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.
     ~ Anya

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.
    ~ Melody

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
Assassin books are tricky. Weeks writes an admirable blend of the glamour with the distastefulness. I also appreciate how much sympathy he can create for some of the corrupt not-very-good characters. 
     ~Nicolle

Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah
A wild child is discovered by the residents of a small town in Washington. The child psychologist called to treat her has to deal with issues of her own. Who saves whom? I was drawn to tears. A must read!
     ~Deborah

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One Response to Summer reading: Suggestions from University Branch readers

  1. Anne says:

    I also read China Mieville’s Kraken this summer (and, at last, The City & The City) and really enjoyed both. “Kraken” sounded on the face of it like the Johnny Depp version of Pirates of the Caribbean, but turned out (to my delight) to be much more complex than I was expecting.

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