Posts Tagged ‘Recommended Reading’

Are books with a main protagonist having a mental illness a trend? OCDaniel by Wesley King, Bent not broken by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, A tragic kind of wonderful by Eric Lindstrom… Turtles all the way down is a good example of this trend. The main character, Aza is anxious and has obsessive-compulsive behaviors that threaten her social life… well actually it threatens her actual life too. (DAM dam DAM… suspense!)

 

So, my opinion is: it’s a good book, but Paper towns and The fault in our stars are better. So whether you liked Turtles all the way down or not, read the two others they are worth it. Especially Paper towns, in my opinion.

 

 

This said, you may have liked Turtles all the way down so much you want a read-alike. Here are some for you if it is the case!

Enjoy the spring warmth by reading one of them outside!

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Maze Runner is a really popular series of YA dystopian fiction. Fast-paced, dark and mysterious, the first book begins as Thomas wakes up in the middle of a gigantic maze with no memories whatsoever. There is three books in the series: The maze runner, The scorch trials and The death cure. The kill order was published afterward but is actually a prequel. You may click on the covers here to get more information.

   

If you liked this excellent thrilling series, some of the titles below might appeal to you as well!

aconfusionofprincesgarthnix  darkestmindsalexndrabracken deliriumlaurenoliver enclaveannaguirre incarceroncatherinefisher jamesdashner lefthandofgodpaulhoffman legendmarielu matchedallysonbraithwaite partialsdanwells supernaturalisteioncolferthe5thwaverichardyancey ugliesscottwesterfeld unwindnealshusterman variantrobisonwells

Let us know which is your favorite fast-paced action book of all time!

Who never asked for a pet? A dog, or a poney, or an iguana or a cat… name it! Authors like pets too and some of them write stories about them…

So, what is your favorite book about an animal?

 

Hey you! Yes you, female bookworm, here are a few picks from “Books Every Teen Girl should read/have read” from  Goodreads. I’m sure you will find one appealing. If not, look at the full list. There is 200 more to choose from.

  

Horror: Nine days without school. Worse: in a row! What are you going to do with all this free time? It’s actually 216 hours to kill. 😮

Reading would be a nice way to spend a few of those hours, isn’t it? Here are a few wonderful books that could fill your March Break with shivers, tears or laughter, whatever you like.

fallofbutterflies  fragilebones ihuntkillers  ladymidnight  swimthefly  thefirsttimeshedrowned  thirdtwin  dumplin  burningglass

You need another suggestion ? Don’t forget our Green Screen Fun program on Friday March 17th, here at the library. The green screen allows us to use any images you want as a background. We will provide costumes or bring your own and take awesome pictures!

It’s that time of year again. The one where we make a resolution and stick to it for a full year. Well, try to stick to it at least.

Why not try to read a complete series of novels for 2017 ? Just be realistic about it: avid readers may choose a series of twelves books and go through it in a week, while others could choose a series of three books and take the full year to finish it up. Both options are equally good in my opinion, as long as you’re comfortable with your choice.

Here are some suggestion for you guys: the first book in a few series we have at the library, from various genres.

ashesilsabick  deepbluejenniferdonnelly  kingdomdawnchuckblack lockdownalexandersmith    stormbreakeranthonyhorowitz thealistzoeydean  thedaughtersjoannaphilbin  thegallowcurseandrewhammond theselectionkieracass  timeridersalexscarrow  wayofthewarriorchrisbradford merchantofdeaddjmachale

May 2017 be a year of discovery, adventure, happiness and great books to you.

Here are some novels to check out with cool, powerful and strong Female Leads:

AllanatheFirstAdventurebyTomaraPierce. ClockworkAngelbyCassandraClareInsurgentbyVeronicaRothWheretheMountainMeetstheMoonbyGraceLinPalaceofStonebyShannonHale MatchedbyAllyCondie JaneEyrebyCharlotteBronteHild by Nicola GriffithTomorrowWhentheWarBeganbyJohnMarsden   TrickstersQueenbyTamoraPierceGoldenCompassbyPhilipPullman AGreatandTerribleBeautybyLibbaBray