Podcast Episode #22: Why Read YA?

March 4, 2015 Podcast 0


Welcome to the twenty-second episode of the Tea in the Treetops podcast hosted by Philippa and Angelya.

In this episode we discuss why it is that adults read YA books, discuss YA literature in general and also the books we’ve been reading. This episode was recorded on March 4th, 2015.

We hope you enjoy listening and we would love to hear your feedback – anything you would like us to talk about in particular? Just let us know!

You can listen to past episodes of the podcast, as well as the various ways to subscribe on the main podcast page.

Our title music is titled Sea of Dreams and has been used with the kind permission of the composer, Bart Stoop. You can hear more of Bart’s beautiful music at facebook.com/BartStoop.

PrintDiscussion Topic: Why do adults read YA?

Thanks to everyone who responded to our questions on Twitter and Facebook!

Article on theguardian.com: Why are so many adults reading YA and teen fiction?

Article on Scott Westerfeld’s blog: What is YA? – YA is defined as stories written about teenagers, rather than for them.



Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly

Soulprint by Megan Miranda

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas


Seraphina series by Rachel Hartman
1: Seraphina
2. Shadow Scale (March 2015)

Fairest (Lunar Chronicles prequel) by Marissa Meyer

Skin by Ilka Tampke

Emma + Elsie Meet Fitzwilliam Darcy by Maddy Raven and Monica Leonelle

Akarnae by Lynette Noni

Avery by Charlotte McConaghy

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George RR Martin

Other random mentions

Text Prize – YA and children’s manuscripts due in early April. Win $10000!

Aurealis Awards nominees for 2014

Witch, Please Podcast – Two women re-read the Harry Potter series and watch the movies, and then discuss them!

Anni lives in Brisbane, Australia with her young family. She loves everything fantasy and science fiction and believes sleep is really very underrated.

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