2020 felt longer than it actually was. I’m both surprised and unphased by my Goodreads statistics. I only read 23 books. But I also finished writing one, so I guess that evens out. I felt the pressure to read as the pandemic grew and lockdown occurred. But about two months in, inside my house, I found that reading wasn’t joyous anymore.
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Welcome to 2021! Hopefully, this year is better than the year that must not be named. We might be just coming off our vacation here at Booked All Night but that doesn’t mean I haven’t spent the last month and a half drooling over soon to be published books. So to get us started, here are some books I’m totally excited for this year.
Whether you’re stocking up for lockdown part two: quarantined boogaloo or buying gifts for your bookish friends we’ve got the best event ever. Starting TOMORROW, we’ll have a book rec a day.
Did you know that Libro.fm supports your local indie bookstore AND has a YA book club? And each month those audiobooks are on sale for $10 or less! Join the club, it’s free.
What could be better than affordable audiobooks and supporting your local bookstore?
So, like, are we allowed to go out for Halloween? Probably not. Some people online have joked about driving their kids around while people throw candy into their cars, and you know what? Whatever gets me my candy. But let’s not put too much effort in this year, I know you’d hate to put in all the time and money that Halloween truly deserves just to find out that you aren’t going anywhere. So, let’s be lazy and still celebrate the candiest of holidays.
October is usually the spoOoOoOoOoOoOkiest month of the year, but let’s be honest…this whole year has been damn spooky. That being said, here are 13 October titles that will hopefully make the tenth month of this year a great one.
Did I make a Tumblr for Booked All Night? Did I do it knowing it would be a total time suck? You bet your final chapter I did. But hey, we still can’t go out to too many places and I needed something to do. Which only means that I got to find and curate this amazing list of awesome booklr posts!
We. Are. Still. Inside. Some of us are going bad to school (God speed, kiddos. Wear a mask. Wash your hands.), some of us are still on the couch with a book. That we ordered online. Because the bookstore isn’t exactly open. Good news, with very few exceptions, everything comes out on September 1st.
August 2020 is here and it’s been one eternity since January 2020. While the world’s on fire, why not use that fire as a reading light for these fantastic books coming out this August. Before you ask, no, Midnight Sun is not on this list despite the last book being perfect to make this a six book list.
Every book nerd loves a good pun. Or two. And t-shirts. And stickers. Face it. We like to decorate ourselves as much as our shelves. So take a look at these awesome shirts, stickers, totes, and things that we have in our store.
If you think for a second that I wake up in the morning and type up and post my blogs at exactly 8am EST on the dot–you are–incredibly–wrong. All of our posts are scheduled, let me repeat that: ALL. OF. OUR. POSTS. ARE. SCHEDULED.
The time has come for your first review! Hooray! It’s time to tell the world how you felt about that book. Did you laugh? Did you cry? Did you feel… nothing? All very important.
“Food fight!” someone shouted behind me.
You’ve got to be kidding me, I thought as I scrambled to close my Calculus book. Hands fumbling, I tucked my calculator safely into my backpack, but by the time I’d turned around to grab my notebook, it was too late. Ranch- soaked lettuce splattered across my meticulous notes on differentiation and the homework assignment I’d started a few minutes ago. I ripped out the page and balled it up. Now I’d have to copy someone else’s notes and redo the first five math problems.
Everyone loves reading books before they come out! I know I do! But how do we book bloggers get our hands on advanced reader copies? Let me count the ways.
Let’s talk about images! Every post should have one. You heard me. One. Yes, there are exceptions and personal preferences so let’s just dive right in.
We’re getting into the thick of summer now, and what we all need is some thicc books to pass the time. Plus, you don’t have to wear a mask while reading these! (As long as you’re staying home and social distancing.) Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim The thrilling sequel to SPIN THE DAWN, aContinue reading “July Upcoming Titles”
It’s time to get started! You’re not writing a review, you’re not posting your “Hello, World!”, you’re not creating content. You’re choosing from a plethora of themes, colors, and widgets. But even before that, let’s talk names.
So you want to start a book blog, or vlog, or podcast, or bookstagram, or literally anything online having to do with an awesome book you’re reading. Great! Good luck! We love finding new book blogs and podcasts to follow, so whether you’re just reviewing or having discussions, feel free to leave the URL in the comments. Booked All Night has been around since 2016 and before that we blogged about books elsewhere. So we know a few tricks. But let’s get started with your project.
