Young Adult

Road Trip Books


Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

I love roadtrip novels any time of the year whether it's January or June. But, in an effort to spend as much time at home as I can, I'm looking for even more adventure-filled tales to escape into. Here's some of my favorite roadtrip (and tracktrip?) books to help you travel the world from the comfort of your couch.

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Jason Reynolds Recommends

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Meet Jason Reynolds, (if you haven't already). He's an incredible award-winning author of books for both children and young adults and a huge indie bookstore advocate. Last week, Jason sat down with PBS to recommend his favorite books for young readers to check out this summer. Some are incredibly timely, others offer a bit of escapism. All are books worth reading. 

That's why we work in the other direction.

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Underated YA Books to Read This Pride Month


Friday, June 12th, 2020

Recommending books to teenagers during Pride month is always my favorite. As someone who reads and loves queer literature year-round, I love that there's an entire month every year where people are extra excited to get their hands on books about the LGBTQ+ community. We've all heard of Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, and while these are great books to start with, this year I wanted to share some of my favorite lesser known books to read this June.

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The Required Reading Remix

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Ah, required reading. How we all love to hate it. Regardless of how you feel about the books you read in high school, it's no secret that some of it can read as a bit dated. So, without any further ado, I present The Required Reading Remix, five young adult books recommended based on themes, settings, and characters found on many required reading lists, perfect for anyone looking to create their own summer reading list!

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Books That Toe the Line

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

When it comes to cartegorizing books, it's not always black and white. Some books are clearly aimed at younger readers, some are clearly aimed at adults. But what happens when that distinction isn't quite so clear? Whether you're an adult looking for something a bit quicker to get through or a teenager looking to branch out into some adult titles, here are some of my favorite crossover titles to check out.

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