Hey YA Readers!
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As the year is winding down, let’s use this issue of “What’s Up in YA?” to look back at some of the most popular posts on Book Riot relating to YA lit this year. Don’t forget to share your favorite 2016 books in this form by Wednesday. The last issue of 2016 for this newsletter will be a round-up of your favorite reads and titles you wish more people would pick up.
- A look at the best selling young adult books of all time
- For readers who want YA books with little to no romance, here’s a list of 100.
- Ashlie talks about three fat YA heroines she wishes she’d met earlier in her life. Perhaps a trio of books to pass along to young readers looking for body accepting characters.
- Though it is not entirely YA books, there are many, many great YA titles on this list of 100 must-read books featuring Asian characters written by Asian authors.
- YA books that will scratch the itch for something like Stranger Things.
- And here we have a look at 65 great horror YA novels by lady authors.
- When you find yourself needing some hope for the future, there’s a Dumbledore quote or two or more.
- It was high time to see more faces of color on the covers of upcoming YA books. 2017 is looking a little bit better on the cover front (we always, always, always need more).
- Speaking of covers, are we moving away from the “lesbian hands” trend?
- Vee talks about three books that helped make her a feminist . . . and of course, there’s YA on this list.
- Remember #NastyWomenRead? Here are 50 YA books for Nasty Women.
- If you could pick any YA books to become tv series, what would you choose? One Rioter talks about her picks (including an adult book with teen appeal).
- While you wait for the Twin Peaks reboot or continue in on watching the original episodes as they stream, how about some Twin Peaks feeling YA reads?
- This list of must-listen audiobooks is dedicated to YA books.
- Eric pulled together a nice list of time travel themed YA.
- Some adult fiction reads that should suit fans of YA (I know — but books are books are books, and it’s important to love a good YA book and also a good YA-like book).
- And on that note, the ever-relevant words of wisdom of Judy Blume.
Thanks for hanging out & we’ll see you again next week with a round-up of your favorite YA books from 2016.