Adventures in YA 2017 Reading Challenge

Welcome to the Adventures in YA 2017 Reading Challenge! Listed below are 24 reading challenges you can complete throughout the year. Our hope is that you will use this challenge as a way to push yourself as a reader and help get some books off your TBR pile. Use the hashtag #AYARC17 on social media to let us know you’ve joined the challenge and to let us know how you’re doing on the challenge throughout the year.

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Adventures in YA 041: 2016 Year End Wrap Up

2016 is behind us and it’s time to do our 2016 Year End Wrap Up. Join us as we talk about some of our favorite books of the year and try and work through Kristin’s issues with series. We also stop record at some point and it’s all down hill from there. And we may also fangirl over Goblin and Gong Yoo…again.

Kdramas and Cdramas mentioned:
Goblin (you should all be watching this!)
Love 020

Please Ignore Vera Dietz
All These Things I’ve Done

Sweet Evil
A Million Worlds With You
Da Vinci’s Tiger
A Taste for Monsters

2016 Year End Wrap Up

New Author(s) Discovered in 2016
* Nicola Yoon
*Katie McGarry
*Jason Reynolds

Favorite Character:
*Alice from the Truth About Alice
*Needles from When I Was the Greatest

Best World Building/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year
*A Taste for Monsters
*And I Darken
*The Remnant Chronicles Series
*The Winner’s Kiss
*Manners and Mutiny
*Dark Days Club

Favorite Cover
*The Thousandth Floor

Hidden Gem of 2016:
Kristin and Sara:
*Wink Poppy Midnight
*Denton Little’s Death Date

Best Series Started in 2016
*Falling Kingdoms
*The Witch Hunter
*And I Darken

Best Book of 2016
*An Ember in the Ashes
*Everything Everything
*A Taste for Monsters

A Book You Didn’t Get To in 2016 but will Read in 2017
*The Last True Love Story
*Three Dark Crowns
*Crooked Kingdom

Most Surprising Read:
*Tell Me Three Things
*Denton’s Little Death Date
*Wink Poppy Midnight

Series We Finished in 2016
*The Finished School Series
*The Winner’s Trilogy
*Tiny Pretty Things Duology
*Shatter Me
*The Winner’s Trilogy
*Tiny Pretty Things Duology
*Just One Duology
*The Remnant Chronicles series
*The Dustland Series
*The Young Elites
*The Firebird
*The Wrath and the Dawn

Most Anticipated Book of 2017
*The Hate U Give
*I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Adventures in YA 040: New Releases for January-March 2017

Welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. In this episode we are talking about our most anticipated new releases for January, February, and March 2017.

Only Everything
The Sleeper and the Spindle
What Light
The Thousandth Floor
Rebel Heart
Raging Star
Midnight Star
All American Boys

The Thousandth Floor

New Releases for January:
A List of Cages
Carve the Mark
You Don’t Know My Name
History is All You Left Me
City of Saints and Thieves
The Dark Days Pact
A Long Way Home

New Releases for February:
King’s Cage
Denton Little’s Still Not Dead
Winter Song
We Are Okay
Gilded Cage
The Education of Margot Sanchez
Long May She Reign
The Hate U Give
Beautiful Broken Girls

New Releases for March:
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
The Bone Witch
Blood Rose Rebellion
You’re Welcome, Universe
Honestly Ben
Strange the Dreamer

Adventures in YA Episode 039: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Adventures in YA Episode 038: Anthologies, Novellas and Short Stories

In this episode we talk about anthologies, novellas, and short stories.


