2017 Releases, Musings

How The Upside of Unrequited Changed Happy Endings

I've been a size 16 since high school, but I don't think I was ever at a point I'd be considered thin. I will put on an outfit and think, "wow this is cute" but then look at pictures afterwards and go "yikes I look terrible." I layer constantly--showing my upper arms is a no-no… Continue reading How The Upside of Unrequited Changed Happy Endings

2017 Releases, Best of 2017, I'm Gonna Rec It, Recommendations

The Bookstellars’ Guide to the Best YA of 2017

Hello friends and welcome to our best of 2017 list! We are three booksellers who love YA (Allison, Rachel, and Shauna) and weren't entirely satisfied by many of the best of lists we had been seeing. SO we decided to make our own! Here are 51 of our favorites 🙂 The first 13 listed below… Continue reading The Bookstellars’ Guide to the Best YA of 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide, 2017 Releases, Backlist, Recommendations

Day 31: For the Star Wars fan

I feel this one doesn't need an explanation. Once again, all titles in alphabetical order 🙂   Hardcovers Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Empress Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta'an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She'll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her… Continue reading Day 31: For the Star Wars fan

2017 Holiday Gift Guide, 2017 Releases, Backlist, Recommendations

Day 30: Unique Reads

Some books defy genre boundaries. Some books defy traditional relationship boundaries. Some books feature clock spirits. Some books are super meta. Whatever the reason may be, here are some incredible books that I think are super unique. Once again, all titles in alphabetical order 🙂   Hardcovers All the Wind in the World by Samantha… Continue reading Day 30: Unique Reads

2017 Holiday Gift Guide, 2017 Releases, Backlist, Recommendations

Day 29: A Little Friendly Competition

Competition makes anything interesting. I mean, look at The Hunger Games or the first Throne of Glass book, or 95% of Barney's lines on HIMYM (looking at you 'Challenge Accepted'). Here are some of my favorite books featuring competitions Once again, all titles in alphabetical order 🙂   Hardcovers Caraval by Stephanie Garber Whatever you've… Continue reading Day 29: A Little Friendly Competition

2017 Holiday Gift Guide, 2017 Releases, Backlist, Recommendations

Day 28: Books that Light Up the World

Since December 12th is the first day of Hannukah, it felt only right to post about books that fill the reader with light (because they are so amazing). Once again, all titles in alphabetical order 🙂   Hardcovers Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to… Continue reading Day 28: Books that Light Up the World

2017 Holiday Gift Guide, 2017 Releases, Backlist, Recommendations

Day 27: Classic Lit Inspired

As anyone who knows me can tell you, I am a sucker for Shakespeare. But for the most part, that is where my "classic" knowledge ends (because LBR a lot of those books are by dead white dudes and they aren't actually super interesting). I love when current YA updates a classic and makes it… Continue reading Day 27: Classic Lit Inspired

2017 Holiday Gift Guide, 2017 Releases, Backlist, Recommendations

Day 26: Smash the Patriarchy (it’s like Whac-a-Mole but better!)

There has been a great wave recently of feminist books and they are great gifts! Here are a few of my favorites (A few titles from previous posts on the gift guide that would also work here: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed, Outrun the Moon by… Continue reading Day 26: Smash the Patriarchy (it’s like Whac-a-Mole but better!)