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Shelf-Involved Podcast

Jun 30, 2018

In a continuation of our discussion on WW2 novels, this week we're talking about historical fiction as a genre (and the books that aren't set during WW2). Emily is a fan of the genre, but Kenzie's more a skeptic. Together they talk about what they like about the genre, why it's so popular, and what makes them...

Jun 21, 2018

This week we're talking about wish fulfillment and debunking the myth that YA exists for the purpose of teenage dreams. And even when it does, we don't think it's all that bad. There's a lot to unpack here.

What's your favorite (or least favorite) wish fulfillment trope? Tell us on twitter @shelf_involved

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Jun 13, 2018

This week we're talking about the end of the world, not to be confused with dystopian novels, but we'll get more into the distinction. We spend most of our time talking about the draw of this storyline and the necessity of an open-ended conclusion that is at times the most compelling part of these stories.

Tell us your...