I'm a Youth Services Librarian who, unsurprisingly, has always loved books. Most of what you'll see here will be chapter books and teen novels--though I do storytimes and love picture books, there are just too many for me to rate them all. Every so often I make time for an adult book as well.
I try to read widely so that I can help all kinds of readers, though I do find myself gravitating toward:
- Character-centric books
- First-person narrators
- Darkly atmospheric
- Darker subject matter
- "Literary" books
- Absurd humor
- Meta humor
- "Guy books"
- Graphic novels
Concerning the rating scale below, sometimes I wonder if I'm not guilty of inflated scoring. It may be, but I instead like to think I'm selective about what I choose to read, avoiding the bad ones for the most part, and am generous about finding each book's appeal factors, rating it from the perspective of the target audience. My goal is to find good things to read and help you do the same.
"The Ghost Girl of the Woods. That's who Goldeline pretends to be to make her way in the world. Not like she had any choice. What's a young girl to do when a Preacher shows up and burns you mother as a witch but take up with bandits? Except the Pre..."
"What is written comes to pass.
Kelanna is a world in which reading and writing are magic. So all reading and writing have been eliminated, but for a small, secret group who guards it and the one book that tells the history and future of everyth..."
""What is written comes to pass."
Kelanna is a world in which reading and writing are magic. So all reading and writing have been eliminated, but for a small, secret group who guards it and the one book that tells the history and futur..."