Welcome our newest reviewer!

phontoSamantha is a sophomore in high school who lives in San Diego, Ca. She spends most of her time at the beach or playing volleyball. When not reading, Samantha is usually off taking pictures or doing photo shoots with her friends.



List of Favorites:

-Drinks to Read With: Hot cocoa & iced tea

-Book Boyfriend: Maxon Schreave (The Selection Series), Daniel “Day” Wing (Legend), James (The Program)

-Hero/Heroine: Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games), Cassie Sullivan (The 5th Wave)

-OTP: Day & June (Legend Series), America & Maxon (The Selection Series), Katniss and Peeta (The Hunger Games), Cassie & Evan (The 5th Wave), Sloane & James (The Program)

-Book to Movie: The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games

-Books: The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, The Program by Suzanne Young, The Selection Series by Kiera Cass, Legend by Marie Lu

-Song/Artist: Fallout Boy, Panic! At the Disco, Twenty One Pilots, T. Swizzle, Adele, Penatonix

-Genre: sci-fi/romance/fantasy



Christmas Bookish Haul!

I hope everybody had a very merry Christmas this year! The aftermath of all the family fun is good memories and lots of bookish stuff!

Lauren’s bookish haul:

  • Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
  • Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  • In the After Light by Alexandera Bracken
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Synder
  • The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Mass
  • ‘My Weekend is All Booked’ tote bag
  • Old Book scented candle
  • ‘Sleep Less Read More’ pillow
  • ‘Writing is nothing more than a guided dream’ note cards

Kelly’s bookish haul:

  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
  • This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
  • Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
  • Lux: Consequences by Jennifer L Armetnrout
  • Lux: Opposition by Jennifer L Armentrout

10 Bookish Gifts

By Lauren

Looking for a gift to give your book-loving friend? Here is a helpful list of gifts for you reader:

1.  Homemade Bookmarks: These are cheap, easy to make and super useful.

DIY Paint Sample Bookmarks v.1

DIY Paint Sample Bookmark v.2

DIY Button Bookmarks

How to make a tassel

2.  Decorations for Their Bookshelf: Every reader LOVES decorating their bookshelf.

‘Go Away I’m Reading’ Box Sign

3.  A Book Themed Phone Case: I got one last Christmas and I’m in love with it!

Book Pages and Birds Phone Case (This is the one I have)

The Fault in Our Stars Phone Case

Hunger Games Quote Phone Case

Harry Potter Cases

Divergent Phone Cases

4.  Book Themed jewelry: Some fandom jewelry and book jewelry will always make somebody smile.


Hunger Games Jewelry

Crafting Call

5.  Fandom Merch: Anything to do with their favorite book would be a great gift!

Harry Potter Merch

Hunger Games Merch

The Fault in Our Stars Merch

6.  Movie Posters: Give them a poster of their favorite book coming to the theaters.

Hunger Games movie posters

Divergent movie posters

The Fault in Our Stars movie poster

7. Bookends: Us readers like anything that will make our books shine. There are some very creative bookends out there, lots to chose from.

Baby Elephant bookends

Dragon bookends

8.  Mugs: Curling up with a good book and a cute mug filled with hot cocoa or tea is a reader’s favorite thing to do.

Owl and Books mug

Bookshelf mug

9.  Fandom Clothing: Showing off our favorite fandom is a great feeling.

Hunger Games Long-Sleeve Shirt

The Fault in Our Stars Tank Top

Harry Potter Newspaper Dress

10.  Personalized Library Stamps: A super cute stamp to show that book is yours.

Sea Star Personal Library Stamp

Here are some websites that have lots of awesome book merch:

Appraising Pages

Bookworm Boutique

Evie Seo at Society 6

Crafting Call

Why Study the Humanities?

by Lauren Q.

IMG_2707“The humanities spend a great deal of time embracing our world. And when you embrace your world you see the similarities between people and the differences and you learn how to respect those differences.” -Ken Burns.

Humanities are everything concerned with human culture, whether its expressed through literature, art, or music. Each of these aspects of humanities are a reflection of our world and how certain individuals see it. Without this understanding we would not be able to share feelings and experiences. Have you ever read your history book or a fictional piece of writing and realized that you can relate to what the characters are feeling? Humanities have given us the ability to feel empathy towards each other through history and literature. We can share feelings and understand each other at a new level. Some may think humanities are not important but this is how we express ourselves and our differences in hope of finding common ground with others. It is important for us to study humanities so that we can interpret the world and people around us with meaning and comprehension.

Summer Reading List

Summer reading list

Summer is coming soon!!!!!!  FINALLY!!!!  Its time to relax on the warm sand and enjoy the sun.  In all the summer hype, don’t forget to save time for reading!  There are lots of exciting new adventures waiting for you.  All you need to do is open a book.   -Lauren

Start a list of books to read this summer to insure you’ll never be bored.  Here’s my list to start you off:

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Hi everybody!

Thank you for visiting YA Book Society! I hope you love reading as much as we do! Some of you may know us from our Instagram or Twitter!  Besides loving books, we also really enjoy music. Under our Book Playlist tab you can look for books we’ve reviewed and the song/songs we’ve found that match.

-Lauren :)