Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Those of us who work at the front desk of the library know that the books being requested most over the last few months are the Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer. We seem to have requests at least 3 – 4 times each day for one of the books, and although we have several copies of each, there is usually a waiting list. And even though we are aware of the excitement over these young adult books, it is interesting to note that they have been the top 4 books requested over the past three months, according to the stats on our library catalog website.
It seems that the teen vampire series has struck a chord with our readers and they can’t get enough. Of course, these books are aimed at Young Adults, but many adults have been reading them as well. Meyer decided to try her hand at an adult novel after this series, and The Host has become almost as popular.
Many people have written about the success of this series and the author, who has successfully become the “next J. K. Rowling”, and it makes me wonder if someone shouldn’t be starting an adult series right now. The kids who read Harry Potter are the same ones who are now reading Twilight, so maybe they are a generation of series readers? What’s next for these teen readers? I think they’ll need a fresh voice, a new series to charm them and a breakout author. Who will it be???