Happy #YAWednesday!

Today is the second official YA Wednesday, an international holiday celebrated across the twitterverse in praise of young adult books and the teens and grown-ups who love them.


Here at Bookish HQ, editor Margaret Bristol and I come into work gossiping about teen novels more than our fancy co-workers think is strictly necessary. But we knew there were more of us out there — men and women with careers and families and top-notch brains who read and write teen fiction. For fun. For nostalgia. For emotional connection. Because YA saves. Because good writing is good writing. Because who ever really grows out of contemplating their place in a complex and changing world?

Each Wednesday, we’ll invite you to share your thoughts under the hashtag #YAWednesday. You can use it to report your current read, give your all-time favorite recommendation, promote your new book, discuss plots and characters, or share your teen-style moments in everyday life.

Here are some great tweets from #YAWednesday so far:

#YAWednesday things I’ve read lately you should too: Girl of Fire and Thorns, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Possess, The Near Witch.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



@RachelFersh All-time favorite YA for grownups is probably KING DORK. #YAWednesdayless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply



Other recent faves for #YAWednesday PAPER TOWNS/@realjohngreen, SHADES OF GRAY/Ruta Sepetys & Bloodlines/@RichelleMeadless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply



Sometimes I’m amazed by the books I haven’t read…filling a gap this weekend & reading Perks of Being a Wallflower #YAWednesdayless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



One of the best YA books I have ever read: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly #YAWednesdayless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply



On my nightstand right now: @andreacremer‘s WOLFSBANE. The only paranormal romance that starts with a Thomas Hobbes quote! #YAwednesdayless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply



I loved ‘Call of the Wild’, but then someone told me it was a girlie book, & I was ashamed. #YAWednesdayless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



It’s hard to choose one YA book to recommend for #YAWednesday, but I highly recommend TREE GIRL by Ben Mikaelsen–a favorite in my class.less than a minute ago via TweetCaster for Android Favorite Retweet Reply



V.C. Andrews taught me to fear fraternal twins. #YAWednesday #FlowersInTheAtticless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply



“all we did was kiss…to much spit I always had to wipe my chin” #YAWednesday #annaandthefrenchkiss NASTY!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply



Estella Havisham: my first role-model in learning how to talk to boys. Hm, maybe that’s the problem. ;) #YAWednesday cc @missjonesyless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply



I nominate ANDROMEDA KLEIN for #YAWednesday. It even has its own theme song! http://t.co/ZTmKVPLless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


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One Response to Happy #YAWednesday!

  1. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the shout-out! I love the idea behind #YAWednesday and hope to watch it grow. One day = Trending Topic!

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