Warm Up with a Good Book

20150119_083412by Anne McKernan, George School librarian

Mollie Dodd Anderson Library is joining George School Voices as a regular contributor.

Looking for a good book? Come on down and check out one of our new acquisitions. Don’t see anything you like? Ask us!! We will help you find something and will even consider ordering your suggestions.

Don’t think you’re a reader? Reading outside of classwork has amazing life benefits and is a great way to prepare for the SAT. Try it.

To get you started on a reading kick, here are ten brand new fiction titles available to be checked out in the library:

Channel Blue by Jay Martel
Channel Blue

Alien Execs are planning a disastrous finale to their Big Brother style show, in which earth is the star. Only one man can save our planet, and he’s hardly a likely hero.

Yuqui Delgadeo Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina
Yaqui Delgado

Winner of the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award, the book tells the story of a Latina teen who is targeted by a bully at her new school and must discover resources she never knew she had.

Five Minutes Alone by Paul Cleave
Five Minutes Alone

An Edgar Award Finalist, this crime thriller is an edge-of-your-seat, cat-and-mouse chase that takes the definition of ‘crime thriller’ to a whole new level.

American Son by Brian Ascalon Roley
American Son

Winner of the 2003 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award, a Finalist for the 2001 Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, the LA Times Best Book of 2001, and a New York Times Notable Book , it’s a powerful novel about ethnically fluid California and the corrosive relationship between two Filipino brothers.

Black Dog by Caitlin Kittredge
black dog

The first installment in a fabulous dark urban fantasy series—think Kill Bill with demons and gangsters instead of martial arts—from the award-winning author of the Iron Codex trilogy and Vertigo comic Coffin Hill.

Hardball by Steven Barwin
Hardball

Griffin has college in his sights and plans to land himself a baseball scholarship. His determination causes him to turn a blind eye to the hazing of new players by the team captain, Wade. But when Griffin senses that his cousin Carson is getting the brunt of Wade’s aggression, Griffin finally stands up to him. Can Griffin stop Wade’s reign of terror, prove his cousin’s innocence and still stay on track with his baseball dreams?

The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
Poe Shadow

Baltimore, 1849. The body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave. The public, the press, and even Poe’s own family and friends accept the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful end as a drunkard. Everyone, in fact, seems to believe this except a young Baltimore lawyer named Quentin Clark, an ardent admirer who puts his own career and reputation at risk in a passionate crusade to salvage Poe’s.

Beauty of the Broken by Tawni Waters
beauty of the broken

In this lyrical, heartwrenching story about a forbidden first love, a teen seeks the courage to care for another girl despite her small town’s bigotry and her father’s violent threats.

Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips
Quiet Dell

A spectacularly riveting novel based on a real life crime by a con man who preyed on widows. “A brilliant fusion of fact and fiction, Jayne Anne Phillips has written the novel of the year.” -Stephen King

Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice
Quest of Heroes

“All the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counter-plots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.” –Books and Movie Reviews

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