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May 29, 2018
You Are What You Read: Living Vicariously Through Characters
Many of us read books to escape. We want to visit new worlds, meet exciting characters, and discover realities we...
May 25, 2018
6 Books to Read if You (Already) Miss the Royal Wedding
If you’re anything like me, you voluntarily got up extremely early last Saturday to watch true love blossom on...
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...
April 9, 2018
Bookish Spring Cleaning: Tackling the TBR
You may or may not know that it is officially springtime. Since here in New York we’ve gotten nothing...
March 28, 2018
6 YA Books to Remind You That Springtime Is Actually Coming
I am so ready for spring. Technically, it is already spring, according to the calendar, and yet the weather here...
March 26, 2018
Read With a Vengeance
When I'm not stomping around Manhattan angrily waiting for winter to finally end, I find settling in with a...
March 22, 2018
Bookish Blends: The Perfect Tea to Sip While Devouring Your Next YA Read
Six book/tea pairings to curl up with on a rainy afternoon.
March 20, 2018
March Madness, Bookish Style
Happy March Madness, Swooners! Unfortunately for me, my Alma Mater was never known to be very good at basketball. There...
March 15, 2018
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: Where Are They Now?
Dear Swooners, Our trilogy is complete. Our blog tour is underway. We haven’t written a lick of Evelyn dialogue...
March 9, 2018
6 YA Books That Make You Wish You Went to Boarding School
I’ll admit it: boarding schools are my number one favorite trope in YA literature. I spent most of my...
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...
February 19, 2018
From Swoon HQ: It's Never the Wrong Time to Read!
Your guide to reading on Swoon Reads.
February 9, 2018
Have a Very Bookish Galentine's Day!
Leslie Knope and I have a few things in common; we both have a strong affinity for waffles and justice...
February 2, 2018
5 Things Book Lovers Want for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day. The day that we all celebrate who we love, whether it’s a romantic partner, a best...
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...
January 12, 2018
7 YA Princesses That Aren't Damsels in Distress
Princesses get a bad rap. Too often the word “princess” conjures up the mental image of a simpering, vapid and...
December 18, 2017
6 YA Series I Can’t Wait to Finish in 2018
I’m old at heart. (And in one arthritic hip, but mostly just at heart). A lot of people say...
December 1, 2017
4 Christmas Song and YA Book Pairings to Get You in the Holiday Spirit
It’s that time of year again where all I want to do is curl up somewhere plush and blanketed...
November 30, 2017
Secretly Queer Classics: The Lord of the Rings
When I started asking people for suggestions for classics to read looking for queer subtext, the most common one people...
November 27, 2017
Gift Guide: For Bibliophiles Dwarfed by TBR Piles
The wreaths are out, Crosby’s playing, and somewhere upstate, a towering Norway spruce is about to head south for...
November 24, 2017
3 Books I'm Thankful for This Year
During the Thanksgiving season, we are often asked to reflect on what we are actually thankful for. Besides the obvious...