Bookseller Summer Reading: Part 3 September 3, 2012Posted by Galaxy in Book Reviews.
Tags: staff picks, summer reading
The next bookseller to weigh in on the question, “What did you read this summer?” is Sandy Scott.
My summer reading list is shorter than I’d like, but I’ve managed to get
a few good books under my belt. My favorites have been:
1. The Borrower, by Rebecca Makkai, which is a novel about a 26 year old librarian whose involvement in a young patron’s life leads to an unplanned kidnapping.
2. Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman, a young adult fantasy with a main character who pulled me right into her story. Seraphina is a talented musician whose world is built on an uneasy truce between humans and
dragons, who are able to shift into human form. With the 40th anniversary of the original peace treaty approaching, tensions are high and a dangerous secret that Seraphina guards is threatened with discovery. Excellent writing, fascinating dragons, and a strong female lead character should appeal to fans of the Eragon series and Kristin
Cashore’s Graceling trilogy.
I’ve also enjoyed Tina Fey’s Bossypants; Archer Mayor’s forthcoming novel, Paradise City; Privacy, by Garret Keizer; Penelope, by Rebecca Harrington; The Diviners, by Libba Bray; and Liar & Spy, by Rebecca Stead.