The SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine, and powered by OverDrive, starts tomorrow, May 5th. The program gives teens the opportunity to download a selection of free audiobooks during a 15-week program that ends on August 17, 2016.
Each week, SYNC offers a thematic pairing of two YA books or a YA book and a classic adult book. You must download the Overdrive app to your device to access the audiobooks each Thursday after 7 p.m. (EST). Each week’s selections are only available for download for one week, so if you don’t download them during that time period, you won’t be able to get them later, since they aren’t archived. You can sign up for email or text alerts to receive reminders of when they’re available.
Many of the selections are award-winners or titles frequently assigned for summer reading.
All of the audiobooks offered through this program are free and you can keep them forever once you’ve downloaded them. So don’t miss out, go to SYNC's website to see what's available.
I've got a bad case of the winter blues!
At the beginning of winter, I was excited because, for me, winter means days and nights of snuggling under a blanket, sipping hot coffee, and reading a book. But now as the winter days drag on into winter months, I'm getting restless. I wish I could be sitting on my deck, in the warm sun, sipping iced coffee, and reading a book. (Do you see a pattern here?)
So since Mother Nature isn't cooperating and spring's arrival is delayed, I've decided to focus on reading books about spring and summer. I just finished reading "We Were Liars" by E. Lockhart. The book tells the suspenseful story of Cadence Sinclair Eastman, the oldest grandchild of a wealthy family who spends their summers on a private island off the coast of Cape Cod. One summer, Cady is involved in a mysterious accident which leaves her with amnesia and severe migraine headaches. Two summers later, Cady pieces together her memories and the nature of the accident is revealed. A revelation so shocking that I actually gasped!
Do you have any suggestions for good books that take place in the spring or summer?
Nicole Kent is the