I love roadtrip novels any time of the year whether it's January or June. But, in an effort to spend as much time at home as I can, I'm looking for even more adventure-filled tales to escape into. Here's some of my favorite roadtrip (and tracktrip?) books to help you travel the world from the comfort of your couch.
Monday, June 29th, 2020
Meet Jason Reynolds, (if you haven't already). He's an incredible award-winning author of books for both children and young adults and a huge indie bookstore advocate. Last week, Jason sat down with PBS to recommend his favorite books for young readers to check out this summer. Some are incredibly timely, others offer a bit of escapism. All are books worth reading.
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Recommending books to teenagers during Pride month is always my favorite. As someone who reads and loves queer literature year-round, I love that there's an entire month every year where people are extra excited to get their hands on books about the LGBTQ+ community.
Ah, required reading. How we all love to hate it. Regardless of how you feel about the books you read in high school, it's no secret that some of it can read as a bit dated. So, without any further ado, I present The Required Reading Remix, five young adult books recommended based on themes, settings, and characters found on many required reading lists, perfect for anyone looking to create their own summer reading list!
When it comes to cartegorizing books, it's not always black and white. Some books are clearly aimed at younger readers, some are clearly aimed at adults. But what happens when that distinction isn't quite so clear? Whether you're an adult looking for something a bit quicker to get through or a teenager looking to branch out into some adult titles, here are some of my favorite crossover titles to check out.
Friday, April 10th, 2020
So, it's finally happened.
Your ambitious young reader has finally made their way through all of the middle grade series they've loved over the last few years and you've decided that they're finally ready to try out some young adult titles. But where do you start?
Thursday, April 9th, 2020
Fans of The Hunger Games rejoice! The return to Panem is almost here!
Suzanne Collins's The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the long-awaited prequel to the bestselling series, hits shelves on May 19th. This time, sixty-four years before Katniss Everdeen's fateful victory, we're following a eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow as he gears up to mentor the ill-fated female tribute from District 12.
Thursday, April 19th, 2020
This week, we're so excited to bring you an interview with debut author Liz Lawson, where we talked about her brand new young adult title, The Lucky Ones, the books that shaped her, the best writing advice she's ever gotten, and more! Liz's debut novel is a hard-hitting contemporary story that follows May and Zach, two teenagers whose lives have both been changed forever in the aftermath of a school shooting. Tackling grief, survivor's guilt, and the terrifying reality that many teenagers face in America, The Lucky Ones is a must read.
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
It's here! Author, poet and long-time friend of the store, Brittany Cavallaro so kindly sat down to answer all of the questions you left for us over on our social media. What songs did she write the Charlotte Holmes series to? What is she currently reading? Which of her books was the hardest for her to write? Check out the answers to all these questions and more!