This was a topic that I kind of dreaded at first, simply because I didn’t want to rehash my favorite books, but I couldn’t think of a unique spin on things. Luckily, though, I came up with something that I think works quite well..
Books that emphasize the normality of characters with disability for children and young adults such as:
- On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis whose main character is autistic.
- Sam’s Top Secret Journal – Memorial Day by Dr. Sean Adelman whose main character has Down Syndrome
- Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter by Tim Learn whose main character’s best friend has leg braces.
Books that inspire people to read more (even if I may not personally like some of them.) Literacy is too important to ixnay any book, as long as it gets people (young or old) reading.
- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – I think everyone knows the impact of this series.
- Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer – It…well, people read it. Then people read more books. Books are good.
- Junie B. Jones series by Barbar Park – Oh for the love of Circe, I hate the….*breathes* Books that get kids or adults to read are good things. As long as Miss L continues to take delight in the Junie B. books, I will continue to read them to her.
Books from Independent Authors that are exceptionally good, and I was privileged enough to be asked to read and review. These books make putting up with the error-laden, unexceptional stuff I get worth it.
- Beneath Claire’s House by Corey J. Popp – Best Indie YA Horror
- Glyphbinder by T. Eric Batukis – Best Indie Fantasy
- I Came to Find a Girl by Jaq Hazell – Best Indie Thriller
I’m thankful for this book just because its freakin’ awesome and I love it and..and..and..if you don’t like, you’re a (insert first grade level insult here) haha.
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