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!Continue reading “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas: YA Book Edition”
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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!
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.Continue reading “Our Favorite Red, White and Blue Books for the 4th of July “
YA Books to Read During the 2021 Holiday Season
‘Tis the season! We love this time of a year and we’re also a sucker for a cute holiday romance. Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. We put together a list of 15 books to help you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, the Winter Solstice and New Year’s Eve.
Whatever you celebrate, have a great holiday season filled with fun, family, friends and books! Now excuse us while we go grab a cozy blanket, get a cup of hot chocolate and dive into some holiday reads.
1. Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard
Pretty Little Secrets is a companion book to Pretty Little Liars. It’s Winter in Rosewood, Pennsylvania and each girl has a crazy holiday season. Hanna’s Hanukkah isn’t off to a good start, Aria’s Winter Solstice leads to a shocking discovery, Emily’s Christmas plans lead to an arrest and Spencer gets into a New Year’s Eve competition. We love this hilarious and dramatic addition to one of our favorite series.Continue reading “YA Books to Read During the 2021 Holiday Season”
YA Books Set in New England
So many of our favorite books are set in New England. The six states (Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire) are the perfect setting for a murder mystery or a contemporary romance. What are your favorite books set in New England? Let us know in the comments.
1. Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen McManus
Two Can Keep A Secret is a spooky YA mystery set in Vermont. When Ellery and Ezra move from LA to a small town in Vermont, unsolved murders seem to be the norm…some of which have to do with the amusement park they started working at. This mystery will give you major fall vibes and the full small town New England experience.Continue reading “YA Books Set in New England”
Our Top Books of 2020
We had such a tough decision because we’ve read some great books in 2020. We differed a bit, so we both created lists for the top 10 books of 2020. However, we do overlap.
What were your favorite books of the year? Let us know in the comments!
Christy’s Top 10
1. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
Clare wrote the perfect start to her new shadowhunter series. I loved seeing Will, Tessa and Jem as adults. Plus, the next generation is just as exciting. Set in Edwardian London, James, Lucie, Matthew, Cordelia and their friends deal with demon attacks increase around the city. This book had everything: adventure, romance and mystery. Chain of Iron will hopefully be just as amazing in 2021. I need more Matthew Fairchild!Continue reading “Our Top Books of 2020”
Our Most Anticipated Books of 2021
We’re so excited for all the amazing YA books coming out in 2021! Not every cover has been released yet, so we will update the post when more information is available. Let us know which books you’re most excited for!
1. Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare
Chain of Gold was easily our favorite read of 2020. We can’t wait for Lucie, James, Matthew, Cordelia and the rest of the gang to take on a killer and keep London safe. Chain of Iron promises to be exciting, romantic and full of plot twists. March 2nd can’t come soon enough!Continue reading “Our Most Anticipated Books of 2021”
Get Out the Vote: YA Edition
Besides reading and traveling, we’re super passionate about politics. That’s why we’re using YA books to encourage everyone to VOTE!
If you’re an American, the 2020 election is on Tuesday, November 3rd. Not only are we voting for the next U.S. president, all of the House of Representatives and 1/3 of the Senate are up. You may also have additional candidates, depending on your state and locality. One of our goals is to get out the millennial vote, because guess what?! We outnumber boomers. Also, this is the first presidential election cycle that some of gen-Z can vote in.
If you’re not registered to vote, you can do so easily through TurboVote. Do it now! Also, check out all U.S. state voting deadlines here.
Below you’ll find our YA book recommendations that inspire political participation and efficacy. And remember, if you can, request to vote by mail ASAP! Your vote matters.
Let’s surprise the country with an unprecedented amount of election participation by those under 35!
Are you registered? Let us know in the comments!Continue reading “Get Out the Vote: YA Edition”
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
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.Continue reading “Netflix Original YA Book Adaptations”
The ABCs of YA
Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub inspired this post. We picked a favorite YA book for every letter of the alphabet. Look through your read shelf on Goodreads and write your own list. Let us know which of these book you’ve read! This is also the perfect list to build up your TBR if you’re currently staying indoors. Happy reading!
A: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
As one of our favorite YA contemporaries ever, Alex, Approximately will make you swoon the entire time. This book has romance, humor and complex family dynamics. Plus, who wouldn’t love Porter Roth?Continue reading “The ABCs of YA”
Review: Truly, Devious Series by Maureen Johnson
The Truly, Devious series by Maureen Johnson comprises three books: Truly, Devious, The Vanishing Stair, and The Hand on the Wall. In honor of the third (and final *BRB SOBBING*) book’s release on January 21st, we thought we’d review the entire series for you. Trust us when we say that if you have not read this series, you are missing out!Continue reading “Review: Truly, Devious Series by Maureen Johnson”