Reading List

Library Chicken Special Edition: Novellas!

Library Chicken Special Edition: Novellas!

I am here to tell y’all that we are living in a Golden Age of Novellas and if you haven’t yet discovered the awesomeness of these short-but-still-substantial reads you are in for a treat.

What I’m Reading: 3.12.19

What I’m Reading: 3.12.19

These are the books that have been giving my library card a workout recently.

What I'm Reading: 1.8.19

What I'm Reading: 1.8.19

Metafictional madness, snarky reimagined classics, time-traveling historians, lots of classic mysteries, and more new books to start the New Year.

The HSL 2019 Reading Challenge

The HSL 2019 Reading Challenge

If you, too, are looking for a way to organize your (endless) reading lists for 2019, consider our Reading Challenge Bingo — it’s flexible enough to work for you and your younger readers and a fun way to keep track of what you’re reading throughout the year. 

Amy’s Library Chicken :: 10.24.18

Amy’s Library Chicken :: 10.24.18

Middle grades screwball comedy, YA Victorian steampunk mysteries, and a little historical fiction were highlights of this week’s reading list.

Amy’s Library Chicken :: 10.7.18

Amy’s Library Chicken :: 10.7.18

This week’s library chicken is heavy on comfort reading, plus a little middle grades horror, some snarky steampunk, and a little YA superhero romance.

Amy's Library Chicken :: 10.1.18

Amy's Library Chicken :: 10.1.18

Lots of literary fan fiction that just didn’t do it for me—but maybe you’ll like it!

Summer Reading: Magic and Enchantment

Summer Reading: Magic and Enchantment

If you’re craving a reading list full of magic and fantastic creatures, these books deliver.

Book Nerd: The Brave New World of Science Fiction

Book Nerd: The Brave New World of Science Fiction

The science-fiction/fantasy genre has never been more exciting — or more inclusive. Suzanne examines the new directions of an old favorite and highlights the genre’s new must-reads.

Not-So-New Books: The Game of Silence

Not-So-New Books: The Game of Silence

The story of Omakayas continues in this second book in the late elementary/early middle grades series, which focuses on the changes brought about by white settlers in Native American territory.

Library Chicken Update: 7.5.18

Library Chicken Update: 7.5.18

Suzanne’s on a roll with everything from great but depressing World War I novels, weird fiction, cozy mysteries, and plucky autobiographies.

Summer Reading: Adventure and Suspense

Summer Reading: Adventure and Suspense

Looking for something action-packed? Dive into these books that will keep you on the edge of your seat.