10 Books to Read If You Like Victoria

I am so excited that Masterpiece: Victoria returns for another season on PBS, this Sunday, January 14. I am in love with this show! It is such a great biographical adaptation that tells the beginning years of Queen Victoria’s reign. The show is not only entertaining and engrossing, but informative. It gives audiences a chance toContinue reading “10 Books to Read If You Like Victoria”

New to Jane Austen? Try These on For Size

Top Ten Tuesdays, by The Broke and the Bookish, is on hiatus until August but that doesn’t mean the lists have to stop! 2017 marks a bicentenary year for Jane Austen and what better way to celebrate her life than to read her great works! But with six terrific novels and a few great minorContinue reading “New to Jane Austen? Try These on For Size”

2015’s Top Ten Teen Books

At the end of Teen Read Week, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) gave teens a chance to choose which YA books were the best of 2015. Here is the list: The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic)  I Become Shadow by Joe Shine. (Soho Teen) To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before byContinue reading “2015’s Top Ten Teen Books”

Teen Read Week: October 18-24, 2015

This week is “Teen Read Week”, an annual literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the ALA, to promote literacy among teens  readers. This is my first library event since I became a librarian so I’m really excited about spreading the news of this great event! This year’s themeContinue reading “Teen Read Week: October 18-24, 2015”