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Display Name: Jody W.
About me: I'm a Teen Services librarian here at Hennepin County Library. I like going to SF and comics conventions, gardening, travel of all kinds, and hanging out with friends and family.
Reading Interests: I'm a big speculative fiction fan who also likes the happy endings found in romance novels. I really enjoy graphic novels and Young Adult novels, and am doing my best to learn even more about both.

Jody W.'s Book Lists
Edgar Allan Poe, Dark Muse (11 titles)
Books based on the life and work of Poe
Best Book Adaptations (44 titles)
The Writers Guild of America says these are the best film and television adaptations out there
CONvergence 2013 Best Books I've Read Last Year (143 titles)
Panel for local sci fi convention. I have read about half, the other titles are the best reviewed in 2012. Does not include YA.
CONvergence 2013 YA Books That Are Too Good To Miss (66 titles)
Panel at a local sci fi convention. These are personal favorites as well as well-reviewed books, mostly published in 2012.
Don't Judge the Book by Its Cover (12 titles)
Inspired by this list from Buzzfeed, http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/fantasy-novels-that-are-good-despite-their-covers, fantasy novels that are good despite their covers. Good news! Some of the reprints have better covers!
Show all 88 booklists by Jody W.

Jody W.'s Comments    
Cover ArtThe big time [electronic resource]
Won the 1958 Hugo Award.   posted Dec 12, 2012 at 12:18PM

Cover ArtReplay
by Grimwood, Ken.
Won the 1988 World Fantasy Award.   posted Aug 7, 2012 at 3:07PM

Cover ArtStories : all-new tales
Won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Anthology in 2010.   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 10:59AM

Cover ArtOccultation : and other stories
by Barron, Laird
Won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection in 2010.   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 10:58AM

Cover ArtMr. Shivers
by Bennett, Robert Jackson, 1984-
Won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel in 2010.   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 10:58AM

Cover ArtPoe : 19 new tales of suspense, dark fantasy, and horror inspired by Edgar Allan
Won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Anthology in 2009.   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 10:57AM

Cover ArtTunneling to the center of the earth : stories
by Wilson, Kevin, 1978-
Tied for the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection in 2009.   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 10:57AM

Cover ArtBig machine : a novel
by LaValle, Victor D., 1972-
Won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel in 2009.   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 10:56AM

Cover ArtThe diving pool : three novellas
by Ogawa, Yoko, 1962-
Won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection in 2008.   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 10:55AM

Cover ArtThe shadow year
by Ford, Jeffrey, 1955-
Won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel in 2008.   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 10:54AM

Cover ArtGeneration loss : a novel
by Hand, Elizabeth.
Won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel in 2007.   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 10:54AM

Cover ArtThe Imago sequence : and other stories
by Barron, Laird
Won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection in 2007.   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 10:53AM

Cover ArtInferno : new tales of terror and the supernatural
Won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Anthology in 2007   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 10:53AM

Cover ArtI am legend
by Matheson, Richard, 1926-
Won the Best Vampire Novel of the Century Award in 2012 from the Horror Writers Association.   posted Apr 23, 2012 at 9:50AM

Cover ArtThe enemy stars
By Poul Anderson.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 4:14PM

Cover ArtThe city & the city
by Mieville, China.
Won the 2010 Hugo Award. Tied with Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl. Also won the 2010 World Fantasy Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:31PM

Cover ArtThe graveyard book
by Gaiman, Neil
Won the 2009 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:30PM

Cover ArtThe Yiddish policemen's union : a novel
by Chabon, Michael.
Won the 2008 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:30PM

Cover ArtRainbows end
by Vinge, Vernor.
Won the 2007 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:30PM

Cover ArtThe windup girl
by Bacigalupi, Paolo.
Won the 2010 Hugo Award. Tied with China Mieville's The City & the City.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:30PM

Cover ArtSpin
by Wilson, Robert Charles, 1953-
Won the 2006 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:27PM

Cover ArtJonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
by Clarke, Susanna.
Won the 2005 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:26PM

Cover ArtPaladin of souls
by Bujold, Lois McMaster.
Won the 2004 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:26PM

