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Shelf-Involved Podcast

May 29, 2020

This week we’re talking about friend breakups in YA, a new trend we’re seeing and loving! We think these breakups are so formative and often times more heartbreaking than romantic breakups, and we have a lot of thoughts on these types of stories.


May 20, 2020

This week we’re talking about YA books with excellent squads, groups of friends where each character is fully realized and the group as a whole is incredibly memorable despite not being the center of the story. It’s hard to pull off and it’s one of our favorite things to read!


May 14, 2020

This week we’re back with the final book in our Book Club series. We’re talking about Saba Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, the first book in a fantastic series that will finish this year. Like with all our Book Club discussion episodes, light spoilers...


May 6, 2020

This week we’re talking about magical realism and the roots in the Latinx community and the way the genre has evolved and sometimes been misconstrued. We are not experts in this genre, but as always, we want to learn, so if you have suggestions for us, please write to us and let us know!