Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday: What are your favorites in 2010, so far?

These books are even better with your feet in the surf...
Thank you for joining us on our week of favorites! To finish off, we talked to Anne, a Youth Services librarian at Westover. She has great taste and a preference for historical fiction, take a look at her great choices:
Who would believe that a mother could love science more than she loved her daughters? These women were breaking down barriers, and paving a way to future success for their daughters and other women.  But it was often at the risk of losing any relationship with their daughters.
After Ever After (by Jordan Sonnenblick)
This book was so easy to read!  It wasn't hard to stay focused. The author knew how to write just like a teen speaks.
A Conspiracy of Kings (by Marie Whalen Turner)
The heir to the throne has been kidnapped and sold into slavery.  But his story is not over yet.  The 4th in Turner's series, this book will intrigue readers who enjoy looking at political power and the actions that create it.  
Flygirl (Sherri L. Smith)
During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
Heroes of the Valley (by Jonathan Stroud)
When young Halli Sveinsson plays a trick on Ragnor of the House of Hakonsson, he sets in motion a chain of events that will forever alter his destiny, forcing him to leave home and go on a hero's quest where he encounters highway robbers, terrifying monsters, and a girl who may finally be his match.
 
Thanks to M, Anne, Pat, Lisa and Maria for all stopping by and sharing their picks for the best of 2010, so far! We'll check back again at the end of the year and see how their picks have changed! 
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