Happy June, and happy Pride month! To all of our friends and readers on the LGBTQIA spectrum and beyond, we’re so happy you’re here. I hope you take a few moments to celebrate and breathe—being yourself shouldn’t be a radical act, but it is. The world has a long way to go, but I have faith in your (and our) fight. So no matter where you are on your journey, remember that there will always be people in the world who support you. You always deserve a seat at the table. And you always deserve to be seen in the books you read.Read More
Tell me what’s in your Netflix queue, and I’ll give you a book rec! (And then we can all continue to put off watching all those things we just haven’t gotten around to watching yet.)Read More
Ahhh New York City! The city that never sleeps! If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere! And if you set your book there, I am probably going to read it. There is something about the pull of New York, both in real life and in fiction, that just draws you in. The frenetic energy and the break-neck pace lead to plenty of possibilities for romance and adventure. So if you’re in the mood for some big-city reads, here is a list of our favorite books set in the Big Apple.Read More
We are undergoing a revolution right now. I’m finally seeing more covers with characters that look like me—like on Maureen Goo’s books—and reading stories with characters that love like I do—three cheers to that ace representation in Let’s Talk About Love! Minorities in the YA book community have been searching and waiting for books that truly reflect how we move through the world. And now we’re finally getting the stories we want and need.Read More
There are too many great YA contemporary novels that deserve to be made into movies—so how are you going to choose which one's the right book for you to adapt? By taking this NOVL quiz of course! Direct your dream teen contemporary movie, and we'll give you a book you should consider adapting.Read More
There are too many books (not really, but it sure feels that way)!! I just keep adding things to my TBR pile and can’t seem to figure out what to read next. The struggle is real, y’all. I highly doubt I’m alone in this predicament, so we here at NOVL threw together a little rec list for you. Just tell us which character you already love, and we’ll suggest a new character you’ll flip for.Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And because we are book lovers, we all know that the only thing book lovers give to other people as presents are…more books.
Because there’s so much happening in December (finals, end-of-the-year work parties…more reading…), I’ve conveniently created a gift guide for all your holiday shopping needs!Read More