Category: Book Memes

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills | Waiting on Wednesday

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills | Waiting on Wednesday

I WILL READ ANYTHING EMMA MILLS WRITES. Emma is the lady who gave us the most gorgeous, genuine Pride & Prejudice retelling in a football setting: First & Then. Aka Ezra is my fictional boyfriend-4-eva. Emma is the lady who made us think about fandom and friendship and caring about stuff in This Adventure Ends. Aka Gabe and Sloane-5eva. And now, Emma is giving us Foolish Hearts, with enemies-turned-friends and a high school theatre production (ALWAYS my kryptonite) of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And yeah, like the rest of her covers, this one is UNBELIEVABLY pretty. I say again…I WILL […]

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart | Waiting on Wednesday

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart | Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart If you’ve been in the YA world for awhile, you know that E. Lockhart writes fierce femmes who aren’t afraid to assert their authority over men. See: Ruby Oliver. See: Frankie Landau-Banks. See: Cadence Sinclair (P.S. We Were Liars deluxe edition coming out in May!!) Ms. Lockhart takes her time with her YA books, only publishing every few years. And the books are usually short. But they are packed with perfect diction, brilliant prose, and twists and turns that slay you. In my opinion, it is very, very hard to write a believable, […]

Six Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics & Six on my TBR | Top Ten Tuesday

January 31, 2017 / 14 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book Memes, Top Ten Tuesday
Six Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics & Six on my TBR | Top Ten Tuesday

Pretty embarrassed by the lack of graphic novels/comics in the last few year, guys. But here are six favorite graphic novels, and six on my TBR. Six Favorite Graphic Novels: 1. Blankets by Craig Thompson – my all-time favorite. It just spoke to me. And it was the first present I ever gave to my husband. 2. Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Vo1 1-4 by Sean McKeever and Takeshi Miyzawa – This is my favorite “real comic” series ever. Don’t be fooled by the cute title – this is a really amazing, addictive, realistic take on teen Mary Jane and what […]

Presenting…the Lunar New Year Book Tag!

Presenting…the Lunar New Year Book Tag!

Hello all! As some of you may know, Sat, Jan 28, 2017 is Lunar New Year. Happy Year of the Rooster! This is the biggest celebration in Chinese culture, and as a proud Chinese-Canadian, I’ll be celebrating with red pockets, a couple of feasts, and family. Millions of people around the world celebrate Lunar New Year, mostly in Asian cultures. As a teenager, however, I went to an American international school, so lots of my friends are also big fans of Lunar New Year. To celebrate the Year of the Rooster this year, I’ve teamed up with my pal Joey @ Thoughts […]

2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year | Top Ten Tuesday

2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year | Top Ten Tuesday

I’m a little embarrassed about the number of 2016 books I meant to read last year but just didn’t get to. Especially the ones that are solicited ARCs. 😳 In other words, this is my guilty list. Or my naughty list. 2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year, But I’m Making a Priority in 2017: The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder. Super cute romance and Canadian and on all my friends’ best-of lists. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. Super cute epistolary romance. And I meant to read it with people! Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake. This […]

GIVEAWAY: Mostly YA Lit’s Best Books of 2016 | Top Ten Tuesday

GIVEAWAY: Mostly YA Lit’s Best Books of 2016 | Top Ten Tuesday

Hello all, merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy holidays! Today I get to unveil one of my favorite posts of the year: my totally definitive Best Books of 2016! Read on to find out what I absolutely loved this year, and you could win one of my favorites! Mostly YA Lit’s Best Books of 2016 The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. I don’t often have a #1 book of the year, but this year The Serpent King is it. This YA about three best friends living in a super religious town will break your heart so hard. Incredibly, perfectly voiced. Read it now. The Hating […]

15 Books You Need in the First Half Of 2017 | Top Ten Tuesday

15 Books You Need in the First Half Of 2017 | Top Ten Tuesday

This is the easiest Top Ten Tuesday I’ve done, like, EVER. Also, if this list is to be believed, I will be shedding vats of tears for the next six months. So, in no particular order, but actually sort of in order? 15 Books You Need in the First Half Of 2017            1.  2.  3.  4.  5. 1. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | May 16 – Emery Lord fangirl here. This book is about a girl going to summer camp and a struggle with faith. Basically, it’s about me. Also, it’s […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

Waiting on Wednesday: Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

RAMONA BLUE. *grabby hands* As some of you may know, I ADORED Julie Murphy’s last book, DUMPLIN.  It’s about a fat girl living in a pageant-obsessed Texan small-town who gets the guy. And it’s so much more than what I just wrote, and one of the best contemporary YA books out there. So obviously, Ramona Blue and ANYTHING JULIE MURPHY WRITES is on my auto-buy list. I already love how complex Ramona’s sexual orientation is going to be. DUMPLIN was also weighty with responsibility and expectations placed on teens, so I’m excited to see how Ramona deals with these pressures. Basically, […]

Ten Buzz Books for the Pop Culture Junkie in Your Life | Top Ten Tuesday | Mostly YA Lit 2016 Holida..

Ten Buzz Books for the Pop Culture Junkie in Your Life | Top Ten Tuesday | Mostly YA Lit 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1

Lately, I’ve become a huge fan buzz books, those pop culture junkie books like celebrity memoirs that sit on your coffee table and everyone’s heard about. I don’t talk about it a lot, but I love diving into a little pop culture non-fiction between intense YA reads. They go down like butter, often making me laugh, cry, and cheer while I’m on the subway going to and from work. I’m still reeling from the Gilmore Girls revival (did you guys watch it? DM me with thoughts @mostlyyalit!), which was a pop culture phenomenon as well as dropping names of everything and […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone

Waiting on Wednesday: Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone

Guys, it’s been a hard week over here, what with the American election and just general in-shock-in-mourning feelings. I haven’t felt much like blogging, but I’m here again to cheer you with an upcoming release! And if you need even more happy frivolity, head over to Andi’s ABCs today, where I’m guest-posting about my recent favorite (mostly cat-related) things. Jen Malone’s Wanderlost was one of my surprise favorite summer books this year. A European vacation, unexpected self-discovery, and a cute boy…it’s pretty much everything you could want from a summer romance. So when I saw Changes in Latitudes on Epic […]