Category Archives: Fiction & YA

14 Wonderful Contemporary YA Novels

Teens and young adults sometimes get a bad rap in popular culture. When I was one myself, I was terrible, but having worked with teenagers professionally since then, I know that they’re great. They may lack life experience, but often they more than make up for it in enthusiasm and curiosity. So here are some of my fave contemporary YA… Read more »

My 5 Favorite Mysteries (So Far!)

I am a very baby mystery reader, but I like having a handy index of all my reading on this here blog, so here’s a tiny post of my mystery recs! The way my life is organized these days, it’s tough for me to write reviews, so one of these books has a review and the rest have just their… Read more »

11 YA Fantasy & Sci-Fi Books For Your TBR

Like YA? Like fantasy and/or science fiction? This is a list for you. These books totally swept me away while reading. I may also have stayed up late to finish a chapter. Or two. Or, um, the book. (What, you’ve never done that?) The way my life is organized these days, it’s tough for me to write reviews. Some of… Read more »

15 Science Fiction Books This Geek Girl Loved

I went through a heavy sci-fi reading phase as a young person… then kinda got lost? With movies, tv, anime, and comics, I was getting my science fiction fix elsewhere. In the last few years, though, I’m back in the game. So here are my fave recently read science fiction books – both novels and novellas – from my personal… Read more »

19 Fantasy Picks for Your TBR

In the last few years, I’ve lucked into some fantasy stories that reminded me why I love the genre. Here are some of my faves, most diverse in some way, all magically wonderful. I hope you find something new here to read and fall in love with. (Update: republishing this post with many new books added!) The way my life… Read more »

14+ Fantastic Novels by Queer Authors

I’m trying to do a better job lately reading non-genre fiction, especially by diverse voices. Here’s a roundup of some of the fiction about queer people (heavily weighted towards out queer authors) that I’ve been super-impressed by in the last few years. The way my life is organized these days, it’s tough for me to write reviews now. Some of… Read more »

Sins of the Father: Superpowered YA Done Right

Multicultural and diverse literature has been such an amazing thing for our family. We’ve had to search for it, but we have found so many wonderful writers and artists from diverse backgrounds, telling stories that star all kinds of characters. Our lives are richer because of these folks’ hard work and talent. So when Diverse Book Tours was looking for… Read more »