What to read next?
This question, from students, used to really stress me out when I started at my high school. Unless the reader was interested in fantasy (my fav genre), I didn’t have a wheelhouse of suggestions to pull from yet, which I found stressful. Now that I’m more comfortable with YA, and with my collection, I don’t generally panic anymore when students ask for recommendations, but when I started, I would (internally) freak out a little. I guess my overly critical brain thought I might ruin reading for the student if I didn’t have ten awesome suggestions to throw down IMMEDIATELY!!? Or something lol. Clearly I was not being rational. Anyway, regardless of how ridiculous this fear of mine was, it prompted me to create a bunch of “what to read next” posters.
I display the posters on a wall near our fiction section, to help students find their next great read. I tie the recommendations to popular tv shows/movies/books so it acts like netflix’s “Since you likedX, you might like Y” feature.
The posters have also been great for me, because having them handy makes it easy to pull a quick display together. or they act as good guides for when I put baskets of books together for when I bring carts to the classroom for spontaneous checkout sessions.
Im sharing my posters with you all here, they are free to reuse and share. And if you have any suggestions for other topics, I’d love to hear them! Which tv shows/movies/books are trending with your students right now?
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