Friday, October 1, 2010

Staff Selections - Michal, Youth Services Librarian

What is your favorite genre? Fantasy!

Who are your favorite authors? Carrie Ryan and Rosalind Laker.

What are you reading now? I am re-reading Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen.

What have you read recently? Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White, A Hole in the World
by Sid Hite, Spells by Aprilynne Pike, and The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan.

What is your favorite classic? Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen, Daisy Miller and Other Stories by
Henry James, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf,  A Little Princess and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot,
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Adventures of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, and Dracula by Bram Stoker.

What is your all time favorite book/series? Wings by Aprilynne Pike, The Forest of Hands and Teeth
by Carrie Ryan, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Who’s There? By Stephanie S. Tolan, Orchards and Diamonds by Rosalind Laker, Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite, Tithe: a Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black, Time for Andrew: a Ghost Story and Wait Till Helen Comes: a Ghost Story both by Mary Downing Hahn.

What are your favorite recommendations? See my choices above, I recommend them all, along with the following. Young adult fiction: The Dirt Eaters by Dennis Foon, Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan, Flight #116 is Down and Code Orange both by Caroline B. Cooney, Soldier’s Heart: a Novel of the Civil War by Gary Paulsen, Skinned by Robin Wasserman, The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt, Persistence of Memory by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. Juvenile fiction: Wringer by Jerry Spinelli, The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse, Einstein Anderson: Science Detective series by Seymour Simon, The Royal Diaries Series by various authors (especially Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles). Easy fiction: Mucky Pup by Ken Brown, Martin Waddell picture books, Frog and Toad series by Arnold Lobel, Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Adult fiction: Stitches in Time by Barbara Michaels, Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller, I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. Adult non-fiction: Gardening for Fragrance by Ann Bonar, The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot, A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman, Henry VIII: the King and His Court by Alison Weir.

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