Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I'm jealous of today's Young Adult Book selection

Yesterday I went to the library to drop off a few books and maybe pickup a few new ones to add to my ever-expanding TBR pile. I've been listening to Twilight by Stephenie Meyer on audiobook (so far it's fantastic!) and was hoping that the library would have the next book in the series. So, I wandered into the YA section, or as it's called in our library, the "Teen Zone". It was a bit awkward walking into "Teen Zone" when I am clearly no longer a teen. Luckily, when I got there school hadn't gotten out yet so there weren't that many kids there to laugh at the old lady. (Alright, 32 isn't exactly old, but it feels like it when you're in "Teen Zone".) Anyway, I was amazed at the amount of books they had in the YA section. I remember in my young adult reading years all our library offered was 3 rounders of YA books hidden under the stairs. And they were definitely lacking variety. I didn't get the book I was looking for, but I did pick up Maximum Ride by James Patterson, which I thought looked interesting because it is based on the characters from When the Winds Blow & The Lake House, both of which I really enjoyed. The reviews on Amazon are mixed, so we shall see how it turns out.


Peripa said...

I know what you mean. I can't believe the selection of good YA now. When I was a teenager the choices were Christopher Pike or R.L. Stine. I read Ayn Rand and Sophie's World instead.

Anonymous said...

I'm thankful for the wide variety of YA books today.