YA Friday: Five Years Later…

It's been FIVE years since the first YA Friday post. Since then, there have been over 250 uninterrupted weeks of YA recommendations, 59 monthly wrap-ups, over 3,000 recommended books, and over 25,000 page views!

YA Friday has continued to flourish, with other staff members collaborating on YA Friday posts, sharing some of their favorite books, and creating themed feature posts to look forward to each month.

In honor of YA Friday's fifth birthday, I highlighted some of my favorite blog posts from this past year.

YA Friday: Meet Me at Midnight

We love a music-to-books blog! In anticipation of her tenth studio album, we matched books to six Taylor Swift songs with the word 'Midnight' in them as well as books to songs in two other albums released last year.

YA Friday: Elements as YA Books - Air

After our popular Astrology series last year it only made sense to pair YA books with classic elements.

YA Friday: For Fans of Heartstopper

If you enjoy Netflix's adaptation of Alice Oseman's graphic novel, Heartstopper, or books matching other popular TV and movie adaptations then you will love these posts!

YA Friday: The Mock Printz "Prince" Awards 2023

Discussing YA books with others is one of my favorite things to do as a librarian, and in this mock committee, we get to learn such awesome skills while having fun with our coworkers and vote on some of our favorite YA books published over the past year.

YA Friday: Jane Austen Retellings

It is a truth universally acknowledged that one can never read too much Jane Austen-inspired fiction! We always love a retelling, especially one that can capture an Austen novel's angsty, hate-to-love romance or put a new spin on the classics by adding a contemporary setting or even a murder mystery! If you’ve read Pride and Prejudice hundreds of times or watched adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels on repeat, you’ll still find a new way of looking at her stories after reading one of these retellings.