Book Genre: Fiction

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Neil Gaiman
Tara
4

Akin to the original Grimm fairytales, within this haunting and lyrical tale lurk terrifying monsters ripped from your worst nightmares. Sharp and quick, like a pin prick, I will likely spend an exponentially longer time thinking about the book than I spent reading it. I cried near the end of...

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Mary Pope Osborne
Josh
4

 My son has been raving about these books for the last year and the cover of this one made me pick it up (I judged it by the cover) and I found this book to be a charming title for the young reader who is just getting into chapter books. There is enough action to hold the attention of the...

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Gennifer Choldenko
Dawn
4

Join Moose and his friends on Alcatraz Island as they try to unravel the mystery of who set fire to Moose's family apartment.  Was it Natalie, Moose's sister?  Was it con man?  Enjoy this fast paced book!

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Neil Gaiman
Dawn
3

One day Coraline discovers a world that at first appearance looks much like her own.  As she spends more time in this space, she discovers ghosts and missing people.  Read to find out if she rescues her parents and three other children.  This story is read by the author.

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Darren Shan
Manon
2

Zom-B​, by Darren Shan, is a young adult novel about a teenager's perspective on the coming zombie apocalypse.  In this quick read, we are introduced to B, the main character of the twelve book series.  The book takes place in London, and tells how news originally spread of...

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Marisha Pessl
Kristi
5

Sam McGrath is a disgraced journalist out running late one night when he sees a menacing, seemingly supernatural, woman in a memorable red coat.  The next day he learns about her suicide and realizes it was Ashley Cordova, the daughter of the reclusive, avant -garde filmmaker, Cordova,...

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Sara Farizan
Jennifer H
3

Sahar has been in love since she was six with her best friend Nasrin. Although homosexuality is illegal in Iran, Sahar is convinced that she and Nasrin will somehow be together forever. Imagine her surprise when it is announced at dinner that Nasrin will be married to a doctor. Desperate and...

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Jamie Delano
Ken
3

The biggest problem with this graphic novel is it's unevenness. The first story arc is good with John Constantine gaining the help of Papa Midnight to stop a hunger demon that possesses people and causes them to gorge themselves while still starving to death. Then there is a stand alone issue...

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Steven T Seagle
L.F.
5

“Moral calculus can be harder than physics.” Lead character Ted Halker finds himself face to face with this exact conundrum in the recently released graphic novel, Genius. Writer Steven T. Seagle and artist Teddy Krisitiansen have collaborated on a number of projects, notably the Eisner...

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Jessica Brockmole
Dawn
5

Elspeth Dunn, a poet from Scotland's remote island of Skye, and David Graham, a college student from Illinois and poetry-fan, start to correspond. In their letters which are written with lyrical language the two develop a relationship which deepens.  David then volunteers to drive...

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Carolyn Mackler
Mary P
3

I don't often listen to audiobooks when I am driving, but I had a surprising and pleasant realization as I listened to this book: I am a much calmer driver when I am listening to a book!  I don't mind stopping at yet another red light or being stuck behind the slowest driver on the highway...

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Edited by Dave Eggers
ShellyB
4

A mix of short stories, essays, magazine articles, and online resources, the 2012 edition also includes meeting minutes from various Occupy movements across the country.  Some of the more familiar authors in this edition are Sherman Alexie, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Jon Ronson, and Jess...

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Laurie.
4

I haven't read much fantasy and this collection of short stories introduced me to new writers like Nina Kiriki Hoffman. The eerie bookstores and complicated people who frequent them are usually assisted by equally strange staff. Not all stories are dark. Some readers find what they have always...

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Tracy Letts
Mary P
3

There is some heavy, heavy business going on in this play.  Even from the opening scene, I found myself thinking about the characters and the situations long after I finished reading.  I chose to read the majority of the play in one sitting so that I could imagine it as if I were...

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Dianne Dixon
Janet Q
3

The Book of Someday consists of chapters that alternate between characters Livvi, Micah and AnnaLee. Two of the stories happen in the present, and one in the past, but the connections between them are many. This blend of romance, family drama and tragedy is cleverly...

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Dianne Dixon
Janet Q
3

The Book of Someday consists of chapters that alternate between characters Livvi, Micah and AnnaLee. Two of the stories happen in the present, and one in the past, but the connections between them are many. This blend of romance, family drama and tragedy is cleverly plotted...

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Mario Alberto Zambrano
Lily
5

Lotería is a dark tale told from the perspective of a young Mexican girl punctuated by vivid illustrations of lotería cards. The cards act as vignettes that slowly reveal the causes of why narrator Luz Castillo is in foster care while her sister is in the intensive care unit, her...

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David Levithan
Becker
5

From the cover and title of this one, you might think this is a love story...and you'd be right, but wrong. It's about love, but not romantic love, not entirely. The two boys kissing in the title are Craig and Harry, who are ex-boyfriends, but are attempting to break the world record in kissing...

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Becky Masterman
Becker
5

Brigid Quinn is 59, retired from the FBI, and hoping to put the secrets and lies of her past behind her as she settles into life with her new husband Carlo in Tuscon. When someone confesses to being the Route 66 killer--and the murderer of Quinn's young protegee--Quinn again finds herself...

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Nathaniel Rich
Becker
4

Mitchell Zukor thinks about disaster for a living. A mathematical and imaginative genius, he is head hunted away from actuarial work in order to construct scenarios for Future World, a New York City startup. Future World's promise--we will tell you about every possible catastrophe--from nuclear...

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Thrity N Umrigar
Becker
4

Friends during the 1970s in college in Bombay, the lives of Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta have gone in very different directions from their days as activist students, ready to change the world. Armaiti has left for America. Nishta, admired for choosing a life with the man she loved even...

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Joe Hill
Zac
4

“Every man loves a hot girl with a history of making mistakes. Because it’s always possible she’ll make one with you.” -- Lou Carmody, NOS4A2

This story surprised me. I was super hesitant to even start it - I knew Joe Hill was Stephen King’s son, and had read some not-so-...

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Jacquelyn Mitchard
Jennifer H
2

Allie, Rob and Juliet are best friends bound together by their common weakness...Sunlight. All have a serious allergy to sunlight which causes them to lead their lives in the secrecy of darkness. With the desire to feel "alive", the trio eagerly begin to train in parkour. While training one day...

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Robert Reid
ShellyB
4

So funny, so ridiculous!  Gives a little nostalgic walk down memory lane with mention of old TV sitcoms, bands, singers, and music from the mid '70s on.  The author makes fun of the music industry, goofy copyright laws and punishments, lawyers, government workers, labor unions, almost...

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Luis Alberto Urrea
Becker
5

I listened to this book on a recent road trip, and fell in love with the characters, the descriptions, the quest. Nayeli, a young woman from the Mexican village of Tres Camarones, and her friends have realized that there are almost no men left in their town, they have all gone north, to the U.S...