Sarah Amazing, Teen Librarian Extraordinaire, jazzed up the Summer Reading Theme art. Thanks for sharing! I am excited to kick off summer reading this Friday.
The home stretch to summer vacation is officially upon us. Students, teachers, and parents hang in there! As for me, I am throwing the finishing touches on my summer library programs. The summer reading prizes are all wrapped up and ready to go,
my shopping list for my Own the Night Library Lock-In Party is ready supplies shopping is done (pizza, s’mores fixin’s, glow in the dark paint) and I am working on a list of Summer Must Reads to share with my teens. Looking ahead to July, I will be co-hosting a Teen/Adult book club (we will be reading and discussing The Cardturner by Louis Sachar) and teaching a Lego Mindstorm® Robotics class. I am taking it easy in August (I will be busy finalizing plans for the Teen Advisory Group I am starting in the fall and getting the hang of Twitter in time for the launch of my new Twitter book club) but I will be hosting an end-of-summer readathon. Think beach blankets, books, snacks, and prizes on the lawn of the library. The library Training Department has some new programs this summer just for teens. This month teens are invited to learn how to create websites using Google Sites and in July they are offering a Powerpoint for Teens class. Rocky River teens-call the library and get registered!
Last week I took a mini-vacation from It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? so I have two weeks worth of reading to report. Sadly, the list is not very long. Where did the time go in May? Be sure to check out Book Journey, our host, and Teach Mentor Texts for a children’s/YA version.
Since I last posted (May 21) I finished:
A satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, but I suspect we haven’t seen the last of Carter and Sadie Kane!
This one was not for me. I had issues.
This is not the greatest series ever written, but I do find it entertaining. I am looking forward to the series conclusion after some surprising events in this installment. (Audio)
A surprisingly riveting courtroom drama with a shocking ending! There is definite teen appeal here, now that I think about it. Older teens looking for adult books may enjoy this one. (Audio)
Ah, I do love some British rom-coms. I enjoyed this one so much I immediately started the sequel.
Currently reading/listening to:
In the car: Red, White, and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth. I LOVE the President’s Vampire series. I also love Bronson Pinchot as the reader for the audio books. It’s hard to believe that the guy who was Balki on Perfect Strangers is the calm and menacing voice of Nathaniel Cade. It’s brilliant, really.
On Playaway: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. This one’s gotten lots of mixed reviews. I usually don’t have the patience for literary fiction, but I am enjoying the story so far.
I have three real, live, page turning paper books going right now:
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. It is so disturbingly good! I should be finished with this
in the next day or two today. It’s impossible to put down.
Real Live Boyfriends by E. Lockhart. The last of the Ruby Oliver books and a nice, fun, not scary serial killer read. Balance.
Little Lady, Big Apple by Hester Browne. After a couple of nights of disturbing nightmares, I decided I needed something light to read before bed. The sequel to The Little Lady Agency fits the bill!
My e-book: The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab (October, 2012). I really enjoyed her debut novel, All Unquiet Things and was happy to get an arc from Netgalley.
At the top of my TBR list: Flock by Wendy Delsol, Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi, Insurgent by Veronica Roth, City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, The Power of Six by Pitticus Lore, and From Bad to Cursed by Kate Allender.
What are you reading?