Cover ArtHominids
by Sawyer, Robert J.
Won the 2003 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:26PM

Cover ArtAmerican gods : a novel
by Gaiman, Neil
Won the 2002 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:26PM

Cover ArtHarry Potter and the goblet of fire
by Rowling, J. K.
Won the 2001 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:25PM

Cover ArtA deepness in the sky
by Vinge, Vernor.
Won the 2000 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:22PM

Cover ArtTo say nothing of the dog, or, How we found the bishop's bird stump at last
by Willis, Connie.
Won the 1999 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:22PM

Cover ArtForever peace
by Haldeman, Joe W.
Won the 1998 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:21PM

Cover ArtBlue Mars
by Robinson, Kim Stanley.
Won the 1997 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:21PM

Cover ArtThe diamond age
by Stephenson, Neal.
Won the 1996 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:21PM

Cover ArtMirror dance
by Bujold, Lois McMaster.
Won the 1995 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:20PM

Cover ArtGreen mars
by Robinson, Kim Stanley.
Won 1994 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:20PM

Cover ArtA fire upon the deep
by Vinge, Vernor.
Won the 1993 Hugo Award. Tied with Connie Willis' Doomsday Book.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:20PM

Cover ArtDoomsday book
by Willis, Connie.
Won the 1993 Hugo Award. Tied with Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:19PM

Cover ArtBarrayar [sound recording]
by Bujold, Lois McMaster.
Won the 1992 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:19PM

Cover ArtThe Vor game [compact disc]
by Bujold, Lois McMaster.
Won the 1991 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:19PM

Cover ArtHyperion
by Simmons, Dan.
Won the 1990 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:15PM

Cover ArtCyteen
by Cherryh, C. J.
Won the 1989 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:15PM

Cover ArtThe uplift war
by Brin, David.
Won the 1988 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:15PM

Cover ArtSpeaker for the dead
by Card, Orson Scott.
Won the 1987 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:14PM

Cover ArtEnder's game
by Card, Orson Scott.
Won the 1986 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:14PM

Cover ArtNeuromancer
by Gibson, William, 1948-
Won the 1985 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:14PM

Cover ArtStartide rising
by Brin, David.
Won the 1984 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:14PM

Cover ArtFoundation's edge
by Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
Won the 1983 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:12PM

Cover ArtDownbelow station
by Cherryh, C. J.
Won the 1982 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:12PM

Cover ArtThe snow queen
by Vinge, Joan D.
Won the 1981 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:12PM

Cover ArtThe fountains of paradise
by Clarke, Arthur C. 1917-2008
Won the 1980 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:11PM

Cover ArtDreamsnake
by McIntyre, Vonda N.
Won the 1979 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:10PM

Cover ArtGateway : a novel
by Pohl, Frederik.
Won the 1978 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:10PM

Cover ArtWhere late the sweet birds sang
by Wilhelm, Kate.
Won the 1977 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:10PM

Cover ArtThe forever war
by Haldeman, Joe W.
Won the 1976 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:10PM

Cover ArtThe dispossessed : a novel
by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
Won the 1975 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:09PM

Cover ArtRendezvous with Rama
by Clarke, Arthur C. 1917-2008
Won the 1974 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:09PM

Cover ArtThe gods themselves.
By Isaac Asimov. Won the 1973 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:09PM

Cover ArtTo your scattered bodies go
by Farmer, Philip Jose.
Won the 1972 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:08PM

Cover ArtRingworld
by Niven, Larry.
Won the 1971 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:08PM

Cover ArtThe left hand of darkness
by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
Won the 1970 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:05PM

Cover ArtStand on Zanzibar
by Brunner, John, 1934-1995.
Won 1969 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:05PM

Cover ArtLord of light
by Zelazny, Roger.
Won 1968 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:04PM

Cover ArtThe moon is a harsh mistress
by Heinlein, Robert A. 1907-1988.
Won 1967 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:04PM

Cover ArtDune
by Herbert, Frank.
Won the 1966 Hugo Award. Tied with Roger Zelazny's "...And Call Me Conrad"   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:04PM

