Saturday, November 19, 2022

Midnights Recommendations for Teens

Can’t stop listening to Taylor Swift's new album Midnights? Check out this Midnights inspired teen book list. We have paired a song with a book that is sure to have you reading past midnight. 

Taylor Swift's Midnights is full of love and heartbreak. The songs explore self-discovery, choices, and consequences. What does it mean to follow your dreams? Why do relationships that seem so magical fall apart? How are you shaped by your choices? This book list explores what it means to be young and full of dreams and the love and heartbreak that goes along with that. 

Lavender Haze
I just wanna stay in that lavender haze

All they keep asking me
Is if I’m gonna be your bride

American Royals by Katharine McGee
Following the heirs to the House of Washington, American Royals asks the question: What if America had a royal family? As Princess Beatrice inches closer to her coronation, she becomes torn between her duties to her country and her personal desires. 

With the mounting pressure to make a political marriage, we can’t help but feel that Princess Beatrice would rather stay in a lavender haze. 

Midnight Rain
He wanted a bride
I was making my own name
Chasing that fame 

Jo & Laurie
by Margaret Stohl & Melissa de la Cruz
After Jo March publishes Little Women, she is shocked to learn her book has become a bestseller! With everyone clamoring for a sequel, Jo takes a trip with Laurie to New York for inspiration. When Laurie proposes, Jo turns him down, determined to remain independent. Later when Laurie returns home from college with a new girlfriend, Jo must decide if she will finally communicate her feelings or lose Laurie forever. 

Will Jo embrace the sunshine or continue to be midnight rain? 

Best believe I'm still bejeweled
When I walk in the room
I can still make the whole place shimmer

I’ll be the One
by Lyla Lee
Skye Shin dreams of being a K-Pop star. When she nails the audition for an international competition looking for the next K-Pop star, Skye is swept into the drama and media fame of reality television. Battling fat-phobic beauty standards and scrutiny, Skye is determined to become the world’s first plus-sized K-Pop star without losing herself in the process. 

You can bet Skye will make the whole world shimmer. 

Uh oh, I'm falling in love
Oh no, I'm falling in love again
Oh, I'm falling in love
I thought the plane was going down
How'd you turn it right around 

Instructions for Dancing
by Nicola Yoon
After a strange encounter with a mysterious woman and a book called Instructions for Dancing, romance-enthusiast-turned-pessimist Evie Thomas begins to see visions of couples’ relationships, from beginning to end. Evie seeks an explanation at the La Brea Dance Studio where she is paired up with Xavier for an amateur dance contest. Although pessimistic about love, Evie begins to have a crush on Xavier. After a kiss reveals their relationship’s outcome, Evie has to decide if the journey is worth it.  

Uh oh, Evie is falling in love. 

And I lost you
The one I was dancin' with
In New York, no shoes
Looked up at the sky and it was maroon

The Heartbreak Bakery
by A. R. Capetta
When Syd’s post-break-up batch of brownies causes everyone who eats them to break-up, Syd creates ripples of heartbreak throughout their community and endangers the bakery where they work. Harley, the bakery’s bike delivery person, believes Syd’s baking is magic and encourages Syd to use their baking magic to help the community heal. 

All is not lost for this magical baker.  

Brittany and Erin
Post Road Library

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