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Books recommended by Caroline Carpenter

Updated: May 23, 2021

Find here the list of books that Caroline recommended in the podcast interview.

Caroline Carpenter is Deputy Features Editor at The Bookseller and YA Book Prize Chair. In this interview, Caroline tells us about her main tasks and responsibilities, and the most important skills to work in a literary or book trade magazine. She also tells us about how the YA Book Prize started, some interesting behind the scenes and the adjustments and ideas she has worked on this year to make the Prize more digital. 

Listen to the episode and find inspiration for your next read among the books and authors that Caroline mentioned:

  • The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  • The Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green

  • Meat Market by Juno Dawson (Winner of the YA Book Prize 2020)

  • Louise O'Neill

  • Patrice Lawrence

  • Natives by Akala

  • Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton

  • Pretending by Holly Bourne

The YA Book Prize 2020 shortlist:

  • The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

  • Crossfire by Malorie Blackman

  • The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne

  • Furious Thing by Jenny Downham

  • Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

  • A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

  • The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James

  • The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

  • The Gifted, the Talented and Me by William Sutcliffe


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