With 2019 upon us, I leave you with an exciting adventure story, to take with you on your adventure into 2019. What was your favorite adventure-y read of 2019?
I absolutely loved Ship It! It hit me right in the feels! Which fandom book made you squee this year?
What time periods do you enjoy reading about? What historical fiction read of 2018 was your favorite?
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.
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.
For those of you who love disappearing into another world --or another version of our world, these are probably your top contenders for Teens' Top Ten 2018! Remember, voting is open from now until October 13th!
Here are all of the books nominated in the Teens' Top Ten for 2018 that we have available as ebooks or eaudiobooks through the Libby app. Remember, voting is happening now through October 13th, so get reading so you can cast your ballot!