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100 Young Adult Books

16 May

Amazon published “100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime.” Check out the list and see how many you’ve read. I’ve read 40! Do you agree with most of the titles, or do you think some should be added or deleted? Click below to see for yourself.

100 Books

Printz Award Winner Announced!

28 Jan

The 2012 Michael L. Printz award winner and honor books have been chosen! The award is given to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

The winner is:

Wheres Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
-Witty, sardonic Cullen Witter agonizes over the disappearance of his beloved brother, Gabriel, while everyone else in his stiflingly dull Arkansas town thrills to the apparent return of a long-extinct woodpecker. Kidnapping, bromance, arcane religious texts, and ornithology collide in this ground-breaking coming-of-age tale.

The author created a playlist of songs that he listened to while writing the book, along with some background on each song choice, including the song that inspired the book. Click here to listen.

The Honor Books are:

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
-In this beautiful piece of bookmaking, heartbroken movie obsessive Min Green dumps a box of relationship ephemera on ex-love Ed Slaterton’s porch, each item attached to a raging, loving, insecure and regretful letter explaining how each memento contributed to their breakup.

The Returning by Christine Hinwood
-A large cast of characters from two fictional kingdoms recover from a drawn-out, brutal war in a portrait both sweeping and specific as it explores the ramifications of the conflict on Cam, the only one who lives to return to his village.

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
-Spurred by the mysterious death of a schoolmate, Charlie confronts racism and his fears as he learns about family, friendship and love in the oppressive heat of small-town 1960s Australia. Silvey weaves themes of freedom and loyalty with moments of humor in this wrenching novel.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
-A bloody, intoxicating horse race on the Island of Thisby is the backdrop for this atmospheric novel. The heart-pounding story pits two teens against death – to win is to survive.

Leviathan Double Feature!

12 Jan

Did you like Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies books? Or are you interested in the crazy emerging genre popular in young adult books called steampunk? (Pretty hard to describe in few words but these come to mind: alternate history, speculative fiction, anachronistic or futuristic technologies, innovation, Victorian era, parallel time.)

If that description makes you at all curious, check out this book trailer AND playlist for Leviathan, the first book in Westerfeld’s Leviathan series! (The sequel, Behemoth, is already out!)

The soundtrack created by Westerfeld himself includes:

  1. Airship Pirate by Abney Park
  2. Metal on Metal by Kraftwerk
  3. Christiansands by Tricky
  4. Hustle Rose by Metric
  5. Galang by M.I.A.
  6. The Sea by Morcheeba
  7. We are Pilots by Shiny Toy Guns
  8. Barracuda by Rasputina
  9. Supermodel by Bran Van 3000
  10. Vingt a trente mille jours by Francoiz Breu
  11. Flicks by Frou Frou
  12. Yerkemo Sew by Mulatu Astaque

Eclipse “Soundtrack”

28 Dec

No, it’s not the soundtrack to the third movie in the Twilight series. But if you liked the book, check out what the author herself thinks the soundtrack to Eclipse might sound like in this Eclipse Playlist!

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
* Mexican Standoff — Elbow
* Hamburg Song — Keane
* Clocks — Coldplay
* The Small Print — Muse
* Stab My Back — The All-American Rejects
* Overweight (edited) — Blue October
* Mr. Brightside — The Killers
* Newborn — Muse
* Love Me Like You — The Magic Numbers
* Vindicated — Dashboard Confessional
* Hysteria — Muse
* Uninvited — Alanis Morissette
* Yes Please — Muse
* Infra-Red — Placebo
* The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot — Brand New
* Luv — Travis
* Blackout — Muse
* It’s A Disaster — Ok Go

*This Is How I Disappear — My Chemical Romance
*Sleep — My Chemical Romance
*Falling Away With You — Muse
*Accident & Emergency — Patrick Wolf
*The Well and the Lighthouse — Arcade Fire

Wicked Lovely Playlist

22 Dec

Wicked Lovely Playlist

For You I Will – Teddy Geiger

Shut Up – Simple Plan

Summer Wine – The Corrs

When the Stars Go Blue – The Corrs

You Wouldn’t Like Me – Tegan and Sara

Counting Stars – Sugarcult

Screaming Infidelities – Dashboard Confessional

Dance, Dance – Fall Out Boy

Time is Running Out – Muse

Closer – Nine Inch Nails

Temperature – Sean Paul

Dirty Little Secret – All-American Rejects

This Moment – Victoria Williams

The Host Playlist

14 Dec

Imagine your favorite book had a playlist to describe plot, characters or just the general “feel” of the book. And there you have a book playlist! Check out the one Stephenie Meyer created for her novel The Host!

The Host Playlist by Stephenie Meyer

Soul Meets Body — Death Cab for Cutie

Papercut — Linkin Park

Futurism — Muse

I Wasn’t Prepared — Eisley

Walking After You — Foo Fighters

Down In It — Nine Inch Nails

Blood — Editors

Pts. of Athrty — Linkin Park

Fortress Around Your Heart — Sting

The Ghost of You — My Chemical Romance

Because I Want You — Placebo

Stockholm Syndrome — Muse

As You Are — Travis

Smile Like You Mean It — The Killers

Don’t Stay — Linkin Park

Just Like You — Three Days Grace

Consolation Prizes — Phoenix

My Name Is Love — Rob Dickinson

The Hand That Feeds — Nine Inch Nails

My Body is a Cage — Arcade Fire

Rescued — Jack’s Mannequin

Original of the Species — U2

The Last Song — All-American Reject

Beautiful Day — U2

Off of library thing

New Playlist added

28 Oct

There’s a new playlist up, and remember if you have any you want to add don’t be afraid to contact us!