October 7th - 13th is Teen Read Week. What is TRW, you say? Well, let me clarify this!
Cue fun intro music.
Just kidding, I don’t have any fun intro music. But I do have this digital poster:
Teen Read Week is an annual celebration of young adult outside-the-box thinking. It’s a time to reflect on books you’ve read or want to read. And most importantly, it’s a time to pick up a book at read! (Not sure what to read? Check out our teen book recommendations page.)
Look, we already know why reading is important (if you don’t, email me… or stay tuned, because that might make a great future blog post.) but with the hustle-and-bustle of today, it can be difficult to find time to read. I know! I get it. But we feel that reading is so important, that we celebrate a week of reading encouragement just for teens. It’s worth it… trust us! Whether it’s for fun or for learning…. whatever your reasons for reading: just pick up a book, and do it!
As you may have gathered from the digital poster and title of this blog post, this year’s theme is It’s Written in the Stars. Whoa nelly! That’s a nifty theme. Who doesn’t love outer space?
We could go all non-fiction and science-like with this theme, but I want to keep this week a little lighter than that. Let’s talk about fiction sci-fi instead.
Here are some of my favorites:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (you knew that one was coming, didn’t you?)
Cinder by Marissa Meyers
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Matched by Ally Condie
Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer
There are many more at the library as well. The cool this about this list is we have all of them - click the link to see it in our catalog!