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.
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Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Recommended by: Meredith D. at Harrington Library
Description from Novelist: Raised in a hostile undead world, a swordswoman becomes a bodyguard to a necromancer to secure her freedom in a solar system of dark magic and cutthroat politics.
Gideon the Ninth Read-alikes:
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
Recommended by: Amy B. at Parr Library
Description from Novelist: A debut fantasy inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e, in which a young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm and sets her on a dangerous path–where choices come with deadly consequences, and she risks losing more than her heart.
Daughter of the Moon Goddess Read-alikes:
Sistersong by Lucy Holland, available as Print
Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? by Harold Schechter & Eric Powell
Available as: Print
Recommended by: Erik K. at Parr Library
Description: The tale of one of the most notoriously deranged murderers in American history, Ed Gein, this graphic novel is an in-depth exploration of the Gein family and what led to the creation of the necrophile who haunted the dreams of 1950s. Painstakingly researched and illustrated, Schechter and Powell’s true-crime graphic novel takes the Gein story out of the realms of exploitation and gives the reader a fact-based dramatization of these tragic, psychotic, and heartbreaking events.
Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? Read-alikes:
Green River Killer: A True Detective Story by Jeff Jensen, available as Print
The Butcher of Paris by Stephanie Phillips, Dean Kotz, Jason Wordie & Troy Peteri, available as Print
From Hell: Being a Melodrama in Sixteen Parts by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell, available as Print
The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel by Margaret Atwood, art & adaptation by Renée Nault
Recommended by: Stephanie T. at Davis Library
Genre: Graphic Novel
Description from Novelist: Illustrated with high-contrast artwork, a graphic-novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic depicts the terrifying realities of women consigned to childbirth roles in the occupied Republic of Gilead.
The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel Read-alikes:
Bitch Planet Book One: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illustrated by Valentine De Landro, available as Print
Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal, available as Print
The Song of Aglaia by Anne Simon, available as Print
Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates by Cheryl B. Klein, illustrated by Abhi Alwar
Available as: Print
Recommended by: Nikki S. at Harrington Library
Genre: Children’s picture book
Description from Novelist: In this funny story about introverts vs. extroverts, Henry the hamster, who hasn’t had any peace and quiet since Marvin has become his roommate, must find a way to compromise in order to live in harmony.
Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates Read-alikes:
Croc & Turtle!: The Bestest Friends Ever!, by Mike Wohnoutka, available as Print
We Disagree by Bethanie Deeney Murguia, available as Print