If you’ve been following us here on the site, on Twitter or even on Facebook, you may know that Team Epic Reads does a weekly live video chat. We’ve done puppet shows, revealed ARCS, dressed like flappers, we dance, we sing, but we mostly talk about books. Each week we discuss what we’re reading, what’s hot in the YA world and at the end we ALWAYS do a giveaway.You can participate during the live chat and interact with us directly via Twitter or the social stream tool on Ustream. It’s a blast each week and we usually end up bombarding the Twitter world with our weekly themed hashtag. (Power to the book nerds!)

It is during these live video chats that *book shimmies* and *twitter waves* were invented. It is where we connect with all of our lovelies (that would be you) and basically just gush about our love for YA.

If you haven’t tuned in yet, you can catch up on all of the episodes here, or join us for our next live chat in January.

Today, however, was one of our most epic chats. Today was our holiday #BookCheer episode where we sang some Mariah Carey, went through a mega “Best of 2012” list and gave away these book bundles.

Watch the video and keep scrolling for links to the books we mention!

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10 Reasons Why You Should Read Howl’s Moving Castle

The Gift Guide for YA Lovers

Tell us what your favorites books of the year are in this forum

Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

The Selection by Kiera Cass

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth

The Diviners by Libba Bray (Little, Brown)

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin (Tanglewood Press)

Crash by Nicole Williams

The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton Books)

Every Day by David Levithan (Knopf)

Watch the Unbreak My Heart music video by Toni Braxton that we completely butcher.

The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley (Knopf)

Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Henry Holt & Co.)

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel & Friends)

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Revolution 19 by Gregg  Rosenblum



*book shimmy*