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Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

What to Read After "The Summer I Turned Pretty"

You’ve watched the Amazon Prime Video adaptation and maybe you’ve read the books, but where do you go next after Jenny Han’s The Summer I Tur

Mile High With A Vampire

Movie vs. Book

Providing books that are similar to current popular movies!

The old conversation over whether movies are better than books feels older than time -- and yes I’m definitely #teambook! So for this list I thought it might be helpful to provide book recommendations based on popular movies that are currently in the theater. I hope that you enjoy this list and find a new book to read during the remainder of your summer holiday!

The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams

Stranger Reads

8 Books Like Stranger Things

A lot of friendship. A little bit of nostalgia. A little bit of horror. A little bit of science fiction. And a little bit of fantasy. These are the things that make up the magic of Stranger Things, Netflix’s immeasurably popular TV show about a town plagued by a force of evil lurking just below its surface. If you just can’t get enough of the Upside Down and Hawkins, Indiana, check out one of these books for teens and adults with your library card.

One True Loves by Elise Bryant

Those Summer Nights!

Reading seasonally can add an extra layer to the experience of engaging with a good book. The summertime is always ripe for the possibility of adventure, romance, and fun, drawing many authors to pick the season for the setting of their books. If you’re looking for the perfect summer read, whether you’re hanging out at the beach or trying to stay cool at home, this list has something for everyone who loves young adult novels.

Nobody Knows but You by Anica Mrose Rissi

Something Evil Lurking in the Dark

Chilling Young Adult mystery thrillers

Mysteries and thrillers are exciting for any age. After Karen McManus’s One of Us Is Lying was published in 2017, the often-paired genres took on increased interest and enthusiasm especially with teen audiences. Now, old mystery-thrillers are seeing new life and new ones are enjoying energy fueled by readers hungry for more heart-pounding puzzles in their books.

Be Not Far from Me by Mindy McGinnis

I Will Survive!

Young Adult novels about wilderness survival

If you were dropped in the middle of the wilderness with no supplies, no training, and no immediate help back to civilization, would you survive? These ten YA novels ask that question of teens. When these characters find themselves confronted with nature from snowscapes to jungles to the wide open ocean, they must rely on themselves and sometimes a few friends, enemies, or frenemies, to survive long enough for rescue. For readers looking for tense reads in remote locations, this list will thrill and chill.

Yolk by Mary HK Choi

Eighteen to Life

College-aged stories for YA readers

“Make College YA a thing.” When this tweet showed up on my feed, I knew I had to help. Not only did I agree that I needed more college young adult novels in my life, but it’s also true that there aren’t a ton of them out there. While the industry has tried to get the concept of new adult (generally, books about characters about 18 to 24 years old) off the ground, it hasn’t been terribly successful.

Cinderella Is Dead by Kaylnn Bayron

Great Winter Reads

Books to read under a blanket and help you complete your reading goals for 2021!

Reading is a hobby that you can do year round but there is just something special about reading a book in the winter curled under covers with a hot drink. So today I wanted to highlight 10 books (1 bonus at the end) that I’ve enjoyed reading and feel would be great winter reads. Note: There is a mix of Young Adult and Adult titles in this list and each book is linked to their physical and electronic books when applicable. (Click the title if you are interested in placing the book on hold!)

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November Staff Pick

Artemisia is a young novice training to be a Gray Sister, cleaning the bodies of the dead so they don't haunt the living. The work means she won't have to hear other people talk about her.

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