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.
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle – JFIC LEN
Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away and the children search through time and space to find him.
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel, Mariah Marsden – JFIC MAR
Anne Shirley, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm. With red hair and a wild imagination, Anne takes Green Gables by storm.
Thunderhead, Neal Shusterman – YSF SHU
Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times bestseller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.
The Liminal People, Ayize Jama-Everett – SF JAM
From the Moroccan criminal underworld to the streets of London, expatriate American healer Taggert, whose extrasensory powers allow him to manipulate the human body down to the molecular level, is ripped away from his comfortable North African lifestyle in response to a former lover’s desperate call for help. When fellow “freak” Yasmine turns to him for aid after the disappearance of her daughter Tamara, a powerful telekinetic and telepath, Tag finds himself facing threats from a host of other “liminal people,” ranging from a streetwise teenager and an underground club hostess to Tag’s own mysterious boss. – Publishers Weekly
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – MYS DOY
Here, collected in one volume, are all four full-length novels and 56 short stories chronicling the colorful adventures of Sherlock Holmes–every word Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote about Baker Street’s most famous resident.
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury – SF BRA
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.
The Goose Girl, Shannon Hale – YFIC HAL
On her way to marry a prince she’s never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe – FIC ACH
Traces the growing friction between village leaders and Europeans determined to save the heathen souls of Africa. But its hero, a nobleman who is driven by destructive forces, speaks a universal tongue.
1984, George Orwell – FIC ORW
Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.