Hey YA Fans: Let’s catch up on book talk.
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August is coming to too-quick a close. It feels like this summer has bene flying by — and the local kids went back to school over a week ago!
If the calendar pages are zipping by you as quick as they are me, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the best YA book talk from Book Riot in the last month:
- 25 great YA books about witches.
- Take this quiz to discover which Weasley sibling you are.
- An interview with Maggie Ann Martin on her new book To Be Honest.
- 12 queer YA books that deserve a good adaptation.
- If you haven’t yet streamed To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix, here are some cookies you might want while you’re enjoying the absolutely perfect rom com adaptation. You should also close out of your email after this and watch it (beg a friend to watch at their place if you are without Netflix — it’s worth it). Maybe then you want to discover which Song-Covey sister you are. #TeamKitty.
- Speaking of movies, here are some movies fans of YA might like.
- The dick soap thing.
- An interview with Riley Redgate on her recent release Final Draft.
- Take a quiz to discover which of the team from The Baby-Sitters Club would be your perfect sitter.
- On the dangerous trope of student-teacher relationships.
- Queer YA fantasy for your TBR stack.
- Why Nimona is important to me.
- On loving Harry Potter after 20 years. #HogwartsForever
- 24 great poetry books for teens.
- This book about queer witches sounds amazing.
- 45 of the best feminist YA books.
- This post is so much fun: pair a screwball comedy with a YA book.
- I guess technically Animorphs is much more middle grade, but this piece on why it’s the perfect commentary on war is too good not to share.
- YA books set on magical, mystical islands.
- 21 brilliant YA quotes about reading.
- Last, but certainly not least, your guide to upcoming YA graphic novels for the fall.
Grab these YA books while they’re easy on the budget. I’m including basically everything that I can, so there will be some repeats from previous newsletters. Time to treat yourselves, friends.
Three Darks Crowns by Kendare Blake is $2
The Jewel by Amy Ewing is $2
Renegades by Marissa Meyer is $3
A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen is $2
Liars, Inc by Paula Stokes is $2
I Hate Everyone But You by Gabby Dunn is $3
Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein is $3
I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak is $2
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo is $2
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu is $2
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman is $2
The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin is $3 (same author who is interviewed above!)
Wicked Like A Wildfire by Lana Popovic is $2
A Young People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn is $4
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser is $2
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord is $2
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga is $3
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger is $3
The Daughters by Joanna Philbin is $3
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi is $2
Recent YA Book Mail
Here’s what has hit my mailbox in the last week (I’ve been busily reading Proud: Young Readers Edition by Ibtihaj Muhammad, The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas, and have I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina sitting at the library for me)
From top to bottom:
Buried Beneath The Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani and Viviana Mazza
West by Edith Pattou
Orphaned by Eliot Schrefer
Amber and Dusk by Lyra Selene
Inventing Victoria by Tonya Bolden (this looks amazing!)
The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee
Phew! That is a lot of books.
Thanks for hanging out & see you again on Monday for even more books because book talk never ends around here.