Selfie Book Talk, Episode 30

Your Plano Public Library staff are recommending their favorite reads.

Below is the list of these titles, with additional read-alikes you can check out.

See all Selfie Book Talk posts here.

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse by K. Eason

Available as: Print | eBook | eAudiobook

Recommended by: Tenille M. at Haggard Library

Genre: Science Fiction

Description from Novelist: Rory Thorne is a princess with thirteen fairy blessings, the most important of which is to see through flattery and platitudes. When her father is assassinated, Rory is betrothed to the prince of a distant world. Arriving in her new home, she uncovers a treacherous plot to unseat her newly betrothed and usurp his throne. With only her wits and a small team of allies, Rory must outmaneuver the Regent and rescue the prince.

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse Read-alikes:

Behind the Throne by K.B. Wagers, available in Print

An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock, available in Print

The Waking Land by Callie Bates, available in Print | eBook

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Available as: Print | eBook | eAudiobook

Recommended by: Stephanie T. at Davis Library

Genre: Fiction

Description from Novelist:  Moving their family to what they believe will be a safer but temporary home in Houston, two young parents are forced to choose between an undocumented status in America and returning to the violence of war-torn Bogotá.

Infinite Country Read-alikes:

Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook

The Leavers by Lisa Ko, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook

Author Jon Agee

Available as: Print | eBook | eAudiobook

Recommended by: Erik K. at Parr Library

Genre: Children’s picture books

Description: Author and illustrator Jon Agee’s book are at times quirky, nonsensical, satiric, and always humorous. Their sophisticated wit appeals to kids and adults alike.

Selected Titles:

I Want a Dog, available as Print

Milo’s Hat Trick, available as Print | DVD

Nothing, available as Print

American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st century by Maureen Callahan

Available as: Print | Large Print | eBook

Recommended by: Brittnee E. at Schimelpfenig Library

Genre: True Crime

Description: Most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as “a force of pure evil,” Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. American Predator draws from years of interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes’s life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files.

American Predator Read-alikes:

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara, available in Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook

The Killer across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI’s Original Mindhunter by John E. Douglas, available in Print | Large Print

If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood by Gregg Olsen, available as Print

The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall

Available as: Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book

Recommended by: Amanda M. at Haggard Library

Genre: Junior Fiction

Description:  This contemporary realistic fiction series reads like a classic, and centers on the adventures of a family of four sisters and their widowed father. As the character-driven stories progress over fifteen years, different siblings take center stage.

The Penderwicks Read-alikes:

Family Fletcher series by Dana Alison Levy , available as Print | CD Book

Vanderbeekers seriesby Karina Yan Glaser, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook

Moffats series by Eleanor Estes, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook

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