Teen reads for EVERYONE

Diverse Readers JTCC is a diverse community; our students and faculty come from a variety of backgrounds and places. Everyone likes to read something different...mystery, romance, thriller, blogs (wink!) Diverse Audience Have you read popular books like Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games or The Lightning Thief? You have been reading what libraries call Young Adult Literature! The American Library Association defines Young Adult as books meant for ages 12-18. But honestly, these are not just for teens...or kids. Moms (well, some of them) went as crazy for Twilight as their daughters did. Teens..and…continue reading →

Book Club: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder is the last Book Club selection for the summer session. Posion Study is the first in a three-part fantasy series; on Goodreads (a social network for book fans) readers (13,431 so far) give the book 4.41 stars. The description from Goodreads: Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison… About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a…continue reading →

Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue

This June Book Club is reading Room by Emma Donoghue. From the publisher: Five-year-old Jack and his Ma live and eat and play and sleep in one room--an 11×11-foot space that is their prison--captives of the terrifying man Jack calls Old Nick. But as Jack grows older and more curious, it becomes clear that the room will not be able to hold him and Ma forever. Jack--who is five--narrates the story. Readers see what is REALLY going on...even though Jack the narrator cannot. Reviewers on Amazon have described the book as both gripping…continue reading →