#YABkLove Day 31: What’s Next for YA?

Today isn’t so much about sharing books as it is about sharing thoughts. What do you think is coming in the future of the YA genre? What changes do you think will happen or should happen? Do you think different types of books will be published? What things would you like to see? This isContinue reading “#YABkLove Day 31: What’s Next for YA?”

#YABkLove Day 26: Adaptations

It is day 26 and we have finally made it to my wheelhouse: adaptations! Let’s talk updated versions of fairy tales, myths, retold classics, folklore, etc. This was a huge trend about a year to three years ago but it is dying off now (you know, just as I finished my own fairy tale retellingContinue reading “#YABkLove Day 26: Adaptations”

#YABkLove Day 24: Long-Running Series

What long-running series have you read and enjoyed? Something longer than just a trilogy or even just four. I rarely devote myself to long series, and for a time they were out of style. Everything was a trilogy. Now, with series like Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, it seems like long series may beContinue reading “#YABkLove Day 24: Long-Running Series”

#YABkLove Day 18: Audiobooks

I’m a big fan of listening to audiobooks because of my commute, but the narrator of the audio edition makes a huge difference in the listening experience. I have stopped certain books because the narrator was so awful (not naming names here), while some are so excellent they add a whole level of enjoyment toContinue reading “#YABkLove Day 18: Audiobooks”

#YABkLove Day 17: Hottest Heroes #MCM

Time to gush on the most crush worthy guys in YA novels. Who is your #MCM (Man Crush Monday) from a book that you can recall? Now, the standards are up to you. These can be dorky guys that steal your heart with sweetness like Levi in Fangirl or tough guys that fight alongside their ladies. ItContinue reading “#YABkLove Day 17: Hottest Heroes #MCM”

#YABkLove Day 16: All Bodies Are Beautiful

I wanted a day to dedicate to bodies that, in any way, deviate from standard beauty. Interpret this how you will. It could mean plus sized, physical disability or handicap, too skinny, too weak, too strong whatever. I think for awhile there was a trend for all YA heroines being very skinny and pale andContinue reading “#YABkLove Day 16: All Bodies Are Beautiful”

#YABkLove Day 15: Book You Borrowed and Never Returned

So we are getting away from the genres for a day of confession. Have you ever borrowed a book and loved it so much you didn’t give it back to the lender? This could be from the library (although I’m a librarian so I will cover my eyes for those confessions) or from a friend?Continue reading “#YABkLove Day 15: Book You Borrowed and Never Returned”