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Quizzes, lists, and other light reads perfect for your writing breaks.
August 18, 2018
Swoon Author Danika Stone: A Fangirl's Guide to Avoiding Convention FOMO
If you're new to the convention scene, have no fear: Danika Stone has some tips to turn you into a pro in no time!
July 19, 2018
Swoon Author Danielle Banas: Finding the Perfect Superhero Name (Plus a Quiz!)
Are you the brash Red Comet or the mysterious Iron Phantom? Take the quiz find out which Morriston super you are!
July 13, 2018
Quiz: Guess the Swoon Reads Book Based on the Tagline!
Think you're the Ultimate Swooner? Put your knowledge of our books to the test!
July 9, 2018
8 YA Book Recs Based on Your Favorite Teen Movies
From Mean Girls to The Craft, we have the perfect YA book to pair with your fave teen flick.
June 14, 2018
The 5 Stages of Your Fave Book Becoming a Movie
Books get turned into movies and TV shows all the time. Divergent. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before...
June 7, 2018
Building the Perfect YA Prom
For a lot of people, prom is a magical high school memory. The perfect outfit, the perfect date, the perfect...
June 1, 2018
Swoon Author Jen Wilde: What Album Is the Soundtrack to Your Life? (Quiz!)
In The Brightsiders, Emmy uses music like therapy. Listening to her fave albums lifts her up when she’s down...
April 23, 2018
Quiz: Which Sandy Hall Book Is Perfect for You?
Sandy Hall's fourth book, A Prom to Remember, pubs TOMORROW (!!!!). Have you read all of Sandy's books? Find...
March 2, 2018
Reading Up with the Kardashians
You like, need to give these books a try. Bible. In honor of Stormi’s grand entrance, I’d like...
January 17, 2018
New Years Resolution: More Strong Female Voices
Every year I make wildly unrealistic resolutions in the New Year. I’ll finally start going to that gym I...
November 10, 2017
Quiz: What Is Your NaNoWriMo Personality?
Do you show up to NaNo with ALL the color-coded notes and super detailed outlines, or do you just fly...
November 1, 2017
For THIS IS US Weepers: Book Recommendations Galore!
If by now you haven’t seen NBC’s This Is Us, nominated for 10 Emmys its freshman season, you...
October 27, 2017
Swoon Author Kate Evangelista: What Vampires Taught Me About Cliffhangers
It's sad that The Vampire Diaries has ended. It was one of my favorite shows. But wait! This is...
October 24, 2017
A Broadway Buff's Guide to YA
It’s not a secret at Swoon HQ that I am the resident musical theater lover. I grew up listening...
October 9, 2017
Fancasting: Bringing Favorite Book Characters to Life (Part II)
As I have mentioned previously on this blog, I’m not just an avid reader, but a colossal movie/TV...
September 1, 2017
8 YA Characters Who Could Convincingly Narrate Taylor Swift’s New Single
Hoping to capitalize off a year of PR missteps, Taylor Swift is seizing the narrative that painted her as a...
July 28, 2017
Guest Author Heather Demetrios: Me Before Thee – Crafting a YA Romance That Puts Self-Love in the Equation
If you’re a YA writer, chances are you’ve got some romance in your book. At least, I hope...
March 24, 2017
A Quiz in Honor of QUEENS OF GEEK: What Is Your One True Fandom?
Fandoms are families, as Taylor and Charlie know very well in Jen Wilde's debut YA novel Queens of Geek...
March 17, 2017
You Swoon, You Sigh: The 10 Stages of Shipping
The jitters descended upon me last weekend while binge-watching Bates Motel—that prequel series to Hitchcock’s Psycho. Oh, because...
March 6, 2017
5 Literary Inspired Web Series No Bookworm Should Miss
Hey Swoon Readers! Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for a good adaption of classic literature...
February 22, 2017
GIRLS Just Wanna Read Books
Swooners, it’s almost time to bid adieu to that kooky HBO series about the misadventures of four millennial chicks...