Reading Room Blog
BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE
As we all know, getting older isn't hard to do. Time continues on. In this poem, Deborah Warren of Massachusetts asks us to think about the life lived between our past and present selves, as indicated in the marginal comments of an old book. There's something beautiful about books allowing us to talk to who we once were, and this poem captures this beauty.
I have included both young adult and adult Christian/inspirational romance
books - a few contemporary and a few historical.
Until Tomorrow (Christy and Todd book 1) - by Robin Jones Gunn.
"Christy and Todd are joined by their best buddy, Katie, as they traipse
around Europe for three weeks. Traveling from the fjords of Norway to
the canals of Venice, their relationships are tested when their varying
Christy by Catherine Marshall.
Here are three
other titles I hope you might enjoy.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.
Melinda Sordino's inner voice provides sardonic commentary on her high
school experience, while her real self remains mute about a painful
incident that has made her an outcast.
If you enjoyed Scribbler of Dreams by Mary Pearson, here are some other suspenseful romances you may
Look for Me by Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn.
While staying at the remote and reputedly haunted Maine inn run by her
father and pregnant stepmother, sixteen-year-old Cynda feels
increasingly isolated from her father's new family and finds solace in
the attentions of a charming but mysterious guest.
Zazoo by Richard Mosher.
I have some suggestions
if you liked Dead Girls Don't Write Letters by Gail Giles.
Did you know that author has written other books too? Here are two more
books that she has written:
Here are some suggestions for a thirteen year old that are good stories
but not violent or explicit.
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a
family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in
isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces
him that the government is wrong.
Everything on a Waffle - Polly Horvath.
We have lots of Lurlene McDaniel
books here at the library. Here are some by other authors you might like:
All Alone In The Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins.
Debbie is dismayed when her best friend Maureen starts spending time
with ordinary, boring Glenna.
Beauty by Robin McKinley.
Did you know that Eclipse is part of the Twilight Saga series? The first
two books in the Stephenie Meyer's series are Twilight and New Moon.
Here are some other titles that I hope you can't put down!
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause.
Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle
both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she
belongs and with whom.
Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith.
If you liked Fangs 4 Freaks by Serena Robar and haven't read the others in the series, you should try Braced 2 Bite and Dating 4 Demons. Here are some other humorous fantasies/paranormal/supernatural books that I hope you will like:
Circus of the Darned by Katie Maxwell.