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Shelf-Involved Podcast

Apr 28, 2021

This week, we’re catching up again and reading Francesca Lia Block’s cult classic, Weetzie Bat. This book was a wild ride, and some things we loved and others we weren’t too thrilled about.


Apr 21, 2021

This week we’re talking about purity culture in YA and barely concealing our rage about how this culture, specifically in the Christian church, harms young people, especially girls and queer kids. It’s bad! We have a lot of thoughts, and we get into a little bit why this is such a personal issue for us. As always,...


Apr 14, 2021

This week we're talking about our favorite Shakespeare retellings in YA. These are stories that have retold for hundreds of years, but our favorites are (unsurprisingly) the ones that put a spin on the narrative and place the marginalized or ignored characters center stage (get it, because Shakespeare was a playwright?...


Apr 7, 2021

We’re back with our final book club discussion of season 4, and we’re so excited to talk about Nina LaCour’s latest novel, Watch Over Me.


Apr 1, 2021

This week we're talking about some of our favorite books where the main character is an athlete. We think this is super interesting, and it inherently plays into all sorts of things like class, privilege, and more. And Kenzie gets in her feelings about the belonging that comes from being a part of a team.