3 Teen Romance Books with Mystery Letter Writers

While there are often big publishing trends—Dystopias! Superheroes! Thrillers with the word "girl" in the title!—sometimes you come across much smaller, often coincidental, trends. I read three books recently that all shared a plot point in common. This was an entirely unintentional reading choice, but made for an interesting comparison. These three recently published teen…
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Get to Know E. Lockhart

Young adult author E. Lockhart will be making an appearance at the Covington Library on Saturday, November 4 at 2 pm in conversation with author Deb Caletti and we couldn't be more excited. Lockhart has written ten books and a few short stories for teens and teens at heart since 2005, all of which are…
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10 to Try: YA Edition

Are you taking on the 10 to Try Challenge this year? As a teen services librarian with a love for young adult books, I thought I'd offer up some suggestions to complete the challenge using only young adult books. Read about STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (fiction or nonfiction) An abundance of excellent…
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Get to Know YA Book Awards

You may have heard of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals for children's literature, but did you know there are similar awards for young adult literature? As part of the Youth Media Awards from the American Library Association, over 20 awards and even more honors are handed out to books, authors, and other media for youth…
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Three Genre-Bending YA Novels

Why stick to just one genre when you could mix multiple genres into one fantastic book? While experimenting with different genres isn't a new concept, there have been some standout titles as of late that breath new life into some of the standard young adult fiction tropes. Check out one of the books below or…
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