We are only hours away from 2014 and I’d like to take this time to say THANK YOU to all our blog followers. The library’s teen blog has had yet another successful year due to our patrons’ participation and readership. To commemorate this success, I’d like to provide a recap of this year’s most popular posts.
Far and away, our most popular resource on the teen blog is our guide to mobile apps for teens. This list features book apps, educational apps and game apps with young adult appeal. Some of our favorites include the photo editor “Color Splash” and the puzzle game “Machinarium.”
Blog visitors have appreciated our staff-curated booklists including “The United States of YA” as well as this years’ Gateway Award Nominees, Truman Award Nominees and Teens’ Top Ten Nominees. We recently published our list of contenders in the 2014 March Madness Teen Book Tournament.
Our series, “Books for Dudes” also continues to be a hit among blog readers. Each month librarian Johnathan Shoff shares his top picks for guy readers such as “The Rithmatist” by Brandon Sanderson and “Mouse Guard: Fall 1152“ by David Petersen.
The most read staff book reviews were of “Abandon” by Meg Cabot, “My Most Excellent Year” by Steve Kluger and “Between the Lines” by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer. Similarly, our most popular teen book reviews were of “Ultraviolet” by R.J. Anderson and “Five Flavors of Dumb” by Antony John. If you’ve recently read a book that you loved (or loathed), please consider sharing your thoughts by submitting an online book review!
Undoubtedly, our talented teen patrons are the driving force behind our blog. It is no surprise then, that our most popular posts overall are related to the content created by these amazing young adults. Don’t take my word for it, though; review the creative artwork and stories submitted for our summer photo contest, six-word memoir writing contest and our bookmark contest.