February 1, 2021 • Fiction, Geek Girl
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It’s Meg Cabot’s birthday today and we’re riding the waves of nostalgia. There’s an incredible wealth of young adult novels out today, spilling off bookstore and library shelves. So it might be hard to imagine a time when voracious teen readers had to scramble to find something new. Luckily, Meg Cabot had our back, giving us The Princess Diaries series and so much more. Today, we’re celebrating everything she’s given us by showcasing some of our favorite books.
January 12, 2021 • Fiction, Geek Girl
In literature, authors love to create flame-headed heroines, using this beautiful shade to suggest characters who are independent, different, fierce, and firey. From Pippi Longstocking to Ariel from The Little Mermaid, redheads in children's books are spunky and free-spirited, but in more adult fiction, red hair usually comes with a side helping of passion (because of course, anyone with flame-colored tresses must be afire with emotion, too!).
So for Kiss A Ginger Day, an annual celebration that sees redheads the world over celebrated (and dodging any unwanted smooches!), we’ve pulled together some of the best redheads in romance…whether you are looking for a YA love triangle with a supernatural twist, some superhero adventures, or a classic tale of star crossed lovers.
January 4, 2021 • Fiction, Geek Girl, Reference: Non-Fiction
Another year is here, and for once, social media seems to have less of the usual resolutions and New Year, New Me posts. Perhaps 2020 has left everyone just a little unsure of what 2021 will bring, and a little apprehensive about the big plans that would usually be the theme each January.
However, no matter the unsurety of the new year, or the lack of big parties to celebrate, there’s still space to create something new and to make plans to better ourselves, even in smaller, more lockdown-friendly ways. Personal growth and introspection has become a theme, and with these reads, you’ll be able to carry that forward (and leave the rest of the year behind), and make 2021 an incredible year—no matter what that ends up looking like!
December 18, 2020 • Fiction, Geek Girl
If you’re anything like us, you’ve been counting down until the release of Bridgerton (aka Christmas day) since the release of that very steamy trailer. And sure, we have to wait just a little while longer. And yes, it will feel like an eternity. But there’s always an incredible romance novel or two – or five! – that you can read to make the wait just a little bit easier. Here are some of our favorites.
October 6, 2020 • Fiction, Geek Girl
What's better than a cinnamon roll? While we could go on and on about how much we love this sticky sweet dessert, we’d much rather talk about the other cinnamon rolls in our lives – the ones that are too good for this world, too pure. Yes, we’re talking about fictional characters. The very sweetest ones.
September 4, 2020 • Geek Girl
At long last, Mulan is finally being released in full live action glory. We have such distinct memories of the first time we saw that movie – one badass moment after another. Mulan was everything! She wasn’t technically a princess, so we didn’t feel sucked into that marry the prince mentality. And yet she still had her own hero’s journey, one that leaves so much room for discussions about gender roles and non-binary identity, especially now that we have that language.