Tuesday, February 12
North Village Branch Library
2505 Steck Ave.
Who: Adults who love Young Adult Books.
Book: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
This month we are reading Leviathan a book in the newest steampunk series by Scott Westerfeld (author of the most excellent series Uglies and Peeps and the standalone title So Yesterday). All of which are available in both the hard copy and downloadable collections.
If you are already reading YA books, I don’t have to tell you that some of the best science fiction and fantasy being written these days is being published and marketed to teens. From hackers to dystopias to alternate universes, you can pretty much find a variety of excellent stories that will transport you to another place without loading you down with the (dare I say it) bloat that bogs down many of the adult titles.
I’ll be honest, I love George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series as much as the next person and Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash is a delight, but sometimes you just don’t want to dedicate an entire month to reading one book. Not that all adult science fiction is so long, Daniel H. Willson’s Robopocalypse is a fine example of a short and sweet, action packed book, and holy moly is it fun.
Phew, if you let me I will talk about these books all day! But instead of continuing on with this blog post, I do hope you'll join us as we discuss all of this and more at our next YA for Adults Bookclub.
Can't wait to get reading? Check out some of these excellent teen titles in the Austin Public Library collection: