04 30, 2022

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: YA Royal Reads

By |2022-04-13T11:08:22-04:00April 30, 2022|

We may never be royal, but we can still read about them! Cailey and Meg share four of their favorite YA novels that reinterpret royal epics, classic fairy tales, and even the history of Henry VIII’s wives. (Spoiler Alert: Don’t expect a happy ending to that last one.)

Their choices this time are:

  1. Briarheart by Mercedes Lackey
  2. Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
  3. This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
  4. Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell Al

Most of the books we discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using Hoopla or Libby.

04 2, 2022

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Books to Movies

By |2022-03-22T18:03:56-04:00April 2, 2022|

Cailey and Meg share some of their favorite books that either have been or are about to be translated to film. Those favorites include:

  1. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  2. Room by Emma Donoghue
  3. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  4. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Most of the books we discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using Hoopla or Libby.

01 22, 2022

All Booked Up With Cailey & Meg: Teen CLASSICS

By |2022-01-13T11:17:39-05:00January 22, 2022|

This is the episode you’ve been waiting for … the one where Cailey and Meg finally discuss The Face on the Milk Carton!

Yes, we’re chatting about the classics of YA, the giants that birthed and nurtured a literary genre. That includes:

  1. The Outsiders (natch) by S.E. Hinton
  2. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  3. Forever by Judy Blume
  4. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

Most of the books we discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using Hoopla or Libby. Stay golden!

01 8, 2022

All Booked Up With Cailey & Meg: Reading Outside of our Comfort Zone

By |2022-01-06T10:45:02-05:00January 8, 2022|

We’re trying something different for our first video of 2022! Cailey and Meg recommend four books from outside of their reading comfort zones. They are all either in genres or on topics that Cailey and Meg don’t usually read. They are:

  1. Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
  2. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  3. The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs by Tristan Gooley
  4. All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business by Mel Brooks

Most of the books we discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using Hoopla or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

By the way, we’re offering a Winter Reading Challenge that’ll reward you for reading outside of YOUR comfort zone this January and February. Our Winter Reading Challenge form has 15 different reading challenges that are designed to introduce you to new authors, genres and topics. You may even find your new favorite! Complete at least five of the reading challenges and bring the form back to the reference desk at our Main Branch, and you’ll be entered into a raffle for a gift basket.

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