TAB Recommends 1/16

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.

Heartless, Marissa Meyer (YFIC MEY)

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In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept
a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.

Shuri 1. The Search for Black Panther, Nnedi Okorafor (YFIC OKO, graphic novels)

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T’Challa has disappeared, and everyone is looking at the next in line for the throne. Wakanda expects
Shuri to take on the mantle of Black Panther once more and lead their great nation — but she’s happiest
in a lab, surrounded by her own inventions. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them down!
So it’s time for Shuri to go rescue her brother yet again. (Summary from Goodreads)

Children of Blood and Bone, Tori Adeyemi (YSF ADE)

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Coming of age in a land where her magi mother was killed by the zealous king’s guards along with other
former wielders of magic, Zelie embarks on a journey alongside her brother and a fugitive princess to
restore her people’s magical abilities.

When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi (B KALANITHI)

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A young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal diagnosis describes his examination into what truly makes
a meaningful life.

Educated, Tara Westover (B WESTOVER)

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Traces the author’s experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her
participation in her family’s paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well
enough to earn an acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

Spirit Animals: Wild Born, Brandon Mull (JFIC MUL)

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Discovering when they come of age that they share a bond with special spirit animals who wield great
powers, four children become lone protectors of their world against a dark force that threatens to
destroy everyone they love, in a debut installment in a role-playing action adventure series by the best-
selling author of the Fablehaven books.

The Land of Stories, Chris Colfer (JFIC COL)

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An illustrated nursery rhyme and fairy tale collection features the classic tales that Alex and Conner fall
into in the Land of Stories series.

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (SF BRA)

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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag,
suddenly realizes their merit.

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak (YFIC ZUS)

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Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel–a young German
girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are
hiding, as well as their neighbors.


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