The Last Decedents

Anthologies, Short Stories, and Novellas mentioned:
Pretty Monster Stories
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories
My True Love Gave To Me
Summer Days and Summer Nights
Sixteen: Stories About that Sweet and Bitter Birthday
Rag and Bones: A New Twist on Classic Tales
A Tyranny of Petticoats
Triangles: The Points of Love
Destroy Me
The Grisha Trilogy
The Darkest Minds
Stars Above
The Winner’s Trilogy: Bridge of Snow
The Selection
The Daughter of Smoke and Bone
The Girl of Fire and Thorns
Lux Series

Websites Mentioned:
Quarterly Young Adult Literary Subscription Box
The Mary Sisters of Fate
Popular YA Short Stories
YA Short Stories and Novellas

Adventures in YA Episode 037: Dystopia

Welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. In this episode we are talking about the dystopia genre

*The Rest of Us Just Live Here
*Falling Kingdoms

The Maze Runner
Crewel World Trilogy
The Program
The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Selection
Shatter Me
The Hunger Games
The Darkest Minds
Red Queen
Under the Never Sky
The Forsaken
All These Things I’ve Done
Blood Red Road
The Vault of Dreamers
Landry Park

Korean Drama > YA Book Recommendation

Mirror of the Witch > Sea of Shadows
You can watch Mirror of the Witch at DramaFever or Viki

Adventures in YA Episode 036: Friendship

In this episode of Adventures in YA we talk about books with great friendships. We also get a little distracted and talk about movies.

The Ring and the Crown
99 Days
First Life
On the Fence
This Dark Endeavor
This is What Happy Looks Like
Walk on Earth a Stranger

Books Mentioned:
Rot and Ruin
Finishing School Series
Since You’ve Been Gone
Saint Anything
Along for the Ride
Side Effects May Vary
Anna and the French Kiss
The Lunar Chronicles
Burn for Burn
Eleanor & Park
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Ask the Passengers
Paper Towns
The Young Elites
Harry Potter Series
When I Was the Greatest
Six of Crows
The Duff
We Were Liars
Tonight the Streets Are Ours
This Song Will Save Your Life
Will Grason, Will Grason
The Lux
Bright Young Things

Movies Mentioned:
A Tale of Two Sisters
The Wailing
My Tutor Friend
Train to Buson

Adventures in YA Episode 035: Scary Books

In this episode we talk about the book we would read if were weren’t so scared to read them.

And I Darken
Gertie’s Leap to Greatness
The Upside to Unrequited

Chew Vol. 4 and 5
Morning Glories Vol. 7

Books Mentioned:
Ramona Blue
I Believe in a Thing Called Love
A Certain Slant of Light
The Monstrumologist
Bad Girls Don’t Die
The Diviners
Lair of Dreams
Blood and Salt
A Monster Calls
The Girl in the Well
Warm Bodies
The Madman’s Daughter
Daughters Unto Devils
The Woman in the Walls
Welcome to the Dark House
Slasher Girls and Monster Boys
This Dark Endeavor
The Walking Dark
In Cold Blood
Rot & Ruin
The Violet Hours
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
I Hunt Killers
Devil Between the Deep Blue Sea
The Name of the Star
Odd Thomas
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Dia Reeves
Rosemary Clement-Moore
I Am Not a Serial Killer

Things Mentioned:
Ramona Blue First Look
Maurene Goo Dramabeans Interview

Movies Mentioned:
Event Horizon
A Tale of Two Sisters
The Host
Train to Busan
Let’s Fight Ghost (Television Show)
The Others
Let’s Drink (Television Show)
Scarlet Heart: Reyo (Television Show)

Adventures in YA Episode 033: New Releases for October-December 2016

In this episode of Adventures in YA we are talking about our most anticipated new releases for October November, and December. We also talk about YA books that have been made into coloring books.

What We’ve Read

The Realm of Possibilities

And I Darken
The Beauty of Darkness
Just Listen
We Should Hang Out Sometime
Vengeance Road
Vampire Kisses
The Lying Game
This Savage Song
The Rules of Summer
The Lover’s Dictionary

Spare and Found Parts
The Lovely Reckless
The Midnight Star
Still Life with Tornado
Iron Cast
I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl
What Light
The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily
Blood Red Snow White
The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet

A Million Worlds with You
The Sun is Also a Star

Crystal Storm
The Secret of the Heart Notes

Coloring Books:
The Throne of Glass
Harry Potter
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Lunar Chronicles
The Selection