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One To Watch Books: You Guide to January YA Releases

Happy New Year! This year in YA we have evil faeries, meet-cutes, Valkyrie, twin sisters, Nightwalkers, clock towers, gunslingers, train car romances, the Hinterland…and that’s just in January! Even if you re-set your TBR on New Year’s Day, OTWB will have it full in no time. Let’s get reading!

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YALLOWEEN RETURNS! Costumes Inspired By YA + GIVEAWAY!

YA+October=YALLOWEEN! We’ve added more books to our prize pack! Cosplay a character from your favorite YA, win spooky good prizes. And best of all, this year’s guest judge is TARA SIM! Find out how to enter here…if you dare!

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#ReadABookDay Reading List

It’s not coincidence that #ReadABook Day falls this month.  UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has declared September National Literacy Month and, with it, come many days dedicated to the promotion of reading. In addition to today, September 8th marks International Literacy Day.  The theme for the  conference, held in France this year, is “Literacy in the Digital World.”   The goal is to actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies.

While researching for this article, I was surprised to learn that over 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills.  The statistic is that one in five adults are illiterate and two-thirds of those are women.  To bring awareness to this issue and to advocate for reading and literacy, UNESCO began National Literacy Month in 1946.

Today, I created a book recommendations list of YA books including characters that struggle to read or are illiterate and tell you about some organizations that you can support in the fight against illiteracy.

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December/January Cover Reveals

Did you miss us?  Well, cover reveals are back from the end of the year hiatus with a vengeance. Better get yourself your favorite venti Starbucks beverage and open up a few extra Goodreads tabs in your browser, you’re going to need them!

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10 Books That Redeem the Hell that is 2016 + Giveaway

Let’s be honest: 2016 has been a shit year.  Between losing all our heros and awfully world events, there was no shortage of suffering.   Thankfully, we had books to insulate is from the pain and to dry up all our tears.  So without further ado, we give you our Top 10 Books of 2016 after the jump.

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One To Watch Books: Your Guide To November YA Releases

November brings a bounty of YA books for you to feast on. Let’s give thanks and get to reading!

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