number of you mentioned it in the comments. But of the options we did provide in the poll, Hazel and Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green won handily. It seems that love forged under dire circumstances was what you were looking for, because our star-crossed lovers with cancer were followed by Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games and Tris and Four from Divergent. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!

Depending on your schedule, summer has either just arrived or is just around the corner. On Thursday, the New York Times will host a conversation about summer reading, so for this week’s Monday Poll, we want to know which book you think is the best summer book. Vote in the poll below and then leave us a comment with why you picked what you did–or with a great summer title that we didn’t include!

Which book is the best summer book?

  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares (30%, 25 Votes)
  • 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (27%, 23 Votes)
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han (12%, 10 Votes)
  • Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (10%, 8 Votes)
  • Swim the Fly by Don Calame (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork (8%, 7 Votes)
  • The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 84

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  1. I’m surprised not to see any Sarah Dessen titles here. Her books always feel so summer-y to me. But The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants strikes a similar tone, so I’ll go with that.

  2. Erin Daly Erin Daly

    The Disenchantments might be the best YA book I’ve read all year, but I too was hoping for a Dessen book on this list.

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