Welcome back to Week 3 of our adult summer reading digital displays! If you’re new to Read Beyond the Beaten Path, check out our Week 1 post here. You can also download a reading log, get more information about the program and prizes, or sign up to complete the program on Beanstack. Reminder that these posts only pertain to the adult reading program — come visit us to learn more about the youth reading program!
This week’s display is all about young adult fiction! While young adult fiction is certainly written for and about (and sometimes by) a teenage and young adult audience, that doesn't mean older adults can't enjoy the stories, too. In fact, young adult fiction is typically categorized as such because the main characters tend to be teenagers — not necessarily because the subject matter is just for teenagers. Like books for any age, you'll like some of them and you won't like others! We hope you'll like our suggestions, which span a variety of genres including contemporary, romance, fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction.
Next to each book is its catalog entry (so you can put it on hold), a link to a summary of the book, and where you can find it as an e-book or e-audiobook, if applicable — Libby (L) and/or Hoopla (H).
Young Adult Fiction
Next week we'll explore the categories of books that inspired movies or TV shows in the 2020s and graphic novels. Happy reading!