Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Faves of 2016: Librarian M's Top 10


From now until the end of the year we're counting down some of our favorite books of the year. Here are ten quick picks from Librarian M.

A lovely book about a teen dealing with domestic abuse in her household.

Ghost by Jason Reynolds (see our full review here)
My favorite of Reynolds’ books so far.

Historical fiction set in 13th-century France. Lots of stuff about religion and woman’s place in society at the time.

 Fascinating rumination on class and morality.

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (see our full review here)
 More historical fiction that reckons with a woman’s place in the world, this time in Victorian England.

A girl in 1970s New York who is dealing with scary prospects on many fronts in her life: a murderer is roaming the streets, her brother is becoming extremely violent, and she has no idea what to do with her future.

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
You know I had to include a book about a teen boy who is being terrorized by his psychopathic 10-year-old sister.

Funny and frightening book about a girl who accidentally grants dozens of wishes to her classmates.

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
Henry has to decide whether he should push a button to save the Earth from destruction. Should he save humanity, or is it better to wipe people off the face of the planet?

Scarlett’s world spirals out of control when her favorite TV show is canceled and she is forced to pay attention to her own life.

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