Books on speed dating
These titles work well for us, but be sure to include books that are most appealing to the students at your school.
24 Girls in 7 Days by Alex Bradley Acceleration by Graham Mc Namee The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson Any books by Sarah Dessen Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod (series) by Heather Brewer City of Bones by Cassandra Claire Crackback by John Coy The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard Incarceron by Catherine Fisher Invisible by Pete Hautman It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini Kimani Tru (series) by various authors Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith Looking for Alaska by John Greene The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Piccoult The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Scribbler of Dreams by Mary Pearson Shattering Glass by Gail Giles Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher Whatever Happened to Cass Mc Bride by Gail Giles Tish Carpinelli, MLS, is a media specialist at Lower Cape May Regional High School.
For instance, the first thing we notice (if most of us are honest) is a person’s physical appearance.
PROCEDURE: When students come in, I have them stand in a group away from the tables and begin by asking who is familiar with speed dating (sometimes, even freshmen have done speed dating! I give a short explanation, then tell them that, although it might surprise them, choosing a book is really a lot like choosing someone to date.
” When students have visited each table, they fill out their final book selection on the worksheet, turn in the sheet, and check out their books.
At this point, I pass out one chocolate kiss to each student, because, as I like to tell them, the perfect date ends in a kiss!
She earned her master’s degree in school and public librarianship at Rowan University and has written several articles for Library Media Connection.
When she is not managing the Media Center, 3D printing, or reading, she tends to her herd of seventeen alpacas.If I shared a dozen books and half of them were actually checked out, I was happy.