Novel Pairings

15. Literary Throwbacks and reading YA for fun: a chat with Alli Hoff Kosik of The SSR Podcast

15. Literary Throwbacks and reading YA for fun: a chat with Alli Hoff Kosik of The SSR Podcast

We’re excited to welcome our first guest on the podcast today! Alli Hoff Kosik is the host of the SSR Podcast, where she breaks down an old school read from her tween and teen years with a special guest every Tuesday. Today, we’re chatting about classic and contemporary YA lit, the magic of middle grade, how childhood books stick with us into adulthood, and more. As always, we’re offering some novel pairings—this time with classic kid lit or YA books and contemporary adult reads.  You can find the SSR Podcast wherever you download your podcast episodes. Follow Alli on Instagram and Twitter and say hello!  PS: Congratulations on 100 episodes, Alli! Listen to Chelsey and Alli talk about Tuck Everlasting on Ep. 34 Listen to Sara and Alli talk about Jacob Have I Loved on Ep. 87 . . . . . Books mentioned: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Lord of the Flies by William Golding The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin Speak by Laurie Hals Anderson The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar . . . Pairings: Little Women & The Most Fun We Ever Had The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks & Fleishman is in Trouble The Baby-Sitters Club & Most Likely . . Guest Rec: Open Book by Jessica Simpson

Duration: 48 min

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