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Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Candid Chronicles

Books Like "I'm Glad My Mom Died" by Jennette McCurdy

Known for her iCarly fame as Sam Puckett, child star Jennette McCurdy has debuted as an author at age 30.

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

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.

Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson

7 Books Like Emily Henry's "Book Lovers"

It’s no surprise that book lovers -- especially those who enjoy romance -- love books about the literary world.

The Feather Thief Beauty Obsession and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk W Johnson.

8 Fascinating Nonfiction Books about Heists

Fictional heists can be a lot of fun and a popular subject for books and action movies, but incidents of the real thing have real implications. When items of value go missing, it’s not just the owner who loses, but the many organizations and teams who spend tireless hours and untold amounts of money in attempting to locate and repossess the stolen things. Plus, there are considerations around the people who originally owned an item and suffered theft through colonialism and other conquests.

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.

Just Watch Me by Jeffry P Lindsay

Catch Me If You Can

Novels about heists

If you’re waiting for the highly-anticipated Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li, you might be wondering what to read in the meantime.

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.

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

How to Be Indiana Jones

True stories of treasure hunters and explorers of the Modern(ish) Age


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.