Hey YA readers: Let’s catch up on the latest in YA book talk.
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We’ve been talking about YA a ton over on Book Riot, and today seems like a great day to catch up with the happenings over on site. Grab your TBR and prepare for it to get even bigger.
- Do teens get pushed out of YA when YA is referred to as a genre?
- Relevant to the news: 3 YA books about college admissions scandals.
- If you need your book series complete before you read them, then you’ll be glad to discover this list of 50 must-read completed YA book series.
- YA graphic novels for your spring to-read lists.
- 50 excellent must-read YA fantasy books.
- 30 teen book bloggers, YouTubers, and Instagrammers you should know.
- These YA book titles will become your next earworm.
- New and upcoming political YA books to have on your radar. Here are some more political YA books, too.
- Here are over 150 YA books hitting shelves this spring. Too big a list? Try these 20 YA books to add to your spring TBR.
- Three books about when best friends become more than friends.
- You’ll want to listen to these YA poetry books read by the authors.
- YA books that feature religion and faith.
- Time travel back to the 1970s with these YA novels.
- Read an excerpt of We Hunt The Flame.
- Then read an excerpt from Somewhere Only We Know for your rom-com fix.
- Here are some books featuring teens being educated non-traditionally.
Upcoming Authors on Tour
By popular request, here’s a round-up of a handful of YA authors who will be on tour in the next few months. See if you’ll be near one of these bookstores or libraries and pop in to meet a favorite — or a soon-to-be favorite! This is in no way comprehensive.
- Julie Berry: April and May, US.
- Arvin Ahmadi: May and June, US.
- Tahereh Mafi: May and June, US and Canada.
- EK Johnston: May, US and Canada.
- Hafsah Faizal: May and June, US.
- Jay Kristoff: April and May, Australia, US, Canada.
- Sandhya Menon: May, US.
- Elizabeth Acevedo: May and June, US.
- Stephanie Garber: May and June, US.
- Maurene Goo: May and June, US and Canada.
- Sarah Dessen: June and July, US and Canada.
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Thanks for hanging out and we’ll see you again later this week!