Well, I had an epic week book-wise last week. I got approved for some books I was waiting for and I got some surprise books in the mail. I honestly get a little dizzy looking at all these books. I'm on a book high!
YALSA's Teen Book Finder is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access to the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone.
Jennifer Sullivan's insight:
Need a book, but not sure what to read? This handy, free app can help!
Fabulous collection for a reading challenge or as a spur to get teens to debate what should be dropped or added:
"...we’d like to present this wall of over 140 books that we think will speak to the boys of YA. They’re full of adventure, magic, real-world issues, and romance. Some of them are even written by - *gasp* - women. They give us all kinds of male figures: strong, brave, struggling, emotional, confused, and yes - even a few great role models. Most of all, they give us great stories for any reader -- almost all of these books appeal to us as adult women even though we are probably not the target audience from a marketing perspective. That being said, while we do think that there will always be outlier readers who feel comfortable reading anything and everything (and we love them for it), we also realize that it might be a struggle to hand-sell a book with a girl in a dress on the cover or a romance-driven plot to the "average" boy. We'd love to think of this list as a tool for educators, librarians, parents, and teens to find a great read for the boys in their lives, but anyone who enjoys a great story will find something in this wall of books."
Always a valuable place for reliable opinion, the ReadPlus blog has reviewed 8 of the YALSA Teens' Top Ten. The full list is:
Roth, Veronica. Divergent. Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. Lu, Marie. Legend Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Dessen, Sarah. What Happened to Goodbye. Revis, Beth. Across the Universe. Meyer, Marissa. Cinder. Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races. Forman, Gayle. Where She Went. Cabot, Meg. Abandon.
Worlds Without End brings you complete listings of novels, authors and publishers for 12 major awards in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: Hugo, Nebula, BSFA, Locus Science Fiction, Locus Fantasy, John W.
Favorite teen reads go to box office Columbus Telegram With the success of the film adaptations of Harry Potter and Twilight, it is no surprise that other young adult reads are moving at lightning (or vampire!
"When confronted with over a hundred books, it can be really helpful to have expert recommendations – sort of like reader’s advisory about the reader’s advisory, if that’s not too meta for you all. While we were putting together yesterday's wall - 140+ Books for the Boys of YA – we thought we might branch out a little bit and ask some of the authors featured in the wall itself for recommendations." This post covers an impresive variety of quality (and fun) books for the young & young at heart - or even those who can just barely remember either state.