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Listen Up: An Expert Guide to All the Best Y.A. Books

Listen Up BY erica 06/15/2015


Summer is upon us—a recent 90-degree day in NYC told me so. In light of that, we chatted it up on the latest episode of our Heritage Radio show about three topics that feel timely, to us at least: warm-weather depression, wedding presents, and YA books that make REAL GOOD beach reads. If you want to listen to us talk about all sorts of other stuff, this is the place.



Episode 7: Read Into It // LISTEN

Special and amazing guest: Ruthie Baron

Let's talk about: Summer depression, wedding gifts, and why it's just fine to read books for teenagers.


The post-listen link-dumpage:


On summer depression...

+ "When Summer is Depressing" from The Atlantic

+ The Mindful Way Through Depression


On what to give those newlyweds...

+ After-hours tours of the MoMA (as recommended by Helen Rosner)

+ Kingston Wine Co. wine shares

+ Mouth cocktail subscriptions

+ Quilts: Louise Gray, Haptic Lab, Ace & Jig

+ Home organization with Tidy Tova


On young-adult books—with Ruthie Baron!

+ Ruthie's awesome YA book, Defriended

+ YA books worth checking out: The Selection series (the new Hunger Games?), Eleanor & Park, The Raven Cycle series, Code Name Verity

+ Adult books that could be marketed as YA: Summer Sisters, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, The Age of Miracles, Never Let Me Go, True Grit, Adam

+ Slate article on why adults shouldn't read YA


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