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 are taken from Novelist unless otherwise noted.
The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner – YFIC TUR
Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.
A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls, ed. Jessica Spotswood – YFIC 808.83 T
An anthology of historical fiction and fantasy short stories features a diverse array of daring heroines making their way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals to face down everything from murderers to marriage proposals.
The Madman’s Daughter, Megan Shepherd – YFIC SHE
Dr. Moreau’s daughter, Juliet, travels to her estranged father’s island, only to encounter murder, medical horrors, and a love triangle.
I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai – B YOUSAFZAI
Documents the educational pursuits of the Nobel Peace Prize nominee who became an international symbol of hope and inspiration when she challenged the traditions of her Pakistan community, offering insight into the influential role of her courageous father.
Meet Felicity: An American Girl, Valerie Tripp – JFIC TRI
In Williamsburg in 1774, nine-year-old Felicity rescues a beautiful horse who is being beaten and starved by her cruel owner. Includes essay: “Looking back: 1774.”
I Am the Messenger, Markus Zusak – YFIC ZUS
After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed – B STRAYED 2012
A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe–and built her back up again.