10 YA Books to Revisit Your Teenage Angst

10 YA Books to Revisit Your Teenage Angst

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The YA (Young Adult) Genre spawns some of the most popular and influential books around. YA books manage to capture the trials and tribulations of being a teenager which nearly every teen can relate to as well as provide comfort to adults who were able to bypass their teenage troubles thanks to books in that genre. Whether its been a few years or a few days since you last read a YA book, revisit your teenage angst with these ten reads!   1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger     While there has been some debate as …

American Library Association Announces Most Challenged Books of 2017

American Library Association Announces Most Challenged Books of 2017

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This week commemorates the 60th anniversary of National Library Week, allowing bookworms everywhere to proudly celebrate their love of books and the libraries that offer them.   In the midst of celebration, The American Library Association, or ALA, has announced the most challenged books of 2017 in order to remind readers that a major threat that gets in the way of celebrating books is the act of book banning, or censorship.    Here are the top ten most challenged books of 2017:       1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Reason(s): Discussion of suicide   2. The Absolutely True Diary …

Six Authors to Follow on Twitter

Six Authors to Follow on Twitter

It seems like everyone is on Twitter these days, and our favorite authors are no exception. Take a break from arguing about that dress for a moment and follow some of these writers! Here are the authors that we find (for better or for worse) the most entertaining on Twitter. Sherman Alexie Sherman Alexie is very good at Twitter. The famous Native American writer tweets a mix of pointed political criticism and funny posts like this: Wouldn’t it be fun to go back in time with an iPad & play Angry Birds with Emily Dickinson? — Sherman Alexie (@Sherman_Alexie) February 18, …