Monday, January 19, 2015

Reading Goals, and Young Adult Titles

Go here to read Colby Sharp's reading goals he set for himself. He is one of my favorite sources for everything books and teaching. He and John Schu, another of my go-to sources, collaborate often about books. Colby's goals are sensible and logical, instead of just a number. Colby's Reading Goals

One of his goals is to read young adult books...this is the one that caught my interest. So...of course I had to suggest a BUNCH of books and decided to post it here, too. 

Colby, I LOVE your idea! I’m particularly interested in your YA reads…I’m a little obsessed with YA at the moment…well, for chapter books. I still get a boat load of new picture books each week. May I make a few suggestions regarding YA? (Notice how I’m going to go ahead. And I KNOW that you probably know all of these books and authors…so basically, these are MY favorites.) Maggie Stiefvater: Scorpio Races was a fave of hubby and I…and it’s going to be a movie, but we have joyfully devoured ALL of her books. Libba Bray’s Beauty Queens…wicked hilarious…reminds me of adult writer Christopher Moore. Markus Zusak…Book Thief, of course, but his I Am the Messenger is SO different from BT but fab…I think every teenager should read this book before graduation. Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart series, think reluctant boy readers. John Green, goes without saying. Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell…another ALL teenagers should read…great music references! Perks of Being a Wallflower. Every Day, David Leviathan. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman…half dragon/half human…waiting for sequel in March! On the lighter side but the story telling is exquisite, think reluctant girl readers, Cinder series by Marissa Meyer. Colby, I admire you…thank you for doing what you do!

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