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Books for Young Adults
Books are a must in my household. I still, as a matter of fact, have all the old children’s books on a shelf in my boys’ room. I read How the Grinch Stole Christmas every year to my kids. I also, however, read A Christmas Carol from a 1900 edition I own to the kids as well.
Reading was always a battle in my home, at least when my oldest daughter was born, because books weren’t a big part of my wife’s upbringing. Her family liked tangible, activity-based gifts. My parents liked books and still do. It was through them I learned to love Tolkein, Asimov, Dickens and any myriad of other authors.
Some time ago I gave you, dear readers, a list of books that you should be reading to your children.
Today, as we approach Thanksgiving and the whole “Black Friday” melee, I give you some alternatives to consider: give a book. Give many books! You won’t find any Twilight, Hunger Games or other over-used teen angst books here. I’m giving you my list of ten wonderful young-adult books you can give that spark imagination and exploration.