This week, Erin and Courtney dive into two great adventures, Seafire by Natalie C. Parker and Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler. They talk ships, sisters, monsters and more! They also answer three listener questions: Can you name one thing that you did or said, as a teen, that you still cringe about? Tell us about a time you wished you had stood up for someone or acted differently like when someone was being bullied etc. And what was your most prized possession?

And don't forget you can join the conversation, share stories, ask questions about library life or add questions to our jar of teen angst at teentitletalk@gmail.com

This week, Erin and co-host Liz Ryan dive into true stories of awesome women, femmes and gender nonconformists through the books Bygone Badass Broads by Mackenzi Lee, Brazen by Penelope Bagieu and Modern Herstory by Blair Imani. We talk about how these books differ from those we've seen in the past, some of our favorite badass broads and why we might be seeing a rise in compilations like this! We also answer two questions about library life: What is the grossest thing you've found in the stacks? What is your favorite resource? And one from the Jar of Teen Angst: Did you have any enemies?

And don't forget you can join the conversation, share stories, ask questions about library life or add questions to our jar of teen angst at teentitletalk@gmail.com

This week, Erin and co-host Adi Rule dive into two fantasy novels, The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta and Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd. They talk about world building, gorgeous settings, evocative writing and much more. They also dive into the jar of teen angst and answer the questions: Did you ever go camping? Did you have a job? Did you ever screw it up? And, finally, what was your school commute like? Any good bus stories?

You can join the conversation, share stories, ask questions about library life or add questions to our jar of teen angst at teentitletalk@gmail.com

 

 

This week, Erin and co-host Ali dive into two graphic novels, Mary's Monster by Lita Judge and Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by the McElroy brothers. They talk real tragedies and fantastical adventures. Of course, they also dive into the jar of teen angst and answer the questions: What music were you into when you were a teen? Who was your best friend and what did you guys do, together? And what was your worst habit? You can email teentitletalk@gmail.com to share your own stories, ask for reading recommendations, or find out more about library life.

This week, Erin and guest host Adi Rule dive into two sci-fi titles: Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower by Christian McKay Heidicker and Phantom Wheel: A Hackers Novel by Tracy Deebs. They talk character building, plot pacing and plausibility. Of course, they also reconnect with their teen selves by answering the questions: What was the best vacation you went on as a teen? Who was your teen crush and what was your most awkward moment? You can email teentitletalk@gmail.com to share your own stories, ask for a reading recommendation or find out more about library life.

This week, Erin and guest host, Liz, dive into two nonfiction titles: My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss and Hope by Diane Guerrero and (Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Illness edited by Kelly Jensen. They dig into immigration, personal stories, mental health, language and more. They also dive into their own adolescent lives reminiscing about their favorite tv shows, books they read but weren't supposed to, and their proudest high school moments. You can email Teen Title Talk to share your own stories, ask for a book recommendation or find out more about library life at teentitletalk@gmail.com

 

 

This week, Courtney and Erin dig into two Printz contenders, Sadie by Courtney Summers and The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan. They ponder what makes a book great and consider what Best-of-the-Year lists might do for a book and its author. They also dig into their teen lives with the questions "did you pull any pranks?" "What was your 'fashion' like?" and "Who was your favorite teacher and why?" Feel free to join the conversation by answering these same questions, ask us about library life or request a book recommendation at teentitletalk@gmail.com

 

In this episode of Teen Title Talk, Erin and Courtney share the worst thing they ever did, their most embarrassing moment and their worst babysitting experiences, and then they dig into two amazing graphic novels, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from my Bipolar Life by Ellen Forney and The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang.

Please feel free to send your own answers to the opening questions or questions about library life, book recommendations or YA literature to teentitletalk@gmail.com

In this episode of Teen Title Talk, Erin and Courtney answer the last of their spooky questions and move on to a new theme: National Book Award nominees! The winners of the National Book Awards are slated to be revealed mid-November. We decided to read a couple and judge for ourselves. This week, Erin read Hey Kiddo, Courtney read The Poet X, and together they chatted about what they thought. Always feel free to send questions about library life, YA literature, or our teen selves to teentitletalk@gmail.com!  We'll be moving to a new studio space next time, so be on the lookout for some changes!

In this episode, Erin and Courtney delve further into the bewitching world of All Hallow's Eve by discussing two books: Agony House, by Cherie Priest, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft, edited by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe. As always, before we do that, we dive into the past to get in touch with our teen selves, answering the questions, "Have you ever had a paranormal experience," "Were you ever pranked/did you do some pranking on Halloween," and "What was your favorite scary movie?" Listen, comment, follow, then tell your friends!

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