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100. More Books for Young Readers, Beta Heroes, and a Surprise...

We’re back with more of our and your recommendations for young readers, plus a few beta hero recs from me. Then, to celebrate our 100th episode, a surprise at the end.

Here are the books we discuss in this episode:

Patricia Wrede Dragon series Alvin Ho Diary of a Wimpy Kid  My Weirder School - Dan Gutman

Power Ranger books Captain Underpants Kate Willoughby's hockey book Across the Line

Echo's Wolf book 1: Prisoner by Leah Silver Phineas & Ferb Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Trouble Twisters by Sean Williams and Garth Nix The Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell

The Coldest Girl in Cold Town Eleanor and Park Chrysanthemum Keven Henke Lily and The Purple Plastic Purse

Sheila Rae The Brave A Weekend With Wendell Sisters - Raina Telgemeier Lost and Found

The Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams The Wedding Planner's Daughter and Cupid Chronicles by Coleen Paratore Confectionately Yours Series by Lisa Papademetriou The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

Book Riding the Wave by Lorelie Brown This podcast is brought to you by New American Library, publisher of Riding the Wave, Lorelie Brown’s sexy new Pacific Blue novel—on sale now!

The gray-green swells of San Sebastian haven’t changed in ten years, but Tanner Wright has. The last thing he expects to find back on his home turf is the love of his life….

With a make-or-break world championship on the line, professional surfer Tanner Wright has come back to the coastal California hometown he left a decade ago, carrying only his board and the painful knowledge of his father’s infidelity. Now that Hank Wright is dead, Tanner intends to keep the secret buried to spare his mother and sister the burden.

The last time Avalon Knox saw her best friend’s brother, she was fourteen and he was a twenty-year-old surfer god. She’s never understood or respected the way Tanner distanced himself from the family that has embraced her. But now she has the professional chance of a lifetime: to photograph Tanner for the competition—if he’ll agree.

Out on the waves, they find in each other passion that’s impossible to resist. And Tanner’s not the only one trying to move forward from his past. As the competition heats up, secrets get spilled, and lust takes over.

How close can Avalon get to this brooding surfer…without getting burned?

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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