Today is the last day of the month, and that means we're going to highlight our favorite reads of the year!
Join us each day here at the Weebly site or on our Teen IG (@bastroplibraryteens) to see what we enjoyed reading this year.
This post is long overdue.
I've been sitting on it for too long, worried about potential backlash. And I'm sorry. I'm sorry to all those who would benefit from finding themselves in these stories. I'm sorry to all those who would find solidarity in them and to all those who would feel less alone because of their trauma.
These books are not fun or light or easy to read. But they are important and give courage to those who have experienced sexual assault and teach those who have not been such victims how to be allies and why it is important to fight for them and to fight to stop it from happening with such frequency in the future.
Bravo, you. You are strong and beautiful and courageous. You can overcome this.
This is the series I've been obsessed with as I mourn the end of Queen Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series (the seventh and final book Kingdom of Ash was released on October 23rd and is available in the Teen Room: YA F Maa-- check the new side of the A-frame).
A patron requested that I order Reaper at the Gates earlier this summer, and I was reading book reviews about it, it piqued my interest, so I started with number one in the series: An Ember in the Ashes.