Our 55th Sunday Stumper revolves around literary protagonists that were orphaned prior to the start of the novel/series. This appears to be a prevalent and recurring theme in the Young Adult genre, particularly in recent years. I have a feeling the trend began with the popularity of the Harry Potter series, but then again, it’s just an inkling…
One of the captivating qualities of literature is its ability to transport the reader to an alternate place and time period. Some of our favorite novels took place in the United States during a wide range of decades, so we wanted to share a few of them in our 54th Sunday Stumper!
Edgar Allan Poe is often regarded as one of the greatest American poets and authors of the nineteenth century. He is revered for both his poetry and prose, and his works are often read in both high school and college literature courses. How well do you know your Edgar Allan Poe?
On a weekly basis, the New York Times releases a list of bestsellers from a variety of genres, which are consequently featured in bookstores and websites throughout the nation. We’ve decided to incorporate some of these selections from recent years from the young adult genre into our 52nd Sunday Stumper!
A few weeks ago, we featured a few of our favorite female authors. This week, conversely, we decided to recognize some notable male authors from the past several centuries. Good luck with this week’s stumper!
Readers tend to either love or hate lengthy series, particularly when they reach 5, 6, even 7 books long. Whatever your personal take on longer series, you’ll have as good a chance as anyone in solving our 50th Sunday Stumper!
Children’s Books are a treasured favorite, even after you advance beyond the age for which they are intended (don’t worry, everyone still fosters a secret love for them). We decided to resurrect a few favorites for our 49th Sunday Stumper!