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Love YA Like Crazy

Welcome to Love YA Like Crazy, where Carrie and Jake rant about young adult books. Beware, there are lots of spoilers and often lots of swearing!

Apr 10, 2018

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Katie Coyle's "Vivian Apple at the End of the World". Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening!

Jake describes this book as 'Left Behind for atheists', which seems designed to appeal to Carrie and Jake, and a lot of people clearly love it, but C&J...


Mar 16, 2018

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Lish McBride's "Hold Me Closer, Necromancer". How many uses do bowling bags have? What world are we going to leave for Keith Richards? What is the worst pun? How does Carrie feel about Goodreads? These questions are addressed, if not necessarily answered, in this episode....


Feb 14, 2018

Since Love YA Like Crazy's Carrie and Jake finished watching season one of Riverdale, they asked Michelle Cooper, host of Nancy Drew's Mystery Podcast and cohost of Lifemark, to come on and talk about it with them. We also answer the question: How bad is Archie in the first season of Riverdale, on a scale from Betty...


Feb 4, 2018

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'The Dust of 100 Dogs' by A.S. King, along with our Saturday morning cartoon routine, 80s names, and whether being cursed to be reborn as 100 dogs would actually be pretty awesome. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening!

The next book we'll discuss is...


Dec 26, 2017

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss Libba Bray's 'Beauty Queens'. Jake also references James Nicoll's review of the book, and Libba Bray's essay in Entertainment Weekly about attempts to make a Beauty Queens movie. Spoilers abound, so we recommend reading the book before listening!

We spend a lot of time reading...