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Heading off to college? Take these 8 books with you

Getting ready to dive into all the dorm-unpacking, finals-dreading, new-place-new-you shenanigans of freshman year? We have a few books you should take with you.


What to read when you’re struggling to find your squad: 

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

Everyone knows finding your squad is key, and nobody knows that better than Caledonia, leader and captain of the Mors Navis. 


What to read studying has officially murdered your remaining brain cells: 

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

At some point, college is gonna pull a high school and probably make your brain want to shut down for a little while. In that case, a blast of magic, romance, and fun is in order, and Wicked Fox is for sure up to the task.


What to read when you’re still anxious post that whole application process you had to go through:

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi

No one knows the College Application Submission HELL better than Opal and pals in Girl Gone Viral. Maybe become a virtual reality star while you’re at it? It’s college. Anything goes.



What to read when you miss high school:

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Nostalgia central here. Sure, everyone’ll be psyched to kickstart a new life in college, but sooner or later you’ll probably find yourself missing the sounds of lockers swinging shut and the probably-pretty-ugly color scheme of the halls you walked for years. Frankly in Love will be there for you to revisit those years in the best way.


What to read when you need to escape for a sec:

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

Let’s be honest: college will probably be amazing and you’ll probably still need an escape from reality, because literally everyone does at some point. The Beautiful is basically a portal to New Orleans. With vampires. Like, that’s the DREAM.


What to read when dating apps suck and you need to believe in love again:

Lovely War by Julie Berry

Because who needs tinder when the Goddess of Love can just drop in and find you a soulmate, ya know?


What to read when you need to cry about something other than that paper that’s due tomorrow:

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour


This one kind of speaks for itself. But if you’re new to Nina LaCour, basically, bring tissues.


What to read when you need to feel empowered:

SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

A good dose of righteous rage will probably be in order. Laurie Halse Anderson’s empowering story told in verse will be one to keep on hand for that.


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Get ready for the eeriest read of this summer. Today, we’re revealing the cover of Katie Alender’s twisty new novel, The Companion. And this The Companion follows Margot. The other orphans claim she’s lucky. Lucky to survive the horrible accident that killed her family. Lucky to have her own room because she wakes up screaming every night. And finally, … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2016

It was 2016 and basically everyone was either dancing to Hamilton or obsessed with Stranger Things. Welcome to your 2016 blast from the past!   Biggest Books of 2016! Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.Wealthy cannibals who dine on the … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2013

It was the year everyone was laughing their heads off over that video of a goat screaming to “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift. It was the year Vine was born. The year we pondered what, exactly, does a fox say? This is your 2013 wrap-up.   Biggest Books of 2013! The 5th Wave by … Continued
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It’s COVER REVEAL TIME! We’re revealing the cover of Heather Buchta’s Beyond the Break, a funny and gorgeous debut about a girl experiencing her first love. Well, second, if you count her faith… and that’s where things may get complicated. Scroll down to see the cover AND read an excerpt below!   Chapter One The first time … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2015

The year of the Taylor Swift 1989 tour. The year Jon Snow died. Oh, and hey, remember Left Shark? Welcome to your 2015 wrap-up!     Biggest Books of 2015! An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2012

The year was 2012. Everyone was dancing to Gangman Style and, supposedly, the world was ending. Thankfully, we had some great reads for the end of the world. Oh, and spoiler alert, it didn’t end.   Biggest Books of 2012! The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2018

Yanny or Laurel?? Welcome to your 2018 blast from the past!   Biggest Books of 2018! A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2014

Oh, 2014. The year Adele Dazeem was born. The year everyone dropped buckets of ice each other to spread a good cause. The year How I Met Your Mother ended (in an episode that is still hotly debated to this day.) Let It Go was stuck in our heads for months on end. And also we got some amazing books. This … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2017

2017. To put it simply? It was the year of Fyre Festival. But hey, at least we got some great books. Welcome to your 2017 blast from the past!   Biggest Books of 2017! Turtles All the Way Down by John Green Aza Holmes never intended to pursue the disappearance of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but … Continued
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Cast Your Vote for the Best Bookish Moments of 2019!

2019 has been a FULL of heart-stopping moments in the book world. Frank stole our hearts in Frankly in Love. The plot twist at the end of The Beautiful left us SCREAMING. Ruta Sepetys made us sob with yet another masterpiece, The Fountains of Silence. This is Penguin Teen: Best Bookish Moments of 2019, and the vote is up to YOU! Meet … Continued
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