Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Read Green for St. Patrick's Day!

For St. Patrick's day, check out a book (or two!) with a fabulous green cover- yep, that's right, we're telling you to judge a book by its cover... but just for today!

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Who wouldn't love a book about 4 friends and the pair of pants that fits them all? And when you're done with this one, check out the other three (even though they don't have green covers!) and Ann Brashare's newest, 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows, a companion novel.

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
The third in the Gemma Doyle triology, this is one intensley gothic supernatural read. Curl up with this one after you've read the first two, A Great and Terrible Beauty and Rebel Angels. These Victorian tales are best read by candlelight, to better enjoy the spine-tingling shivers!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Do you really need an excuse to read a Harry Potter book? Well, if you do, this is a great one! Plus, the movie comes out this July, so what better time to start refreshing your memory of the HP where the magical world's finally got it figured out that Voldemort's really back?

Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz
Book 3 of the Alex Rider super-spy adventures! In this one, Alex has to face down a Russian general whose nefarious plans include nuclear bombs and taking over the world (of course!). Will Alex save the day this time?

The Silver Donkey by Sonya Hartnett
When two French sisters discover a blind English soldier near the English Channel during WWI, they decide to care for him until he is well enough to return home. While he waits, the soldier tells the sisters four tales about the silver good-luck charm in the shape of a donkey he wears around his neck, gradually revealing the true cause of his blindness.

The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The companion novel to the fabulous Life as We Knew It, this post-apocalyptic tale tells the story of 17-year-old Alex Morales and his struggle to save his two younger sisters in the aftermath of the horrific tidal waves that have decimated NYC, a result of the asteroid that hit the moon and shifted its orbit closer to Earth with devastating results.

My Mother the Cheerleader by Robert Sharenow
When Louise's mom pulls her out of her New Orleans school in October of 1960 to protest integration, she doesn't think too much about the political issues- it's just nice to not have to go to class! Even if she does feel kinda sorry for little Ruby Bridges, at whom her mother is shouting profanities every morning while Louise watches the boardinghouse her mom runs. But when New York editor, Jewish, maybe Communist Morgan, who also happens to be a really great friend, comes to stay to cover the 'cheerleaders,' Louise's mom included, she starts to see things a bit differently, especially when the Klan shows up.

Megan
(who just finished Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston this morning- fantastic, and featuring a leprechaun in a bit part!)

P.S. As you all know, Twilight is available at midnight this Friday. In celebration, we've got three collections of Twi-Likes for you guys, so stay tuned tomorrow for the first list, All Things Vampire!

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