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.
     ~ Charlie

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! 
     ~ Jeannie

Healer by Carol Wiley Cassella
Second novel from this lovely local author! I couldn’t put it down – deals with illegal immigrants, medical ethics, and more. A great read!
     Jennifer

Blood Song by Cat Adams
Paranormal mystery/urban fantasy with a strong female lead. An interesting world is being developed as well. Good series start.
     ~ Kathy

Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
A great crime thriller! The antagonist, Gretchen Lowell, is wonderfully written and true to her pathology. Archie is a mixed up hero and a great character.
     ~ Jeanette

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2 Responses to Summer reading: Suggestions from Ballard readers

  1. ssm says:

    I love these reader suggestion posts–I’ve found a lot of great books to put in my holds list.

  2. DLR Web 2.0 class says:

    The Wind Up girl has gotten some rave reviews. I found it a little harder than I thought because it was so dark, but the premise is fascinating.

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