Book Recs & Reviews

Here you can find so many book recommendations and reviews from the WordNerds. To watch all of them, use the embedded playlist. To find a specific type of book recommendation, use the list below or the search bar.


Emma Gisclair talks about #OwnVioces, its importance in the bookish world, and gives some #OwnVoices book recs.

2 Bomb Contemporary Recommendations

Rachel Sargeant recommends two great contemporary YA reads–Geekerella by Ashley Poston, and Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy.

3 Spoiler-Free ARC Reviews

Emma Gisclair reviews A WHOLE NEW WORLD by Liz Braswell, FROM A DISTANT STAR by Karen McQuestion, and THE SCORPIO RULES by Erin Bow.

4 (Spoiler Free!) Reasons to Read The Raven Cycle

Emma Gisclair loves The Raven Cycle. You probably would too.

4 New releases

Emma Gisclair shares 4 early 2017 reads that you need to check out.

6 YA-Adult Crossover Books

Rachel Sargeant shares some books that seem to straddle the YA and adult categories.

75 YA Book Reviews

Kellie Sheridan has the BIGGEST WORDNERDS REVIEW VIDEO YET! Here’s reviews of 75 YA books!

A Short NaNo Reading Break

Emma Gisclair shares some books that are great for reading during NaNoWriMo.

Across the Universe

Emma Gisclair talks about ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis.

Audiobook Recommendations

Emma Gisclair recommends some audiobooks.


Emma Gisclair gives two spoiler-free reviews for the audiobook editions of EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR by E. K. Johnston, and ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake.


Kellie Sheridan shares some audiobooks worth listening to.

Book Review: Shadow Scale and Firefight

Emma Gisclair reviews two sequels–SHADOW SCALE by Rachel Hartman and FIREFIGHT by Brandon Sanderson.

Calyn’s Bucket List (Side Effects May Vary)

Calyn Morgan shares her bucket list as part of her review of SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY by Julie Murphy.

Childhood Faves

Emma Gisclair recommends some of her favorite books from her childhood.

Covenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Kellie Sheridan talks about Jennifer L. Armentrout and her COVENANT series.

Current Reads Update

Emma Gisclair shares what she’s currently reading and what books got her out of her reading rut.

Cyborgs, Textbooks, and Demons OH MY!

Erica Crouch talks about what she’s read, what she is reading, and what she will be reading.

Desiraye’s Favorite Nonfiction Reads!!

Desiraye Williams shares some awesome nonfiction books.

Emma’s Contemporary Recommendations

Emma shares some of her favorite contemporary novels.

Erica Gets Weird (What She’s Reading)

Erica Crouch shares what she’s reading in a totally-normal-not-weird-at-all way.

Everyone Can Learn from Patrick Rothfuss

Rachel Sargeant talks about THE NAME OF THE WIND by Pat Rothfuss and how reading it can help you become a better writer.

Fairy Tale Retellings

Emma Gisclair recommends two fairy tale retellings.

Favorite Contemporary Reads

Kellie Sheridan shares some of her favorite contemporary books.

First Ladies

Erica Crouch shares three of her favorite first books in series that have strong female leads.

Four Book Reviews

Kellie Sheridan gives quick reviews of SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo, STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel, THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli, and MISTBORN by Brandon Sanderson.

FOUR OF A KIND (+a giveaway!)

Meghan Jashinsky talks about Kellie Sheridan’s book, FOUR OF A KIND, and gives away a copy!

Graphic Novel Recommendations

Kellie Sheridan recommends some graphic novels.

Halfway Through 2017

Emma Kate gives an update on her Goodreads challenge, and shares a few recs for books she’s been loving in 2017.

Halloween Reads

E. Latimer eats candy and gives some Halloween book recommendations.

Halloween Reads

Emma Gisclair recommends some books to get you in the Halloween spirit.

Hiatus Reads

Emma Gisclair shares some books she read while the WordNerds were on hiatus.

Historical Settings

Emma Gisclair recommends some historical novels.

If You Like This, You’ll Like That

Rachel Sargeant gives some book recs based on other popular YA titles that you probably like!


Meghan Jashinsky adored ILLUMINAE by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff. Spoiler free!

Intimidatingly Huge Books to Read

Rachel Sargeant shares six intimidatingly huge book recommendations.

Kellie’s September Releases!

Kellie Sheridan published a book every week in September 2017. Here are those books!

