Sunday, October 13, 2013

I Heart Romance

I admit without shame that I love reading romance.  I love to watch romantic comedies.  A good romance to me is heart warming, gut wrenching, funny and tear jerking all at once.

I willingly volunteered to read and put together resources for our #bookbootcamp for middle grades because I never consciously thought about 'romance' for middle school.  After reading lots of different romance books this summer and reading some of the resources I listed on our #bookbootcamp wiki, I realize that romance for middle grades is all about relationships- from crushes to first kiss.

Here are some of my favorite middle grade romances:
Guitar Notes by Mary Amato, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith,
The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper, I'd Tell You I Love You, but then I'd have to Kill You by Ally Carter,
Curveball: The Year I Lost my Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick, Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman, Spy School
by Stuart Gibbs and Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities by Mike Jung
Here is a link to my romance shelf in Goodreads to see more middle grade romances titles that I've read and marked 'to-read.'

I hope you will join me and the other librarians and teachers of #bookbootcamp for our Romance chat, on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 8:00pm.  What romance titles are popular in your middle school library? Check out my suggested reading list of romance titles.  

1 comment:

  1. Sarah Dessen and Colasanti are very popular in the library, but I don't care for them myself. I do love romance though. I just ordered lots from your recommended reading list. I finished Guitar Notes yesterday and loved it! Great for boys too. I plan to read The Lucky Kind and My Life Undecided next.