TAB Recommends, 9/27
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.
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte (FIC BRO)
In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer who has a terrible secret.
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.
Suspect Red, LM Elliott (YFIC ELL)
In 1950s Washington, D.C., teenaged Richard, a bookworm whose father works for the FBI, experiences effects of McCarthyism, beginning with book banning and ending with a threat to his half-Czech friend.
The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls, Jessica Spotswood (YFIC SPO)
One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each other. Kat lands the lead in the community theater’s summer play, but the drama spills offstage when her ex and his new girlfriend are cast too. Can she get revenge by staging a new romance of her own? Bea and her boyfriend are heading off to college together in the fall, just like they planned when they started dating. But Bea isn’t sure she wants the same things as when she was thirteen… Vi has a crush on the girl next door. It makes her happy and nervous, but Cece has a boyfriend…so it’s not like her feelings could ever be reciprocated, right? As the oldest, Des shoulders a lot of responsibility for her family and their independent bookstore. Except it’s hard to dream big when she’s so busy taking care of everyone else.
The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence, Stan Lee (JFIC LEE)
Follows the experiences of a Chinese-American teen who is thrown into the middle of an epic global chase involving the release of twelve magical superpowers.
Your Voice is All I Hear, Leah Scheier (YFIC SCH)
When her only friend transfers to a different high school, April braces for the worst year of her life until she meets a charismatic boy named Jonah, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia. When his health declines, April must make an impossible choice: stick with the boy she loves or let him go so they can both heal.
The Maze Runner, James Dashner (YSF DAS)
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Lisa Ann Sandell, Jennifer Donnelly, Linda Sue Park, Deborah Hopkinson, and MT Anderson (YFIC AND)
The tragic lives of Henry VIII and his six wives are reimagined by seven acclaimed and bestselling authors in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of Wolf Hall and Netflix’s The Crown.