Kellie’s top 10 Books of 2016… So Far

Kellie Sheridan talks about the books that have knocked her socks off (so far) in the year 2016. Part 1: Part 2:

Kristen Martin Recommends Books!

Kristen Martin–author and booktuber–shares some of her favorite reads!

Let’s Get Spooky

In this Sunday Special Live chat, the WordNerds talk about all things spooky in YA lit. And also life.

Miscellaneous: AdAstra Authors’ YA Recommendations

Recorded by Kellie Sheridan while at the AdAstra sci-fi convention in Toronto, several authors share their Young Adult book recs.

More Book Recs!

Kellie Sheridan shares a few more awesome book recommendations to round out your summer reading list.

My Reading Past, Present, and Future

Erica shares what she has read, what she is reading, and what she plans to read next.

NaNoWriMo Reading Recommendations

Kellie Sheridan recommends some books that are great ones for when you want to keep reading, but also it’s NaNoWriMo and you are creatively exhausted.

Old Books, New Books, Every Kind of Book!

Emma Gisclair gives three book recommendations.

Poetry (& Birthdays!)

Erica Crouch talks about poetry (particularly Robert Frost) and is excited for her sister’s birthday!

Rachel’s Favourite Stand-Alones

Rachel Sargeant shares her top five favorite stand-alones–and only a few of them are contemporary novels. 🙂

Re-Readable Books

Kellie Sheridan talks about reading those old favorites that she already knows she loves.

Read Indie YA Books!

Kellie Sheridan shares some must-read indie published YA books.

Reading Adult Books

Kellie Sheridan shares some adult books that YA fans might enjoy.

Reads to Rave Over

E. Latimer shares some of her favorite recent reads.


Emma Gisclair recommends THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzi Lee.

Romantic Reads Series Suggestions

Erica Crouch recommends some series that have steamy romances.

Say Yes to Distressed

Calyn Morgan and the rest of the WordNerds received ARCs of DAMSEL DISTRESSED by Kelsey Macke and LOVED IT. Here Calyn does the Say Yes to Distressed tag and talks about how amazing the book is.

Series I Won’t Be Finishing!

Desiraye Williams talks about a few popular book series that she will not be reading to the end.

Series to Reread

Rachel Sargeant shares some series that are worth a reread!

Spoiler Free Book Review: Denton Little’s Death Date

Meghan Jashinsky reviews DENTON LITTLE’S DEATH DATE by Lance Rubin.

Standalone Books

Emma Gisclair recommends some standalone novels.

Strange Chemistry Publishing

Meghan Jashinsky recommends supporting some of the Strange Chemistry authors because of the closure of the publishing house.

The Classics

Calyn Morgan talks about the classics and rectifying the lack of classics she has read.

The Diviners

Meghan Jashinsky loves THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray and thinks you would too.

The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove

Kellie Sheridan put off reading THE GLASS SENTENCE by S. E. Grove for far too long, but now she has read it! Here is her review.


Emma Gisclair gives spoiler free reviews of THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh and SUFFER LOVE by Ashley Herring Blake.

These Broken Stars

Erica Crouch talks about how awesome THESE BROKEN STARS by Amie Kauffman and Meagan Spooner is. Spoiler free!

Three Books I’m Impressed With

Rachel Sargeant shares three books that have really impressed her lately.

Under Appreciated Books

Erica Crouch shares some reads that she thinks are underrated.

Underrated Book Recommendations!

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds talk about the books that they love that aren’t getting enough buzz!

We Were Liars

Erica Crouch talks about WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart.

What Erica’s Reading

Erica shares what she’s reading.

What Should Kellie Read Next?

Kellie Sheridan takes YOUR recommendations for what should be her next read.

What to Read After Allegiant

Kellie Sheridan gives some recs of what to read after you finish ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth.

What to Read During #NaNoWriMo

Kellie Sheridan shares some recommendations of books to read during National Novel Writing Month.

Winter Recommendations

E. Latimer shares some book recs for the winter time.

WordNerd Recommended Reading

Kellie Sheridan decided to read one book recommended by each of the WordNerds this year–here’s what they recommended to her.

YA Books With Sass

Recurring guest Kyra Nelson recommends some books with sassy characters. Banter abounds!

YA That Isn’t Dystopian or Apocalyptic, Anyone?

Meghan Jashinsky gives some non-dystopalyptic book recs.

You Must Read This Graphic Novel!

Desiraye Williams recommends Nimona!