Given that today is the first Wednesday I've posted, I wanted to change things up a bit by declaring my Wednesday post title as Humpday Reads Day. Let me explain the idea!
Because I love to research and inform others (I'm weird like that), each Wednesday, I will list five young adult books that should be included on your library or bookstore wishlist.
Also, Mrs. Jessica Ross, the wonderfully talented and super cool library director for WCPL (their site is http://www.wcpls.org), will contribute which YA books are circulating well at the county library. (Thanks a million, Jess!)
Perhaps some of you are not big-readers, or find that YA books are not your cup of tea. That's okay, because I'd love to know which genre of books you and your family enjoy reading. Maybe you've just finished the "best-book-ever!" and would like to share what made it such a fascinating read. It's all game on here, no limits or boundaries, just books and reading!
Here are the titles for this weeks' Humpday Reads:
1.) The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks
The story of a teenage girl distraught over her parents' divorce. This novel has been adapted into a movie and is in theaters TODAY, with Miley Cyrus playing the leading young lady.
2.) Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
The highly-anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games is the kind of novel that has you pulling back to take a breath and go, "How did the author think of this?" (if you can stop turning the pages long enough to breathe)
3.) The Chosen One, by Carol Lynch Williams
Taking a story “ripped from the headlines,” Williams looks inside a polygamist cult and the dangers it poses for one girl. Kyra and her father, three mothers, and 20 siblings live in an isolated community under the thumb of a prophet, who controls every aspect of his apostles’ lives.
4.) The Body Finder, by Kimberly Derting
“First–time novelist Derting has written a suspenseful mystery and sensual love story that will captivate readers who enjoy authentic high–school settings, snappy dialogue, sweet romance, and heart–stopping drama. A real page–turner, this will have readers checking behind themselves and refusing to go anywhere alone.” (Booklist )
5. Siren, by Tricia Rayburn
This book has yet to hit the bookshelves, but you can preorder it at amazon.com.
Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything--the dark, heights, the ocean--but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is until Justine goes cliff diving one night near the family's vacation house in Winter Harbor, Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.
Maybe something from the reading list will inspire you to stop by the local library or bookstore on your way home from school or work! I hope you have a great Humpday! Tory
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