Pterodactyl Boyfriend, Again

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Eric and Kelly talk about the Goodreads Choice awards in YA (and the lack of nonfiction for young readers), this year’s Best Of lists so far, and highlight funny YA books and what it is that makes for good humor.

Sponsored by Book Riot InsidersRoar and the Magnetic Collection at Lion Forge, and Easy Prey by Catherine Lo from Amulet Books and PiqueBeyond.

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


Show Notes:

Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Riverland by Fran Wilde

Updraft by Fran Wilde

Publishers Weekly “Best Of YA” 2018

Goodreads Choice (two rounds after our conversation, natch!)

The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Life Like by Jay Kristoff’

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli

All of This is True by Lydia Day Penaflor

Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend by Alan Cumyn

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

We Regret To Inform You by Ariel Kaplan

Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy

Here To Stay by Sara Farizan

I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

Brooding YA Hero by Carrie Ann DiRisio

The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan

American Panda by Gloria Chao

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton

Save The Date by Morgan Matson