Thursday, January 27, 2011

2011 Adult Books with Teen Appeal

Yay! It is another snow day in Northern Virginia. In between calls of "mom, MOM," I am catching up on some reading. I just started this year's Newberry Winner: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool and am enjoying being snowed in with a great story.

I also caught up on some American Library Association reading and saw a list of the Alex Awards. Alex Awards are given to the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences by the American Library Association. I thought my several friends with pre-teen and teens might want to see these titles. Please know that I haven't read even one of these books. I cannot endorse any of them yet. If you read one or if your child read's one or more, please let me know what thoughts are on the book(s).

  • The Reaper's are Angels: A Novel by Alden Bell
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel by Aimee Bender
  • The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
  • Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
  • The Vanishing of Katharina Linden: A Novel by Helen Grant
  • The Radleys by Matt Haig
  • The Lock Artists by Steve Hamilton
  • Girl in Transition by Jean Kwok
  • Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray.
  • The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To by DC Pierson

For an amazing and complete list of Youth Media awards presented at the American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference 2011, go to: http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pr.cfm?id=6048

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