Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading Is Out Today!
One of the summer's most-anticipated books, Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Readingby Lizzie Skurnick, came out today! Publisher's Weekly calls it "frequently hilarious" and, though my copy hasn't arrived yet (I loved its inspiration, though: Lizzie's Fine Lines column on Jezebel), I call it the best idea for a book I've ever heard: who doesn't find themselves paging through Are You There God, It's Me Margaret? when you go home for the holidays, and how many times have you discovered, to your delight, that a friend you just met also had all the sex parts dogeared in Clan Of The Cave Bear? Check out the table of contents: if you were a voracious reader in the '70s, '80s or '90s, you're sure to have an "Oh my god ME TOO!" moment. It's ten bucks. Let's buy it. Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler would want us to.