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What You’re Reading {August 2010}

Bookshare Members have a lot to say about the books they read. And you share your thoughts, comments and recommendations with us on a regular basis. So, we thought that you might like to hear what other Members have to say about the books they are reading. With this post, we are introducing a new monthly post called “What You’re Reading.” This month we’re featuring some of our high school Members’ recommendations.

Dead in the Family (Southern Vampire Mysteries #10) by Charlaine Harris – The #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series – the basis for HBO’s True Blood – continues! After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she’s angry. {appropriate for grades 9 – 12}

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater – When music prodigy James Morgan and his best friend, Deirdre, join a private conservatory for musicians, his talent attracts Nuala, a faerie muse who fosters and feeds on creative energies, but soon he finds himself battling the Queen of the Fey for the very lives of Deirdre and Nuala. {appropriate for grades 9 – 12}

Nation by Terry Pratchett – Mau’s island village has been swept away by a giant tidal wave. The ship on which Daphne was travelling was capsized by the same wave, killing the entire crew. Now Mau and Daphne must work together to create a new society. {appropriate for grades 9 – 12}

Beyond the Reflection’s Edge (Echoes from the Edge #1) by Bryan Davis – After Nathan Shepherd’s parents are murdered during a corporate investigation, he teams up with a friend to solve the case, discovering mirrors that reflect events from the past and future, a camera that photographs people who aren’t there. {appropriate for grades 9 – 12}

The Maze Runner by James Dashner – When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone.

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