It’s been 3 years since we launched Booked All Night. We left a former beloved project behind to pursue something smaller, and now BAN is bigger than we imagined it would be (and we’re still pretty small). To celebrate our Owliversary (I love puns, you love puns, Maggie & Dan will disown me over puns),Continue reading “Booked All Night’s 3rd Owliversary”
We haven’t had much to do for a while now. So needless to say some people have had a lot more time on their hands to make beautiful book based art! Enter #bookstagram, with its gorgeous backdrops, glittery filters, and books. So. Many. Books. Here are 10 #bookstagrams that we thought were totally amazing to look at.
Oh Summer time, how lovely it is to see your blue skies and hot weather…from the inside of our homes, next to the AC with a glass of iced coffee and a nice, thick book. A Song Below Water – Bethany C. Morrow Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep herContinue reading “June First Impressions”
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This was hard to put together because so many of the awesome titles I wanted to include got pushed back! Some you’ll see in July, some in August, and some have left me with a TBD.
We’re back at it again, Quarantine Style! Well, Cover Wraps hasn’t really changed much. We’re mostly still going to be showing you some of the prettiest upcoming books and their covers, matched aesthetically to some super pretty nail wraps! Just, this time, we’re doing it at least six feet apart and mostly staying home. PleaseContinue reading “Spring Cover Wraps”
Spring is almost here! Or is here based on the weather in your area (it’s definitely nice out where we are). Which means it’s the perfect reading weather! Because all weather is the perfect reading weather. And you probably have a lot of books left over from all that awesome holiday money. And you probably still need supervision going to the bookstore because you can never have too many books. But now that TBR pile is growing. And you can’t decide what to read next off of it. It’s time to revive the TBR Jar.
February is the month of chocolates, dates, and staying in to finish that book. Is romance your guilty pleasure genre? Because I don’t think it’s mine.
Summer’s coming, the pandemic is still going, but we’ve got some pretty awesome books on their way! Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Our heroes are back… kind of. From the bestselling co-authors of the Illuminae Files comes the second book in the epic series about a squad of misfits, losers, and disciplineContinue reading “May Upcoming Titles”
So you’re still stuck at home. So are we. So is everyone. But the good news is that books exist and you have plenty of time to discover some authors
YALLWEST returns for its sixth year with more than 70 authors presenting on April 25-26, 2020. The annual gathering typically draws over 20,000 readers to Santa Monica High School, but this year’s event will be entirely virtual.
Maybe you knew, but maybe you didn’t–WE HAVE A STORE! Queue us crying for you to make a purchase. We have all sort of book nerd goodies: stickers, totes, tee shirts, hooooooodies. All great things! If you need more convincing, here’s a totally awesome list!
Book Nerds are no strangers to self isolation. We’ve been preparing for this our whole lives! Don’t go out. Don’t be around people. No touching, no sharing, no crowds. We’ve got this. And our books have got this too, to be honest. Just look at all these titles (new and old) that feature their own reasons for a quarantine.
Stay inside. Order books. Watch your author visits get canceled. Cry. Rage. Tea. We get it. These are trying times. But it’s a new month, one that hopefully brings us closer to lifted quarantines. Without much further ado, let’s jump into some first impressions. BOOKED ALL NIGHT URGES YOU TO STAY HOME WHEN POSSIBLE! WASHContinue reading “April First Impressions”
Spring is almost here and it’s high time to decorate your shelves accordingly. But we’re bookworms, not gardeners, and we like wyrms, not worms, so we should put together something adorable and easy to take care of while we finish a book or ten.
April showers bring plenty of time to stay inside curled up books. Here are a few we’re looking forward to.
Good things don’t happen to girls who come from nothing…unless they risk everything. Fierce and ambitious, Aina Solís as sharp as her blade and as mysterious as the blood magic she protects. After the murder of her parents, Aina takes a job as an assassin to survive and finds a new family in those likeContinue reading “Diamond City”
Beneath Appleton’s mystery, there is a pure, unabashed celebration of words, and the rights of all readers to choose their own books. Hilarious, empowering, and exciting, Don’t Check Out This Book! is filled with clever winks to the audience, as if to say “You’re a reader. You get it.” And by the end, we do.
March is National Craft Month! As hard as it is to cut up old books, we gauruntee you’ll be dying to after you see these bookish crafts.
Spring is so, so close! So we need to hide away from the last of the winter frost with some upcoming March titles. Let’s see what’s coming up! Bone Crier’s Moon – Kathryn Purdie Bone Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power toContinue reading “March First Impressions”
Woo! New books! Time to take a peek at what might slide onto your bookshelves in March. You ready? We’re ready. Here we go.
