Fans of young adult (YA) literature should check out the library’s new podcast, Spill Lit. Each episode, YA superfans Katharine and Patty try to convince non-fan Sarah of all the merits of YA books. Hear our takes on different titles, and what we liked and didn’t like about all aspects of each book; from the writing style, to the plot points, and the cover art. Titles from a wide variety of genres are discussed, as well as what elements of a book draw us in (talking animals, found family, romance) and what turns us off (aliens, detectives, serials.) 

Find out more about featured YA books in our catalog and discover new titles that you would like to check out yourself!

Spill Lit is released every two weeks and is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Search, Gwinnett Library to find both new and archived episodes.

Coming episodes:
April 11: Funny Pages – Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth
April 25: Let’s Get Graphic: Graphic Novels
May 9: Asian American Pacific Islander Reads
May 23: Making Waves–Beach reads
June 6: Nautical Novels
June 20: Reading Rainbow- PRIDE Reads
July 4: Read, White and Blue
July 18: Required Reading – Summer Reading Assignments
August 1: Read Dys – Dystopian Fiction
August 15: Fae-vorite Book – Fantasy Fiction
August 29: (Stab You in the) Back to School – Boarding School Novels
September 12: Writer Wrong? Favorite YA Authors
Sept 26: Hispanic Heritage Month Reads
Oct. 10: Writer Wrong? Pt 2 Favorite YA Authors
Oct 24: Ghostwriter – Horror Fiction
Nov. 14: Native American Heritage Month Reads
Nov. 28: Fam Fiction – Novels about found family
Dec. 12: Season’s Readings! – Holiday Fiction
Dec 26: Don’t Judge a Book By Its Movie – Book Adaptations