Guests and listeners recommend new books to me every week, and I always intend to read them. But since I only have 24 hours a day, it’s tough to get to all of them. This week’s guest is someone I frequently bump into at my local library, and so she had more opportunities than most to remind me to read her favorite. Ultimately, I cut a deal with her: I’ll read the YA Fantasy book you want me to read, but only if you come on back on the show.
Lauren Regenhardt is the Senior Children’s Librarian at the Mission Viejo Library in Southern California. She loves young adult fiction but forces herself to read adult nonfiction and fiction when required. She also enjoys videogames, watching ghost hunting shows, sloths, Marvel, and guinea pigs. She’s a strong advocate for mental health services and LGBT Rights, and she loves the challenge of getting young adults and millennials into their local library.
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Discussed in this episode:
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why it Still Matters by Anne Boyd Rioux
Lauren’s first appearance on the Best Book Ever Podcast, Episode 068
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Atomic Habits by James Clear
When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
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