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Shelf-Involved Podcast

Feb 24, 2021

This week we’re talking about the American dream, the idea that America is the place where your dreams of success and prosperity will come true if only you work hard enough. We think this idea is only true/accessible for select few Americans, and we look at a few YA books that dismantle this idea.


Feb 18, 2021

We're here with a list of some seriously excellent fantasy novels from a diverse group of YA authors. We think there's so much to be gained from fantasy stories that are a departure from the traditions of the genre (we're looking at you, old white men from England), and these are some of our favorites. 


Feb 10, 2021

This week we are talking about inclusive romances, just in time for the end of inside season! It’s cold! Stay inside and read these books that we promise will warm your heart. In this episode, we’re looking specifically at books featuring protagonists and love interests that have traditionally been excluded from the...


Feb 3, 2021

We’re back with another book club episode discussing one of our favorite books of 2020. Sia Martinez is a gorgeously written, genre-bending work of genius. The pitch for this book might seem like there's too much going on, but we promise that Gilliland is a master, who expertly weaves in different genres and plot...