Sunday, April 18, 2010

Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens Review + Contest

Read, Remember Recommend for Teens: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers
by Rachelle Knight

Age Range: 12 and above
# of pages: 352
Source: Traveling to Teens Book Tours

Perfect for teens who love to read and those who need a companion for school assignments or summer reading programs, Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens offers more than 2400 award-winning and notable reading suggestions in many genres, cross-referenced to help parents and teens chose the right books for them. This unique journal sold out its first print run, attracting readers with recommended lists for fiction, manga, historical fiction, romance, westerns, crime novels, and poetry, as well as nonfiction sections focusing on biography/ autobiography. College-bound readers will find a section to help guide their reading selections. The journal also provides room to record books read, jot down thoughts and ideas, and keep track of recommendations, books to read next, and works by
favorite authors.

I had only ever read one other "book guide" per-say for teens, but I loved it because it was a great source for me to use to find new books. RRR (read, remember, recommend) was just like that but more!

This fun journal was divided into six sections, Awards and Notable Lists, To Read, Journal Pages, Recommendations, Loaner Lists, and Resources. The first section, Awards and Notable lists has endless amounts of lists of books underneath certain awards, like the YALSA Top Ten Teen Award and fun one's like Paranormal Romance and Fantasy. In the list it tells you the age range of the novel and then there are boxes next to each book saying, Own, Recommend, To Read, and Want. You check off each box depending on what applies to you.

The next tab to Read is spaces for you to write down books you want to read, the title, the author, and notes about the book. This is great because I am always making up lists, and now this can help me stay organized. The following tab, Journal Pages, is a place to record the books you read and then there is space to write extra details about the book, etc.

The Recommendations tab is a place where you can keep track of all the books you would recommend to people. The next tab, Loaner Lists, is my favorite! This section is a place where you can write down all of the people borrowing books from you and keep track of it, I love it because I'm always giving out books for people to borrow, now I can be sure to remember to get them back!

Finally, the last tab is Resources which is great. Not only is there a fabulous and easy to use index but there are listed sites and blogs that you can go to, to check out books and other bookish things. Some of the sites I didn't even know about!

Overall this was a very unique journal that every major book lover should have. It is great help in finding and recording books and I loved the colorful tabs that were easy to flip to.

If you like this journal be sure to check out:

From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing children's books by Kathleen T. Horning
Read, Remember, Recommend: A reading journal for book lovers by Rachelle Knight
A Book Lover's Diary by Shelagh Wallace

Buy Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens HERE

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1 comment:

Emily said...

For most of my life, I've kept a simple spiral notebook to list books I've read and books I've yet to read, but this sounds like a much more organized way to approach keeping a reading journal! It's like having a personal, hard-copy of Goodreads!