Book Genre: Fiction

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Tom Piccirilli
Laurie.
3

True confession: The cover made me read this book. I am a fan of Find a Grave and I can't resist a good headstone cover especially with the tagline "Where the dying come to live."

Johnny Donatello, Dane for short, has been wrongly imprisoned for...

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Carrie Vaughn
Adelina
2

Carrie Vaughn is a Colorado author who writes the "Kitty Norville" series. "Kitty and the Midnight Hour" is set in Denver, Colorado. Kitty is a midnight DJ who hosts an advice/talk show geared towards the paranormal. Kitty is paranormal herself. She has been a werewolf for about 3 years. She is...

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C. Alan Bradley
KateM
4

I picked up this book because it was highly recommended by a coworker when she found out I have an aversion to mysteries and because my brother had recommended the book to me nearly four years ago. I figured two people who knew my tastes couldn’t be wrong, and they were spot on. The main...

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Julie Maroh
KateM
4

I picked up Blue is the Warmest Color because I had heard the movie adaptation had won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and because I’m something of a graphic novel junkie. While I’ve heard this graphic novel described as erotica, and admittedly some of the illustrations are...

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Emily Winfield Martin
Lauren
3

I'm not a connoisseur of children's literature by any means, but my childhood favorites remain very close to my heart. I tried out the ebook version of Emily Winfield Martin's Dream Animals while browsing DPL's downloadable collection. The cover illustration was too beautiful to pass up...

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Kim Fu
Becker
4

A beautifully written exploration of identity and fitting in. Peter Huang was born in a small town in Canada to first generation immigrants from China. His father, delighted to have a boy after 2 girls, names him Juan Chaun, "powerful king." Peter grows up with his three sisters, knowing inside...

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Justine Larbalestier
Hope H
3

Most people have a fairy which charms them in some way. Charlie's best friend, Rochelle, has a clothes shopping fairy which always scores her amazing deals (when it isn't raining, anyway). Charlie's romantic rival, Fiorenze, has an all boys will like you fairy which overrides their usual dating...

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Cate Culpepper
Becker
3

If you like your books to have lesbian main characters, but are tired of the traditional romance formula and want something a bit different, try Windigo Thrall. Culpepper's latest is all about the horror and suspense, with a creepy snowed in cabin near Mt. Ranier setting. Six women are there for...

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Charles Portis
Manon
3

I generally don't read Westerns, but I had heard that True Grit is well-written and funny.  It was exciting, and the characters were likeable and entertaining.  The book begins when Mattie Ross sets off to square her father's account in Fort Smith, Arkansas, after he...

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Rainbow Rowell
Jennifer
4

This was by far one of the best teen books I read last year. It turns out that I have great taste, as it was also recently named as a Michael L. Printz honor book! Plus, the book is set in my hometown - Omaha, Nebraska. Believe me...

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David Almond
Ryan
3

At times brilliant and devastating, and at other times languid to the point of 'where is this going?!', The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean is a dark, messy book about violence, miracles, love, and death.

Almond is great at creating setting; here the locale is Blinkbonny, the ruins of...

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Seanan McGuire
Becker
4

The first of the Incryptid series, try this book if you like your strong women armed with both throwing knives AND attitude. Verity Price comes from a family of cryptozoologists. Generations ago, they broke with the Covenant of St. George over philosophical differences (the Prices wanted to...

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Nick Harkaway
Becker
4

I listened to this one on the recommendation of a colleague, and it was the perfect cure for a gray winter day! Clockwork, rogue scientists, spies, mysterious trains, men who want to be gods and ancient alliances of thieves all come together for a fun mystery/road trip. At times I got a bit...

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Kate Atkinson
Michelle
5

Complex, bizarre, fascinating, the type of deep good read you will gladly miss sleep over.

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David Levithan
Michelle
4

Imagine waking up every day in the body of someone different, always your same age, but someone new.

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Michelle
4

I wasn't sure I would enjoy this but the variety and quality of the stories were stellar. It includes some names you may know such as Alice Munro and George Saunders but perhaps some new to you (me) authors you may want to check out.

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Helen Ketteman
Mary P
4

I love reading a good tall tale about why things are the way they are today. This story was a pleasant addition to the repertoire of tales that I've encountered, and it is one that I'm looking forward to sharing with children in storytime!

In the Wild West, armadillos, rattlesnakes,...

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Richard Castle
seanamo
4

This fourth book in the meta-fictional Nikki Heat series, based on the Castle television show, is the best so far. Written in the same tone as the show, and paralleling key plot points and character arcs, these books within the TV show are perfect companion pieces. Johnny Heller's reading fits...

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Peter Stenson
Zac
3

Rarely have I encountered a book so pessimistic, so heartbreaking, so hopelessly despondent…yet so entertaining as Peter Stenson's Fiend. I mean, zombies and tweekers? That right there is enough to pique my disturbed interest.

The book begins with an unabashed meth addict who’s...

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Georges Perec
Lily
3

53 Days is a mystery about mysteries. Fictional novels are referenced and play a central role in solving the multifaceted crime. The author himself died in the midst of writing this novel, which is mysterious in and of itself. The plot of the novel is actually about a mystery novelist...

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John Crowley
Lily
4

Little, Big is an epic and sentimental generational tale about a magical family living in the obscure, rural countryside of America during the early 20th century. Acting as a genealogy, but written in smooth and poetic prose, the tale envelops parallel words and the atmosphere is...

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Sara Kocek
Becker
3

Reyna has a lot to deal with. Her mom died seven years ago, and her dad has a new girlfriend. She's just started high school--at a different school than the rest of her friends. She's not sure where she fits in. Reyna doesn't really like Olive when she starts talking to her at lunchtime, but she...

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Frances M Wood
Hope H
4

The last place Illinois-born Molly Gerry wants to be is Raton, New Mexico, but when her father finally dies of a long illness her older sister, Colleen, sees few options other than to lie about Molly's age and get them both jobs as waitresses on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe rail line....

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Richard Arthur Warren Hughes
Lauren
4

One of the lesser known titles on Modern Library's 100 Best Novels is A High Wind in Jamaica, published by Richard Hughes in 1929. Set in the aftermath of the Emancipation of the British West Indies, the novel tells the story of the British Bas-Thornton family and is primarily filtered...

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Craig Johnson
ShellyB
4

The strong sense of place in this book's Wyoming setting reminds me of Tony Hillerman's mystery series set on the Navajo reservation in the Four Corners area - both bring the landscape to life and make me feel I am actually there with the characters, really seeing what they are seeing and...