Cover ArtThe wanderer
by Leiber, Fritz, 1910-1992.
Won the 1965 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:03PM

Cover ArtWay station
by Simak, Clifford D., 1904-1988.
Won the 1964 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:03PM

Cover ArtThe man in the high castle
by Dick, Philip K.
Won the 1963 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:03PM

Cover ArtStranger in a strange land
by Heinlein, Robert A. 1907-1988.
Won the 1962 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:02PM

Cover ArtA canticle for Leibowitz
by Miller, Walter M., 1923-1996.
Won the 1961 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 3:02PM

Cover ArtStarship troopers
by Heinlein, Robert A. 1907-1988.
Won the 1960 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 2:58PM

Cover ArtA case of conscience.
By James Blish. Won the 1959 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 2:57PM

Cover ArtThe big time
by Leiber, Fritz, 1910-1992.
Won the 1958 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 2:57PM

Cover ArtDouble star
by Heinlein, Robert A. 1907-1988.
Won the 1956 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 2:57PM

Cover ArtThe demolished man
by Bester, Alfred.
Won the 1953 Hugo Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 2:57PM

Cover ArtAll clear
by Willis, Connie.
Won the 2010 Nebula Award with companion novel Blackout.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:34PM

Cover ArtBlackout
by Willis, Connie.
Won the 2010 Nebula Award with companion novel All Clear.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:33PM

Cover ArtThe windup girl
by Bacigalupi, Paolo.
Won the 2009 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:30PM

Cover ArtPowers
by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
Won the 2008 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:29PM

Cover ArtThe Yiddish policemen's union : a novel
by Chabon, Michael.
Won the 2007 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:29PM

Cover ArtSeeker
by McDevitt, Jack.
Won the 2006 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:29PM

Cover ArtCamouflage
by Haldeman, Joe W.
Won the 2005 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:28PM

Cover ArtPaladin of souls
by Bujold, Lois McMaster.
Won the 2004 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:26PM

Cover ArtThe speed of dark
by Moon, Elizabeth.
Won the 2003 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:25PM

Cover ArtAmerican gods : a novel
by Gaiman, Neil
Won the 2002 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:24PM

Cover ArtThe quantum rose
by Asaro, Catherine.
Won the 2001 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:24PM

Cover ArtDarwin's radio
by Bear, Greg, 1951-
Won the 2000 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:23PM

Cover ArtParable of the talents
by Butler, Octavia E.
Won the 1999 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:23PM

Cover ArtForever peace
by Haldeman, Joe W.
Won the 1998 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:22PM

Cover ArtThe moon and the sun
by McIntyre, Vonda N.
Won the 1997 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:22PM

Cover ArtSlow river
by Griffith, Nicola.
Won the 1996 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:21PM

Cover ArtThe Terminal Experiment
by Sawyer, Robert J.
Won the 1995 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:21PM

Cover ArtMoving Mars
by Bear, Greg, 1951-
Won the 1994 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:20PM

Cover ArtRed Mars
by Robinson, Kim Stanley.
Won the 1993 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:20PM

Cover ArtDoomsday book
by Willis, Connie.
Won the 1992 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:19PM

Cover ArtStations of the tide
by Swanwick, Michael.
Won the 1991 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:19PM

Cover ArtTehanu
by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
Won the 1990 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:18PM

Cover ArtFalling free
by Bujold, Lois McMaster.
Won the 1988 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:17PM

Cover ArtThe falling woman
by Murphy, Pat, 1955-
Won the 1987 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:16PM

Cover ArtSpeaker for the dead
by Card, Orson Scott.
Won the 1986 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:16PM

Cover ArtEnder's game
by Card, Orson Scott.
Won the 1985 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:15PM

Cover ArtNeuromancer
by Gibson, William, 1948-
Won the 1984 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:15PM

Cover ArtStartide rising
by Brin, David.
Won 1983 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:14PM

Cover ArtThe claw of the conciliator
by Wolfe, Gene.
Won the 1981 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:13PM

Cover ArtTimescape
by Benford, Gregory, 1941-
Won the 1980 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:12PM

