Best Books of 2021 So Far: Teens & Young Adult

Welcome to another round of the Best Books of the Year so Far, where halfway through the year, I name the titles I read that I feel are the best of 2021. This year, I am switching things up a bit. Instead of listing all the best books I read in one post, I will be breaking them up by genre! So every Tuesday until mid-August, catch my favorite reads of 2021 that will make you want to rush over to your list and add to your ever-growing TBR pile!

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Fiction Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

The conversation around mental health does not end on June 1. Having an open and honest discussion around this important topic is much needed, especially when we want to break the stigma and hide the assumptions surrounding the topic. Dealing with mental health issues of my own, I tend to gravitate towards books that discuss it painfully but in a beautiful that will start ignite conversations.

So if you are looking for those books that help you examine mental health beyond, here is a great starter pack:

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Fiery and Fierce: Strong Females in YA

Are you looking for fiery and fierce female characters to read to close out Women’s History Month? I am always on the look out for books that contain strong and powerful female characters that readers can identify with and be inspired. And lately I have read stories, mostly in the YA sphere, that has made me feel empowered and I hope when you read them, you will feel the same! So close out this month with a bang, and read these amazing young characters that will make you stand up and roar:

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Feel-Good Fiction For Spring Reading

You need to escape from the world right now? You may not be able to travel as much but reading uplifting stories that will warm your heart and put a spring in your step. Just the ticket to jumpstart your spring reading. So here are some favorite feel-good tales that will definitely bring that necessary smile to your face:

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Book Review: Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

Format: Paperback

Pages: 322 pages

Published: February 25th 2016

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books (UK)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mental Health, Realistic Fiction

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: February 5

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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Books to Read This Month: February Edition

The cold winter (and a pandemic that doesn’t seem to have no end) has gotten you down? Maybe an anthology of powerful black voices, a mysterious death, a teenage disappearance and magical milliner can help makes this short month more bearable? Beat the winter blues by adding these exciting new releases to your TBR shelf.

P.S. I’m currently reading Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard and I’m already feeling amazing emotions about it!

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The Best Books to Look Out For in 2021

It’s already the first day of the new year and not only should you be excited in starting a new chapter (2020 was kind of a mess, huh?) but you should also be excited about a slew of exciting new books being released this year. So get ready for your TBR pile to get bigger, because after you read these synopsis, you can’t help but adding these titles to your Goodreads account:

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Blog Post: YA Novels Are Not Just For Teens

I recently wrote a blog post for the book website, MyVLF, discussing about many YA Novels from great authors like Sarah Crossan, Dean Atta, Manjeet Mann and so much more!

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Summer Reads for an “Indoor” Summer: Teen/YA

For the month of August, I’ll be listing great summer reads, in different genres, that will give you a headstart on your summer adventure. So sit back in your lounge chair and getting ready to start your tantalizing journey!

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