Hey YA Readers: Let’s catch up on some of the latest in book talk over on Book Riot.
“What’s Up in YA?” is sponsored by Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi.
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As you’re picking yourself back up after the holiday nosh fest (or not!), why not build yourself an epic to-be-read list, courtesy of some recent YA book talk?
- We’re going to go ahead and start with the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time. I know it’s more middle grade than YA, but it’s worth a share.
- 5 YA fiction and nonfiction pairings. As a nonfiction fan, I LOVE posts like this.
- YA books featuring coffee covers.
- For the readers who can’t get enough Hallmark Christmas movies and want to read YA books with the same kind of vibe.
- How about some YA poetry collections?
- Why the “male savior” narrative in YA has got to go.
- Want to read like John Green? Here are 99 books he’s recommended. It’s nice to see he’s taken the memo about the importance of inclusivity to heart over the last few years.
- LOL with these funny YA books.
- Excellent Asian Canadian and Asian American YA reads.
- The power of angry girls in YA lit.
- Can you correctly identify each of these lines as either a line from a YA novel or a lyric from a late 90s/early 00s radio hit?
- 15 books that teens are recommending right now. Teen reading habits are some of my favorite!
- Sweet YA covers featuring teens of color hitting shelves in 2018.
- A look behind the scenes at how a YA book cover is made. Check out the story of The Wicker King.
- 15 YA adaptations of best selling adult nonfiction. I’ve found so many young reader adaptations to be really great lately, so I’m adding a ton of these to my own to-read.
Book Deal O’Clock…
Why not fill up your ereader with some cheap YA books? Here are a few worth looking into:
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthirst is $2, and I’ve read so many rave reviews of this one that I’m going to need to pick it up.
Megan Miranda’s Hysteria is $2. Thriller fans, it’s for you.
Kristen Simmons’s Article 5 (as well as the rest of the trilogy!) are $3 each.
Thanks for hanging out, and we’ll see you back here next week!
–Kelly Jensen, @veronikellymars