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New YA Books for Black History Month

Thursday, 17 February 2022 14:04

5 New YA books to read for Black History Month

While it is important to read books by Black writers and about Black stories and characters all year long, now is a good time to start with these 5 YA books that have been released this month.



Reading Goals & Challenges for 2022

Tuesday, 28 December 2021 13:35

What are your 2022 reading goals?

We’ve made it through yet another year of these unprecedented times, and it’s hard to believe it’s been close to two years since anything has felt normal. For many people, reading has been a stress reliever and a form of escapism from our current world. With that said, I want to challenge myself and anyone reading this post: read in 2022. Read more if you already read. Read challenging books if you are used to light and easy books. Read diverse books if you aren’t familiar with certain cultures. Read a different genre than you normally do. In this period of reflection and creating new resolutions, make some that you will actually enjoy doing.



5 Fantasy Books Out in November '21

Tuesday, 16 November 2021 09:56

Here's 5 YA fantasy releases in November 2021



Why YA?

Monday, 15 November 2021 13:29

Why do we read YA books? 

Young adult literature is one of the most exciting and diverse genres of literature out there. Although they are published with young people in mind, YA books are for everyone, young and old alike.

Young adult literature is incredibly popular among—you guessed it—young adults (teens, tweens, and anyone else who identifies as young). In fact, YA is so popular, that many avid book lovers keep reading these popular titles well on into adulthood.