There’s nothing quite like a good ol’ aesthetic, isn’t there? It’s pretty and soothing and lots of fun to make. You’re not really procrastinating on your writing if you’re making a mood board full of aesthetics, are you? It’s an integral part of your process, by jove! Once upon a time, we made posts calledContinue reading “Winter Cover Wraps”
From the author of ‘The Midnight Dance’ comes an epic YA fantasy featuring royal drama, dark magic, and a secret that could topple a kingdom. Kalen has been cursed with a gift: he’s a mental picklock, able to access a person’s memories and secrets by touch. His skills make him the perfect questioner to theContinue reading “The King’s Questioner”
February is the month of chocolates, dates, and staying in to finish that book. Is romance your guilty pleasure genre? Because I don’t think it’s mine.
Have some bookish Valentine’s Day Cards for all the Book nerds in your life.
Love is in the air and it’s between us, and these books. All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice, Adalyn Grace’s All the Stars and Teeth is a thrilling fantasy for fans of Stephanie Garber’s Caraval and SarahContinue reading “Upcoming February Titles”
We recently switched podcast hosting to Anchor.fm and we’re having all sorts of fun with it. One feature that we’re absolutely loving is MESSAGES! you can leave us a message at any time right here, but only our newsletter subscribers will know who’s coming up on the podcast.
As soon as we have a set date for an interview, whether it’s a week away or a whole month, we send out a special edition of the newsletter to let you know who’s stopping by.
Here are some author’s you’ve already missed because you weren’t subscribed to our newsletter!
Last summer, Scholastic announced that the Hunger Games world was getting a prequel. Which excited us book nerds who were, strangely, eager to return to Panem. Slowly, very, very slowly, we got more information. TITLE: A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. PUB DATE: May 19th, 2020. And now, courtesy of EW and Scholastic Inc., we have a preview.
We’re tired of being labeled as worms, wyrms, or fire breathing dragons. We wanna be other bookish creatures. Adorable bookish creatures. So we outlined some for your viewing, saving, and sharing pleasure.
Happy New Year, Book Nerds! Let’s get down to business. Actually, let’s get down to books. Business is boring. We’ve gone ahead and rounded up some upcoming titles. Let’s see if we’d request them.
New year–new books! Who else is excited for a whole new year of fresh books? My New Year’s resolution is to read all of these!
We interrupt your regularly scheduled holiday book recs to bring you YA twitter drama.
We might take a vacation from the blog in December but we certainly don’t miss out on all the YA lit drama. And this winter, the big event was from an author bashing reviewers. Who could forget the horror story that was Kathleen Hale hunting down an anonymous reviewer for giving her one star on GoodReads which sparked outrage about author/reviewer etiquette? The answer is Yvonthia Leland.
Thanksgiving is this week, Hanukkah is coming, Christmas is looming on horizon, and New Year’s is after that. What’s a book nerd to do? People will be everywhere. Children looking over your shoulder. Aunts and Uncles asking “What’s the book about?” Mothers demanding that you “come join your family.” Fathers reminding you it’s “just for a few hours, you’ll survive.”
BUT YOU WON’T! YOU WON’T SURVIVE! Who can go a few hours without reading!? No one. So here’s how we’d hide it.
Ah, November. The days are short, the nights are long, and the white hot chocolate is raising my blood sugar. My dashboards are covered in contemporary titles just ripe for reading at a Starbucks with your feet up on the table. Time to see if anything coming up this month is making it to myContinue reading “November First Impressions”
If you’re an avid bookworm with a calendar full of highly anticipated release dates or a book blogger with deadlines (i.e. Our Audience) then you know that literally every book is published on a Tuesday.
As an adult with a day job, I have to wonder: whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
Time to look at some upcoming titles that caught my interest in one way or another. Here are five titles that caught my interest… and a few that lost it quickly.
Fall is the season of the book nerd. It’s cool, it’s quiet, and it’s the perfect warm drink and good book weather. So get ready, cause the night owls have some great picks for you this season.
#21 KISS GOD DAMN IT! THIS IS KILLING ME!
Where you go, I will go.
Everyone thinks it’s all fun and games with all these book reviews but let me tell you that it is TORTURE! Torture I tell you! The TBR pile keeps growing because I have no self control about accepting requests, review embargoes are real, and sometimes I cram a whole new release in between another bookContinue reading “7 Obnoxious Book Reviewer Problems”
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Graphic novels and fantasy adventures, ahoy! There are all sorts of books coming out just in time for Summer vacation. And just for kicks we’ve even added a bonafide Booked All Night book rec!
As you may have heard on the podcast, I have a washi tape addiction (pronounced problem). But I use my powers for good, I promise. And organizing your reading schedule, as well as reading breaks, makes for a great experience.
While the Hunger Games prequel is as of yet untitled and isn’t even set to release until May 2020, we’ve got some time to think and worry about whether Suzanne Collins will JK Rowling the world of Panem. Hopefully, it doesn’t come to that but just in case–we’ve got some suggestions for additional guides and cookbooks.
