Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Favourite Reads of 2009 Part III. . .

Over to Manitoba for today's list, from Danielle Pilon who works at the Winnipeg Public Library.

Danielle's Favourite Reads of 2009:

Queenpin by Megan Abbott
A wonderfully seedy period piece that puts a new twist on the classic noir triangle.

Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
I’m embarrassed that it took me so long to discover this classic of SF.

The House of Lost Souls by F.G. Cottam
Do not read this old-fashioned ghost story of creeping dread while alone late at night.

Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo
A fascinating journey through an alternate, Africa-centric world in which Doris tries to escape from slavery.

Powers by Ursula K. LeGuin
The essence of her repeated themes -- trust, power, the origins of violence -- distilled into a deceptively simple masterwork of fantasy.

Bayou vol. 1 by Jeremy Love
Gorgeous, haunting artwork and a story that squeezes your heart like a fist. Read the first 4 chapters in the new print collection, then race through the webcomic.

The Factory Voice by Jeanette Lynes
A fresh, funny, and vivacious historical novel with a cast of quirky but real characters.

Danielle Pilon is a Reader Services Librarian with the Winnipeg Public Library. She still reads while brushing her teeth but, after a few near-accidents, no longer reads while walking.

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