Banned Books Week is the annual celebration of reading what we want to read! It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. This year, Banned Books Week is September 23-29th.
There is this awesome website that lists books by sexual orientation! If you want to read about a character that is just. like. you. this is the place! And if you want to see one (or two or however many) of these titles added to our collection, fill out a purchase request online or talk to Bethany in the library.
Bethany gives this one two thumbs up!
First of all, HOW DARE YOU “END” A BOOK WITH SUCH A CLIFFHANGER?!!!?!
As is expected of Johnson’s mysteries, Truly Devious is three parts murder mystery, one part Agatha Christie and other allusions, and one part boarding schools. There is definitely a fun double mystery to be solved in this book.
Stevie is such a fun sleuthing partner. As you progress through the story, you see how smart she is, like a teen Sherlock Holmes.
And, last but not least, for those of you who prefer real-life stories and/or mysteries, here are those nominees. Voting ends October 13th, so get reading!