How will the Library staff relax this holiday season? By reading a few good (non-law-related) books, of course. Over the next week before Christmas vacation, let us help you fill in your holiday reading lists as we highlight our staff picks. So snuggle up in front of the fire with a cup of cocoa and one of these great books…
Sarah, our Library Technician in Regina:
- The Magicians – Lev Grossman (Fantasy) Book 1 in the trilogy: Quentin Coldwater is a high school senior, but he’s still secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read when he was little, about the adventures of five children in a magical land called Fillory. Compared to that, everything in his real life just seems gray and colorless. That changes when Quentin finds himself admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery.
- Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer (Adult Non-Fiction): In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.
- Cold Magic – Kate Elliot (Steampunk) Spritwalker #1: As they approach adulthood, Cat Barahal and her cousin Bee think they understand the society they live in and their place within it. At a select academy they study new airship technologies and the dawning Industrial Revolution, but magical forces still rule. And the cousins are about to discover the full ruthlessness of this rule.
Pat, our Library Technician in Saskatoon:
- A Peanut Christmas – Charles M. Schultz (Children’s Holiday Fiction): Christmas is a joyous time of year—and what could be more fun than sharing it with dear friends? Celebrate the season with the Peanuts characters you’ve loved so long.
- Paris – Edward Rutherfurd (Adult Non-Fiction): From the grand master of the historical novel comes a dazzling epic portrait of Paris that leaps through centuries as it weaves the tales of families whose fates are forever entwined with the City of Light.
Check back tomorrow for more good reads.