YALSA Hub Challenge Book 18: Lives of Tao

Next up is Alex Award winner Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu. While this book is an adult novel, it has large appeal to teens, especially teen boys, which is why it won the Alex Award. Roen Tan is an overweight thirty-year-old computer programmer who is living a rather depressing life. He hates his job […]

YALSA Hub Challenge Book Number 17: Etiquette and Espionage

My next book is Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger. This book has been on my To Read list since it came out due to it being Steampunk. Etiquette and Espionage is the first book in her Finishing School series and is set in the same world as her Parasol Protectorate series for adults, only […]

YALSA Hub Challenge Books 15 and 16: Boxers and Saints

The graphic novels Boxer and Saints by Gene Luen Yang are historical fiction. And I must say, I’m really getting into these Graphic Novels! While I have heard of the Boxer Rebellion, I don’t know much about it. Now I do. In the 1890s the Chinese public was becoming increasingly hostile to the “foreign devils” […]

YALSA Hub Challenge Book 13: The Nazi Hunters

The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb is one of this year’s nonfiction award winners. It tells the tail of how one of the world’s most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichman, was tracked down and brought to justice.   Bascomb weaves this true story in a way that is […]