Friday, June 22, 2012

Top 5: Call Me Maybe?

What's he listening to? Carly Rae- Obviously.
Okay, it's a bit early for calling the song of the summer. But this one is the kind of ear-worm that needs to come with warnings. It's been in my head for days upon days-- and so I'm sharing it with you!




The Harvard Baseball Team can't resist either

To go along with the ear-worminess that is this song, we've got a Top 5 of books that want your number...
-- All the descriptions are from our catalog!

You Have Seven Messages  by Stewart Lewis
It's been a year since Luna's mother, the fashion-model wife of a successful film director, was hit and killed by a taxi in New York's East Village. Luna, her father, and her little brother, Tile, are still struggling with grief.

When Luna goes to clean out her mother's old studio, she's stunned to find her mom's cell phone there—charged and holding seven unheard messages. As Luna begins to listen to them, she learns more about her mother's life than she ever wanted to know . . . and she comes to realize that the tidy tale she's been told about her mother's death may not be the whole truth.

IDrakula by Bekka Black
18-year-old Jonathan Harker is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder after visiting a Romanian Count. His girlfriend Mina and a pre-med student named Van Helsing team up to investigate the source of the disease. The teenagers discover a horrifying truth: the Count is a vampire. The harrowing events unfold through emails, text messages, web pages, Twitter feeds, and instant messaging-the natural modernization of Bram Stoker's original Dracula, which was written in letters, diary entries, and news clippings.

Vanished by Meg Cabot
Jessica Mastriani emerges from a huge Indiana thunderstorm with psychic ability, but when she is asked by the father of a missing girl to use her powers to find his daughter, despite her protests that she has lost them, he doubts her denials.In When Lightning Strikes, Jess is caught in an epic thunderstorm and develops a supernatural gift. Her new psychic ability to find missing people brings Jess new responsibilities, sudden fame, and an awareness of good and evil. Now, life and death decisions are in her hands....

Dengeki Daisy by Kyousuke Motomi
W
hen orphan Teru Kurebayashi's older brother dies, she is comforted by conversations she has with a mysterious person, Daisy, who only contacts her through the cell phone her brother gave her before he died. At the same time, a man, Tasuku Kurosaki, seems to be there whenever she needs help. Could Kurosaki and Daisy be one and the same?

Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski
Fans of Sarah Mlynowski's Magic in Manhattan series will love this hilarious new novel with a high-concept premise . A new life is just a phone call away! Devi's life isn't turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past three years going out with Bryan?cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan. Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying, didn't join any clubs . . . and now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left.

Not even her stupid cell phone--she dropped it in the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number . . . hers. At age fourteen, three years ago! ? Once Devi gets over the shock and convinces her younger self that she isn't some wacko she realizes that she's been given an awesome gift. She can tell herself all the right things to do . . . because she's already done all the wrong ones! Who better to take advice from than your future self? ? Except . . .what if getting what you think you want changes everything?





2 comments:

Amy Librarian Bostonian non-Harvard Grad said...

Ha ha! Long van drive, catchy tune. Go Crimson!!

nico said...

It's the catchiest ear worm ever! And we're embracing it here at TATAL :)