Julie Israel lives in Portland, Oregon, and holds a BA in Creative Writing. After a stint teaching English in Japan, she returned to her native state to write fiction full-time. When not writing, she is likely reading, making art, or learning one of too many languages to keep straight. Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index is her debut novel.
What to Read If You’re Graduating & Don’t Know What To Do With Your Life
Listen, we get you. Graduating is HARD! You’ve spent so many years on a path that was decided for you before you could talk, and now all of a sudden there are too many options on what to do next (or sometimes not enough). Do you go to college or graduate school? Get a job? … ContinuedSee More
12 Books So Beautiful They Belong in a Museum
While we’re not one to judge a book by its cover, some covers simply demand to be picked up! Read on for a list of books so gorgeous they’ll transform your entire bookshelf into a literary wonderland. Puffin + Pantone Series With their paint chip-style cover and their tinted color spectrum spine, the bold Puffin + … ContinuedSee More
15 Books We Can’t Wait to Throw in Our Bags This Summer
Are the winter blues getting you down? Do you find your thoughts drifting to warmer weather, days at the beach, and maybe a fabulous vacation or two? Sound like you’re ready to start making your summer plans—and what better place to start than your summer TBR pile? Check out our list of books we can’t … ContinuedSee More
11 Books to Help You Confront Your Grief
Loss is something terrible that we all must face in our lives at one time or another. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a bad break up, or the loss of a friend, the grief and pain can often feel like the end of the world. But luckily there are books out there that … ContinuedSee More
Penguin Teen Fans Answer: What Keeps You Happy?
A couple of weeks ago, we asked our Instagram fans what keeps them happy (besides reading, of course) for a chance to win a copy of Julie Israel’s Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index! We got hundreds of great responses, many about moms, pets, and food, but here are a few of our favorite answers. “Blogging … ContinuedSee More
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Every Book Going On Sale in May 2017!
As Justin Timberlake once said, “it’s gonna be May.” And this May, we’ve got a whole lineup of amazing books that you NEED to put on your TBR as soon as humanly possible. Read on for our upcoming May reads! 5/2: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr: Memento meets Everything, Everything in … ContinuedSee More
Julie Israel Shares 5 Things You Need to Know About JUNIPER LEMON’S HAPPINESS INDEX
Watch Julie Israel, author of Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index, share 5 things to know about her debut novel! Get your copy here!See More
The Hottest Debuts Coming this Summer!
Summer reading, had me a blast… read on for seven amazing debuts coming out this summer that we can’t wait for! Perfect Ten by L. Philips On sale: June 6 Does a Perfect Ten exist? Classic rom-com-meets-Freaky Friday feels in this delightful story about small town teen romance with an unexpected twist. What’s a boy … ContinuedSee More