Cover ArtThe fountains of paradise
by Clarke, Arthur C. 1917-2008
Won the 1979 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:12PM

Cover ArtDreamsnake
by McIntyre, Vonda N.
Won the 1978 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:11PM

Cover ArtGateway : a novel
by Pohl, Frederik.
Won the 1977 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:11PM

Cover ArtMan plus
by Pohl, Frederik.
Won the 1976 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:10PM

Cover ArtThe forever war
by Haldeman, Joe W.
Won the 1975 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:09PM

Cover ArtThe dispossessed : a novel
by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
Won the 1974 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:08PM

Cover ArtThe dispossessed : a novel
by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
Won the 1974 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:08PM

Cover ArtRendezvous with Rama
by Clarke, Arthur C. 1917-2008
Won the 1973 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:07PM

Cover ArtThe gods themselves.
By Isaac Asimov. Won the 1972 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:07PM

Cover ArtA time of changes
by Silverberg, Robert.
Won the 1971 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:06PM

Cover ArtRingworld
by Niven, Larry.
Won the 1970 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:04PM

Cover ArtThe left hand of darkness
by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
Won the 1969 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:03PM

Cover ArtThe Einstein intersection
by Delany, SaR. 1942-
Won the 1967 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:03PM

Cover ArtThe Einstein intersection
by Delany, SaR. 1942-
Won the 1967 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:02PM

Cover ArtDune
by Herbert, Frank.
Won the 1965 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:02PM

Cover ArtBabel-17 ; Empire star
by Delany, Samuel R.
Won the 1966 Nebula Award. Tied with Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:00PM

Cover ArtFlowers for Algernon
by Keyes, Daniel.
Won the 1966 Nebula Award.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:00PM

Cover ArtOnce a hero
by Moon, Elizabeth.
Esmay Suiza shows that being emotionally vulnerable does not make you weak.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 11:36AM

Cover ArtNaked in death
by Robb, J. D., 1950-
Eve Dallas' first futuristic mystery. Great romantic suspenseful science fiction series.   posted Jul 25, 2011 at 11:35AM

Cover ArtDune
by Frank Herbert
This novel won the Nebula Award in 1966. More than 30 years later it’s still fascinating and a great adventure story. It’s kind of like Lawrence of Arabia meets Star Wars.   posted Feb 19, 2010 at 10:49AM

Cover ArtThe Jane Austen book club
by Fowler, Karen Joy.
I love how Austen's books bring such a diverse group of women (and a man) together and how their own stories play out in this novel.   posted Jan 20, 2010 at 3:09PM

Cover ArtWorldwar : upsetting the balance
by Turtledove, Harry.
Book 3 in the Worldwar series   posted Oct 2, 2009 at 12:51PM

Cover ArtWorldwar : tilting the balance
by Turtledove, Harry.
Book 2 in the Worldwar series   posted Oct 2, 2009 at 12:51PM

Cover ArtWorldwar : striking the balance
by Turtledove, Harry.
Book 4 in the Worldwar series   posted Oct 2, 2009 at 12:51PM

Cover ArtClueless [videorecording]
This is one of my all-time favorite versions of Emma and has an awesome soundtrack.   posted Sep 11, 2009 at 2:37PM

Cover ArtWomen who run with the werewolves : tales of blood, lust, and metamorphosis
Collected by a former Minneapolis editor, these horror short stories have darkly erotic elements.   posted Jun 19, 2009 at 12:50PM

Cover ArtWicked game
by Smith-Ready, Jeri
From the author: "The vampires in my new novel Wicked Game are culturally and psychologically stuck in the era in which they died. They speak the slang and wear the fashions of their original lifetimes. This intimate connection with the past makes them excellent disc jockeys, each with his or her own show on independent radio station WMMP-FM. But it also makes it hard for them to cope with our modern world."   posted Jun 17, 2009 at 11:01AM

Cover ArtKitty and the midnight hour
by Vaughn, Carrie
Kitty's a werewolf DJ who starts a late night radio program for the "supernaturally disadvantaged" and brings a whole world of hurt down on her head. First of a really good series.   posted Jun 17, 2009 at 10:56AM

