Life Up North

The great fight of the North started at the beginning of the month. The cold of the night clings longer to the mornings and our temperatures have dipped. Those who live in California or down South already have on their Fall coats but not in Minnesota. We wear our shorts and run around in short sleeve shirts in denial. Some of us will put up the fight even when we can see our breath in the morning. We’d rather turn on the heat in the car, then believe that it’s time to add another layer of clothing.

When the temperatures hit above 32 degrees in winter, you will spot a few wearing shorts again through the mounds of snow. Yes, we complain in the summer that it’s too hot and then in the winter that it’s too cold. You’re not Minnesotan if you don’t.

Colder weather means there’s another excuse to stay curled up inside with a book. To get your reading list ready, I’m sharing another resource of trending books. Following previous posts, I’ve seen many of the authors on TikTok before their book had it’s launch. If you want to find out how to create content to boost your readership on TikTok, then follow Chloe Gong, author of These Violet Delights.

You can find 8 of the trending books that live up to reviews at One notable theme is that some of these young adult writers make a point of writing strong female characters. Following these authors on social media will make you laugh, share in the struggle, and celebrate when they succeed against the publishing odds.

Get your bookmarks ready this week! My posts are Monday through Friday.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

2 thoughts on “Life Up North

  1. Sorry for the long delay. Thank you for your comments over the months. Visiting in the summer for the first trip is recommended unless you can brave the snow and driving in winter.


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