Adults Who Read Young Adult UNITE!

IreadYA-selectAre you one of the aforementioned adults who reads young adult literature? Would you be interested in joining a book group with other, similarly-inclined readers? We are hoping to get such a book club up and running after the summer is over and everyone is back in town and maybe a teensy bit less busy. If you’re interested, you can comment below or e-mail us at acpreadersATgmailDOTcom. And, if you could answer a few questions so that we can make this the best book group we possibly can, that would be awesome.

  • This will be an evening book group. Which day of the week is best for you? And what time?
  • What kinds of books do you prefer? Do you like fantasy? Dystopia? Realistic fiction? Historical fiction?
  • Are you willing to read hardcovers or will you only purchase paperbacks?
  • Do you prefer the popular titles, or something a little off the beaten path?
  • Is there content you absolutely will not abide (sex, drugs, language, etc.)?
  • Red or white?

I’d love to have our first meeting occur sometime in September and, to that end, to announce the first book selection in August. I want to give any group members at least a month to read the book in question.

If this is something you’re interested in, let us know and tell us where you stand on the questions above. You don’t have to RSVP to join us, but the more input we have, the better the group will be.

Check back here and on Facebook for updates and the announcement of our first title.


Readers Circle Review by Sureika

Sureika read Eden’s Wish by M. Tara Crowl and she liked it a lot. Don’t believe me? Let her tell you herself:

EdenWishI think Eden’s Wish is an amazing book. A refreshing view on the “Genie and the lamp” story.

It was a wonderful story.

I feel like on a starred review, it would be a 6 out of 5, if that’s possible.





This book will be available on September 1, 2015.

Readers Circle Review from Abbey

Abbey is one of our teen Readers Circle reviewers. She read Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud and here’s what she had to say:

9780670014972If you like to sit down and read an entire book in one afternoon (who doesn’t?) “Pretending To Be Erica” by Michelle Painchaud is absolutely the novel for you. This title is perfect for those who like a John Green twist of romance, with that ever pleasing dose of comedy. Hopefully Painchaud plans to divulge the audience with a sequel because the ending to her first page-turning novel will undoubtedly leave you wanting more.

Violet was trained for this her whole life… taking on the currently vacant life of the insidiously wealthy Erica Silverman. The real Erica was kidnapped right outside of her Kindergarten school at the age of four and never seen again. Violet, was raised a foster child, but at the age of five was adopted as an apprentice for Sal, the best con artist on the west side of the Mississippi. Luckily for the Sal, Violet shared the same blood type as Erica, along with a striking facial similarity. After the years of studying every detail of the Silverman’s lives, Violet is finally ready to take on the role of a lifetime, and fool Mrs. Silverman, and the rest of Vegas to retrieve a priceless painting right out from under the noses of the people who care for her most. She must use her intuition, and calculate every decision to avoid getting caught. Violet hides herself deep inside, and takes on the life of Erica, but she soon discovers that walking the line between the two is harder than she first anticipated. Violet is a brand new type of heroine that may cause you to redefine your idea of protagonist, which makes for a riveting debut.

I recommend this book to everyone and hope that everyone who reads it will enjoy it as much as I do.

This book will be published on July 21, 2015.

Find Waldo in Portland!

It’s that time of year again–time to find Waldo and win prizes! Find Waldo Local starts on Wednesday, July 1st, but you can pick up your passports now and start making your game plan.  You can find all the details in our most recent newsletter by clicking here. We’ll be posting information and updates all over the place during the month of July, so make sure you Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and keep checking here and on our website for all the latest Waldo news and information.

Readers Circle Review from Maddie

Yes, the same Maddie. She’s been a busy reader and reviewer. I’m afraid we’re going to run out of books for her at this rate! her second review today is for The Friendship Garden: Green Thumbs-Up! by Jenny Meyerhoff.

friendship gardenThe Friendship Garden is about a girl named Anna. She’s 8 and just moved to Chicago so her teacher assigns her to a group of kids for a project. They have to think of an idea and present it to the class. Anna gets paired with a boy named Reed and a girl named Kaya. When Anna goes home with Kaya’s nanny Daisy, there’s a garden bed that’s really rundown. They call it the Plant Junkyard. Anna has an idea to make a club that’s call The Friendship Garden. They want to get permission to clean up the old garden bed. If not, the owner will build a new shed for tools.

It’s exciting to see what happens because you don’t know what’s going to happen next.

It would be great for kids who like books that are sweet and there are kind-hearted people.

This book will be published on August 25th.

Readers Circle Review from Sureika

Sureika–another of our rock star reviewers–read Blue Baillett’s Pieces and Players and here’s her review:

pieces and playersIt was kind of a strange book, filled with connections most people wouldn’t notice.

The People were very realistic. The paintings sounded so intriguing that I wanted to go see one.

On a starred review, it would be a 4. 5_Star_Rating_System_4_stars


This book is available now.

Readers Circle Review from Eloise

Eloise is quickly becoming one of our “rock star” reviewers. Here’s what she had to say about E.D. Baker’s The Golden Match (the title on this one has been changed to The Perfect Match, but I like The Golden Match better):

perfect matchI really liked The Golden Match. In it Cory finds Goldilocks a boyfriend, but he is already about to marry someone else!

On a scale of 1-10 I would give it a 9. I thought that The Golden Match was funny. It is a good book for kids ages 8-13. The Golden Match is a sequel to The Fairytale Matchmaker in which Cory quits the Tooth fairy guild and finds out she is a cupid. Both books are equally good. I really hope that E.D. Baker writes a third book.

Fairy Tale Matchmaker: The Perfect Match (the official title) will be published on October 6.