Cover ArtStrange angels
by St. Crow, Lili
Loved this book! Kind of like Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Supernatural. Dru kicks butt as an emotionally tormented action heroine.   posted Jun 17, 2009 at 10:54AM

Cover ArtRed Rider's hood
by Shusterman, Neal
Part of Shusterman's amazing retold fairy tale series called Dark Fusion. Incorporates gang violence and dark magic into an exciting story.   posted Jun 17, 2009 at 10:53AM

Cover ArtNevernever
by Shetterly, Will
Originally published for adult audiences and now being marketed to YA. This is a book set in Bordertown, part of a wonderful shared world you can find more about here http://www.endicott-studio.com/borderland.html   posted Jun 17, 2009 at 10:51AM

Cover ArtSanta Olivia
by Carey, Jacqueline, 1964-
Loup, an interesting mix of genetics, and her friends form a vigilante gang to fight the dictatorship that quarantines her town from the rest of the town. Carey's writing style continues to be driven by strong elements of action and sexuality. Check out her Kushiel books for a more historical fantasy vibe.   posted Jun 17, 2009 at 10:49AM

Cover ArtMoon called
by Briggs, Patricia
Hands down one of my favorite series. Mercy Thompson is a better developed heroine than most, with rough edges, and hidden strengths and insecurities. It's not all about the requisite human/vampire/werewolf love triangle that dominates most urban fantasy. Hallelujah!   posted Jun 17, 2009 at 10:44AM

Cover ArtLavinia
by Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
In this sideways view of Virgil's epic poem the Aeneid, Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice at last to tell her version of the founding of Rome. Subtly fantastic and beautifully written by one of the best authors out there.   posted Jun 17, 2009 at 10:40AM

Cover ArtThe magicians and Mrs. Quent
by Beckett, Galen
Fans of Regency romantic suspense and fantasy will love this story about a young woman who saves her family by going to work for a mysterious gentleman and stumbles onto secrets that impact every part of her life and country. Also try Susanna Clarke's work, and the Patricia Wrede/Caroline Stevermer Sorcery and Cecelia series.   posted Jun 17, 2009 at 10:33AM

Cover ArtOld friends and new fancies : an imaginary sequel to the novels of Jane Austen
by Brinton, Sybil G.
Originally published in 1913 this is the first sequel inspired by the works of Austen, and still has the broadest scope. All 6 novels are covered here, with characters traipsing back and forth for love.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:59AM

Cover ArtPemberley shades
by Bonavia-Hunt, D. A.
Originally published in 1949 this is the second sequel inspired by P&P. Sixty years later P&P still inspires writers.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:58AM

Cover ArtPride and Prejudice and Zombies : The Classic Regency Romance -- Now With Ultrav
by Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
I am eagerly awaiting this horror classic!   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:56AM

Cover ArtThe Darcy connection : a novel
by Aston, Elizabeth
Mr. Collins and Charlotte breed! Meet their daughters Charlotte and Eliza.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:53AM

Cover ArtColonel Brandon's Diary
by Grange, Amanda
The story of Sense & Sensibility from the good Colonel's point of view.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:50AM

Cover ArtCaptain Wentworth's diary
by Grange, Amanda
The story of Persuasion from the Captain's point of view.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:48AM

Cover ArtMr. Knightley's diary
by Grange, Amanda
The story of Emma from Mr. Knightley's point of view.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:48AM

Cover ArtMr. Darcy's diary
by Grange, Amanda
The story of Pride & Prejudice from Mr. Darcy's point of view.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:47AM

Cover ArtEdmund Bertram's diary
by Grange, Amanda
The story of Mansfield Park from Edmund's point of view.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:46AM

Cover ArtJane Austen in Scarsdale : or love, death, and the SATs
by Cohen, Paula Marantz, 1953-
Funny reimagining of Persuasion.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:36AM

Cover ArtJane Austen in Boca
by Cohen, Paula Marantz, 1953-
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a nice Jewish widower must be in want of a wife." What a great opening line!   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:33AM

