I don’t often ask you, darling ones, readers of I Will Dare to do stuff. Well, there was that time I begged you to vote for brownies back during The Great Pie v. Brownie War of Aught-Seven, but a fat lot of good that did me.
Anyway, I am here today to ask you two favors.
First up, is NPR’s Best Ever Teen Novels list. Here you can vote for your 10 favorite or best teen novels. TEN! And if you were so inclined to throw one of those votes Brooklyn, Burning’s that would be the super raddest thing you could do.
I don’t say that just because Steve’s a friend of mine, but because Brooklyn, Burning is a beautiful, important book, especially for LGBTQ teens. In my head I call it Written on the Body for teens.
Go vote for Brooklyn, Burning. Do it! It won’t cost you any money, and only a little bit of time.
(If you’re wondering out how else to fill out your ballot: The Fault in Our Stars; Will Grayson, Will Grayson; American Born Chinese; Please Ignore Vera Dietz are all solid choices)
Now, if you have some extra money burning a hole in your pocket, you should throw some dollars at Book Riot’s Kickstarter campaign. They’re (and you know I write for Book Riot, don’t you?) trying to publish a book called Start Here: Read Your Way into 25 Amazing Authors. Here’s the description:
Start Here solves that problem; it tells you how to read your way into 25 amazing authors from a wide range of genres–childrenís books to classics, contemporary fiction to graphic novels.
Each chapter presents an author, explains why you might want to try them, and lays out a 3-4 book reading sequence designed to help you experience fully what they have to offer. Itís a fun, accessible, informative way to enrich your reading life.
It’s such a smart, smart idea and for only $10 you get the eBook.