Swoony Boys Podcast Episode 38:Books We Swooned For In Summer And Are Flailing For In Fall–2016 Version

Summer books are making way for Fall books on the shelves, and we want to talk all about it. We’re back with our besties from Fiction Fare to dish about our favorite reads from the Summer 2016 season and the upcoming titles that we are most looking forward to from the Fall 2016. We’ve been dying to talk about some of these titles and the swoony boys that are on their pages, so we’ll get right to it.

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Podcast Notes

  • We talk about our favorite books from Fall 2016:

738 Days by Stacey Kade Called Up by Jen Doyle  Dare to Stay by Jen McLaughlin  The Debt by Karina Halle  Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally  For This Life Only by Stacey Kade  Game On by Michelle Smith  The Hard Count by Ginger Scott  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne  How To Keep Rolling After A Fall by Karole Cozzo  It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover  Ivory and Bone by Julie Esbaugh  The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker  Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy  Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander  Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler  The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone  Nevernight by Jay Kristoff  No Falling Allowed by Melissa West  One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank  One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid  P.S. I Like You by Kasie West  The Playboy Prince by Lyla Payne  A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet  Red Velvet Crush by Christina Meredith  Reliquary by Sarah Fine  Run by Kody Keplinger  A Season for Fireflies by Rebecca Maizel  The Secret Life of a Dream Girl by Tracy Deebs  The Shadow Hour by Melissa Gray  Six Month Rule by A.J. Pine  Stay Until We Break by Mercy Brown  Stroked by Meghan Quinn  Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino  Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt  This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab  The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee  A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir  Unknown by Wendy Higgins  The Virgin's War by Laura Andersen  Wanderlust by Roni Loren  Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

  • Then we flail over the books we can’t wait to read in Winter 2017:

All In Pieces by Suzanne Young  Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen  Chasing Truth by Julie Cross  Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo  A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith  The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid  Fear The Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh  The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis  The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron  Forsaken by Sierra Kincade  Fractured by Catherine McKenzie  Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Booki Vivat  Gemina by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff  Girls In The Moon by Janet McNally  The Goal by Elle Kennedy  Going Geek by Charlotte Huang  Heartless by Marissa Meyer  Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven  I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil  Kids of Appetite by David Arnold  Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West  The Last True Love Story by Brendan Kiely  Metaltown by Kristen Simmons  The Midnight Star by Marie Lu  Nemesis by Anna Banks  The Nerdy and the Dirty by B.T. Gottfred  Of Fire & Stars by Audrey Coulthurst  The One Real Thing by Samantha Young  One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards  The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker  Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland  Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner  The Romantics by Leah Konen  Ruled by Elle Kennedy  Scythe by Neal Shusterman  The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely  A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess  The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon  This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills  This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston  Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake  Timekeeper by Tara Sim  The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan  Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog  You In Five Acts by Una Lamarche

  • We also mentioned some other books during the podcast when talking about our picks:

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins  The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen  A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley  Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander  No Kissing Allowed by Melissa West  Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff


Win your choice from one of the books we’ve mentioned!
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We want to know what made your lists! Be sure to leave us a comment let us know your most anticipated read this Fall! Ask Us a Question or Make Suggestions via our Handy Dandy Suggestion Form and tell us who’s got you swooning here.

Join Us for Bookish Trivia and Prizes on WhaddYA Know Wednesday October 19 on Twitter @Swoony Boys and @FictionFare

Thanks for listening, everyone!


  1. Kristy Petree says

    So many to choose from!! I’m currently reading Crooked Kingdom. I plan to read The King Slayer (because I read the first book). I’ve read and liked Three Dark Crowns, It Ends With Us (really liked it, but not a re-read—agree on that), PS I Like You, This Savage Song, and One True Loves.

    Hearing good things about Kids of Appetite. Also, Emma Mills’ new book sounds good, and I’m excited for Gretchen McNeil’s and Marissa Meyer’s new releases. There are probably more, but I listened to this during work and had to keep pausing.

    Anything you missed? I really liked The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia and Pintip Dunn’s latest book Remember Yesterday (first book was okay, but this one was better). Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway and cool podcast. 😉 Crooked Kingdoms and Heartless are two books I am really looking forward too.

  3. Hi!! There are many books that you guys have read or planning on reading that I’m excited to read 🙂 I’ve been in a terrible book slump this year, I’m talking about months, I’m so behind my goodreads challenge, so I haven’t read many of the books that came out this year. But it would be amazing to win one of the books on the list. I’m looking forward to reading, Nevernight, Ivory and Bone, This Savages Song, A Torch Against the Night, Crooked Kingdom, Gemina, Heartless, A Shadows Bright and Burning, I could go on and on and on 🙂 Thank you so much for this opportunity 🙂

  4. Evette Torres says

    Three Dark Crowns is number one on my list followed by A Shadow Bright and Burning and Twelve Days Of Dash and Lily. So can’t wait to read these.

  5. Alisha Sienkiel says

    There are so many that you talked about that I am excited to read including Gemina, The Crooked Kingdom, Ivory & Bone and Heartless!

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