Sunday, December 9, 2007

New Moon (seriously, tonight @ 12:40 PM)

** "As marvelous as the stars is the mind of the person who studies them." **
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
I know at least one librarian who back in the day, wanted to be an astronaut. Alas, a fear of heights kept her grounded; so, too, did a desire to become a veterinarian, an oncologist, a photographer, a ballerina...oh, yeah, and a flamenco dancer (don't ask). My point is (1) reflection can be fun, (2) the sky's the limit, and (3) lists are fun. ("What?" you ask? Just go with the flow...)
** Teen Librarian's Top Ten YA Reads (Besides Twilight!) **
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin
Incantation by Alice Hoffman
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
Dairy Queen: A Novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
Totally Joe by James Howe
Peak by Roland Smith
The Land by Mildred D. Taylor
Please note, top ten lists are no easy feat--the trick is to limit to the favorites that come to mind, not necessarily the favorites of/for all time. So, what are some of yours'? Inquiring minds want to know. :)
Please note 2--the next time all head's are accounted for, we're going to have a group tutorial on this here blog. Perpetually being a party of one is no fun. :(


Abbey said...

Hello all!!!! One of the parts of this blog, if I remember correctly, is to recomend books, so: Some good SERIES are:
Chicks with Sticks Trilogy
Princess Diaries
Harry Potter
Inheritance Trilogy (Scratch that-Inheritance cycle)
Inkheart Trilogy
Dear America
Chanters of Tremaris
Sabriel Trilogy
The City of Ember series
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
Clique Novels

Wow that's a long list. And that's just series!!! My list of best single books could go on forever. Recently, however, I read 13 Little Blue Envelopes, about a girl whose aunt leaves her a mission that sends her all over Europe. Also, Just Listen, by Sarah Dessen. Both of these books are amazing.

library lady said...

Great list! And, keep those titles coming. I know one librarian who will soon be enjoying a nice long Christmas break, & plans to catch up on some serious reading...

Ditto on 13 Little Blue Envelopes. Pretty much anything by Maureen Johnson is great, though "Envelope" is my fave. Gives ya the travel bug! :)