10 YA Books as Christmas Sweaters || #YACountdown

YA Christmas Sweaters

Stay Bookish is counting down to the end of 2017, and counting all the awesome YA books while we’re at it. YA Countdown is a feature series aiming to not just recap the best books of the year, but also to have lots of fun with YA before the year ends so we can look forward to 2018.

To kick off our YA Countdown, with 10 days to go before the end of the year, we also have 10 YA books to share. The twist? I’ve revamped their covers to look like Christmas Sweaters. Except they’re not “ugly” YA Christmas sweaters– they’re rather cute.

I kinda patted myself on the back there, but I just had a ton of fun working on these covers! My co-bloggers were the one who came up with the idea of making Christmas editions of YA book covers, but I decided on creating sweater designs because I stumbled upon the awesome Christmas Sweater Effect on Creative Market.

I enjoyed experimenting, and I’m looking forward to sharing more YA Cover revamps come 2018 because my co-bloggers and I have decided to bring back and modify my old Cover Creatives feature. Consider this a preview of what’s to come!

YA Christmas Sweater - A List of Cages

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

I love the silhouetted cover of A List of Cages and I’ve decided to add some more flair (meaning a random reindeer) to it. I’ve yet to read Robin Roe’s book but I’ve heard so many great things. I definitely plan to grab a copy when I can!

YA Christmas Sweater - Alex and Eliza

Alex & Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz

What’s cuter than a Christmas sweater? A couple Christmas sweater! I can totally imagine Alex & Eliza wearing a couple sweater design of their book.

YA Christmas Sweater - The Love Interest

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

Who knew a spy book could totally work as a Christmas Sweater? At first, Cale Dietrich’s debut novel looked to cool and badass to be a sweater, so naturally, I added a pattern of Christmas trees and hearts.

YA Christmas Sweater - Turtles All The Way Down

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

Though, Turtles All The Way Down was one of my most awaited YA books this 2017 and I bought a copy as soon as it was released, I haven’t read it yet.

YA Christmas Sweater - Ramona Blue

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

This one is still on my TBR pile but I’m definitely planning to read it. And maybe wear it as a sweater? ;)

YA Christmas Sweater - Meet Cute

Meet Cute by Various Authors

I’m so freaking excited about this anthology. Several friends have read this one early and said it lives up to the cute part of the title, so I had to make a cute Christmas sweater out of it.

YA Christmas Sweater - Here We Are Now

Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga

I fell in love with Here We are Now’s book cover the first time I saw it, and then later on fell in love with the book when I read it.

YA Christmas Sweater - The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

With all the success The Hate U Give has had this year, it deserves all the special editions, including a Christmas Sweater version! Seriously though, this book was amazing and I’m so hyped for the movie.

YA Christmas Sweater - They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

I didn’t think it would be easy to make this one into a Christmas Sweater, but I had to try for Mateo and Rufus. Love those boys so much!

YA Christmas Sweater -  The Upside of Unrequited

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Of course I wouldn’t miss making a Christmas Sweater for the 2017 book that stole my heart! The shade of blue of the background of Upside’s cover makes such a great color for a Christmas sweater!

Design resources from Creative Market: Christmas Sweater Effect · Hello Winter Set · Inspecture Font

Which Christmas sweater would you wear?

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. Tasya on December 21, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Okay wow they are all amazing! I would totally wear them all, but my favorite is probably Alex & Eliza and Meet Cute <3

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on December 21, 2017 at 1:35 am

      I’m SO happy you like them, Tasya! Those two are my faves as well!

  2. Trish @ Between My Lines on December 21, 2017 at 1:28 am

    Such a fun idea and I love how you turned them in to sweaters! I would totally buy those covers!

  3. Holly @ Nut Free Nerd on December 21, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Ahhh I love this idea! So cute!!!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on December 21, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Thank you so much, Holly! I don’t know why some Christmas sweaters are “ugly” when they can be this cute 😂

  4. Kyra Morris on December 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    THIS IS SUCH A BRILLIANT IDEA. I LOVE THEM ALL SO MUCH! *_* I’d totally wear these!!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on December 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      YAY, Kyra! Thank you! Book Christmas sweaters > regular Christmas sweaters, amirite??