Cover ArtEliza's daughter : a sequel to Jane Austen's Sense and sensibility
by Aiken, Joan, 1924-2004
Raised as a tomboy, the impetuous Liz is sent off to live with the Dashwood sisters to get some polish. After clashing with the family, she ends up traveling the world trying to find her place in it.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:32AM

Cover ArtThe third sister : a continuation of Sense and sensibility
by Barrett, Julia
Little Margaret is all grown up and trying to find her own way in the world.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:27AM

Cover ArtMr. Darcy's dream : a novel
by Aston, Elizabeth
Phoebe, Darcy's niece, retreats to Pemberley to mend her broken heart. Like mother, like daughter, I presume.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:25AM

Cover ArtMr. Darcy takes a wife : Pride and prejudice continues
by Berdoll, Linda
Rather spicy sequel to Jane's own story, with the additional sequel Dary & Elizabeth: Nights and Days at Pemberley.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:25AM

Cover ArtMr. Darcy's daughters : a novel
by Aston, Elizabeth
First in a series of books that picks up the story of P&P 20 years later. Sequels include The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy; True Darcy Spirit; and The Second Mrs. Darcy.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:24AM

Cover ArtPresumption
by Barrett, Julia
Darcy's little sister Georgiana tries to nurse her broken heart to no avail. Handsome and eligible young men are determined to woo her!   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:21AM

Cover ArtLady Catherine's necklace
by Aiken, Joan, 1924-2004
Lady Catherine de Bourgh is a name not to be invoked lightly (Mr. Collins!). Here she becomes the center of mystery and mayhem, casting lesser beings in her wake.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:20AM

Cover ArtMr. Darcy takes a wife : Pride and prejudice continues
by Berdoll, Linda
Rather spicy sequel to Jane's own story, with the additional sequel Dary & Elizabeth: Nights and Days at Pemberley, and   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:17AM

Cover ArtA visit to Highbury
by Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
Jane's great-great-grandniece is the author who tells this story of Emma through Mrs. Goddard, the mistress of Harriet Smith's school   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:15AM

Cover ArtAn assembly such as this : a novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, gentleman
by Aidan, Pamela
The first book in the Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy, experience the story of Pride & Prejudice from Darcy's point of view.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 11:13AM

Cover ArtJane and the unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
by Barron, Stephanie
The first Jane Austen Mystery, which finds our intrepid author and heroine fleeing a broken engagement to a country estate. Unfortunately her host the Earl is murdered, and it's up to Jane to find out who done it.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 10:54AM

Cover ArtPride and prescience, or, A truth universally acknowledged : a Mr. & Mrs. Darcy
by Bebris, Carrie
The first Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery mixes mystery, romance and gothic sensibilities in the Regency equivalent of The Thin Man series with Nick and Nora Charles.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 10:50AM

Cover ArtLost in Austen : create your own Jane Austen adventure
by Campbell Webster, Emma
I make an appalling Elizabeth Bennet and found myself failing, i.e. dying, 5 times during the course of my adventures. Witty, fun, and knowing the story does not always help!   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 10:42AM

Cover ArtThe independence of Miss Mary Bennet : a novel
by McCullough, Colleen, 1937-
Mary, stuck with the care of her overwrought mother for 17 years, transforms herself into a mature babe who plans on taking full advantage of her freedom upon her mother's death, to Darcy's uptight chagrin. Rocky marriages, rather civilized sex, and a bit of tawdry violence abound.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 10:38AM

Cover ArtThe Pemberley chronicles : a companion volume to Jane Austen's Pride and prejudi
by Collins, Rebecca Ann
Book 1 of the Pemberley Chronicles, a series that's gone as far as book 5, Mr. Darcy's Daughter in 2008.   posted Mar 31, 2009 at 10:36AM

Cover ArtThe graveyard book
by Neil Gaiman
Bod’s adventures growing up in a graveyard gave me shivers, made me laugh, and inspired me to cry. Lovely read. The audio book is excellent, too!   posted Mar 3, 2009 at 3:04PM

Cover ArtGraceling
by Kristin Cashore
Really liked the heroine Katsa and the concept of gracelings, people born with special graces marked with eyes of two different colors. Fast paced action, some self-reflection, and a touch of romance make this a great read.   posted Mar 3, 2009 at 2:52PM

