teen fiction

I've Read 53; How many have you read?

NPR just released a list of the Best 100 Young Adult Novels (and Series) based off of their Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll.  It’s a mixture of classics and current popular YA fiction.  Read on for the top ten!

 

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TAYSHAS 2010 Spotlight: Beyond Chick Lit

pink flowerThe TAYSHAS Reading List for 2010 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great reads for gals or the entire 2010 reading list!

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TAYSHAS 2010 Spotlight: Historical Fiction and Fabulous Non-Fiction

rushing past german historyThe Tayshas Reading List for 2010 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The Tayshas Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great historical fiction and non-fiction reads or the entire 2010 reading list!

Tayshas Historical Fiction & Non-Fiction Reads:

 

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TAYSHAS 2010 Spotlight: Fantastic, Futuristic and Horrific Realities

abstract3The TAYSHAS Reading List for 2010 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th – 12th grades. Check out some of these great fantasy, horror, and science fiction reads or the entire 2010 reading list!
 

TAYSHAS Reads: Fantastic, Futuristic, and Horrific Realities

 

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What's a Printz?

The Printz Award winner and honor books were just announced yesterday! The Printz is awarded to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. What were your favorites of the past year?

 

 

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TAYSHAS 2010 Spotlight: Guy Reads

TAYSHAS Reading List IconThe TAYSHAS Reading List for 2010 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! The TAYSHAS Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 9th-12th grades. Check out some of these great reads for guys or the entire 2010 reading list!

 

 

 

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New Year’s Resolutions: Body Image

tape measureDo you make New Year’s Resolutions? Pretty much every year I’ve made the same resolutions: to live a healthier life, to lose weight, and to get more exercise. In the past I did not feel very positively about my appearance; I felt self-conscious and uncomfortable in my own skin. It sometimes felt like I needed a radically different body type in order to fit in. But as time has gone by and I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to be more comfortable with myself and to make my New Year’s resolution about the benefits a healthier lifestyle brings to me personally, not what other people may think about my shape and size.  What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

 

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2010 Lone Star Reading List

lonestar logoThe Lone Star Reading List for 2010 was recently released and there are some great titles this year! I’ve read several of them and am looking forward to reading some more! The Lone Star Reading List promotes recreational reading for teens in 6th – 8th grades.

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow...

With weather reports that Houston might get snow and the temperatures dropping, I’ve been in the mood to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. The list below includes books that take place in winter, in cold places, or just remind me of the cold. Brrr!

 

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Back to School Reads

With the beginning of school right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about a bunch of really great books where school is a major part of the story.

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