List of the Week: YA Airplane Reads


It’s summer time, which means it’s time to travel.  Whether you are traveling by plane, train, bus, or automobile, the YA airplane reads are less than 320 pages.  You may even be able to read a whole book before your fabulous vacation begins.

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: July 7 2016
Mark and Kate go to the same school but have never met until a fateful night at a club.  While Mark is struggling with unrequited love, Kate is avoiding a fix up.  Their new friendship sparks courage.

Head of the Saint by Socorro Acioli
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release Date: October 2 2014
After losing his mother, Samuel walks across the desert to fulfill her dying wish to contact his paternal grandmother.  After the meeting, Samuel has nowhere to go so he settles in a head of a statue of a fallen saint.  As Samuel begins to hear voices of love, he decides to help these ladies and becomes a saint of the town.

Little Peach by Peggy Kern
Publisher: Balzar and Bray
Release Date: March 10 2015
Michelle has a rough home life and decides to run away to New York.  She’s scared and doesn’t know anyone but when a nice handsome boy offers to help, Michelle finds herself in the middle of a sex trafficking house.

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
Publisher: Thomas Dunne
Release Date: October 4 2018
While replacing the town’s water tower, a mysterious girl named Miel has fallen out of the tower.  Sam who is unafraid helps the girl find a home and they eventually become best friends.

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
Publisher: Dial Books
Release Date: May 10 2016
Solomon has been agoraphobic since middle grade.  Lisa wants to get out of her town and Solomon is her ticket.  Lisa needs a subject for her college essay and Solomon is the perfect study.  Will her plan to befriend and cure Sol backfire?

Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: March 29 2016
Quinn hasn’t left his room in six months since the death of his sister and filmmaking partner.  After reluctantly going out with his best friend Geoff, Quinn falls in love, uncovers secrets, and come to terms with his sister’s death.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: May 13 2014
Cady remembers waking up in the lake in only her underwear but doesn’t remember how she got there.  In order to stop her debilitating headaches, Cady returns to her seaside summer home for answers.

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: September 29 2015
Something happened to Amanda last winter but before the worst winter in recent years approaches, Amanda and her family move down from the mountain.  Their new home is bigger and accommodates her seven member family but there’s something weird going on in the house.

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tuckholke
Publisher: Dial Books
Release Date: March 22 2016
Wink loves fairy tales, Poppy loves to be mean, Midnight loved Poppy and now loves Wink.  When Poppy’s meanness goes too far, Wink; Midnight; and Poppy’s clique set out to find her.

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Dawn Abron

I’m a YA Librarian in Chicagoland and YA blogger at I’m a Slytherin, a Nerdfighter, a Sherlockian, a Whovian, and a Game of Thronesian (?). Wesley is my king and tacos are my jam. If you can’t find me, I’m probably in a book.

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