Click the image below for the Summer 2019 Teen Newsletter and see YA beach reads, this month’s teen book club pick, the Library’s Summer Reading Program, YA book tasting, and so much more!
Graduation season is upon us! Whether you’re graduating from high school, college, or grad school, you’re likely nervous about what comes next. Budgeting, home repair, jobs and interviewing – we get it – adulting is hard.
But don’t worry, we can help. APL librarians specially selected the following books specifically for new graduates looking for insight on life, work, and what comes next.
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown, Call Number: 818.6 Brown, Kelly
Get the Interview Edge! Tips to Getting Hired from Interviewers by Kim Chung and Elisa Hui, Call number 650.14 Chung, Kim
Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning after High School by Genevieve Morgan, Call number 331.7 Morgan, Genevieve
Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism by Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby, Call number 371.82 Pomerantz, Shauna
The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be Complicated by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack, Call Number: 332.02 Olen, Helaine
You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero, Call Number: 158.1 Sincero, Jen
In! College Admissions and Beyond: The Experts’ Proven Strategy for Success by Lillian Luterman and Jennifer Bloom, Call Number: 378.16 Luterman, Lillian
College Rules! How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik and Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Call Number: 378.19 Nist-Olejnik, Sherrie
Beyond Bullets: Creative Journaling Ideas to Customize your Personal Productivity System by Megan Rutell, Call Number: 158 Rutell, Megan
Popular Mechanics’ When Duct Tape Just Isn’t Enough: Quick Fixes for Everyday Disasters by C.J. Petersen, Call Number: 643.7 Petersen, C.J.
Work It: Secrets for Success from the Boldest Women in the Business by Carrie Kerpen, Call Number: 650.1 Kerpen, Carrie
Cracking the New Job Market: 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy by R. William Holland, Call Number: 650.14 Holland, R. William
What Now? By Ann Patchett, Call Number: 158.1 Patchett, Ann
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (#1 of Legacy of Orisha Series)
Zélie, her brother Tzain, and princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.
Goodreads rating: 4.22/5 stars
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (#1 of Truly Devious Series)
When Stevie Bell is finally able to return to Ellingham Academy after identifying the culprit in the murder of a classmate, she begins to wonder if the case was really resolved and attempts to uncover the truth about the school’s founder.
Goodreads Rating: 4.06/5 stars
Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents’ expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.
Goodreads Rating: 4.10/5 stars
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (#1 of Nikolai Duology)
When the dark magical force within him challenges his effort to forge new alliances and build a defense against a new threat, Nikolai Lantsov, the young king of Ravka, embarks on a journey to his country’s most magical places to vanquish it.
Goodreads Rating: 4.27/5 stars
After falling for Kate, her unexpected death sends Jack back in time to the moment they first met, but he soon learns that his actions have consequences when someone else close to him dies.
Goodreads Rating: 4.12/5 stars
When one of five students in detention is found dead, his classmates–including an intellectual, a popular beauty, a drug dealer, and an athlete–are investigated and revealed to be the subjects of the victim’s latest gossip postings.
Goodreads Rating: 4.06/5 stars
Renegades by Marissa Meyer (#1 of Renegades Series)
Seeking to establish order from ruin, Nova grows close to justice-seeking Renegade Adrian, but her allegiance to the villains could destroy them both.
Goodreads Rating: 4.15/5 stars
Scythe by Neal Shusterman (#1 of Scythe Series)
In a world in which the only way to die is to be killed by a scythe, Citra and Rowan compete to earn a position as a scythe’s apprentice–a competition that will see the loser die by the hand of the winner.
Goodreads Rating: 4.36/5 stars
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas (#3 DC Icons Series)
Returning to Gotham as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees, Selina Kyle teams up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn to wreak havoc on the city while Batman’s off on a mission.
Goodreads Rating: 4.14/5 stars
WarCross by Marie Lu (#1 of Warcross Series)
After hacking into the Warcross Championships’ opening game to track illegal betting, bounty hunter Emika Chen is asked by the game’s creator to go undercover to investigate a security problem, and she uncovers a sinister plot.
Goodreads Rating: 4.20/5 Stars
FYI – Any of these books would be great choices for the YA book category in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Reading Challenge!