Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Some Light Summer Reading

This is me. This is me with a box. This is me with the box filled with books to read over the summer.

This is me enjoying some light summer reading. It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it.

A successful librarian is one who can recommend books to patrons. The best way to do that is to know your collection well. I truly wish I had enough time to read every book in the Library Media Center, but the thirty-five I'm taking home with me over break will be a good start.

Our avid readers here at HHS are very much like me. They have favored genres and authors, but are always happy to try something new. Here are a few of the titles I'm looking forward to-

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber- When Perry gets stuck taking a geeky foreign exchange student to prom, her secret spy mission takes the night in a direction he never imagined.

The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli- The story of Elisabetta, the young woman who inspired the Mona Lisa.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer- Part Cinderella, Part Cyborg. What's not to love there?

The Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald- Two college girls, one at Oxford and one at UC Santa Barbara, switch schools for a semester.

Hero by Perry Moore- When the family business is being a Super Hero, what choice do you have but to be one too?

How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain- I have no idea what this book is about, I just love the title.

I've also grabbed some Meg Cabot and Sarah Dessen books, a few Dystopian dramas and of course at least one Zombie Apocalypse tale (I can't resist those).

In a way I envy teens. The Young Adult book market  is vastly different than when I was in high school. The choices are amazing, the narratives are smart and sophisticated and the characters are ones kids relate to.  There's never been a better time to have your nose stuck in a book!

Happy Reading this summer!

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