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272 Posts: Staff Picks
March 28, 2018
6 YA Books to Remind You That Springtime Is Actually ComingI am so ready for spring. Technically, it is already spring, according to the calendar, and yet the weather here...
March 26, 2018
Read With a VengeanceWhen I'm not stomping around Manhattan angrily waiting for winter to finally end, I find settling in with a...
March 22, 2018
Bookish Blends: The Perfect Tea to Sip While Devouring Your Next YA ReadSix book/tea pairings to curl up with on a rainy afternoon.
March 20, 2018
March Madness, Bookish StyleHappy March Madness, Swooners! Unfortunately for me, my Alma Mater was never known to be very good at basketball. There...
March 15, 2018
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: Where Are They Now?Dear Swooners, Our trilogy is complete. Our blog tour is underway. We haven’t written a lick of Evelyn dialogue...
March 13, 2018
3 YA Female Character Tropes That Can See Themselves Out ASAPLet’s face it—even though we’re living in the golden age of young adult fiction (I just decided...
March 9, 2018
6 YA Books That Make You Wish You Went to Boarding SchoolI’ll admit it: boarding schools are my number one favorite trope in YA literature. I spent most of my...
March 2, 2018
Reading Up with the KardashiansYou like, need to give these books a try. Bible. In honor of Stormi’s grand entrance, I’d like...
February 19, 2018
From Swoon HQ: It's Never the Wrong Time to Read!Your guide to reading on Swoon Reads.
February 9, 2018
Have a Very Bookish Galentine's Day!Leslie Knope and I have a few things in common; we both have a strong affinity for waffles and justice...
February 2, 2018
5 Things Book Lovers Want for Valentine's DayValentine’s Day. The day that we all celebrate who we love, whether it’s a romantic partner, a best...
January 31, 2018
7 YA Books With Animal Friends That I Want to AdoptSometimes pets make the best character sidekicks. Our picks here.
January 17, 2018
New Years Resolution: More Strong Female VoicesEvery year I make wildly unrealistic resolutions in the New Year. I’ll finally start going to that gym I...
January 12, 2018
7 YA Princesses That Aren't Damsels in DistressPrincesses get a bad rap. Too often the word “princess” conjures up the mental image of a simpering, vapid and...
December 19, 2017
Super-Specific Book Recommendations (Part II)Back by popular demand. See which book you should read next.
December 18, 2017
6 YA Series I Can’t Wait to Finish in 2018I’m old at heart. (And in one arthritic hip, but mostly just at heart). A lot of people say...
December 5, 2017
Super-Specific Book Recommendations (Part I)See which book you should read next (romance edition).
December 1, 2017
4 Christmas Song and YA Book Pairings to Get You in the Holiday SpiritIt’s that time of year again where all I want to do is curl up somewhere plush and blanketed...
November 30, 2017
Secretly Queer Classics: The Lord of the RingsWhen I started asking people for suggestions for classics to read looking for queer subtext, the most common one people...
November 27, 2017
Gift Guide: For Bibliophiles Dwarfed by TBR PilesThe wreaths are out, Crosby’s playing, and somewhere upstate, a towering Norway spruce is about to head south for...
November 24, 2017
3 Books I'm Thankful for This YearDuring the Thanksgiving season, we are often asked to reflect on what we are actually thankful for. Besides the obvious...