Love YA Like Crazy
By Jacob Haller
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Rants about young adult books and fiction. Spoilers and swearing abound! Love YA Like Crazy is a member of the Ear Trumpet Audio podcast network.
||ExplicitHOT TAKE SPECIAL: 'There's Someone Inside Your House' by Stephanie Perkins||Carrie and Jake read the brand-new Stephanie Perkins novel, so it's time for another HOT TAKE SPECIAL in which we talk about her 'There's Someone Inside Your House', a YA horror/thriller novel! There's definitely a lot of spoilers, so you might want...||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'The Selection' by Kiera Cass||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'The Selection' by Kiera Cass. Jake enumerates all the times he swore at the book, Carrie is intrigued to learn that there's an official Selection Coloring Book, and in general we probably spend more time...||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Anne of Green Gables' by L.M. Montgomery||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Anne of Green Gables' by L.M. Montgomery. There is much reciting of favorite characters and incidents, and a certain amount of discussion of how Josie Pye is the worst. Spoilers abound, so we recommend...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRiverdale Chapter 1: The River's Edge||Cry Me a Riverdale||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'The Boy in the Black Suit' by Jason Reynolds||A Death Prattle/Love YA Like Crazy crossover||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'The Shunning' Hallmark movie, and other announcements!||It's been quite a busy time at Love YA Like Crazy manor! There are a few things that we wanted to let you know about: We recorded a guest episode of the Lifemark podcast, on which we talked about the Hallmark movie 'Beverly Lewis's "The Shunning"'....||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'That Thing We Call A Heart' by Sheba Karim||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'That Thing We Call A Heart' by Sheba Karim. Carrie provides some useful analysis of YA fiction, while Jake talks about pie and declares his love for the dad in this book. We also note that thinking genocide...||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitContest winners announced!||In this episode, Carrie and Jake announce the winners of their songwriting contest! Congratulations to our winners, Katy [REDACTED] and Jody [REDACTED], and thanks to everyone who entered the contest -- you all did a great job! After you hear them...||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Anna Dressed in Blood' by Kendare Blake||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Anna Dressed in Blood' by Kendare Blake, a sweet, yet gory, horror YA book that they both really enjoyed. They also record two introductions to the episode, talk about the importance of spelling out in...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'The Amber Spyglass' by Philip Pullman||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss the last book in the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy: 'The Amber Spyglass' by Philip Pullman. We also announce an end-date for our contest, talk about things to do while you're falling to your death, cute cat...||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Boys Don't Knit' by T.S. Easton||Happy new year! For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Boys Don't Knit (In Public)' by T.S. Easton. Fans of this book may want to know that we do eventually say a few nice things about the book, but it takes around fifteen minutes for us to get...||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Lola and the Boy Next Door' by Stephanie Perkins||In this episode, Carrie and Jake react to the recent US Presidential election -- there's a lot of swearing -- and then they discuss a very sweet, romantic book, 'Lola and the Boy Next Door' by Stephanie Perkins, which is just what the doctor ordered....||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'A Wrinkle In Time' by Madeleine L'Engle||In this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Madeleine L'Engle's 1963 classic 'A Wrinkle in Time'. Among other things, we talk about death bats and Communism, and the lack of time travel in the books comes in for a certain amount of criticism. Spoilers...||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'The Haters' by Jesse Andrews||For this episode, Carrie and Jake read Jesse Andrews's 2016 book 'The Haters', which they give a somewhat mixed review of. A very rough transcript of the episode can be found at https://www.popuparchive.com/collections/10441/items/138153 ....||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHarry Potter and the Cursed Child' by Jack Thorne, based on a story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany||HOT TAKE SPECIAL #1||8/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'The Subtle Knife' by Philip Pullman||For this episode, Carrie and Jake revisit Philip Pullman's excellent 'His Dark Materials' series by reading book 2 in that series, 'The Subtle Knife'. We also announce a contest to win copies of 'Awoken' and 'Vampire Diaries', signed by us! Details...||7/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMovie review: Vampire Academy||with special guest Sara||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Grasshopper Jungle' by Andrew Smith||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Grasshopper Jungle', Andrew Smith's 2015 novel about the end of the world and the incredibly horny teenagers that help bring it about. Also in this episode, we are attacked by cats, reveal our shameful Kurt...||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'citizenchip' by Wil Howitt||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'citizenchip', Wil Howitt's 2015 science fiction novel about a young AI. It's available as an ebook from https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/citizenchip and Amazon (it's not available in a print edition)....||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'The Golden Compass' by Philip Pullman||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. In the course of this episode, we talk about Douchebag Bear, how to get tenured faculty to tell you stuff, and what it was like to work for an Internet startup in the 90s...||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEnd of year book recommendations for 2015||While Carrie and Jake take a break to deal with the holidays and other life events -- we'll be back in January -- we thought we'd give you some book recommendations, and some ideas of what we might be reading in the coming year. Enjoy! Jake...||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Anna and the French Kiss' by Stephanie Perkins||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Stephanie Perkins's delightful YA romance 'Anna and the French Kiss'. We also talk about Wiener Dog Day, NaNoWriMo, Burning Man missed connections, and Gallic shrugs, and Carrie really sticks it to 'Lost in...||10/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Shiver' by Maggie Stiefvater||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Shiver', the first book in Maggie Stiefvater's 'The Wolves of Mercy Falls' series. Um. We really didn't like it, folks, and we might be kind of mean about it. (No offense intended to those of you who did...||9/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: Rachel Baron Singer on Nancy Drew||In this bonus episode, Jake and special guest Rachel Baron Singer revisit Nancy Drew, who Carrie and Jake previously discussed back in episode 3. If you have any comments or suggestions, join us on our facebook group at...||8/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'The Westing Game' by Ellen Raskin||With special guest Rachel Baron Singer!||8/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Fallout/Lois Lane' by Gwenda Bond||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Gwenda Bond's 2015 novel 'Fallout', which is available in hardcover and as an ebook from most booksellers. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening! There is also some swearing, along..||7/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Ready Player One' by Ernest Cline||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Ready Player One', Ernest Cline's 2011 book, which is available in a variety of formats from Amazon and other booksellers. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening! We talk about the..||6/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Unwind' by Neal Shusterman||For this episode, Carrie and Jake are very excited to be joined by their friend Kerri to discuss Neal Shusterman's 2009 novel 'Unwind', which you should be able to get in whatever format you desire from your preferred book merchant! Spoilers abound,...||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'The Hidden Staircase' by Carolyn Keene||For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss the 1959 edition of a Nancy Drew book, "The Hidden Staircase" by Carolyn Keene, which is available in a variety of formats from Amazon and other booksellers. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book...||4/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Young Adult Novel' by Daniel Pinkwater||For episode 2 of "Love YA Like Crazy," Carrie and Jake discuss Daniel PInkwater's novelette 'Young Adult Novel', which can be found in a couple of different collections and anthologies. We also read our additions to the epic story that is "Kevin...||3/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Awoken' by Serra Elinsen||Welcome to episode 1 of "Love YA Like Crazy," recorded even before we had decided on a name for it! In this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss the 2013 young adult fantasy romance parody 'Awoken' by Serra Elinsen, which is available in paperback or for...||3/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Whether you read along with the young adult novels like a book club or just a listen for the chat about books, Jake and Carrie deliver a totally charming, book-loving podcast.
Jake and Carrie keep me interested in a genre of literature I'd otherwise not have much contact with. I really appreciate their conversations and commentary on the world of young adult books!
Jake and Carrie provide thoughtful and funny commentary on the books they read and the YA lit in general. It's a charming show and fun to listen to even if you haven't read the books.