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Beth's YA Book Talks

Take Me With You When You Go by David Levithan and Jennifer Niven  11/3/2021


Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao and With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo  10/27/2021


Not Here to Be Liked by Michelle Quach and The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau  10/13/2021


It All Comes Back to You by Farah Naz Rishi and Enchantment by Orson Scott Card  9/15/2021

In the Same Boat by Holly Green and Goose Chase by Patrice Kindl  9/8/2021

Dangerous Play by Emma Kress and The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson  9/1/2021

In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner and The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass  8/25/2021

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons and Abandon by Meg Cabot  8/18/2021

Like Other Girls by Britta Lundin and Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier  8/12/2021

Don't Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd and Up from the Sea by Leza Lowitz 8/4/2021

When We Were Strangers by Alex Richards and Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick 7/28/2021

The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer and Note Worthy by Riley Redgate  7/21/2021


The Summer of Lost Letters by Hannah Reynolds and Dragon and Thief by Timothy Zahn 7/14/2021

We Can't Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon and Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork 7/7/2021

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks, A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson, and Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang & Gurihiru 6/30/2021

List of Ten by Halli Gomez and Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale 5/19/2021

The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He and The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg 5/5/2021

The Backups: A Summer of Stardom by Alex de Campi and This Will Be Funny Someday by Katie Henry 4/28/2021

Zoe Rosenthal is Not Lawful Good by Nancy Werlin and Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys 4/21/2021

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley and Heartstopper by Alice Oseman 4/14/2021


Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price and The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas 4/7/2021


Fable by Adrienne Young and The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey 3/17/2021

Once Upon a Quinceañera by Monica Gomez-Hira and They Called Us Enemy by George Takei 3/3/2021


Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher and The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June by Robin Benway 2/24/2021

Burn by Patrick Ness and Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams 2/17/2021

The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph 2/10/2021

The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe and Seraphina by Rachel Hartman 2/3/2021

Lobizona by Romina Garber and Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia 1/27/2021

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith and The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin 1/20/2021

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim and The How and the Why by Cynthia Hand  1/13/2021

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer and Suggested Reading by Dave Connis  12/30/2020

This is How we Fly by Anna Meriano and Sabriel by Garth Nix  12/16/2020

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus and The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost  12/9/2020

More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood and The Downstairs Girl by Stacy Lee 12/2/2020

Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke and If You're Reading This by Trent Reedy  11/25/2020

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix and When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn  11/18/2020

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust and Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick  11/11/2020


Today, Tonight, Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon and Noggin by John Corey Whaley  11/4/2020

When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling  10/28/2020

Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross and Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly by Conrad Wesselhoeft  10/21/2020

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales and The Summer of Broken Things by Margaret Peterson Haddix  10/14/2020

Half Life by Lillian Clark and Almost American Girl by Robin Ha  10/7/2020

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe and A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis  9/30/2020

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson  9/23/2020

The Opposite of Falling Apart by Micah Good and Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce 9/16/2020

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas and I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee  9/9/2020

This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 9/2/2020

Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski and In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan 8/26/2020

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson and A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix 8/19/2020

Golden Arm by Carl Deuker and Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer 8/12/2020

Thorn by Intisar Khanani and King of the Screwups by K.L. Going 8/5/2020