NEW! YA Novel Book Club for Adults

Feed by M.T. AndersonIf you’re an adult fan (age 18+) of young adult literature the new YA Novel Book Club for Adults at the Northside Library is for you!  The first novel for our first meeting on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30pm is Feed by M.T. Anderson.  Here are some interesting sites you might want to look at if you like this novel and this author.


Candlewick’s PR for Feed
Kirkus Reviews

M.T. Anderson’s web page
YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Assoc.) 2016 interview with M.T. Anderson interveiw with M.T. Anderson

Crossover Appeal: Fantasy Edition

You’re probably familiar with The Hunger Games and Harry Potter books but here are some other fantasy titles that may appeal to teens and adults alike.

22749788Young Adult Books with Adult Appeal:
YA Buckley – Undertow (first in a trilogy)
YA Cashore – Bitterblue
YA Durst – Vessel
YA LaFevers – Grave Mercy
YA Maas – A Court of Thorns and Roses
YA Schwab – The Archived (first in a series)
YA Stiefvater – The Scorpio Races

Adult Books with Teen Appeal:
F Barker – The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic
F Barry – Lexicon
F Extence – The Universe Versus Alex Woods
F Fagan – The Panopticon
F Miller – The Year of the Gadfly
F Sloan – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Book Store
SF Schwab – A Gathering of Shadows

Celebrate Women’s History Month With YA Books

Looking for a book for the weekend? Consider one of these titles selected for Women’s History Month. You don’t have to be a teen to enjoy these Young Adult books!

Nonfiction: History doesn’t have to be dry or boring, as these books prove

18381476Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk Farrell.
The incredible story of 101 Army and Navy nurses in the Philippines who struggled together through horrific conditions of invasion and captivity. Even more amazing, all 101 made it home alive.


Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) by Sue Macy.
Who knew that the bicycle played such an important role in the women’s liberation movement? From simple access to transportation to changes in restrictive clothing styles, the bicycle transformed women’s lives. The history of the bicycle is women’s history, too.

850230Women in Pants: Manly Maidens, Cowgirls, and Other Renegades by Catherine Smith and Cynthia Greig.
This book uses vintage photographs to document women who defied society’s norms by openly wearing trousers. Whether out of necessity, as an act of defiance, or just for fun, the women challenged the conventions of their time.

Fiction: Stories of amazing young women, blazing their own trails


Audacity by Melanie Crowder.
Historical fiction, based on the real-life story of Clara Lemlich. Lemlich was an amazing woman who was a tireless voice for women’s rights and fair labor practices in the early twentieth century, especially in the garment industry in New York. Her activism paved the way for new opportunities for women. The free verse format makes this both a quick and compelling read. Continue reading