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
I’ve been busy with work and the two classes I’m taking this summer, but I’ve still managed to write some blog posts, just not for my own personal blog. They are all about superheroes! On the library’s blog, I shared a superhero book list — for grown ups. On the library’s tumblr, I made a… Continue reading Superhero Book Lists
I love music. Music, perhaps even more than books, brings people together. I love live music shows and bonding with friends over a shared love for bands. Music was so critical to me during my teen years, and there are so many amazing YA novels that capture that passion for music. These novels fall across… Continue reading Books that Rock: YA Fiction for Musicians and Music Lovers
I’ve been working on a presentation for a workshop on collection development and readers’ advisory for LGBTQ YA, and so I’ve been looking for more new titles coming out. Here’s my first round up of 2015 LGBTQ young adult literature. The eight books below are newly released or coming out in Fall 2015.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer are hugely popular, bestsellers, and never on the library’s shelves. Like other popular YA series, there are a variety of appeal factors, so finding the perfect read-alike for a specific reader can be tricky. That’s why I decided to make a flowchart style graphic, like I’ve done with If… Continue reading If You Like The Lunar Chronicles…