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What We’re Reading {September 10 2010}

The Bookshare team reads a lot of books every week. Included in our family are our members, our volunteers, our children, friends and families. Among the books we read, there are always a handful of standouts — the shortlist, the books with buzz–perfect for children, tweens, teens, college students, and young adults. “What We’re Reading” brings you picks of the most interesting recent reads, along with short descriptions; we’ll even include candid comments and notes from time to time. We’ll be bringing you ”What We’re Reading” every Friday, be sure to look for it and download some great books!

This week our recommendations come to us from our Young Adult members. Download these great books today! And be sure to comment and share your favorite Young Adult titles with us.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore. – Lady Katsa is born with a Grace (super talent) of killing and her uncle, the king, makes her his brute squad. When she meets Po, a rival kingdom’s Graceling, she becomes more powerful as a woman of justice, self-knowledge, and romance.

Untamed by Kristin and P.C. Cast – At finishing school for young vampires, Zoey makes a shocking discovery about the school’s leader, but no one will listen to her as her undead friends and three boyfriends turn against her. Loyalties are strained, truths are revealed, and an ancient evil is awakened.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – When a toddler wanders away from his home just before assassins slay his family, he ends up in a graveyard. Named Nobody Owens, the ghosts and other denizens of the cemetery adopt him and teach him important skills he will need to survive.

Paper Towns by John Green – When they were little, Margo Roth Spiegelman was Q’s best friend. Now, a month before high school graduation, she disappears after taking Q on a night of pranks involving dead fish and a depilatory, sending him on a quest to find her.

Wake by Lisa McMann – Going to sleep isn’t a big deal for most of us, but for Janie, falling asleep means getting sucked into other people’s dreams. The supernatural ability she’s always considered a nuisance quickly becomes a nightmare when she blunders into a dream and witnesses a murder.

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