Tina's Summer Reading Recommendations 1

Summer Reading Recommendations from Tina Bebbington, UVic's History Librarian. Featuring the best fictional librarians!

Updated July 18, 2023
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The colour of magic
Pratchett, Terry.
Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled...
The librarian
Elizarov, Mikhail
An incredibly entertaining read, full of epic video-game like battles, Russian landscapes and old babushkas who fight with scythes.
Lirael : daughter of the Clayr
Nix, Garth.
New York Times bestseller Lirael is perfect for fans of epic fantasy like Game of Thrones. In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Sabriel, Garth Nix draws readers deeper into the magical landscape of the Old Kingdom. Lirael has never felt like a true daughter...
Matilda
Dahl, Roald.
The classic story from Roald Dahl, about an exceptional young girl with extraordinary powers. Adapted into a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and a Netflix film! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be...
The meaning of the library : a cultural history
Crawford, Alice
The importance of the library, from ancient times to the digital era From Greek and Roman times to the digital era, the library has remained central to knowledge, scholarship, and the imagination. The Meaning of the Library is a generously illustrated examination of...
Property of the rebel librarian
Varnes, Allison
Celebrate the freedom to read with this timely, empowering middle-grade debut in the spirit of The View from Saturday or Frindle. When twelve-year-old June Harper's parents discover what they deem an inappropriate library book, they take strict parenting to a whole...
The Sandman book of dreams
Gaiman, Neil
An entrancing collection of stories based on the World Fantasy Award-winning Sandman comic book series by Neil Gaiman--the basis for the highly anticipated Netflix series and hailed by the Los Angeles Times Magazine as "the greatest epic in the history of comic books"--including...
Snow crash
Stephenson, Neal.
The "brilliantly realized" (The New York Times Book Review) breakthrough novel from visionary author Neal Stephenson, a modern classic that predicted the metaverse and inspired generations of Silicon Valley innovators Hiro lives in a Los Angeles where franchises line the...

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