Sorry it's taken me so long to get this post up from November, but (as you can imagine), life has been pretty crazy.
At our November meeting, we discussed banned/controversial/issues books. I can't find my notes from that meeting, but books we discussed included the following: The Chocolate War
by Robert CormierThe Giver
by Lois Lowry
The Alice McKinley series by Phyllis Reynolds NaylorSkin
by Adrienne Vrettos
andRules of Survival
by Nancy Werlin
For our December meeting, we had a casual get-together at Borders and people brought holiday books to share. Since I didn't write any of them down, I'm not going to make a list, BUT I will give you the list of books I shared. These were some of my favorites from 2006 and I highly recommend them. An Abundance of Katherines
by John GreenA Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life
by Dana ReinhardtI'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
by Ally Carter
andLife as We Knew It
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
I highly recommend all those books. Go read them now.
I also said I would post some stuff about book blogs and book review blogs. Two of my favorites that review a lot of kidlit are: Bookshelves of Doom
and A Fuse #8 Production
. They are both done by librarians and contain lots of reviews of children's and YA (and some adult) books, as well as news tidbits dealing with kidlit, banned books, etc. Jen Robinson's Book Page
is another good blog- she does a weekly roundup of news from lots of different kidlit sites. All of these blogs have links to many other blogs, so it's easy to create a long list of favorites.
I thought there was a wiki with a comprehensive collection of kidlit bloggers, but I think that maybe I was thinking of this site instead: Children's Book Reviews
. This is a wiki that compiles book reviews from bloggers' sites. You can search by age range or for specific titles/authors. The blogs I have linked to in this post all have extensive lists of links to other blogs on their sites. I highly recommend checking them out and finding some favorites of your own to keep up with.
Annnnd just because I can: John Green's blog
And with that, I am out. I'm currently exploring job possibilities and I will most probably not be here next month. So the book club will be turning over a new leaf and I'm not sure what will happen to this blog. I guess that's up to y'all.
Happy reading, everyone!