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9 Books-To-Film Adaptations and All My Feelings About Them

Is anything more exciting than learning your favorite book has gotten a movie deal? Sure, there might be some trepidation, an anxiety that the filmmakers get it *just right* but whenever I hear about a book I love coming to the screen, I can’t help but get a little giddy! So here is a list of my favorite books that have become movies.

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7 Books that Will Make You Feel Like You’re Falling in Love for the First Time

Sometimes I like to put off a “couldn’t care less about love” vibe, but truthfully I’m a sap at heart. I’ll fall for anything: hate to love, best friends to lovers, forbidden love, meet-cutes of all kinds. Romance is compelling because it speaks to our deepest desires and our innate drive to connect with other people. And, you know…smooching. If you’re into that.

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5 Books for When You Need a Vacation

YOU DESERVE A BREAK. All that working and studying you’ve been doing is really tiring you out. Unfortunately, not all of us can escape our daily lives right away (or escape this polar vortex UGH). So I’m glad that all I really need is a great book to relax, see new places, and take time off from my regular routine. If you are also in need of a vacation, here are some books that will help you get away!

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7 of the Best Villains that YA Has to Offer

A flair for the dramatic. Killer one-liners. Blood-chilling machinations that leave your jaw on the floor. A truly outstanding villain will have all of these in abundance. Fortunately, or unfortunately for our favorite heroes, there are no shortage of villains in YA. The question is: who among this rogues’ gallery rises to the top? (Or sinks to the bottom, as is often required.)

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Characters We'd Like to Give Hugs to

Certain characters just need a really good hug. You know who I’m talking about. That character: the dark and twisty one with emotional baggage up the wazoo and too many dangerous pastimes. Here are just a few characters, I personally feel need an extra hug this year. Please chime in with your own nominees for Character Most in Need of Aggressive Hugging.

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5 Nonfiction Books to Keep It Real

We talk about fiction a lot here on NOVL, because fiction is fun and can be an escape from the real world. But, there’s nothing like a good non-fiction book to really ground yourself and learn more about a topic or a person. Here are five of our favorite non-fiction titles!

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If You Love That Character, You'll Love This Character

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.

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The NOVL Holiday Gift Guide

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!

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What to Read Next Based on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Winners

THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN! THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS ARE HERE! Are you happy with the winners? Are there books you think got snubbed? Regardless, we here at NOVL are so excited for all the nominees and all the hard work that’s gone into these books. 2018 was such a rad year for the YA community!

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