Happy New Year, Hub readers! Here’s to a 2017 filled with good books and positive impacts for teens in our libraries and communities!
Last month we asked which genre you’ve been reading the most of lately (not which genre you most prefer, but which dominated the last 5 titles you read). The results mirror the YA market pretty closely, I thought, with nearly 2/3 of the pie represented by the first two categories:
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal, Steampunk, and other Speculative -type fiction – 44%
Contemporary Fiction – 29%
Nonfiction – 14%
Graphic Novels (yes, they could be considered more of a format than a genre…) – 9%
Mystery/Thriller – 7%
Tie: Historical Fiction – 5%
Tie: My current books absolutely defy genre categorization – 5%
Memoir – 4%
This month, as we all roll out our New Year energy to tackle new or perennial resolutions, intentions, or simply to muscle through the dark days of winter, we want to hear about your reading priorities for 2017. Pick the reading goal that most closely matches your own, or write in your intentions in the comments.
Happy reading, and Happy 2017 to all: may your work this year be safe, fulfilling, and effective, and your reading be both edifying and engaging!
— Carly Pansulla, currently reading Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter