Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

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Today I’m sharing my favorite fellow book nerds in YA literature. Book nerds unite! 1. Hermione in “Harry Potter”: Could there be any other choice but my favorite swotty book nerd in the wizarding world? Hermione’s favorite place (other than Ron’s arms) is definitely the library. 2. Cath in “Fangirl”: And Cath is a close […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Celebrate Diversity

Diversity in YA Top Ten

This week’s Top Ten list is a topic that is dear to our hearts: diversity. We have always been committed to reading and recommending books that feature diverse characters and themes. Every month we co-host the YA Diversity Book Club (which we’ve been running for a year this month), and Sandie is a Social Media […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books That Came Into Our Possession

For this week’s “Top Ten Tuesday,” we are highlighting  the last ten books that came into our possession. Of course, we came into possession of these books in different ways. Some of the books were bought, borrowed, given to us as gifts, or received as review copies. Since BEA was last month, Sandie got tons […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Our Favorite Top Ten Topics

This week we’re celebrating the fifth anniversary of  Top Ten Tuesday. In honor of this milestone we’d like to list our favorite Top Ten topics (of the ones we’ve posted, of course): Diana’s Picks: 1. All Time Favorite Authors: Even though my favorite authors change all the time, I love to think about the authors […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books On Our TBR For Summer 2015

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Yes, it’s that time of year at long last, summer of 2015 is almost upon us. For most of us summer means no school, family vacations, relaxation, beach trips, and swimming pools. In addition to all of those things, summer is also the time for lots of reading. One of my favorite activities is sitting […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books To Movies We’d Love to See

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I’m sure readers everywhere would agree that it’s always fun to picture the books you read as movies. I imagine that I’m not the only one who even thinks about possible actors/actresses to play their favorite characters. Sometimes when a book I’ve read has been adapted into a movie, there are certain scenes that I […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Authors We REALLY Want to Meet

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This week’s top ten is not only easy for us, it’s also a lot of fun. Sandie has had the opportunity to meet many authors and interview them, but there are still so many that she hasn’t had to chance to meet yet. I’ve met a few at YALLFest and it was so much fun. […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Will Probably Never Read

For this week’s top ten we will list and briefly discuss books that we will probably never read. There are many different reasons that we might not read a book. Maybe it’s a genre we’re not interested in or an author that we didn’t care for in the past. Whatever the reason, here are our […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Books Which Feature Characters Who Have Lost Someone

For this week’s top ten we decided to highlight books that feature characters who have lost someone. Loss and grief is difficult for anyone to deal with, but for teens it can be especially scary and confusing. The fact that so many authors for young adults are committed to writing stories that can help their […]


Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorite Authors

This week’s Top Ten is All Time Favorite Authors. There are so many authors we love, so the hard part is cutting the list down to just ten. Here are ten of  favorite Young Adult authors (in no particular order, we love them all). Diana’s Picks: J.K. Rowling: I have to start with her, because […]