Posts Tagged ‘Teens Books’

The past is fascinating. I like to read about how humanity coped before computers. As a member of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) the events I like the most are the ones called “Arts & Science”. Basically, people research and try their hands at old techniques of weaving, cooking, woodworking… name it. I learn something new every time. It’s amazing how clever our ancestors were.

History is made of people who, knowingly or not, changed the course of event by their actions. What happened in the past can be interesting. There is so much people that didn’t make it into textbook… What their lives could have been like? That’s where historical fiction comes from.

Yes I did write that much just to get at: here is a list of historical fiction books. I tried to get a lot of different eras and genres here.

If you scroll all the way down, there is two of my favorite Manga series too: A Bride’s story that relates Amir’s life who lives in Turkic Central Asia during the 19th century and Vinland Saga, the story of a Viking named Thorfinn and his efforts to get to Vinland (which is Newfoundland by the way).

 

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I was pondering, trying to find a subject for a post. I looked at my lists of “already read books” and “books I want to read”. There was “The upside of unrequited by Becky Abertalli”. And “How to save a life by Sara Zarr”. A, B, Z… I decided I would go for and A to Z list of books. Here we go!

A – Abertalli, Becky, The upside of unrequited. Didn’t read it yet but it’s on my list and got really good reviews.

B – Bang, Barry Lyga. Two Bs! I loved I hunt killers, this one is on my “To read list”.

C- Calvin, Martine Leavitt. A dip in a schizophrenic mind, funny and serious at the same time.

D- D.J. MacHale, Bobby Pendragon. Still such a great fantasy read!

E- Eric Walters, Flyboy. Historical fiction about WWII from an awesome auth0r.

F-Fault in our stars, John Green. They made a movie out of it… means it’s an awesome story right?!

G- Gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue, Mackenzi Lee. An exciting adventure set in 1700s Europe featuring LGBTQ+ and POC characters!

H-Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling. I know that everyone knows about Harry Potter! It’s still a good reading suggestion.

I- Iturbe, Antonio, The librarian of Auschwitz. Based on a true story, great book about WWII prisoner camps.

J- John Flanagan, The Outcasts. First book of Brotherband chronicles, a tale of vikings that can become addictive.

K- Kid table, Andrea Seigel. Nice story about a crazy extended family. Nostalgia over your cousins guaranteed.

L-Long Walk to Valhalla, Adam Smith. This one is a Graphic Novel about facing your past. I loved it!

M- Murphy, Julie. Dumplin’. It’s a story about body image and dreams. A must read.

N- Nest (the), Kenneth Oppel. An horror story like no others!

O-Oppel, Kenneth. This Dark endeavor. Oppel again… well he’s a great author. This one is about Frankenstein.

P- Prudence Shen, Nothing can possibly go wrong. Really funny graphic novel about a bunch of teens competing against each others and then together against the world.

Q-Quinn, Kate Karyus, Another little piece. It was really hard to find a “Q” one… however it got 3.7 stars on Goodreads and a place in my “To read” list.

R – Ruby, Laura. Bone Gap. Good story that begins in our reality and slips a bit in a mysterious one.

S- Stiefvater, Maggie. Scorpio Races.

T- They both die at the end, Adam Silvera. “This is sooooo good. Just so good!” someone told me.

U- Under the never sky, Veronica Rossi. Post-apocalyptic romance that got good reviews.

V- Vikki Vansickle, Winnowing. Great sci-fi coming of age story.

W- OCDaniel, Wesley King. Such a good read! It gives a good insight at OCD, the author being OCD himself.

X- X, Ilyasah Shabazz. Vivid, fictionalized account of Malcolm X early life.

Y- Young, Moira. Blood read road. It seems like quite a travel in a post-apocalyptic world. On my “To read” list.

Z- Zarr, Sara, How to save a life. Peculiar tale about two teenage girls, a mom and a baby to be born. It’s not clear who saved who but it’s a happy ending.

What would your alphabet of books would be? Let us know!

It’s hard to predict the future. Who knows a book is going to be a really good read before it’s published? Harry Potter’s popularity was a real surprise, after all! People try to guess it anyway – which leads to my discovery of the “Most Anticipated Young Adult books of 2017” lists of Paste and Brightly websites. First, I looked which ones we have here at the Belleville Public Library. Then, I looked the ratings on Goodreads. I’m aware its a bit late for these most anticipated books of 2017, therefore a lot of them are already out and rated by readers. The point is: I kept only books rated more than 3.5. That’s how I got this list of excellent fairly new books for you!

                      

Have a good read !

If you are often disappointed in the movies you have watched after reading the book , go the other way around. Reading the book after watching the movie is good too. It’s up to you. Whatever your decision, be aware that every movie ever made has been written first, at least as a script, and a vast amount of those scripts are inspired by books. So, if you like movies, you also like books. It’s logical right? Then, read one of those marvelous books already adapted into a movie or that will get a shot on the big screen soon.

      

These titles are available, but on Overdrive only.

 

We do have “A Monster Calls” and “Before I Fall” movies already. Look!

A Monster Calls DVD Before I Fall DVD