Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bookshelf: What Does Amazon Say?

Book lovers can find books all sorts of ways. They can seek classics by reputation (Under the Tuscan Sun, Atonement) or incredible books by word of mouth (The Secret Life of Bees, Twilight) or read book reviews and blogs (like here!) or pick up a pretty cover and think it worthwhile. As e-books or at least e-shopping is on the rise, book lovers also turn to Amazon.

Out of curiosity, I clicked on the "Summer Reading for Kids & Teens" link, and here are three books Amazon recommended. The list changes every time you re-click, by the way.

A La Carte by Tanita S. Davis

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot

Burger Wuss by M.T. Anderson

The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney

Suck It Up by Brian Meehl

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Monster is a contemporary classic that every teen should read, but otherwise I haven't read any of their recommendations. Even if the book world shifts more to digital than print, even if the average American... doesn't read..., book lovers will always find books. (Kristen Nelson has interesting informal survey results over at How do you find yours?

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