The host of the wildly popular TV show “Adam Ruins Everything” discusses how he uses both physical and digital content available from his local library to help his never-ending quest for knowledge.
For the past two-and-half years, I have noticed a reading trend with my young adult students. My teen readers can’t get enough of what I call tough topic books. I categorize these as tough topic reads because they are books about overcoming adversity and exploring topics that are controversial.
When Oprah launched her “Oprah’s Book Club” in 1996, it was the first of its kind. Soon, “The Oprah Effect” became a well-known phenomenon within the literary world. But are the titles in contemporary celebrity book clubs seeing the same level of discoverability?
After observing so many adults not checking out books and stating that they do not read, I chose to do some research, not simply to find out why adults aren’t reading, but to find out why they should be reading.