Clean YA books for teens, tweens, or anyone

There is a particular conversation that keeps cropping up between Stacy and I (the editors of this website…who both happen to be moms of teens) and many of our readers: the face of YA is changing. There is no doubt about it. Young Adult books are becoming more and more mature, and the trend will…

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Bringing Back The Classics

There have been many attempts to define what constitutes a Classic…..Whilst some hold the Western Canon as the last word in this matter, others—like Charles Augustin Saint-Beuve in the 1850s up to Italo Calvino in the 1980s—have attempted to define this wide and ever-fluid genre. Everyone has interpretations, but no one dare approach a concrete…

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BookTok: The Best Place to Find Your Next Read

By guest contributor, Jen Baker BookTok is revolutionizing how book nerds are interacting on the internet, but if your TBR pile is already out of control, you should probably steer clear. The internet has brought readers together since the first Harry Potter fansites created a place to talk about theories and complain about what the…

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What is Kindle Vella?

If you’re an avid reader, as many of us on Book Series Recaps are, you may want to give Kindle Vella a try. Kindle Vella is a new reading platform by Amazon that allows consumers to read books in episodes. Think of it like a T.V. show. A network or streaming service releases new episodes…

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Clean Books for boys: teens, tweens, or anyone

This page is an extension of our popular page called “Clean YA books for teens, tweens, or anyone.” One of the common requests we receive from that page is clean book recommendations for teen boys, so we’ve compiled a list of clean YA reads that are teen boy-approved. There are two sections to this page:…

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Clean Teen Books: Reader-Recommended

We’re thrilled about the buzz generated by our clean teen books post! Thank you for finding us and for sharing our passion for identifying clean YA books—those without sexual content and without excessive language—for readers of all ages. And YOU, our faithful readers, haven’t stopped at just sharing our passion; you’ve also shared your recommendations!…

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An excerpt from This Dreamer

Hello! My name is Sara Watterson, and I’m one of the editors here at Book Series Recaps. I’ve been working on my novel This Dreamer for a little over five years. Finally, it’s ready to share with the world, and I would like to offer a sneak peek! **Update: I am publishing This Dreamer on…

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BSR Fall/Winter 2021 Newsletter

Hi there! We hope you’ve had plenty of time to curl up with a few good books since we last wrote. Have you read anything extraordinary that we should know about? If so, please reply to this email and tell us about it!  In this newsletter, you’ll find exciting information about how to find your…

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