Looking for something to do over the next two long winter months? Well, the library’s Young Adult Advisory Board (teens for teens) recently put together this little list of fun to-dos for winter 2022. Reading is obviously a top choice. :)
My book recommendation is All Eyes on Her by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn. You know those books that make you want to stay home with a cup of cocoa and cancel everything and read? This is one of those books. It’s such a good fast paced book from different POVs and lots of character development. Oh and it had murder. What else would you want in a book.
My go-to suggestions are build a puzzle, make a craft, and drink hot cocoa.
Finding a book with good queer representation is hard. This book is not only a book with queer representation (and a queer author not just a straight cis author adding some representation so they don’t get canceled), it is also written by an author of color. This book is Kings Queens and In-betweens by Tanya Boteju. This story follows Nima Kumara-Clark a queer teen who is in love with her bestfriend. She goes to drag shows and meets all sorts of different people. There are people that seem to be horrible then when you look farther they are just trying to find theirself.
This story has great representation for people of color, LGBTQ+, and people trying to figure out what they are and just themselves in general. Finding a book that can represent people without just using standards and stereotypes is difficult, but this book does it beautifully. So, if you are wondering if you should read this book, the answer is, yes and you will be very happy with your decision.
My January movie recommendation is Red Notice. It’s on Netflix and it is one of my favorite movies. My first book recommendation is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It is quite possibly my favorite book of all time and I highly suggest anyone who hasn’t read it to read it. My second book recommendation is Armada, also by Ernest Cline. In my opinion, it isn’t quite as good as Ready Player One, but it is still by far on of my favorite books.