Riot Headline 10 Exciting Books to Read this Summer

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Eric and Kelly talk about the recent pulling of The Hate U Give from a Texas school district, why YA anthologies are worthwhile reads, and how to be the best book gifter you can be.


Sponsored by The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo and The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (no, that’s not a typo!).


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



The Midnights by Sarah Nicole Smetana

The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller (tw: eating disorders)

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

Texas School District Bans The Hate U Give (article with video)

Zombies Vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black

Geektastic edited by Holly Black

Vacations From Hell edited by Libba Bray

Feral Youth edited by Shaun David Hutchinson

Violent Ends edited by Shaun David Hutchinson

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke

A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood

Three Sides of A Heart edited by Natalie C. Parker

Defy The Dark edited by Saundra Mitchell

Meet Cute

A Thousand Beginning and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman


Questions/comments/requests? You can email us at