Tab Book Recommendations

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 Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza, Shaun David Hutchinson (YFIC HUT)
Elena, the first scientifically confirmed virgin birth, acquires the ability to heal by touch at age sixteen,
the same year that people start disappearing in beams of light, causing her to wonder if she is bringing
about the Apocalypse.

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 Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd – FIC KID
After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in
town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by
three black, bee-keeping sisters.

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley – FIC SHE
A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to
loathe himself and hate his creator.

Great Expectations, Charles Dickens – FIC DIC
The orphan, Pip, and the convict, Magwitch, the beautiful Estella, and her guardian, the embittered and
vengeful Miss Havisham, the ambitious lawyer, Mr. Jaggers — all have a part to play in the mystery.

Wintersong, S. Jae-Jones – YSF JAE
After her sister is kidnapped by the Goblin King, Liesl journeys to the Underground and is faced with an
impossible decision when she finds herself captivated by the strange world and its mysterious ruler.

Anne of Green Gables and sequels, L. M. Montgomery – JFIC MON

Anne, 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 and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee – FIC LEE
Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer, likes to spend her summers building treehouses, swimming,
and catching lightning bugs with her big brother Jem. But one summer, when a black man is accused of
raping a white woman, Scout’s carefree days come to an end. In the county courtroom, she will join her
father in a desperate battle against ignorance and prejudice.


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