unRequired Reading Blog

I Love Horses!

Dogs may be considered “man’s best friend,” but a lot of girls (and guys) think horses should claim that honor. If you agree, you’ll want to take one of these books for a ride. You don’t need to own a horse to enjoy these magnificent animals. Visit a local stable for lessons or volunteer at a therapeutic riding center. And even if that’s not possible, you can certainly read about horses.

Hear Me Roar - a booklist about strong girls!

Even if you've never heard the song, "I Am Woman (Hear Me Roar)," which topped the charts in 1972 and became an anthem of sorts for the women's lib movement (oh, and won a Grammy), you will enjoy these stories featuring heroines who grapple with the big challenges and mysteries of life. Ranging from hilarious to heart-breaking, there's something for everyone.

Teen Read Week: YALSA Announces 2009 Teens' Top Ten Winners

The Young Adult Library Services Association has just announced this year's Teens' Top Ten. Over 11,000 teens voted online for their favorites from August 24 through September 18. And the winners are ...

1. Paper Towns by John Green
2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
5. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
7. Wake by Lisa McMann
8. Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast
9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Teen Read Week is all about reading for fun, so take a break from homework by checking out one of these great books.

Beyond Reality - Teen Read Week: October 18-24

Stop by the Central Rappahannock Regional Library during Teen Read Week to read beyond reality! Check out materials to change your world, take you somewhere unlike your world, or learn about other cultures. Stop by today and pick up a page turner that you can read or listen to, just for the fun of it!

If you like Rules by Cynthia Lord

 Here are some funny, cool books that you might also enjoy.

 

If you like mysteries

Since you don't say which mystery you like, here are some you might like.

If you like Evernight by Claudia Gray

Here are some other titles that I hope will keep you on the edge of your seat!

 

Lightning Thief Trailer

I blogged a few weeks ago about the Percy Jackson and The New Olympians series (click here to read). The first book, The Lightning Thief, is being made into a movie, due to be released February 2010. Here's a new trailer for the movie, and it looks awesome:

If you like Tenth Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer

Thanks for visiting our website and for your Book Match request. I also enjoy stories featuring vampire/paranormal plotlines like Tenth Grade Bleeds. Also by Heather Brewer are Eighth Grade Bites, Ninth Grade Slays, and Eleventh Grade Burns. Here are a few more titles you might enjoy:

 

The Ruins of Gorlan: The Start of a Must-Read Series

Will is small for his age and can climb a tree quicker and higher than any of his Ward mates. He hopes to be accepted into Battleschool on Choosing Day so he can become a hero like his father, whom Will never knew. Will is an orphan, left on the steps of Castle Redmont's ward, and Choosing Day is the opportunity each ward has to be apprenticed to a master craftsman.