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Episode 17: The YA Reading Sandwich

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Eric and Kelly talk about indie bookstores that do YA lit really well, explore the growth of YA thrillers over the last few years, and finally, highlight a bunch of great books to read in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.


Sponsored by Summer Constellations by Alisha Sevigny from KCP Loft and Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt from Amulet.


Hey YA is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, and right here on Book Riot.


Show notes:

Honor Code by Kiersi Burkhart

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Written In The Stars by Aisha Saeed

The Red Balloon Bookshop

The Girl With The Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

Fountain Bookstore

Read Between The Lynes

Women and Children First

BBGB Books

Anderson’s Bookshop

Wild Rumpus Books

Defining Thriller vs. Mystery

“Mourn The Fall of the Mall” by Sarah Kendzior

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith

A Line In The Dark by Malinda Lo

Stephanie Kuehn’s books

Fake ID by Lamar Giles

Endangered by Lamar Giles

Lois Duncan’s unsolved mystery

Window by Amelia Brunskill

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

As Red as Blood by Salla Simukka

The Fever by Megan Abbott

Conversion by Katherine Howe

The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Control by Lydia Kang

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Want by Cindy Pon

The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco

American Panda by Gloria Chao

North Of Beautiful by Justina Chen

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert 

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate