Is your DVR full of cooking shows? Do you pretend you have your own cooking show when you’re in the kitchen? If so, it’s time to put down the spoon and pick up a bookmark. Check out our book recs for your favorite cooking shows! 

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1. The Great British Bake Off: A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

Turning on an episode of The Great British Bake Off is as soothing as sipping a cup of warm tea under a cozy blanket. If you’re a fan of this calming show, you’ll love this heartfelt story about a Miami girl who unexpectedly finds love —and herself— in a small English town.  



2. School of Chocolate: The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith 

If you’re still crossing fingers for another season of School of Chocolate (please, Netflix!) don’t worry, school is still in session in this book. In The Witch Haven Frances Hallowell and her classmates spend their days learning the spells and skills necessary to become powerful witches. Time to swap the whisk for a wand! 


3. Hell’s Kitchen: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell 

The stakes are high in Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen. Even higher if you’re trying to beat out 19 other chefs for $250,000 and a head chef job in a Ramsay restaurant. But Esta from The Last Magician wouldn’t break a sweat. After all, what’s more stressful than having to go back in time to steal an ancient book to save the future? Even with her magical training, Esta knows securing the future of the Mageus will be no easy task.  



4. MasterChef Junior: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

If you’ve ever watched MasterChef Junior then you know these kids are no ordinary kids. They’re elite chefs in their kitchens and mostly before reaching puberty. But still, the show is still full of yummy-looking food, fierce competition, and of course the unavoidable kitchen accidents. If you loved The Infernal Devices series and aren’t ready to give up Will and Tessa, then pick up the first book in The Last Hours series, Chain of Gold…and meet their children, James and Lucie! 


5. Chopped: I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick 

Do you love the way your heart races during an episode of Chopped? The reveal of the ingredients, the dangerous way chefs run past each other holding knives, the unveiling of the chopped dish? Then check out the adrenaline-pumping I Killed Zoe Spanos. This psychological thriller set in the Hamptons will keep you guessing until the very end. Did Anna really kill Zoe? And if she didn’t…who did? 



6. Top Chef: The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley

The chefs competing on Top Chef may not actually be magic, but they certainly create some culinary magic in that kitchen. If you like tuning in week after week (or watching all in one go, like yours truly) to follow this tournament of chefs, you’ll love the competition at the heart of The Bones of RuinGo ahead and root for Iris, the Black tightrope walker, as she searches for the truth behind her immortality while London’s elite secretly prepare for the apocalypse.  


7. Nailed It!: Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter

This one is for all the Wes stans…which I think is anyone who’s ever watched an episode of Nailed It!. We know Wes keeps the show running behind-the-scenes (who else could bring out the trophy?). And in Better Than the Movies, a romcom about the magic of romcoms, Wes Bennet will steal your heart as the ultimate annoying but somehow irresistible boy next door.  


8. Cupcake Wars: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han 

If Lara Jean was a cutthroat competitor, she would have wound up on Cupcake Wars eventually. Instead, she chooses to bake for her loved ones, often as a tactic to avoid some harsh truth she’s not ready to face yet. Either way, make sure you have a reading snack handy when reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before because between the cookies and brownies and cakes and macarons, you’re going to be hungry.  


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It’s that time of year when the world falls…away as I curl up with a tasty treat and drink while reading by the fire. I’m a sucker for any kind of hot cocoa, but it’s always fun to mix it up. Take our quiz and find the perfect book to match your drink of choice!

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Vanessa Hudgens has starred in so many great films in the past 15 years since her iconic performance in High School Musical. Vanessa Hudgens has always had a thriving acting career, and she continues to churn out entertaining movies from holiday rom coms to children’s animations. Select your favorite Vanessa Hudgens movie and get a book rec perfect for you!

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Love is in the air! Plan your ideal nuptials and get matched with the perfect YA rom-com for wedding season!

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There are certain parts of high school that we all miss: sharing a Look with your friends while passing each other in the hallway, the collective sigh of relief when your teacher forgets to collect last night’s homework assignment, and, of course, prom. So whether you want to relive your prom moments, or experience an in-person prom rather than a virtual one, it’s time to dress in your best threads and read these books!

6 Amazing Books That Feature Prom

1. The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch

If there’s anything more exciting than prom itself, it’s the weeks leading up to it with all the promposals. Gone are the days of simply asking someone to be your date, and Sky Baker has big plans for the perfect promposal to his crush. But his plans are leaked by an anonymous hacker in a deeply homophobic e-blast that quickly goes viral. The Sky Blues is witty and heartfelt, plus you’ll be rooting for Sky and his classmates as they try to expose who sent the e-blast.


2. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Things seem to be going swell for Lara Jean in her senior year. She has her friends, the perfect boyfriend, even her dad has found romance again. And if there’s one night Lara Jean has imagined over and over again, it’s prom! But Lara Jean and Peter K find out that no matter how much you plan, life still has its surprises, especially when it comes to college acceptances. Will their magical night be ruined by the uncertain future or will our OTP work through it and be crowned Prom King and Queen? Also, if you haven’t already, check out the movie To All the Boys: Always and Forever, streaming on Netflix now!


3. Promposal by Rhonda Helms

Sure, promposals sound romantic, but what happens when you’re cornered and have to say yes? That’s what happens to Camilla in Promposal. When an annoying, casual acquaintance asks her to prom in front of a freaking news crew, not only is she stuck with this lame date, but now her secret crush, Benjamin, will never get the change to surprise her with a promposal. But then Camilla and Benjamin get paired together for a school project and if Camilla didn’t know any better, the sparks are starting to fly.

Equally miserable, Joshua gets to help his best friend, Ethan, (who he’s been secretly in love with since forever) propose to the guy of Ethan’s dreams. Can Joshua get Ethan to see that he’s the one he should be going to prom with?


3. Glimpsed by G.F. Miller

What if a fairy godmother had a hand in all the happiness found in a high school? In Glimpsed Charity doesn’t wear a poofy dress or have a magic wand, but she is a fairy godmother who goes around fulfilling students’ deepest desires by seeing glimpses of their perfect futures. But when Noah blames Charity for ruining his perfect prom, she agrees to stop granting wishes and help him win back the girl of his dreams. They quickly become friends and suddenly Charity’s hoping some of her own wishes can come true…ones that involve she and Noah being happy ever after together.


4. Prom Theory by Ann LaBar

Can love be scientifically quantified? Iris Oxtabee sure thinks so. She bets her best friend Seth, that she can get the newly-single popular boy to ask her to prom despite one big problem: Theo Grant has no idea Iris even exists. Iris has two weeks to prove her theory and get Theo to ask her to prom, but is there someone else that holds the answer to her happiness? (Spoiler: yes.)


5. Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter

When Liz’s crush, Michael, moves back to town she’s determined to snag him as her prom date, even if that means befriending her annoying neighbor, Wes, to get close to him. But as Liz and Wes scheme to get Liz noticed by Michael so she can have her magical prom moment, she’s shocked to discover that she likes being around Wes. And as they continue to grow closer, she must reexamine everything she thought she knew about love—and rethink her own ideas of what Happily Ever After should look like.


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You’re the hero of your own story, but the real question is: what type of hero are you? Are you the loner, who works better on their own, or are you the reluctant hero, stepping up to make a difference even when you don’t want to? Take this quiz and find out!

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Miley Cyrus has gone through many styles through the years, ?but she’s just being Miley. ? Whether you identify with her spunky Miley Stewart from Hannah Montana or her latest appearance as Ashley O. on Black Mirror, there’s a Miley for everyone. Pick a Miley and get a book rec!

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Miley Stewart – Permanent Record by Mary H. K. Choi

Miley Cyrus’s first major role was her dual starring role as Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana in the television show Hannah Montana. Miley Stewart loved performing and being a famous singer, but desperately wanted to keep her “normal” life with her friends and family…enter Hannah Montana her pop star alter ego who provided the opportunity for both fame and anonymity.

Leanna Smart would have loved a Hannah Montana of her own to hold the spotlight while she’s free to be a normal, non-famous teenager. Leanna and Pablo meet at 5:00 a.m. at the bodega in the dead of winter. It’s absurd to think they’d be A Thing: she’s one of the most famous people in the world and he’s a bodega clerk college dropout. But as they discover who they are, who they want to be, and how to defy the deafening expectations of everyone else, Lee and Pab turn to each other. Which, of course, is when things get properly complicated.

Backyard Sessions Miley – Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

After a few film roles, Miley released a series of YouTube videos where she sang some of her favorite songs in her backyard with her band appropriately named The Backyard Sessions. Miley’s Backyard Sessions videos are stripped of any visual or audio effects with Miley’s voice shining strong as she returns to her country roots.

Zorie, unfortunately, returns to nature and finds herself stranded while camping with her former best friend/ex-boyfriend turned enemy, Lennon.

But as they travel deeper into Northern California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. Will their rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars?

Breakout Miley – Start Here by Trish Doller

Once her TV show, Hannah Montana, ended Miley released her second studio album: Breakout. With jams like “Breakout”, “7 Things”, and “See You Again” it was the perfect music for getting ready for an epic weekend with your closest buds.

Forget an epic weekend. Willa and Taylor were supposed to spend the summer after high school graduation sailing from Ohio to Key West with their best friend, Finley. But Finley died before graduation, leaving them with a twenty-five-foot sailboat, a list of clues leading them to destinations along the way, and a friendship that’s hanging by a thread. Now, Willa and Taylor have two months and two thousand miles to discover how life works without Finley—and to decide if their own friendship is worth saving.


The Last Song Miley – Love From A to Z by S. K. Ali

In The Last Song Miley played Ronnie, a rebellious teen sent to spend the summer with her estranged father in a beach town. There she catches the eye of golden-hearted Will and the two of them bond over saving sea turtles.

When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb is sent to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.

Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister while keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.

Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals. Until they meet and find someone willing to know their real, true selves.


Black Mirror’s Ashley O./Ashley Too Miley –Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith

Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith

Miley took on another musical persona in Netflix’s Black Mirror episode. If you loved her Ashley O. fighting against technology, but also kind of wished you had an Ashley Too at your bedside to be your personal AI friend, you need to check out Andrew Smith’s Rabbit and Robot.

Rabbit & Robot tells the story of Cager Messer, a boy who’s stranded on the Tennessee—his father’s lunar-cruise utopia—with insane robots.

Cager has been transported to the Tennessee, a giant lunar-cruise ship orbiting the moon that his dad owns, by Billy and Rowan to help him shake his Woz addiction. Meanwhile, Earth, in the midst of thirty simultaneous wars, burns to ash beneath them. And as the robots on board become increasingly insane and cannibalistic, and the Earth becomes a toxic wasteland, the boys have to wonder if they’ll be stranded alone in space forever.

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