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Eric and Kelly share YA titles you should read based on your New Year’s Resolutions, dig into a positive NPR piece on teens and reading YA dystopia, and highlight what’s at the top of their January TBR.


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The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

North of Happy by Adi Alsaid

The Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes

No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear

A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepyus

Peas and Carrots by Tanita S. Davis

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

A Short History of The Girl Next Door by Jared Reck

“Why Teens Find The End Of The World So Appealing” article from NPR

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert

We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss

Votes for Women by Winifred Conkling