My Readers’ Advisory (RA) course begins again soon. For you non-librarians, RA is what we librarians call how we help people find books they want to read, so one big part of the course is analyzing genres/categories of books so students are more knowledgeable and can feel confident recommending a variety of books.
To learn more about genres/categories of books, they’ll read about 20 books this summer, and people always ask me for my booklist, so you’ll find it below. But just know, I don’t make students read every book on this list. They read a couple in each genre/category.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street by Matt Taibbi
Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal Al-Sharif
The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond by Michio Kaku
Graphic / Comic
My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Vol. 1 by Emil Ferris
Saga Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
Black Hammer Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 by Jeff Lemire
Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole J. Georges