I love seeing “Like, Try, Why” graphics with books I’ve never heard of before! Definitely keep this one handy for summer.
These are amazing!
Okay but can we try it with gay young adult novels and books?
The answer is…YES! This post has gotten a lot of circulation around tumblr, but it’s just a sampling of the readers’ advisory flowcharts that I’ve made. For LGBTQ young adult novels by genre, see here. Our ask box is always open if you’re looking for help finding a good book!
We’re so glad for sites like Disability in Lit among many others for reviewing books about characters with disabilities thoroughly and by those who identify as disabled themselves.
Here are some recommendations, because we love giving recommendations (and getting them)!
- Don’t Touch by…
You guys! We are so VERY excited to be the ones to announce this year’s National Book Award finalists! Check out the full list here.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
For more creepy stories and creative storytelling…
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson for a perfectly formed and utterly chilling story of family secrets.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness for the story a boy who is visited by a monster every night told in words and haunting illustrations.
In the Shadow of the Blackbirds by Cat Winters for another book that uses unsettling photos to tell a historical ghost story.
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly for a very dark fairy tale.
Get emotionally prepared for Halloween with these terrifying books.
It was worth it.
I’ve been writing “3 On A YA Theme” posts over at Book Riot for a couple of months now. It’s what it sounds like: 3 YA books featuring a common theme. I thought it would be worthwhile to do a big roundup of all the posts so far. I’ll keep this updated and create a master list under my “YA Booklists" tab. If there’s ever a topic of interest, let me know. I have a huge list, but I’m happy to put together something by request!