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Young Adult Summer Reading Passport

 Bookshop's Young Adult Summer Reading Passport is back:

Choose your own reading adventure this summer!

Read six YA books and score some sweet swag! At least four books need to fit our passport categories and up to two can be of your own choosing. You can follow our title recommendations or pick your own.

To get started: Pick up your free passport at the store, download one here, or add one to your web order (below). 

Mark your passport: Circle the covers of the books you’ve read or write down your own picks. Return your completed passport to Bookshop by September 8th to claim your rewards: A $5 Bookshop gift card, a $10 MyBoardwalk Card, a free scoop from the Penny Ice Creamery, a free slice from Pizza My Heart, and a prize from the Santa Cruz Warriors. 

How to complete the challenge: Return your filled out passport to Bookshop by September 8th and collect your rewards! If you enjoyed the books you read, let us know by submitting a short review HERE (50 words or less) about why you liked it. For each review, your name will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card to Bookshop Santa Cruz! Reviews will be posted in the store for everyone to read. (Note: full names will not be posted—first names or initials only.)


I'm a YA Protagonist... Of Course I'm the Chosen One: Read a book with the Chosen One trope

Bookshop suggests:
Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Nix by Brian Hess & Susan Beneville 

All That Work and What Did It Get Me?: Read a book where the protagonist seems to have everything, but their life takes a sharp turn right at the beginning of the book
Bookshop suggests:
So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens
This Is Not a Personal Statement by Tracy Badua

Woke Up and Chose Violence Today: Read a story of revenge
Bookshop suggests:
Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell
Blood Debts by Terry J. Benton-Walker

This Is My Roman Empire: Read something historical, either fiction or nonfiction
Bookshop suggests:
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

Is This a Kissing Book?: Read a romance
Bookshop suggests:
Basil and Oregano by Melissa Capriglione
A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

I Don't Know Who Needs to Hear This, But True Crime Is No Substitute for Therapy: Read a mystery, either fiction or nonfiction

Bookshop suggests:
The Golden State by Marit Weisenberg
You'll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus