Your Plano Public Library staff are virtually recommending their favorite reads.
Below is the list of these titles, with additional read-alikes you can check out.
Author Victoria (V.E.) Schwab
Recommended by: Meredith D. at Harrington Library
Genre: Adult, Young Adult and Juvenile Fiction/Science Fiction/Fantasy
Description from Novelist: Victoria Schwab (also published under the name V.E. Schwab) writes popular and wide-ranging speculative fiction for adults, teens, and older kids. Whether she’s writing about magicians, monsters, superheroes, or ghosts, Schwab creates immersive world-building, multifaceted characters, and gripping, suspenseful plots.
Victoria (V.E.) Schwab Read-alikes:
The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman
Available as: Print
Recommended by: Ellen S. at Schimelpfenig Library
Genre: Young Adult
Description: Three girls become fast friends when brought together by a random mix-up in the lobby of a hotel playing host to three separate conventions.
The Pros of Cons Read-alikes:
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, available as Print
Life in the Garden by Penelope Lively
Recommended by: Amanda M. at Haggard Library
Description: Booker Prize winner and national bestselling author Penelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir.
Life in the Garden Read-alikes:
A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin, available as eBook
Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson
Recommended by: Andrea C. at Haggard Library
Genre: Children’s picture book
Description from Novelist: While Milo and his sister travel to a detention center to visit their incarcerated mother, he observes strangers on the subway and draws what he imagines their lives to be.
Milo Imagines the World Read-alikes:
A House that Once was by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Lane Smith, available as Print
My Pen by Christopher Myers, available as Print
Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and The Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s by Jeff Pearlman
Available as: Print
Recommended by: Erik K. at Parr Library
Description: Former Sports Illustrated senior writer Jeff Pearlman presents the complete, no-holds-barred story of the remarkable individuals who came together to form pro basketball’s most legendary dynasty.
When the Game Was Ours, by Larry Bird and Earvin Johnson, available as Print