young adult

This Book Is 'Jane Eyre' But With Ghosts & You Can Start Reading Now

Two years ago, My Lady Jane brought readers into a oddball, anachronistic world that re-told the history of Lady Jane Grey, the notorious "Nine Days' Queen" of England. This month, Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows are teaming up again to …
By Caitlin White

10 Books About Refugees To Inspire Empathy & Action

June 20th is World Refugee Day, a day to commemorate the "strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees" worldwide and show support for people who have been displaced. In observance of this important day, the global non-profit Room to Re…
By Melissa Ragsdale

11 Book Series You Won't Be Able To Put Down Until You've Finished

Summer is upon us, which means we book nerds finally have time to read all those great series we have been meaning to get around to. On the list below, you'll find 11 newly finished book series you can marathon-read this summer, so if you're looking …
By Kristian Wilson

These 5 YA Novels About Immigration Should Be Mandatory Reading For Everyone

If you've been paying even a modicum of attention to the news or social media lately, you'll know that the immigration issue in the U.S. has reached dire proportions as children are being separated from their parents at the Southern border and being …
By Kerri Jarema

11 Books About Life-Changing Trips To Europe To Inspire Your Next Trip

Spending the summer backpacking through Europe is a dream for many young people. But it's also a dream that requires a lot of privilege to make a reality. If you can't make that trip happen this year — for whatever reason — you can do your best to jo…
By Melissa Ragsdale

21 Tweets About Harry Potter Guaranteed To Make You Laugh

Potterheads may have a fickle relationship with the directions the Harry Potter franchise takes, but their love for J.K. Rowling's series of books and films never seems to die. The last few days have produced some truly excellent tweets about Harry P…
By Kristian Wilson

I Re-Read These 9 Kids' Books As An Adult — And Learned Something New From Each Of Them

I think we worry far too much about what age certain books are meant "for." Sure, I'll allow that most toddlers aren't going to get much out of a true crime book, and most 40-somethings can probably handle turning pages that aren't made of cardboard.…
By Charlotte Ahlin

13 Swoon-worthy Quotes From YA Novels To Inspire Your Summer Romance

Ah, romance. You hear a lot about spring flings inspiring a list of sweet romantic reading, but I'm partial to reading a good romance novel during a long, hot summer day lazing around the pool or relaxing on a blanket in the park. And they don't have…
By Kerri Jarema

The Author Of 'Speak' Is Writing A Memoir About Sexual Assault

When it was first published in 1999, Speak was heralded for its honest and emotional portrayal of sexual assault and its aftermath. Now, nearly 20 years later, New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is returning to the important topi…
By Sadie Trombetta

The 5 Creepiest YA Horror Novels, According To Someone Who Writes Them

One of the questions I get asked most often by readers always seems to catch me off guard: “Why do you write YA horror?” I wish I had some fantastic answer involving my dedication to crafting scares and dark tension, or a fabulous story about working…
By Gretchen McNeil

11 New YA Novels That Make The Perfect Pride Month Reads

When it comes to Pride Month there are so many ways to celebrate, raise awareness, and be an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. One of my favorite ways to celebrate Pride is by uplifting queer voices any way I can — through sharing articles by queer wri…
By Kerri Jarema

This Book Just Won Best Audiobook Of The Year & It's Narrated By Dozens Of Celebs

Every year, the Audie Awards honor the best audiobooks the English language has to offer. George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo has won the 2018 Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year. It's just one of 29 audiobooks to win the 30 Audie Awards handed o…
By Kristian Wilson

15 Books With Bi Main Characters To Read This Pride Month

June is finally upon us, which means it's Pride Month: time to celebrate everything about being LGBTQIAP+! Bisexual and biromantic people often get overlooked, both inside and outside the queer community, so I've picked out 15 books with bi heroes an…
By Kristian Wilson

The 11 Best YA Books Of June — Including The Story Of A Witch Who Resurrects Her Boyfriend

I hope there's extra room on your summer TBR list because this collection of the best YA books of June 2018 will definitely require at least few more spots. (You already have space reserved for the third book in Sabaa Tahir's An Ember in the Ashes se…
By Caitlin White

9 YA Books That'll Take You Back To The Summer Before College

The summer before college is a truly strange and magical one. As you say goodbye to your high school life and prepare for the rush of the new world ahead, you'll begin a transformation unlike any you've experienced before. In the months after graduat…
By Melissa Ragsdale

11 Books To Read If You Love TV, From 'Bachelor Nation' To 'Marriage Vacation'

I'll be the first to admit it: whenever summertime comes around, I find myself itching for a good TV series I can watch in full in one sitting. There's just something about the longer days that make me feel like I can tackle all of the important thin…
By Kerri Jarema

There's A New David Sedaris Book Out This Week

You know it's going to be a good week for books when David Sedaris drops a new essay collection. His newest book, Calypso, is a hilarious ode to the anxiety that accompanies any sort of "summer vacation" or "relaxation." But that's not the only new …
By Cristina Arreola

These 4 YA Authors Told Us Which Authors They'd Fangirl Over IRL

Reading is, by nature, a very solitary pursuit. So when bibliophiles finally get a chance to burrow out from under their cozy blankets, set aside their mugs of tea, and get out into the world to talk endlessly about all of their favorite authors, ser…
By Kerri Jarema

11 Short New Books You Can Easily Finish On Your Beach Trip This Weekend

It's Memorial Day Weekend, which means that summer has begun. You have three glorious days to get a jump on your beach reading, and luckily, there are so many fantastic new book releases just waiting for you to pick them up. It's definitely time to v…
By Melissa Ragsdale

10 Books About The One Trip That Changed Everything

Leaving for a trip always gives me a flutter of butterflies in my stomach. You never know what you're going to find in the days and miles ahead. Adventure? Love? Friendship? Surprises? No matter where you're headed, you never quite know how your life…
By Melissa Ragsdale