What We’re Reading: August 2012

Our patrons frequently ask us what books we’re currently enjoying. As library staff members, we’re a happy to recommend many adventurous tales that will take readers across the Mountains of Rain and Night in the “Ruins of Gorlan,” through the mysterious town of Cambridge Falls in “The Emerald Atlas,” and along the dystopian Gulf Coast in “Ship Breaker.” Have you already read one of these books? Submit your own book review or share your thoughts as a blog comment below!

What We’re Reading:

Trickster’s Girl” by Hilari Bell
Three words that describe this book: Native American, adventure, future.

Masque of the Red Death” by Bethany Griffin
A sad and dream-like novelization of the Edgar Allen Poe short story.

The Drowned Cities” by Paolo Bacigalupi
Incredibly good companion to the award-winning title, “Ship Breaker.”

Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan.
Think of the main character, Will, as the secret agent of medieval times.

The Fear” by Charlie Higson
A new kind of zombie…not for mothers and fathers!

Fever” by Lauren DeStefano
A dark dystopian sequel to Gateway-nominated “Wither,” this a must-read for lovers of “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent.”

The Emerald Atlas” by John Stephens
Harry Potter” meets “A Series of Unfortunate Events” meets “The Chronicles of Narnia.”

The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger
A hilarous series that combines werewolves, vampires, intrigue and tea.

Kraken” by China Mieville
An apocalypse, a stolen Kraken (pickled) and a surreal mix of religion and magic set in the underworld of London.

The Ruins of Gorlan” by John Flanagan
A coming of age Tolkienesque adventure.

What We’re Listening to:

“A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron (available as a book on CD or Playaway)
Do you ever wonder what your dog is thinking? Then you need to read this Gateway nominee.

Played in Space” by Something Corporate
A “best of” compilation that makes me desperately hope for a new album.

Once” musical soundtrack by Glen Hansard
Beautiful recordings of the Broadway cast.

About Brandy

Gadget addict, amateur photographer, schnauzer lover, connoisseur of fine children's and young adult literature, and DBRLTeen blog coordinator.
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