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

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