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What Did We Read Last Week?

July 5, 2010 | Alan H.

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I read Inventory from our booklist for a post that will come out later this week.  I've been a long-time reader of The Onion, of which A.V. Club (where most of the lists originally appeared) is a part.  More on the book (in easy-to-read list form) in my post on Wednesday.

Other books I read last week:

Continuing to read Invincible by Robert Kirkman.  The only superhero series I actively keep up with these days--a fresh, somewhat revisionist take on the "teen superhero" genre.  I also read the first volume of the Twin Spica manga (which we don't currently have in our catalogue, but I hope we'll get--it's excellent). 

Finally reading The Judging Eye by R. Scott Bakker, the first book in the second trilogy of his tough, brutal, philosophical fantasy epic.  Start with The Darkness That Comes Before if this sounds like it appeals to you (I'd recommend this for older teens, not the younger crowd--it's pretty brutal in places).

Reread some old Clive Barker horror novels.  His YA series starting with Abarat is excellent--fantasy with a lot of horrific elements.

What have the rest of you been reading?

Alan H. is a web librarian at Toronto Public Library.  He thanks his lengthy commute to work for the amount of reading he gets done.

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