Here are 10 YA books (in no particular order) for guys. I got these recommendations from my fellow book nerd friend, Hikari Loftus. If you haven’t seen her beautiful bookstagram feed, Folded Pages Distillery, you’re gonna wanna check that out. Like, yesterday. (Did I just say gonna wanna? My writing skills astound me sometimes.)
My friends at Litjoy Crate are some of the biggest YA fiction fangirls out there. Plus, they’re both mamas. So, going to them for a list of their favorite YA “mom-reads” was a no-brainer. Here’s what they heartily recommend:
We all have dreams. Desires to do something, to be something. A gift within us that we want to develop, that we desperately want to express, but we talk ourselves out of it. It may not be something huge, like becoming a movie star. It may be learning to cook really well for your family. Learning to sing. Starting a small business. Or if you’re me, writing a book.
Whatever your dream is, we all meet a moment (or multiple moments, really) when that dream requires us to put ourselves out there and risk being seen as desperate, not quite talented enough—weird, or boring.
What are you going to do with that moment? Most people give up before giving in to vulnerability. They convince themselves that somebody has already done it, or is doing it better.
But here’s the thing. You don’t have to compare yourselves to them. You are not them. And no one really wants you to be. Or at least, the people who matter don’t. You have something unique to offer. Even if on paper you are doing the same thing that has been done a million times over.