What We’re Reading: August 2013

Library staff are as voracious about summer reading as our patrons. They’ve tackled twisted fairy tales, stories of friendship in the midst of war and hard-hitting contemporary fiction that deals with bullying. There are also a few lighthearted romantic reads that will having you laughing out loud.  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:

Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein
Enveloping, beautifully haunting and packs an emotional punch.

Dodger” by Terry Pratchett
Not your father’s England.

Everybody Sees the Ants” by A.S. King
Lucky Linderman copes with being bullied in rather surreal ways.

Gunnerkrigg Court” (Vol. 1) by Tom Siddell:
“Harry Potter” multiplied by Neil Gaiman.

Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell
Misfits in love (with an 80s soundtrack)!

Eleventh Plague” by Jeff Hirsch
Exciting post-apocalyptic novel and Truman-award nominee.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs
Mysterious, otherworldly and riveting.

Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper.
Told from the point of view of a genius dealing with her disability.

Paper Boy” by Vince Vawter
Fantastic read for those who like historical fiction.

Perfect Scoundrels” by Ally Carter
Where the thieves are the good guys.

The Sky is Everywhere” by Jandy Nelson
A roller coaster of emotions with two attractive guys.

Spindle’s End” by Robin McKinley
A fantastic Sleeping Beauty reinterpretation with tongue-in-cheek humor and nary a distressed damsel in sight.

The Wells Bequest” by Polly Shuman
Sequel to “The Grimm Legacy“, but with a science fiction twist.

About Brandy

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