@lapis So many things on all those lists look good to me. A few that stand out:

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Dear Martin

It's Kind of a Funny Story

Love, Hate & Other Filters

History Is All You Left Me

Juliet Takes A Breath

Finding Nevo

I guess that's more than a few. πŸ˜†


has a specific definition, but we can read anything by any sort of marginalized voice.

I'll leave these links as suggestions


Though as a heads up, some of the stuff in those GR links is not out yet, so check the date before getting attached. Or save it for a different month.

Worst case, I have ideas, but I want to hear yours first πŸ’œ

Reading Nancy Drew is weird. I do not remember it this way, it's kind of screaming "written for kids" but also has some squicky "ew I would not want kids getting these lessons" messages and now I kind of want to start a challenge or something. Could be a fun filler thing when I get behind on my book count. I do have a whole big box of my favorites that I couldn't let go of when I moved away from my parents.

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Current List:

"Crowded" by Christopher Sebela
"What If It's Us" by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
"Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock" by Carolyn Keene
"When Darkness Loves Us" by Elizabeth Engstrom

That's not even counting the ones I'm in the middle of but haven't read this month.

I may have some focus problems.

Yessssss, checked my mail today and "When Darkness Loves Us" from the Valancourt/Paperbacks From Hell horror reprint series got here.

I'm so excited.

@lapis I had never heard of this plant before. Thanks for giving me interesting research to start my day!

Show of hands, would anyone do a / /

And as usual, if polls don't work, comment below with your thoughts!

NA Is probably impossible to completely exclude due to blurry definitions, but there's a guide below to read about it

Ideally things would focus on authors (eg: autistic author writes autistic protagonist) but suggest whatever.

Difference between YA and Middle Grade- writersdigest.com/online-edito

Between YA and NA - indiesunlimited.com/2015/01/23

I'm way behind in my reading goals this year. I think I'll start some really quick, light reading. Like Nancy Drew books or something.

I can practically feel the look of betrayal from my stack of unfinished books. Shh, don't worry, books. I'll be back for you. Just. Maybe not on work days. For awhile.

and the Hidden Staircase while I do a lot of boring computer-based work. Yay.

I found this extension (Firefox and Chrome) that will for certain libraries (you need to check first if it will work with yours) see if a book you're looking at on say Amazon/Hive/Audible or Goodreads is available in your library. It does physical and digital. I only have physical and overdrive enabled, but it DOES allow hoopla as well.

There MAY be privacy concerns, as you technically give it high permissions, but I bought their explanations and promises fwiw.


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@lapis Hmmmm. That's weird and I'm not sure about it, but then I don't think anyone was convinced Riverdale was going to be a workable idea until it happened.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

No separate Hardy Boys series, though. Supernatural was enough. They can be in the Nancy Drew one.

@lapis My gritty teen drama adaptation picks

- Animorphs (I mean, it was always pretty gritty, but I think it could benefit from more focus on the teen drama aspects and the difficulties around doing a social life when a bunch of your classmates are actually possessed by alien invaders?)

- Harriet the Spy

- Batgirl of Burnside

- Jem & the Holograms (definitely the newer comic, not the cartoon or film)

- Lumberjanes

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