With Valentine’s day just around the corner, February is the perfect month to play book matchmaker and help your students fall in love with reading. It’s never too late to try a new reading routine, whether it’s book speed dating or Book Trailer Tuesday. The latter is one of my favorite hacks for helping students find good books fast. Luckily, there are some absolutely delightful YA romance books to recommend this month, and their book trailers do not disappoint!
If you’re unfamiliar with Book Trailer Tuesday, it’s a super simple strategy that gets readers hooked on books in less than 3 minutes. It’s as simple as it sounds: Each Tuesday, press play on a new book trailer, and watch your students fall in love with more books than ever before! To read more about why you should try Book Trailer Tuesday and how to make the most of it, head to this blog post. And if you’d like a whole year of completely free Book Trailer Tuesday links for middle and high school, you can grab that HERE. (It’s the best…you’re welcome!)
Ready to add a few new videos to your Book Trailer Tuesday playlist? Here are 10 YA romance trailers to show your high school students!
*As always, if you are concerned about the content/age-appropriateness of any book, please do your own research to make sure it’s a good fit. You know your students and classroom dynamic best.*
HEARTSTOPPER by Alice Oseman
Now a hit Netflix show with more episodes on the way, Heartstopper is a charming friends-to-lovers story told in a series of graphic novels! The fifth and final volume was just published on February 2nd, so it’s the perfect time to advertise the series during Book Trailer Tuesday!
HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS AND UNFAIRLY CUTE by Talia Hibbert
Just published in January, this adventurous rom-com follows two ex-best friends-turned rivals who end up at an outdoor survival course together. What could possibly go wrong…or right?!
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon
Great for students who “don’t like to read,” this YA romance-turned-movie is about a girl whose autoimmune disorder prevents her from leaving her house…and the cute boy who moves in next door.
THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
Described as “The Bachelor” meets The Hunger Games, this dystopian romance is perfect for readers who enjoy consuming the YA lit equivalent of cotton candy. Fluffy, but addicting! Don’t knock it until you try it, or at least recommend it to your students!
PUMPKINHEADS by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
Set at a pumpkin patch, this autumn romance is perfect for fans of graphic novels and any reader who wants to fall in love with reading in February!
LOVE RADIO by Ebony Danielle
With dual POVs and a fun radio show element, this debut novel serves up a tender-hearted opposites-attract love story between a “love expert” DJ and the one girl in Detroit who is immune to his swoon.
THE FIRST TO DIE AT THE END by Adam Silvera
The long-anticipated prequel to They Both Die at the End, this book takes readers back to the first days of the “Death-Cast” system that notifies people who will die in the next 24 hours.
EXCUSE ME WHILE I UGLY CRY by Joya Goffney
Perfect for fans of To All The Boys I Loved Before, this coming-of-age story features a missing journal, blackmail, real-life issues, and tender young love!
SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi
With its unique writing style and premise, this blend of fantasy, dystopia, and romance follows a young girl who has been imprisoned for murder because her touch is deadly.
THE REST OF THE STORY by Sarah Dessen
Recommend this one to readers looking to trade in cozy winter mysteries for sweet summertime romances. Especially for fans of Dessen, this lakeside love story will not disappoint.
THAT’S IT FOR NOW, BUT THERE’S MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM!
I hope these YA book trailers help your students fall in love with reading this February (or whenever you’re reading this)! If you love these YA romance recs and want more book recommendations, keep scrolling to check out some of my favorite resources.
Free Book Trailer Tuesday Links for the Entire Year
Need a curated list of tried-and-true book trailers for the entire year? You’re going to LOVE this jam-packed freebie with everything you need to hook your students on books. You’ll get 4 organized book lists/links (one per quarter), tips & tricks, 15 bonus links, and ideas for making the most of Book Trailer Tuesday in your classroom.
All you have to do is press play and watch the magic happen in your classroom. Sounds like a dream, right?! Click HERE to get this resource delivered right to your inbox!
Book Recommendation Brochures with Reader Personality Quizzes
These interactive book brochures are the perfect way to take your book advertising to the next level! It’s a magical, self-sustaining system that will help your students answer the question, “What do I read next?” With over 250 book recs within the brochures, your students will never run out of books to read! Click HERE to check out the high school brochure set and HERE to see the middle school collection.
Visual Book Recommendation Posters
Help your middle school readers find their next favorite book with visual book recommendation posters. Organized by topics like sports, survival stories, mental health, what to read if you don’t like to read, and MORE, these posters make it easy for your readers to find the perfect book. Click HERE to read more about the posters. You can check out the middle school version HERE and the high school poster set HERE.
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