As a change of pace, the Young Adult Readers of Lopez Island (YARLI) held a “literary salon-type” meeting in December to share a wider range of books for children, teens and even adults. Ten members met at the Lopez Bookshop for two hours of food, conversation and good books. The selections were as diverse as the membership.
Diva and Flea, by Mo Willems, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
The Wednesday Wars, by Gary Schmidt
Amulet: The Stonekeeper’s Curse, by Kazu Kibuishi
Brilliant AND A Greyhound of a Girl, by Roddy Doyle
The Finisher, by David Baldacci
The Long Mars, by Steven Baxter & Terry Pratchett
The Chosen One, by Carol Lynch Williams
The Flying Burgowski, by Gretchen Wing
When girl starts to fly, I’m hooked, I really believed she could fly. Family relationships very realistic. Somewhat Lopezian, but island in story has its own character. “The Toad” is also a wonderful character!
Boo, by Neil Smith
A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki
Adult, but so good she couldn’t pass up sharing it! Amazed how cruel other kids were to protagonist, an American who moved to Japan. Character finds solace & fun with her 104-year-old Bhuddist grandmother. Takes a long time to process after reading.
The Snow Goose, by Paul Gallico, illustrated by Beth Peck
YARLI meets every 4th Tuesday, 7pm at the Lopez Island Library. Our next book is the science fiction novel Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, on January 26th.
Please join us! (Contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)