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Latest Additions October 11, 2010

Posted by stacey in Book Awards, Fiction, Non-Fiction.
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Weee! It’s up! It’s down! This weather is like a crazy roller-coaster ride! We’re having the craziest weather ever! I’m glad to see some leaves turn colors, perhaps promising some true fall weather, but the weird temperature highs and lows make everything feel unpredicable and confusing… yeesh! Okay. All right. Now I feel better. Thanks for letting me get that pesky weather rant out of my system and I can move on to sharing some books! Today I’ve got two completely different lists of titles I’d like to provide! The first list will be the newest books added to The Reading Room, and it’s a lovely collection of fiction books for all ages! The second list comes courtsey of VOYA, a professional journal dedicated to all things teen, and it celebrates the best young adult nonfiction published in 2009. I was lucky enough to be in charge of organizing this particular list for the past two years and, sadly for me, this means my turn is over. It was challenging, it was fun, and it was a great experience, plus it meant a lot of free books for our library! That’s a whole bunch of win/win/wins, right? Right! But first things first, let’s start with… The Reading Room!

The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
Private Life by Jane Smiley
The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
Intelligence by Susan Hasler
One Day by David Nicholls

And list number two is the VOYA 2009 Nonfiction Honor List! The committee really tried to make sure that the list reflected titles that would be of interest to a wide variety of teens, teachers, and -gasp- even regular, old adults! Honestly! If you don’t believe me, just ask my co-workers! They were kind enough to provide me with their opinions on select titles, and I think they might be willing to share those opinions with you too! (If you ask nicely -like I did!)

Now it’s up to you… Which book will you read next? And with so many options, how will you ever choose? Enjoy!

—Stacey

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