We make a lot of young adult book lists at STACKED, and I know how useful they are for collection development and reader’s advisory purposes. They’re useful enough for me when I write them or read the ones Kimberly’s written. So I thought I’d make a list of some of our book lists, for those who are interested in digging deep into the various genres and themes within YA fiction.
I’ll add to this periodically as we update our book lists so that finding them all in one place is easy, useful, and convenient.
Get Genrefied Series
All of these lists focus on specific genres or subgenres within YA fiction. They each talk about the defining characteristics of the genre (or format!), followed by a big book list, and other websites and blogs to explore that delve even further into the specified genre.
- Graphic Novels
- Historical fiction
- Verse Novels
- Mysteries and Thrillers
- High Fantasy
- Science Fiction
Other Thematic Book Lists
We’re fans of book lists, period, and we’ve made a number of thematic and trend-style book lists.
Contemporary Realistic Fiction:
- Stories featuring dynamic or interesting families
- Mental Illness
- Multiple Points of View or Alternative Formats
- Diverse and Multicultural Stories
- Memorable Settings
- Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll: Edgy Stuff
- Grief and Loss
- Series Books
Other YA Book Lists:
- Horror (from School Library Journal)
- Teens in Witness Protection Programs
- Microtrends in YA Fiction: Reality TV, Missing Mothers, Kleptomaniacs, and More
- Ampersand Titles
- Set in the Summer Between the End of High School and Start of College
- Co-written YA Books
- Microtrend: Amnesia
- Secret Historical Societies of Teen Girls
- Complicated/”Unlikable” Female Characters
- Sex, Sexual Assault, and Rape: Discussion Guide and Reading List
- A Little Heart on the Cover
- Titles By Number
- Books That Happen in a Single Day — or Less
Helpful lists are helpful.
to the end of his triumph. | a poetry rec list centered around the myth of icarus.
#1. landscape with the fall of icarus* by william carlos williams [♔]
#2. musee des beaux arts by w. h. auden [♔]
#3. icarus by rebecca baggett [♔]
#4. icarus by wendy a. shaffer [♔]
#5. to a friend whose work has come to triumph by anne sexton [♔]
#6. icarus by christine hemp [♔]
#7. waiting for icarus by muriel rukeyser [♔]
#8. icarus* by edward field [♔]
#9. failing and flying* by jack gilbert [♔]
all links go back to a sideblog i made specifically to post these poems, so they shouldn’t break. list art is landscape with the fall of icarus by pieter bruegel, which served as inspiration for the first two poems. list title is from failing and flying. my personal favorites are indicated with a *. order is intentional but not mandatory. enjoy!
After I posted my thoughts on big book causality, I received this question in my ask box:
The Short Answer
My short answer to the question of whether or not I find it disingenuous to suggest that being male might have had some effect on John’s success is… no. Not even a little bit. Not at all.
The Long Answer
My long answer is (as one might suspect from my the length of my last blog entry)…. long.
Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development, the performance aspect of the job is rarely emphasized or taught. Acknowledging this aspect could be a missed opportunity to restructure ways teachers learn new skills and tactics.
I’ve always said my theater minor was more helpful than some of my education classes.
This is a great collinktion (collection + links) if you’re interested in blended learning instruction. Especially helpful are how to start and what to model.
My brother saved this document and everytime he gets angry at our neighbours for being loud he prints it to their wireless printer and you can hear the wife shout “Why the fuck would you print this AGAIN?!” to her son.
The winners of the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners were announced last night in New York City. The list of winners are as follows:
Bisexual (2 winners; 1 fiction, 1 nonfiction)
In One Person, John Irving, Simon & Schuster
My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B, Cheryl Burke, Topside Signature
Gay General Fiction
Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Cinco Puntos Press
Fire in the Belly, Cynthia Carr, Bloomsbury
Lake on the Mountain: A Dan Sharp Mystery, Jeffrey Round, Dundurn
He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices, Stephen S. Mills, Sibling Rivalry Press
Kamikaze Boys, Jay Bell, Jay Bell Books
The Facialist, Mykola Dementiuk, JMS Books
Lesbian General Fiction
The World We Found: A Novel, Thrity Umrigar, HarperCollins Publishers/Harper
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Jeanette Winterson, Grove/Atlantic
Ill Will, J.M. Redmann, Bold Strokes Books
Sea and Fog, Etel Adnan, Nightboat Books
Month of Sundays, Yolanda Wallace, Bold Strokes Books
The Harder She Comes: Butch/Femme Erotica, D.L. King, Cleis Press
No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, Justin Hall - Editor, Fantagraphics Books
LGBT Children’s/Young Adult
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
LGBT Debut Fiction
The Summer We Got Free, Mia McKenzie, BGD Press
The Myopia and Other Plays by David Greenspan, Marc Robinson, University of Michigan Press
Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas, Dale Carpenter, W. W. Norton & Company
LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Green Thumb, Tom Cardamone, Lethe Press
Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, University of Michigan Press
The Collection: Short Fiction From The Transgender Vanguard, Edited by Tom Léger and Riley MacLeod, Topside Press
Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies, edited by Finn Enke, Temple University Press
Dr. James Duggins Mid-Career Novelist Prize
Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Awards