So, the incredibly talented and newly coiffed Sarah Couri got the first installment of the Quick Picks Committee off to a roaring start. By 4 we had adjourned for the day and moved on to reading some of the books we had not finished quite yet. The discussion was brisk and it seemed that the committee had few books where they was any real divergence of opinion. I think after 3 years (for me and some other members, it is our final year), we almost have a shorthand about how the books have fared with us and with our relucant readers.

Question to those of you perusing this blog: how do you use the QP Lists? Are there some types of books that seem to go over particularly well with your reluctant readers? Do you have what we call niche or “rut” readers who will read only manga or only horror?

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About Teri Lesesne

I am a professor of YA lit in the department of library science at SHSU in Texas. I am an active YALSA member, an author of two professional books, a blogger, and a grandmother of 6. I am on the Printz 2010 Committee and the YALS Editorial Board currently. I have also served on the QP, Edwards, and Odyssey Committees.

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