As impossible as this task always is, I found it especially difficult this year when thinking about the top young adult books I've read. This genre hosts some of the best stories I've ever had the pleasure of reading.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, librarians enjoy pumpkin pie and the Thanksgiving Day Parade as much as the next person. But it should come as no surprise that for the librarians at The New York Public Library, one of the things they're most thankful for are books.
November is finally here, which means National Novel Writing Month is in full swing, and Book Awareness Week is right around the corner. So with writing and reading on the brain, what better time to get the scoop on an awesome upcoming book and an exclusive look at the cover?
You'll be happy to know that young adult fiction has some new topics and trends coming atcha in 2015! As a YA book blogger, it's my job (minus the getting paid part) to tell you that the next big book themes of the year will be.
This is a series to read immediately -- especially because Ruin and Rising will be available June 17. I recently chatted with the author, Leigh Bardugo, about the final Grisha trilogy novel, George R.R. Martin and what she's up to next.
Pleasure begets pleasure. The unfettered enjoyment of YA fiction now experienced by both adults and teenagers -- age groups that used to be at odds -- has led to increased exchanges of ideas and recommendations, the revitalization of the Internet reading community.
I used to pick up books off the shelves in stores and stare at the models on the covers. I imagined my own work on the shelf, too -- books with my name on them. I never thought I would be sitting on the shelf as a book cover model.
I'm to the point where I've practically watched all the best TV shows on Netflix. Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Dexter, Freaks and Geeks -- all the best. After all this, I'm left wondering what I'm supposed to do with my life.
If you were to ask what I do for my life, the answer would be writing and reading. I have to limit myself from going to my public library, because I end up taking WAY to many books than I can handle to read. I start to cry when I walk into Barnes & Noble. Yeah, it's bad.
Shortly after Better Nate Than Ever was released earlier this year, a pattern began to emerge: Librarians who had loved the book and invited me to visit their students were suddenly canceling those visits, backing out for fear of parental backlash.