Name, if you’re out about your addiction: Brooke Tarnoff
How long have you been reading YA: Since three or four years before I was anyone’s definition of YA, myself.
Who are some of your “must-read-everything-they-write” authors: Suzanne Collins, Diana Wynne-Jones, Laurie Halse Anderson, Lois Duncan, Stephenie Meyer, Philip Pullman
Favorite fictional boyfriend(s): God, where do I start? Dmitri from the “Vampire Academy” series. Peeta from “The Hunger Games.” Ky from “Matched.” Noah from “The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.” Sam from “The Wolves of Mercy Falls” series. Etc, etc.
What’s the last YA book that blew you away and why? Daughter of Smoke and Bone – it’s like nothing I’ve ever read and it took me a full hundred pages to even begin to understand the world I was in.
Which YA books will you forever keep on your bookshelves: “A Swiftly Tilting Planet,” “The Hunger Games” series, The “Harry Potter” series, “The Third Eye,” “Speak,” Weetzie Bat, Only Alien on the Planet, Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Time of the Ghost, Tomorrow When the War Began
If you could force Hollywood to adapt one YA book into a movie, which would it be? “A Swiftly Tilting Planet,” hands down.
What’s at the top of your TBR pile? “Shatter Me” by Tahereh Mafi (on sale Nov. 15)