HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 12 – Teen Romance

HUSH: a podcast from your libraryThad Hartman and Lissa Staley introduce a new format for the Hush podcast — a roundtable discussion with our guests around an engaging and interesting topic — Love in the Stacks — teen romance books and movies!.

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It’s all about Love in the Stacks!

Teen Services Librarian LenaOur guest this episode is the talented Teen Services librarian Lena Vogt. She reviews books for teens on the library’s Digital Branch.



Books mentioned

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  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
  • Simon Pulse publisher of teen romance books
  • Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Pirates! by Celia Rees
  • Jacky Faber series by L. A. Meyer
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
  • Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
  • Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal
  • Gossip Girls series by Cecily von Ziegesar
  • Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
  • Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Vampire Diaries series by L. J. Smith
  • The Secret Circle by L. J. Smith
  • The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
  • Something Borrowed by Emily Giffen
  •  How to Deal by Sarah Dessen
  • This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
  • Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  • My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot
  • Ally Carter’s spy school for girls series
  • My Fair Godmother by Jeanette Rallison
  • Labor of Love by Rachel Hawthorne

Movies mentioned

Your turn to talk

Continue the conversation about books and movies with a teen romance theme. Why do you like them? What can you recommend? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group at our teen romance discussion.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog post or send us an email at

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.