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.
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How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse by K. Eason
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
Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
Recommended by: Stephanie T. at Davis Library
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:
Author Jon Agee
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.
I Want a Dog, available as Print
Nothing, available as Print
American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st century by Maureen Callahan
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:
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
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: