Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Celebration of YA

Woohoo! Fall is here!! Well, I suppose it's not officially fall, but SRC is over, fall storytime schedule is starting, and Labor Day is behind us. And that's good enough for me.

I am celebrating YA lit this fall because I feel like, even though I love it so, I don't make it a priority. Why is this? Well, my department serves birth through 8th grade, so when I read middle grade books or picture books or chapter books or easy readers, it's beneficial to my job. When I read adult books, I can recommend them to my mom and my aunts and I fulfill that part of me that says I'm a grown-up and I should be reading grown-up books.

And YA falls through the cracks. Or becomes a "guilty pleasure". Even though I love it so.

So this fall, I am taking back YA! I've already unofficially started, but this post marks the official kick-off of my Celebration of YA Lit, so keep your eye on this space for more reviews of great YA books this fall!!