Ashland Books@Noon October 2018 Picks

Created on April 27, 2021, 8:49 am

Last Updated April 27, 2021, 8:49 am

On the first Tuesday of every month, an intrepid group of Ashland readers meets at noon to talk about the best books they've read during the month. These are their stories. [Cue CSI Theme Music]
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An example of another award-winning teen verse novel.
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An example of a classic juvenile verse novel.
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An example of another award-winning teen verse novel.
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This is a novel by Jacqueline Woodson that is semi-autobiographical and will likely appeal to adult readers of Brown Girl Dreaming.
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Carolyn had seen a lengthy interview with Jacqueline Woodson and picked this title up afterwards. It reminded her of her experiences growing up. She wasn't super excited about the verse novel structure but could see how it might be more accessible to young readers.
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Kristin mentioned that this might be a good readalike. Because this group is so well-read, it seemed like everyone had already read it!
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Claudia raved about this book about the history of cancer. While she thinks anyone would enjoy who is interested in the topic, she felt that her experiences as a cancer survivor made the book even more compelling!
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Claudia heard an interview of Shteyngart and is excited to read this one. She is on the wait list. :(
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Ibi Zoboi's first novel about a teen who emigrates from Haiti to Detroit.
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...and if you want to check out the original! :)
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Another recent P&P retelling. This one approaching from a different angle with an older cast of sisters.
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12) Pride
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Kristin is currently reading this P&P "remix." She had been excited about reading it because she is a Jane Austen fan...but went out and bought it (which she never ever does, she's a librarian) when she read the author's Twitter post about an offensive Wall Street Journal review. The Twitter post is included, below. Kristin also enjoyed the author's first book, American Street.
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We had a small group this month. As we gathered we discussed that one of our regular attendees may still be on a Jane Austen tour. Kristin mentioned hard core Jane Austen fandom and mentioned this book. This early discussion led to more Jane Austen-themed discussion, below!
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