This week’s library loot was a small haul. I had two books on hold to pick up and as I didn’t have much time to wander around I only managed to add another book to the small stack. Let me tell you about my finds:
The first book is Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Kailana recently mentioned this book and it sounded good to me. I haven’t read a YA book in a while and want to give this one a try. Here’s from the back of the book: Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina — she’s fearless. Ooh, I wonder what will happen!
The other book I had put on hold was Laika by Nick Abadzis. This one was a recommendation from Nymeth and I’m sure I’m going to enjoy it. This graphic novel which blends fiction with fact is about Laika, an abandoned puppy destined to become Earth’s first space traveler.
Finally, Toronto Noir ended up in my pile because as I’ve mentioned I’m trying to read more short stories and I couldn’t pass up this collection. Actually, I realize that there are a bunch of others in this series, each noir collection set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Has anyone read any of the books from this series? Take a look at the Akashic Noir site to check out the other titles.
Oh and of course I couldn’t leave the library without picking up the latest BookPage Magazine. My sixth sense tells me I’ll be adding a lot of new books to my list. heh.