  5. Annemieke on December 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    The Upside of Unrequited as that is the only one I’ve actually read. But they are all so cute. Great idea!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on December 22, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      YASS I’m so happy you’ve read UPSIDE! I do hope you check out the rest 💕 I can vouch for TBDATE and HWAN 😉

  6. Cristina @ Girl in the Pages on December 24, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    This is SO fun!!! I love the first cover especially, but I wish YA book Christmas sweaters were a real thing so I had something to wear to a christmas sweater holiday party- I’d totally buy these!

  7. Alice @ Arctic Books on December 25, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    These Christmas sweater designs are so adorable! I would most definitely wear these!

  8. Lovely Joy Potter on December 25, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I want these!!! 💖

  9. Merv on December 25, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Here we are now got me!!! This is so fun i wish they exist in local store somewhere (@mervreads)

  10. thepeachlady on December 25, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    They’re really cool! I think Here We Are Now is the best. It worked so well!

  11. Shealea on December 26, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Wow, Turtles All the Way Down was born to be turned into a Christmas sweater. I can’t believe it took this long for all of us to realize that! The other designs are equally lovely, and if you ever decide on selling them as actual sweaters, I’ll be the first in line.

    Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch

    P.S. As promised, I’m leaving 🎄💖✨🎄💖✨ in my wake. Happy holidays!

  12. Rafael Ray Borja on December 26, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Ahhhhh. This is beautiful! I wish you to have my own sweaters inspired with my favorite fantasy reads!

  13. Taiwo on December 26, 2017 at 5:36 am

    They’re all done so well! Wow! I would wear The Hate you Give or Meet Cute! They’re both so cute and sweater-y😂😂

  14. Cheska on December 26, 2017 at 5:42 am

    I love these so much!

  15. ElleRillaine on December 26, 2017 at 6:55 am

    These are beautiful! I’d definitely buy a YA themed sweater (definitely TBDatE and TUoU). ♡

  16. Sam Fowler on December 26, 2017 at 8:05 am

    These are so cool.

  17. VikiT on December 26, 2017 at 8:54 am

    These are so good! I love it.

  18. jonna kristina on December 26, 2017 at 9:07 am

    meet cute looked amazing as a Christmas sweater!!

  19. Marta @thecursedbooks on December 26, 2017 at 11:06 am

    This is so cuteee, they all look perfect and I adore the idea! <3

  20. Somya Sahni on December 26, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Heyyyy. Waiting to read all these books. So thank you for this list.

  21. Kayla Arnold on December 26, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    The Meet Cute one is adorable! I wish I could wear Christmas sweaters but it’s summer where I am so I’d boil!

  22. Luna Margo Valentine on December 26, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    these are too cute! i just bought the kindle editions of Upside and THUG so I’m excited to read them and meet cute.

  23. Areeba on December 26, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Omg! I’ve read most of them but I need to read meet cute

  24. Borntoreadbooks on December 27, 2017 at 2:48 am

    So great

  25. Megan S. on December 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I LOVE THESE! <3

  26. Fanna on December 27, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Oh my God! These are so pretty!! How am I only looking at them now? :D These would make up for some amazing bookish swag, they’re so cool <3 <3

  27. Marianne on December 28, 2017 at 3:24 am

    This is amazing. I would love to try this with local book covers, especially with children’s books.

  28. Brianna on December 28, 2017 at 5:11 am

    What a neat concept!

  29. Alena on December 28, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Hey, Hazel! Wow, that was an awesome idea! Also, those sweater covers are way too cute. 🙈

  30. Megan @reading away the days on December 30, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I love these 😍😍😍

  31. _Sandra_ on December 30, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I would totally wear them all!! 😍 But since I loved The Upside of Unrequited, I would probably picked that one first. Such a cool idea! 😊

  32. Ailla @ Le Bibliophile~ on December 31, 2017 at 4:08 am

    OMG so adorable!!! Again, haven’t read any of these yet *i cri* But definitely have most of them on my TBR! Looking forward to actually going through them all tho :)

  33. 24hr.YABookBlog on January 1, 2018 at 4:38 am

    I love this post! :) Its so unique and all the book covers look so pretty <3 <3

  34. Amieza Balqis on January 1, 2018 at 5:30 am

    All the book covers are so pretty as christmas sweater and I would like to wear all of them. My favorite among all the book covers, I like Alex and Eliza the most

  35. Sabrina on January 4, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    This is such a cute and creative idea i love it so much, i’d literally wear every single one of these as sweaters omg

  36. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction on January 5, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    This is utterly adorable! Love it!

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