It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 12 YA authors came together and wrote short stories on Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve and the Winter Solstice. Since this is a collection of short holiday stories, we are going to rate them. Overall, most of these stories are sweet and get you into the holiday spirit.
Have you read this book? If you have, let us know your favorite stories in the comments.
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. As our readers know, we love Kasie West books. The Distance Between Us is one of our favorites for its sweet romance. Cayman Myers and Xander Spence have adorable banter, but more importantly, they genuinely grow to care about one another as they tackle some heavy issues. West books always have the perfect blend of romance, humor, and something series, which is why we will always go back to them.
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories released October 2014.
Why did we pick this book?
Our book club doesn’t meet in December, so we wanted to choose something to get us into the holiday spirit. This book features twelves short stories from various young adult authors. We plan to read this book and rank the short stories. Read cute holiday stories from Jenny Han, Ally Carter, David Levithan, Holly Black. Stephanie Perkins and more!
Even though we won’t have a virtual discussion, we’d love for other bloggers to read this with us. We want to see how other people rank the stories.
Looking to watch the movie or T.V. version of your favorite YA book? We’re here to tell you all of the YA books that Netflix brought from page to screen. Let us know your faves and whether Netflix did a good job!
1. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Probably the most popular of Netflix’s book adaptations, 13 Reasons Why premiered in 2017 and concluded in 2020. The original book by Jay Asher came out in 2007. While the show had four seasons, there was only one book. The book was fairly different and didn’t get too much buzz until the show.
Summer 2020 has us searching for books set during this season. Who doesn’t love a cute beach read? We searched through our Goodreads and found all of our YA books that have summer in the title. Tell us if you’ve read any of these! Do you have a favorite book about summer?
1. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
The summer before Belly’s junior year in high school was different. While she spent it at Cousin’s Beach with her family and the Fischer’s, the two guys she knows better than anyone start treating her differently. While she’s been in love with Conrad forever, he isn’t the only one who has noticed that Belly grew up in the past year. This is the first book we think about when it’s summer. It’s the perfect YA beach romance to cuddle up with.
In honor of Valentine’s Day coming up, we’ve made a list of some of our favorite YA books with swoon-worthy romances! If you’ve been a reader of ours for a while, then you know romance is a must in our YA books. We’ve featured books that focus on different YA romance tropes. Let us know which books you’ve read (or plan to read) in the comments section below!
1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han
Yes, we’ve mentioned this adorable series before, but we couldn’t resist giving it another shout out. Read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before again before the movie based off the the second book, P.S. I Still Love You, premieres on Netflix on February 12th.
Is December your favorite month? Looking for books to get you excited for Christmas, Hanukkah, winter and the new year? We’ve got the perfect list for you! Throw on fuzzy slippers, grab your favorite blanket and sip some hot chocolate, because once you get these books, you won’t want to leave your couch.
1. Let it Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle
Let it Snow follows an ensemble of characters as a snow storm hits a small town on Christmas Eve. Jubilee can’t make it to Florida by train and ends up spending the day at the Waffle House. But, running into a stranger named Stuart might change her entire outlook. An adventure to get to Waffle House for three friends might be the most surprising night of all for two of them. Tobin started to see his friend Angie “The Duke” as something more, but will the Christmas Eve blizzard give him the courage to tell her? Finally, Addie is having problems with her boyfriend Jeb. He doesn’t show up to their Starbucks meet up and Addie tries to heal by having her own adventure. One that includes an unlikely ally: a cute teacup pig!
Want to travel to all 50 states, but don’t have the time or the money? Now you can, without even leaving home. We compiled a list of YA books, one for every state and D.C. Challenge yourself this summer and see how many you can read. Let us know in the comments how many of these books you have read and which are your favorites!