Get Out the Vote: YA Edition

Besides reading and traveling, we’re super passionate about politics. That’s why we’re using YA books to encourage everyone to VOTE! 

If you’re an American, the 2020 election is on Tuesday, November 3rd. Not only are we voting for the next U.S. president, all of the House of Representatives and 1/3 of the Senate are up. You may also have additional candidates, depending on your state and locality. One of our goals is to get out the millennial vote, because guess what?! We outnumber boomers. Also, this is the first presidential election cycle that some of gen-Z can vote in. 

If you’re not registered to vote, you can do so easily through TurboVote. Do it now! Also, check out all U.S. state voting deadlines here

Below you’ll find our YA book recommendations that inspire political participation and efficacy. And remember, if you can, request to vote by mail ASAP! Your vote matters. 

Let’s surprise the country with an unprecedented amount of election participation by those under 35!

Are you registered? Let us know in the comments!

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Netflix Original YA Book Adaptations

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

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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. 

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Around the World with YA

Want to travel the world? Us too! Unfortunately, we don’t always have the time or money. Reading can be the best escape to travel to far away lands. To help inspire your wanderlust, we came up with a list of YA books set in countries around the world. Did we miss any countries that you can think of a YA book for? We’ll update this list if we find others. Let us know your favorites in the comments and happy travels!

Afghanistan: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

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Set in the site of modern-day northwest Afghanistan known as Khorasan, this story is a reimagining of the classic Middle Eastern folk tales, Arabian Nights. Every night that Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a bride, they die. When Shahrzad volunteers to be his next bride, she realizes that Khalid is not the monster she imagined him to be.

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YA Books to Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

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

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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! 

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31 YA Books to Read Before Halloween

Do you love all the spookiness of October? So do we! To celebrate our six month anniversary of blogging, we compiled a list of thrillers and mysteries to satisfy your book needs for the entire month. Leave a comment if you’ve read any of these and tell us your favorites. Happy Halloween!

1. The Secret Circle series by L.J Smith

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You can’t have Halloween without witches. The witches from the Secret Circle series live in the eerie town of New Salem, Massachusetts. Cassie Blake moves to  town and suddenly she’s thrown into a world of magic and danger. She always believed she was a normal teenager, until she meets the circle, a group of 11 other witches who need Cassie to complete their group.

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