TAB Recommends

Here are some books our TAB members have read and loved recently. We’ve included the call number so you can come and get them at Reston Regional Library! All summaries taken from Novelist.

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Dial-A-Ghost, Eva Ibbotson – JFIC IBB
A family of nice ghosts protects a British orphan from the diabolical plans of his evil guardians.


Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys – YFIC SEP
Titanic. Lusitania. Wilhelm Gustloff. All major maritime disasters, yet the last is virtually unknown. Ruta Sepetys changes that in her gripping historical novel. Told in short snippets, Salt to the Sea rotates between four narrators attempting to escape various tragedies in 1945 Europe.

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The Emerald Atlas, John Stephens – JFIC STE
Book 1 of The Books of Beginning. Ten years ago, siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma were taken from their parents’ home and have lived in orphanage after orphanage ever since. Newly arrived at their latest abode, they find an enchanted old atlas that transports them back in time…and into the clutches of an evil countess who’s seeking the book that they’ve found.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, JK Rowling – JFIC ROW
Book 1 of the Harry Potter series. Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs – YFIC RIG
After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

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Simon vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli – YFIC ALB
Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wing-man for his classmate or else his sexual identity–and that of his pen pal–will be revealed.

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The Princess Bride, William Goldman – YFIC GOL
A classic swashbuckling romance retells the tale of a drunken swordsman and a gentle giant who come to the aid of Westley, a handsome farm boy, and Buttercup, a princess in dire need of rescue from the evil schemers surrounding her.


Giant Days, Volume 1, John Allison – YFIC ALL
Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” holiday balls, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive.


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