The American Library Association has released their list of Most Challenged Books of 2011. On this year's list are Lauren Myracle's TTYL series (for "religious viewpoint," whatever that means, among other reasons), the ever-favoured (see what I did there?) The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, whose most hilarious reason is "occult/satanic" (WE HAVE NO IDEA EITHER) and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie. Check it out! As responsible adults we are honour-bound to recommend you read every single one of these books, in the spirit of things-people-want-to-make-sure-you-can't-read-are-probably-worth-reading-for-one-reason-or-another.
This year's School Library Journal Battle of the Kids' Books has come to an end, and the winner is... *drumroll* Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt!
We... were not overwhelmed with awe and amazement over this week's Book of the Week. We promise, we're going to review a book we actually like for next podcast.
Books from this week's podcast:
- Agatha H and the Airship City by Phil and Kaja Foglio
- The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
- Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense by Corinne Mucha
- Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver
- A Study in Sherlock edited by Laurie R. King
- Twin Spica Volume 11 by Kou Yaginuma
- The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
- The Countdown by Deborah Wiles
- The Inquisitor's Apprentice by Chris Moriarty