Reading Room Blog
Brian Jacques is hard to beat for a rousing war-like fantasy, but here
are a few titles that you might want to try. All of these books have
sequels or are part of a series.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.
When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune
by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight
back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer.
Thanks for requesting a Book Match from the Central Rappahannock
Regional Library. You asked for a book similar to Morgan Spurlock's
Don't Eat This Book. If you are looking for books on the same topic, you may like:
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, by Eric
Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm
between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled
American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges,
Hello! I haven't had a chance to read "The Lollipop Shoes" (published as "The Girl With No Shadow" in the U.S.) by Joanne
Harris, but I enjoyed "Chocolat". Here are some titles that pick up on
various elements of Harris's work that you may also enjoy:
"The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak
"Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the
story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and
story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they
Here are some other urban fiction books that I think you might like:
Indigo Summer by Monica McKayhan.
Here are some other books that I think you may like:
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.
World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss
research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a
murdered physicist. (This story was written before/takes place before
The Da Vinci Code).
Tamar : A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal by Mal Peet.
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones.
Meet Sophie. She sees herself as the too-tall "Mount Everest of teenage
girls," who, along with her friends, often suffers from "lackonookie
disease." She's dating smoky, sexy Dylan, covertly chatting online with
"cybersoul"-mate Chaz, and secretly nursing a crush on sweet, geeky
Murphy. If you like this one, it has a sequel called What My Girlfriend
Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark.
Here are some other titles you might enjoy reading. The first titles are fiction, followed by a link
to our African American History Booklist.
Kindred by Octavia Butler.
A young black women living in the contemporary world is transported back
and forth to the time of slavery in the US. It is historical and
contemporary fiction wrapped up into one. It is most appropriate for
older or more mature girls because the theme is strong and some of the
descriptions are graphic.
If you enjoyed Prime Choice, here are some other titles you may like:
Torch Red: Color Me Torn by Melody Carlson.
Feeling like she is the only virgin on the planet, a high school junior
wrestles with questions about love and sex before ultimately choosing to
give herself to God instead of her boyfriend. This is part of the True
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson.
Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father
and must care for his adored baby daughter.
Sure fire by Jack Higgins with Justin Richards.
Resentful of having to go and live with their estranged father after the
death of their mother, fifteen-year-old twins, Rich and Jade, soon find
they have more complicated problems when their father is kidnapped and
their attempts to rescue him involve them in a dangerous international
plot to control the world's oil.
Cross my heart and hope to spy by Ally Carter.
If you haven't read the sequels to Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging,
you should give those a try:
On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God: Further
Confessions of Georgia Nicholson.
Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas: Further, Further Confessions of Georgia
Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants: Even Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson.
Away Laughing on a Fast Camel: Even More Confessions of Georgia Nicolson.