Yes, I still have a backlog of reviews from my summer class. I read these two books back to back. Grasshopper Jungle I had read when it first came out, and had a lot of mixed feelings about it. It was good to step back and take a second look at it. I’m a big… Continue reading Reading Recap: Weird Books and the Difference Between Award Winners and Almost Winners
This is a follow up post to my presentation with Meg Hunt Wilson on New Adult Literature and Services at the 2015 YALSA Symposium. You can find the slides and booklists here. This portion focuses on the programming aspect. Programming for any demographic is about responding to the needs of your community. There’s no magic… Continue reading Programming for New Adults
Hello! These are the slides from my presentation with Meg Hunt Wilson on New Adult literature and services. There is also a booklist of suggested titles for NA fiction, adult and YA fiction that might appeal to readers of NA or those in that 18-25 year old range, and nonfiction titles. While not comprehensive, they… Continue reading Resources on Literature and Services for New Adults at YALSA Symposium 2015
This weekend I’m presenting at the YALSA Symposium on Literature and Services for New Adults with another YA librarian. For the past year, I’ve been reading a lot of New Adult fiction in preparation. I read a handful of titles in late 2012 and early 2013 when the fledgling category was picking up steam. I… Continue reading Recommended New Adult Titles
Don’t be fooled; this isn’t a sports story. Not really. I loved, loved, loved Sway, Kat Spears debut. It had such incredible voice and captured the complicated dynamics of grief and friendship and attraction between teens. It was just so fucking real. Breakaway is no different.