My local library does a fun thing every year where they go over the best books that came out the previous year. A lot of the books that they talked about I’d already read (like Crooked Kingdom and The Lie Tree), some I’d just heard a ton about (like The Sun is Also a Star and The Crown’s Game), but then there were some that had totally slipped under my radar! So here are a few that I thought sounded really good, that I hadn’t really looked into before tonight (covers link to Goodreads).
Wanderlost by Jen Malone – European cities and old people. I seriously love a good secondary cast of the elderly.
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum – I’ve seen this cover EVERYWHERE but I’d honestly never really looked into it. It was described as a “You’ve Got Mail” type story.
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier – I don’t think I’ve seen anyone talking about this one, but it sounds amazingly creepy. A boy moves from Australia to New York and is in charge of watching his 10-year-old sister who he suspects is a psychopath. (o.O)
This is the Story of You by Beth Kephart – There’s a super storm and so now this girl has to survive with some other people and the few supplies that she has. The writing was described as being punchy and lyrical.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman – This is another book where I’ve seen the cover floating around everywhere, but I hadn’t really looked into at all.
The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock – This is a book about teens in contemporary Alaska. That’s pretty much all I know, but the cover’s really pretty.
At the end of the evening they had four drawings for some of the books that they talked about during the presentation. There were five of us in the room. Guess who was the only one to leave without a book? That’s right, it was me. It’s alright though, I’M NOT BITTER. 😉