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Beth's YA Book Talks

Here is Beth's Latest Book Talk:

Beth talks about Salt & Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho, The 9:09 Project by Mark H. Parsons and The Heartstopper Yearbook by Alice Oseman

Click the genres below to see the list of books featured, then click the book to view the video:

Contemporary/Realistic
Fantasy
Historical
Mystery/Suspense/Horror
Romance
Science Fiction
Graphic Novels/Non-Fiction

 

Contemporary/Realistic
The 9:00 Project, Mark Parsons
All My Rage, Sabaa Tahir
The Art of Being Normal, Lisa Williamson
Breathe and Count Back from Ten, Natalia Sylvester
Charming as a Verb, Ben Philippe
Dangerous Play, Emma Kress
Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly, Conrad Wesselhoeft
Don't Hate the Player, Alexis Nedd
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, Jordan Sonnenblick
Eliza and Her Monsters, Franceca Zappia
Firekeeper's Daughter, Angeline Boulley
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, Shaun David Hutchinson
Genesis Begins Again, Alicia D. Williams
Gideon Green in Black and White, Katie Henry
Golden Arm, Carl Deuker

The How and the Why, Cynthia Hand
If You're Reading This, Trent Reedy
I'll Be the One, Lyla Lee
In the Wild Light, Jeff Zentner
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, Dusti Bowling
It All Comes Back to You, Farah Naz Rishi
King of the Screwups, K.L. Going
The Library of Lost Things, Laura Taylor Namey
Like Other Girls, Britta Lundin
List of Ten, Halli Gomez
Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds
Marcelo in the Real World, Francisco X. Stork
Note Worthy, Riley Redgate
Ophelia After All, Racquel Marie
Suggested Reading, Dave Connis

The Summer of Broken Things, Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Summer of Lost Letters, Hannah Reynolds
Take Me With You When You Go, David Levithan and Jennifer Niven
This is How We Fly, Anna Meriano
This Golden State, Marit Weisenberg
This Will Be Funny Someday, Katie Henry
Up From the Sea, Leza Lowitz
When We Were Strangers, Alex Richards
With the Fire on High, Elizabeth Acevedo
You Should See Me in a Crown, Leah Johnson
You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow
Zoe Rosenthal is Not Lawful Good, Nancy Werlin

Fantasy:
Abandon, Meg Cabot
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge, M.T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin
The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder
Book of a Thousand Days, Shannon Hale
Burn, Patrick Ness
Carry On, Rainbow Rowell
Cemetery Boys, Aiden Thomas
Circle of Magic, Tamora Pierce
Enchantment, Orson Scott Card
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June, Robin Benway
Fable, Adrienne Young
Gilded, Marissa Meyer
Girl, Serpent, Thorn Melissa Bashardoust
Goose Chase, Patrice Kindl
In Other Lands, Sarah Rees Brennan
I
ron Widow, Xiran Jay Zhao
Isle of Blood and Stone, Makiia Lucier
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, Garth Nix
Lobizona, Romina Garber
The Magnolia Sword, Sherry Thomas
Midnight Girls, Alicia Jasinska
Sabriel, Garth Nix
Seraphina, Rachel Hartman
Sisters of Sword and Song, Rebecca Ross
Spin the Dawn, Elizabeth Lim
The Sunbearer Trials, Aiden Thomas
Thorn, Intisar Khanani
A Thousand Steps Into Night, Traci Chee
Year of the Reaper, Makiia Lucier

Historical:
Bloody Jack, L.A. Meyer
The Downstairs Girl, Stacy Lee
A Madness So Discreet, Mindy McGinnis
Out of the Easy, Ruta Sepetys

The Red Palace, June Hur
This Light Between Us, Andrew Fukuda
When the Ground is Hard, Malla Nunn

Mystery:

The Agathas, Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson
Burn Down, Rise Up, Vincent Tirado
The Cousins, Karen M. McManus

The Girls I've Been, Tess Sharpe
The Inheritance Games, Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Pride and Premeditation, Tirzah Price
The Red Palace, June Hur
Remember Me, Chelsea Bobulski
The Taking of Jake Livingston, Ryan Douglass
We Were Liars, E. Lockhart

Romance:
Amelia Unabridged, Ashley Schumacher
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Field Notes on Love, Jennifer E. Smith
In the Same Boat, Holly Green
Instant Karma, Marissa Meyer
More Than Just a Pretty Face, Syed M. Masood
The Music of What Happens, Bill Konigsberg
Not Here to be Liked, Michelle Quach

Once Upon a Quinceañera, Monica Gomez-Hira
Only Mostly Devastated, Sophie Gonzales
The Opposite of Falling Apart, Micah Good
The Passing Playbook, Isaac Fitzsimons
Salt & Sugar, Rebecca Carvalho
Today, Tonight, Tomorrow, Rachel Lynn Solomon
We Can't Keep Meeting Like This, Rachel Lynn Solomon

Science Fiction:
Are You Experienced?, Jordan Sonnenblick
Aurora Rising, Aime Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau
Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves, Meg Long
A Confusion of Princes, Garth Nix
The Darkness Outside Us, Eliot Shrefer

Dragon and Thief, Timothy Zahn
Forget This Ever Happened, Cassandra Rose Clarke
Half Life, Lillian Clark
The Last Cuentista, Donna Barba Higuera
Noggin, John Corey Whaley
The Ones We're Meant to Find, Joan He
The Paladin Prophecy, Mark Frost

Graphic Novels and Non-Fiction:
Almost American Girl, Robin Ha
The Backups: A Summer of Stardom, Alex de Campi
The Black Friend, Frederick Joseph
Gender Queer, Maia Kobabe

Heartstopper, Alice Oseman
The Heartstopper Yearbook, Alice Oseman
Huda F Are You, Huda Fahmy
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, Prudens Shen & Faith Erin Hicks
Nubia Real One, L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith
A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, Archi Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson
Superman Smashes the Klan, Gene Lueng & Gurihiru
They Called Us Enemy, George Takei
When Stars are Scatterd, Victoria Jamieson