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As Book Nerds, we have a problem. That problem is our ever growing, never shrinking TBR pile that now needs its own house with its own mortgage. To help, we’re going to use/alter/reference the KonMari method. Relax! We aren’t going to make you keep a max or minimum amount of books. We know you can’t be contained.
June is going to be an exciting month, book nerds! Especially for fantasy fans. Did we include your most anticipated June read? If not, tell us what we missed in the comments below!
This weekend is BookCon, a bookish pop culture smorgasboard hosted at the Javitz Center in New York City. Whether you’re taking a bus, train, plane, or just hoofing it a few city blocks, you’ll want to be prepared. And we’ve got the ultimate guide.
We all know what’s about to happen: the family, the friends, the music, the BBQ. It’s all coming to cut into your weekend reading time. You’re going to open that book, someone is going to ask you what it’s about, and then they’re going to talk about John at the office. Don’t worry. We’re here to help. Here are some places to hide this weekend to get in your well deserved reading time.
I love podcasts! I love hearing people talk about books, and making fun of books, and books, books, books, books, podcasts. Here’s a round-up of some awesome podcasts I have in my rotation.
So many good and pretty books are coming out just in time for Spring weather. Early Spring that is. Before the pollen gets so bad that we can’t read outside and while the bugs are still deciding if they want to sleep in.
If you’re not following Jess or Maggie on Twitter–you’re missing out on all the best feuds.
But mostly #16. Just #16 over and over and over.
We’re big kids now, we can handle more than a few words on the page. Give us a story and an experience beyond the paper.
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own. Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, dreaming of an unremarkable life. But when her beloved father is found dead, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of a surprisingly unstable kingdom.Continue reading “April YA Releases We’re Excited For”
Spring is right around the corner (sooooo soon!) and we all need a good book (or two or three or ten) to pick up while we wait for the weather to get warmer and the sun to shine just a little bit brighter.
Check out the Booked All Night podcast. Once a month, Jess and Maggie talk about a new young adult book.
Going along with our five-star quotes we also love many of the books occupying the New York Times bestsellers list. In honor of Leigh Bardugo’s King of Scars, we offer up this debut post for book #1 in the Nikolai Duology!
We’re back, book nerds! After a lengthy and well-earned break, we have finally recorded a new episode! We relive the nitty and gritty details about finishing a grueling MFA program, talk parenting tips for some strange reason (it’s totally logical and prompted, we swear), and then finally remember that we watched an AMAZING adaptation ofContinue reading “S2E1: Welcome Back & The Hate U Give”
You can lie to yourself if you want, but we all pick books by their covers. Here are few we’ve chosen for February 2019. How shallow are you when it comes to covers?
Happy Saturday, Book Nerds! We’re excited to announce Barnes and Nobles’ next B&N Kids’ Book Hangout Event, coming up on February 9th! Go hang out at your local Barnes & Noble store to meet other readers, enjoy games and activities, and get free book swag. Get More Info . Sign Up Here Valentine’s Day is around the corner and B&NContinue reading “B&N Coupons and Hangouts”
Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown…. When the XebellianContinue reading “Mera: Tidebreaker ~DNF~”
An unusual, often confusing tale of a boy and a girl who are the sole survivors of a plane crash, and the relationship that blossoms afterwards. Can you want something—or someone—so badly that you change your destiny? Elyse Schmidt never would have believed it, until it happened to her. When Elyse and her not-so-secret crush,Continue reading “You Are The Everything ★★★☆☆”
IN THE KINGDOM OF AXARIA, a darkness rises. Some call it a monster, laying waste to the villagers and their homes.Some say it is an invulnerable demon summoned from the deepest abysses of the Immortal Realm.Many soldiers from the royal guard are sent out to hunt it down. Not one has ever returned. When AsterinContinue reading “Shadow Frost”
A sweet, co-authored meet-cute that takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions from some amazing heart-breaker writers What If It’s Us is sure to leave you wanting more–and crying just a lot a bit. Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliverContinue reading “What If It’s Us ★★★★☆”
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Book Nerds! We’ll be back in 2019! Enjoy the season regardless of what you celebrate and may all you gifts be books.
As we get into the holiday season, we just want remind you that the best gift is a follow!
Happy Hallo-week Book Nerds! With November just on the horizon it’s time to cast your votes, both at your local polling place and right here at Booked All Night. Vote on your top three once a day and we’ll take the top five to add to our giveaway jar.
It’s October, Book Nerds! Time to weigh in the book your most excited for. That’s right. Book. Singular. Let’s get voting! And hey, if we missed your title, just add it at the bottom!
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