Shelf Talk | Summer reading recommendations from local libraries
Summer reading: Suggestions from Ballard readers
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
A solid steampunk novel that imagines a world where global warming has caused massive changes in society and genetic modifications of all life has caused new diseases and cultural shifts.
Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products by Sophie Uliano
A must-read for the DIY crowd, especially those interested in homesteading. Full of recipes, patterns, and ideas to create a less toxic/expensive home. Try toner recipes for greater skin!
Summer reading: Suggestions from Southwest and Delridge readers
Emily’s Ghost by Denise Giardina
What a fabulous look into the lives of the Bronte sisters! I almost felt as though I walked upon the moors with Emily.
Child of Fire by Harry Connolly
Gritty urban fantasy without swooning romance- so refreshing! Well-imagined world only subtly different from our own. The main character is reliable and you care about him.
Summer reading: Suggestions from University Branch readers
Kraken by China Mieville
So far, the best of Mieveille’s works, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere with more occult and police procedural thrown in, and more apocalypses than you can count! All for a giant squid.
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Jerome Lawrence
A play based on the life of Thoreau, concentrating on the night he spent in jail for refusing to pay taxes due to the U.S. involvement in the Mexican-American War. Infused with a 70s vibe.
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