This is a happy week. You see, it is Teen Read Week. This is the week that we all are very happy that you are reading, that we are reading, and that we celebrate how cool reading is, especially when you are reading something by John Green (or someone else, if you want...).
It also gives us the opportunity to make lots of noise about the coolness of reading for teens, and I would make more noise than even this if I didn't make noise every day...which I do.
Looking for a way to celebrate? Here's one!
For those of you that have read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac--drop by the library tonight at 6:00 p.m. and join in our Young Adult Book Discussion (the way I party, since you can't beat talking books). We will have snacks and craftiness, and we'll talk all about how great it was that Naomi got hit on the head so hard, since she really needed it.
Oh, did she need it.
We will be making fancy CD covers to go with our awesome mixes--which Will taught us to make so well (if you read the book you know what I'm talking about. For the rest of you...read the book!).
In addition to my being so happy that we are all reading like crazy--hopefully not just this week--the Young Adult Library Services Administration has released the Top Ten Books of 2009!
This is another fantastic way to celebrate--read the books that teens like you have rated the best of this year!
Looking for a list? Okay, fine, here it is, with some commentary...
The Top Ten Books of 2009
1. Paper Towns by John Green (Hooray for John Green--Nerdfighters!)
2. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (I love this book!)
4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
5. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Great author, love him.)
7. Wake by Lisa McMann
8. Untamed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart
10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Another fantastic book--read this!)
Celebrate Teen Read Week by checking out a few of these. You can also grab a few bookmarks I've put out with all the winners listed (to help with future reading plans). I'm going to be sure to read the few of these I haven't.
Book discussion first, though.
I'll see some of you tonight! The rest of you should plan on being here next week for our Halloween Costume and Pizza Party--October 29 at 6:30 p.m.