8 YA Books as Christmas Sweaters (2018 Edition)

Y’all, it’s been a while! I’m so excited to be posting some new content on the blog again before the 2018 ends. Though we won’t be hosting YA Countdown this time around like we did last year, I couldn’t resist doing another edition of YA Christmas Sweaters for this year. Recreating book covers as sweaters was so much fun to do, and it still is! I’ve chosen 8 books from authors I absolutely adore.

The Cheerleaders

What’s more badass than a sweater based on a great gritty thriller? I read Little Monsters awhile back and loved it. Hope to read this one soon.

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story

One of my favorite YA rom-coms this year! I love the colors for this one! Also, I need more QPOC contemporaries in my life.


Mindblowing, that’s what Sadie was. It’s a must-read 2018 book and so deserving of its bestseller status.

Emergency Contact

…has got to be one of the prettiest books of 2018! Spicing it up with some holiday spirit was fun!

A Thousand Perfect Notes

Still haven’t read this one (ahh local bookstores, DO BETTER) but I can’t wait to get the copy I’ve ordered! Cait’s voice as a blogger is delightful and I know I’ll enjoy her voice as a writer even more when I finally read her debut.


Puddin’ looks so festive in bright red and makes the perfect Christmas sweater. I recently watched the Dumplin’ adaptation which gave me the best feelings and I can’t wait to read more about Millie because I adored her character in the movie so much.

Leah on the Offbeat

Since Leah’s in a band, the sweater for Leah on the Offbeat needs to be cool and awesome. Also, Leah is a Slytherin so I think she’ll appreciate an edgy design over cutesy ones like this next book.

What If It’s Us

The sweetest YA contemporary romance of the year deserve the cutest sweater!! SO many hearts for this New York love story.

Which sweater would you wear? And which books from the selection above have you read or plan to read?

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Jennilyn V. on December 22, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Among the books, I’ve read The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas.

    I’d love to wear the Emergency Contact. It looks romantic enough to double as a couple’s sweater.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on December 22, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Have you also checked out Kara’s other books, Jennilyn? They’re awesome.

      Agreed on Emergency Contact, I actually have the sweater design for it as my wallpaper right now. And yeah, it would be a great couple sweater! 😊

  2. Wendy on December 22, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    These are SO ADORABLE! How do you do this?

    I’d most like to wear Puddin’ and Sadie, based on design alone. (I haven’t read Sadie yet, but the tree and snowflake border is pretty without detracting from the intensity.)

    A Thousand Perfect Notes will be worth your wait. I was able to convince two local library systems to get it, which was very satisfying.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on December 25, 2018 at 11:36 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad you like them! I just put a stitch pattern over the cover and add Christmas templates. I’d def wear the Puddin’ one too and I’m really looking forward to ATPN!

  3. Annemieke on December 24, 2018 at 2:24 am

    I need the A Thousand Perfect Notes one :D

  4. Gel on December 26, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    These are all so pretty but my favorite has got to be The Cheerleader!

  5. Jeann @ Happy Indulgence on December 30, 2018 at 3:24 am

    OMG HAZEL this is such an adorable post and I love what you’ve done with the sweaters! I was a bit disappointed with The Cheerleaders, it makes a lovely sweater design though.

  6. Tasya @ The Literary Huntress on January 2, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Great choices Hazel, all the covers and sweaters are adorable! My favorite is The Cheerleaders though, the red blood specks doesn’t make it very christmas-y, but it will be a fun story to tell :D

  7. christaline on January 23, 2019 at 9:15 am

    That Puddin’ one.

  8. The Candid Cover on February 12, 2019 at 6:26 am

    OMG! This is the cutest! What If It’s Us really does look like a Christmas sweater. Thanks for this. :)

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