Lists

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas: YA Book Edition

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We’re definitely seasonal readers, which means we love reading Christmas books in December. Bring us all the fluffy romance and holiday cheer. We compiled a list of the YA Christmas books guaranteed to get you ready to deck the halls. Let us know your favorite holiday reads in the comments!

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Book vs TV Show

Book vs TV Show: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Before To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before, Jenny Han wrote The Summer I Turned Pretty, which released in 2009. When we found out that Amazon Prime was making one of our favorite series a TV Show, we couldn’t wait to watch it. We first read these books over a decade ago and quickly became invested in this summer story about Belly Conklin, who falls in love with two brothers named Conrad Fisher and Jeremiah Fisher.

Belly measures her life in summers, always counting down the days until June when she can go to Cousins Beach. But everything is different this summer. Belly’s turning 16, guys are noticing her and their families are hiding some major secrets. Overall, we really liked Amazon’s adaption. While we didn’t love every change, we’re impressed that the show still captured the character’s personalities and the book’s heart.

Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read or watched The Summer I Turned Pretty.

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Lists

Our Favorite Red, White and Blue Books for the 4th of July 

Happy 4th of July everyone. To celebrate we’re sharing some of our favorite red, white and blue book covers. YA covers are usually pretty, so we had a tough time picking our favorites. Did we miss one of your proffered book covers? Let us know in the comments!

Red Books

1. Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin

Blood & Honey is one of the prettiest book covers. From the bright red background to the gold highlights, it shines just like a firework in the night sky.

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YA Books with Summer Vibes

It’s the first week of summer! For us, one of the best things to do is read outside while enjoying the warm weather. We love finding YA books that make the season even more enjoyable. Keep reading to see some great books to get you excited for the sun, sand and water and tell us how you are celebrating the new season.

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Lists

YA Books About Prom

It’s prom season now so we’re celebrating by sharing some YA books that feature this important coming of age dance. Prom is such a prominent night for high school students and it’s a big deal to the characters in the books below. So get out your sparkly dresses and fancy tuxes, we’re going back to high school in these stories. Do you know of a prom YA book that we missed? Let us know in the comments!

1. The Night When No One Had Sex by Kalena Miller

The Night When No One Sex skipped over the dance and went right to this group of friends getting ready for a crazy night without parental supervision. Prom is so romanticized and Miller chose to turn it into a comedy of errors. Right after the dance, this group of friends goes to a cabin in the woods to all have sex with their prom dates. Unfortunately, nothing goes as planned, making it a night they’ll never forget. This book is completely hilarious and is perfect for people who want to read about an unconventional prom night.

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Book vs Movie

Book vs Movie: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

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Welcome to a new feature on our blog where we compare the YA book with its movie adaptation. It’s hard to find a movie adaption that can compare to the book. Still, some are much better than others. Do you have a favorite book to movie (or TV show) adaption? Let us know in the comments. 

Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read or watched Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys #3).

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Reviews

Review: My True Love Gave to Me by various authors

Amazon.com: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories  (9781250059314): Perkins, Stephanie, Black, Holly, Carter, Ally, de la  Pena, Mathew, Forman, Gayle, Han, Jenny, Levithan, David, Link, Kelly,  McEntire, Myra, Rowell,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 12 YA authors came together and wrote short stories on Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve and the Winter Solstice. Since this is a collection of short holiday stories, we are going to rate them. Overall, most of these stories are sweet and get you into the holiday spirit. 

Have you read this book? If you have, let us know your favorite stories in the comments.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside Book Tag

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1. Snow Day – What’s your “comfort” book? 

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The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. As our readers know, we love Kasie West books. The Distance Between Us is one of our favorites for its sweet romance. Cayman Myers and Xander Spence have adorable banter, but more importantly, they genuinely grow to care about one another as they tackle some heavy issues. West books always have the perfect blend of romance, humor, and something series, which is why we will always go back to them. 

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Book Club

December 2020 Book Club: My True Love Gave to Me

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The Book

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories released October 2014.

Why did we pick this book?

Our book club doesn’t meet in December, so we wanted to choose something to get us into the holiday spirit. This book features twelves short stories from various young adult authors. We plan to read this book and rank the short stories. Read cute holiday stories from Jenny Han, Ally Carter, David Levithan, Holly Black. Stephanie Perkins and more!

Even though we won’t have a virtual discussion, we’d love for other bloggers to read this with us. We want to see how other people rank the stories.

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Netflix Original YA Book Adaptations

Looking to watch the movie or T.V. version of your favorite YA book? We’re here to tell you all of the YA books that Netflix brought from page to screen. Let us know your faves and whether Netflix did a good job!

1. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Amazon.com: 13 Reasons Why (9780451478290): Asher, Jay: Books

Probably the most popular of Netflix’s book adaptations, 13 Reasons Why premiered in 2017 and concluded in 2020. The original book by Jay Asher came out in 2007. While the show had four seasons, there was only one book. The book was fairly different and didn’t get too much buzz until the show. 

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