#YABkLove Day 12: #OwnVoices

#YABkLove Day 12

The publishing industry is making an effort to start support more diverse voices in the Young Adult book world through the #OwnVoices movement and I wanted to celebrate that today. Let me know what books you want to celebrate by any marginalized authors, POC, or anyone who fits the definition of #OwnVoices. For more info see the links below:

Corrine Duyvis on #OwnVoices 

We Need Diverse Books

Six #OwnVoices Titles from SLJ

Here are a few that I’ve been reading lately or have recently enjoyed:



#YABkLove Day 7: Cover Lover

#YABkLove Day 7

Here’s where you can have some fun. These don’t need to be books you’ve read. Just share books with covers you adore!

I’m just going to post a gallery of some of my favorites below. All of these have stood out to me for various reasons. Some I have gone on to read, most I haven’t. You may be able to guess that, with a few exceptions, I have a particular taste in book covers going at the moment.

#YABkLove Day 2: Contemporary

#YABkLove Day 2

What contemporary YA book do you just love?

I’ll be honest, I don’t read much YA with modern settings, or at least I hadn’t been. I have always preferred YA with a touch of Fantasy or Paranormal because reading about high school settings and cliques and boyfriend problems didn’t appeal to me. If that summation feels derogatory, you’re right. I wasn’t really giving enough Contemporaries a chance, so I’m working on changing that.  I will share what I’m currently reading:


So far it is really cute!

And a couple I have really enjoyed so far:

What contemporary YA books do you think I should try next?