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And Since We’ve No Place to Go: Three YA Reads for after LET IT SNOW

Grab your corn for popping and get those lights turned down low—though not so low you can’t read. Christmas is less than a week away, which means we’re in prime holiday movie territory. Hopefully you’ve seen Netflix’s adaption of the YA collection Let It Snow. If not, I’ll wait. If you’re looking for something to give you more warm fuzzies than a Yule log, light your favorite Christmas candle and grab some cocoa. I’ve got just the reads for you.


10 Blind Dates, by Ashley Elston

Sophie was excited to spend the holidays with her boyfriend, Griffin . . . until he tells her he wants to take a break. Sophie’s family knows just how to heal her heartbreak; they’re going to send her on 10 blind dates throughout the holidays, each organized by a different family member. Who doesn’t want to play Mary in a living nativity when your Joseph is a high school freshman with wandering hands? Thanks, Aunt Patrice. This one is super fun, because the concept of the each date feels like a short story but still allows us to follow Sophie’s larger journey.



Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet, by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, and more

I know what you’re saying: “Melody, this is not a Christmas collection. What are you doing?” Hear me out. If you’re all about the Christmas romances, you appreciate a good meet-cute. I’m a sucker for a good meet-cute, which is maybe why the Stuart/Julie moments in Let It Snow are some of my favorites (no, YOU cried during the Rolling Stones bits). Meet Cute gives us those fun, hopeful starts and lets us bask in the idea of new beginnings, just like the holidays.



My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins

YA fans know there are two major YA holiday collections: Let It Snow and My True Love Gave to Me. So if you enjoyed Let It Snow and somehow haven’t read My True Love Gave to Me yet, I would really be doing you a disservice by not mentioning it. This collection features YA heavy hitters and cozy romances. If after the holidays have ended, you’re missing the warm fuzzies, or just want to check in with our favorite Christmas-tree couple, fear not—there’s a summer collection as well. (Summer Days and Summer Nights, of course!)

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Melody’s love of words has taken her on a variety of adventures, beyond the adventures on the page, including librarian, bookseller, literary intern, dramaturg, and script reader. Reading hundreds of books a year, she's constantly seeking that next literary fix.

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