Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2024) Featured Review: Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell

This novel consists of nine standalone short stories that get to the crux of what makes romance “romantic”: it is the careful details each partner puts into one another. While entering a romantic encounter is daunting, Rowell provides hope for the weary. A dual narration audiobook adds to the coziness of the stories. This title … Continue reading Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2024) Featured Review: Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2022) Featured Review of Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell

Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell; Narrated by Euan MortonMacmillanRelease date: July 6, 2021ISBN: 9781250803122 Simon and the gang are back in London after their American adventures, and there’s trouble in the world of mages. After Simon’s downfall new ‘Chosen Ones’ keep popping up, Baz’s stepmum is missing, and Penny is dealing with … Continue reading Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2022) Featured Review of Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell

Booklist: If You Like Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Love Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell? We’ve got your next favorite book. Whether you liked the retro setting, the opposites attract romance, or comics & mix tapes, there’s something here for you. If you’re a librarian or library worker looking for suggestions to offer readers, this list includes both older and new titles.  Dumplin’ … Continue reading Booklist: If You Like Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

2014 Teens’ Top Ten: Everything You Need to Know About Rainbow Rowell

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the … Continue reading 2014 Teens’ Top Ten: Everything You Need to Know About Rainbow Rowell

One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with Rainbow Rowell

Check out previous interviews in the One Thing Leads to Another series here. I don’t mind telling you that I was sophomore in high school in 1986.  I was (as so many of us were) 15 going on confused, and everything was new and weird and cool and hard and sometimes both better and worse … Continue reading One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with Rainbow Rowell

Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2024) Featured Review: Insomniacs After School by Makoto Ojiro

Ganta Nakami is a grumpy and unfriendly high schooler with few friends but it’s primarily because he’s an insomniac and hardly ever sleeps. This causes him to also fall asleep at school and, while trying to find a good place to nap, he comes across the abandoned astronomy club room. Only it’s not so abandoned … Continue reading Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2024) Featured Review: Insomniacs After School by Makoto Ojiro

Best Fiction for Young Adults Featured Review: Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens

Rook is a genius who grew up around magic, but isn’t magical. He gets a job working in the office of the famous sorceress Antonia Hex who handles magical emergencies. Rook is introduced to a big magical world including rival apprentice Sun who he begrudgingly thinks is cute despite their moody disposition. Rook realizes he … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults Featured Review: Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens

Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2024) Featured Review: Hollow by Watters, Boyer-White, & Nelle

Izzy Crane is the new kid in the titular town of Sleepy Hollow. There is no relation between her and Ichabod Crane of the famous tale, but there is a relation between Vicky Van Tassel and the female character of that story. Izzy soon discovers that this town takes the legend very seriously, that she’s … Continue reading Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2024) Featured Review: Hollow by Watters, Boyer-White, & Nelle