I made this when Ursula K. LeGuin won the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Her novels transcend the (artificial) division between literary and genre fiction. If you’ve never read Le Guin, this guide will give you a place to start, and if you’re already a fan, hopefully you’ll find a… Continue reading Like, Try, Why: Ursula K. Le Guin Edition
Last week, I shared a some contemporary YA titles in my like, try, why post, and this week, I’m back with more. These are some additional heartfelt and issue-driven YA, but don’t worry. I’ve got one featuring some more light-hearted contemporary YA coming up. You can find the index of all readers’ advisory graphics here.
I used to make these “like, try, why” reader’s advisory posts regularly for the Teen Zone before I moved to Collection Development (you can find them all indexed here). Then I started helping to coordinate the posts for the library’s blog, and have spent more time making “like, try, why” recommendations that feature adult titles.… Continue reading Like, Try, Why: Contemporary YA
With the latest Murakami book hitting shelves in America, and another due out in December, there’s been an uptick in interest in his older books, and also dedicated fans looking for something else like Murakami to read after finishing it (or while they wait on the hold list). I’ve only read 1Q84 so this list was… Continue reading Like, Try, Why: Murakami Edition
I’ve started making readers’ advisory graphics for the library again now that we’re trying to get back into a routine after the move. We’ve also done some rebranding, and I’m going to start making graphics for children and adult titles, in addition to the teen ones I’ve been doing. I’ve also made an easy to… Continue reading Like, Try, Why: Short Story Collections