Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Books on the Air

Yesterday, I was on WAMC's the Roundtable talking about a few books I enjoy.  If you missed the broadcast, you can stream it here

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson 
(author reading/signing August 20th at 4pm) An adult novel. 
The Fangs are performance artists and art is their life.  Child A & B, pulled into their work, must come to terms with who they are as Annie and Buster, not as aspects of their parents artwork.  A quirky, funny, and strange book.  See Emily Crowe's post.  

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 
(author reading/signing September 22nd at 7pm)
A fantastical story of illusions and magic. An adult novel but great for teen readers as well.  

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
This fast-paced science-fiction work is great for 80s enthusists, those interested in video games, or anyone looking for a fun read.  An adult novel good for teens ages 15+.  

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brogsol
A YA graphic novel about a girl who must come to terms with her Russian background, and the ghost that's following her.  Incredible all-around.  

Chime by Franny Billingsley
A historical, paranormal YA that I devoured.  A great pick for a bookclub.  

Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh
My current favorite back-to-school picturebook about a quirky new student.  Funky collage illustrations adults and kids will enjoy.  

Bad Island by Doug Tennapel
A graphic novel for middle-grade and teen readers about a family shipwrecked during summer vacation.  Oh, and giant robot-like creatures from space.  

Wiener Wolf by Jeff Crosby
A hysterical picturebook about a wiener dog who runs away to a national park to live with wolves.  

The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children by Keith McGowan
This middle grade novel is a modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel.  Now in paperback.  


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Family Fang is wonderful and so is the author, Got to meet him and it made the book all the more interesting.