Jenny is the magnificent and discerning co-host of the Reading the End bookcast. She blogs about books and other sundries at the very entertaining Reading the End, where you can go for even more book recs in genres other than YA. She is also a champion goal-setter and loves a good library book sale.
In the first month of 2019, I have elected to address one of my major regrets about this column: I do not talk enough about sequels. In part, this is because I want to introduce people to books, and sequels are a harder sell—which as I’m writing this seems like a flimsy excuse. In another part, it’s because I am often behind the times on first books, which makes it harder to recommend second ones. Standalones or firsts-in-a-series are easy recs, by comparison.
But that does leave a bunch of amazing sequels out in the cold, YA Agenda–wise, and I’ve chosen to start 2019 off by talking about a few of the ones I loved this year. ( Read more... )
( Anticipated January YA Releases )