Right now at the library we have a book club that you can attend. A silent one. I know that sounds like a contradiction but what would you rather do? Talk about books or read a book? I’m guessing you’d want to read a book. Being book readers ourselves, we know how hard it is to find a book you haven’t read yet. Here are some books that we have enjoyed and that you might like as well.
1) The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer: I bet you’ve heard of this one, but have you read it? At the heart of this book is a supernatural love story between a girl and a vampire. I really liked this book because of the love story but also because of the unique twist the author put on the vampires and the other supernatural creatures there are in the story.
2) When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: What would you do if your marriage was arranged by your parents? Now, that is one scary thought. This romantic comedy follows Dimple and Rishi as they navigate the expectations of their parents while at the same time staying true to themselves. If you are looking for a lighthearted book that will make you laugh, this is it!
3) The Luxe by Anna Godbersen: Fall back in time to 1899 at the turn of the twentieth century and meet Elizabeth and Diana Holland, daughters of the New York City upper class. All sorts of tea is spilt as the drama of the nineteenth century life of the elites is revealed to us. I really enjoyed this book because of the drama (who doesn’t like love triangles and mysterious deaths?) and because it showed me how different the things that were important to people of that time were compared to today.
4) The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry: It’s the mid-thirteenth Century and the inquisition is in full force. This book will keep you in suspense as you follow the plight of a young mystic, Dolssa, who is fleeing for her life and Botille, a matchmaker who is risking her life trying to save her. This book beautifully depicted a world I knew little about in a way that left me feeling like I had been there. The strength and courage of Dolssa and Botille kept me captivated with the story to the very end.
5) Wake by Lisa McMann: Janie has the power to go into people’s dreams and see their fears and their secrets. Not exactly what every teenager dreams of (pun not intended), especially if having that ability keeps her from living her everyday life. Wake is a book that keep you at the edge of you seat. I mean, if you have a superpower, in all likelihood you’d use it for something important. Not only is this book about controlling her power, but it is about relationships—the relationships the characters have with their parents and the relationship with their significant others.
If you wish to attend our Silent Book Club, our next meeting is March 19th at 3:30. We Hope to see you there!
Your Teen Librarians,
Carol and Brenda