Cover ArtMain hoon na [DVD]
I love how Bollywood films encompass a bunch of genres at once. This action-adventure/romantic comedy/family drama/musical proves (once again) why Shahruk Khan rocks the box office. The man oozes charm and talent. This time he goes undercover at a college to protect the daughter of a general who’s trying to bring about peace with Pakistan. This tough guy warrior ends up kinda nerdy when he tries to fit in with a bunch of co-eds.   posted Aug 4, 2008 at 8:28AM

Cover ArtNot quite what I was planning : six-word memoirs by writers famous and obscure
by Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser
Fascinating, fun, and evocative. Not sure how I could encapsulate my own life in six words but I’m inspired to try!   posted Aug 1, 2008 at 4:09PM

Cover ArtThe uncommon reader
by Alan Bennet
Lovely and very quick read. My vocabulary has been expanded as well as my reading list. I highly recommend this paeon to the passion of reading.   posted Jul 10, 2008 at 11:31AM

Cover ArtA massive swelling : celebrity re-examined as a grotesque, crippling disease, an
by Wilson, Cintra
Highly recommended for an insightful and at times vicious wit focusing her well-honed intellect on celebrity, Hollywood, Vegas, and a plethora of other black holes of vice and the unhealthy fascination and respect the average person might hold for them.   posted Nov 14, 2007 at 1:17PM

Cover ArtWebMage
by McCullough, Kelly
Local author has fun twisting Greek mythology and cyber-punk tropes into a fantasy world where the Greek fates use the World Wide Web to spin out their magic.   posted Jun 28, 2007 at 8:47AM

Cover ArtThe patron saint of plagues
by Anderson, Barth
Local author who extrapolates a horrifying man-made plague loosed to topple a government.   posted Jun 28, 2007 at 8:46AM

Cover ArtThe water mirror
by Meyer, Kai
The minions of Hell and the mummy armies of the Pharoah all want Venice, a city that has been under siege for 30 years. Two teen girls, Merle and Junipa, have unexpected roles to play in the war.   posted Jun 28, 2007 at 8:36AM

Cover ArtBlack juice
by Lanagan, Margo, 1960-
Amazing short stories. Favorite is the one where a girl slowly sinks to her death, surrounded by her family and her community.   posted Jun 28, 2007 at 8:34AM

Cover ArtA fast and brutal wing
by Johnson, Kathleen Jeffrie
Are this brother and sister really shapechangers or are they just insane and a little too fond of each other?   posted Jun 28, 2007 at 8:33AM

Cover ArtA stir of bones
by Hoffman, Nina Kiriki
One of my favorite ghost stories. An abused girl finds comfort at first with the haunted but then wants to join with the house forever.   posted Jun 28, 2007 at 8:31AM

Cover ArtAbarat
by Barker, Clive, 1952-
Starts out in MN and then takes a sharp left into a very darkly strange place. First in a series.   posted Jun 28, 2007 at 8:29AM

Cover ArtIt begins
by Cusick, Richie Tankersley.
Start of a great vampire series called The Unseen when a girl falls into an open grave.   posted Jun 7, 2007 at 4:34PM

Cover Art30 days of night
by Niles, Steve
Graphic novel with vampires who take advantage of the long winter near the Arctic Circle. Intense!   posted Jun 7, 2007 at 4:31PM

Cover ArtCoraline
by Gaiman, Neil
This will make you afraid of rag dolls with button eyes.   posted Jun 7, 2007 at 4:31PM

Cover ArtThe black tattoo
by Enthoven, Sam
Ick. Gross. Demons! Also 3 teens who literally go to Hell and back.   posted Jun 7, 2007 at 4:30PM

Cover ArtTithe : a modern faerie tale
by Black, Holly
First book in a series. Kaye's story is pretty intense!   posted Jun 7, 2007 at 4:30PM

Cover ArtTo ride a rathorn
by Hodgell, P. C.
Finally! I’ve been waiting for years for this sequel for a series that began with Godstalk back in the 80’s. Once again the dark fantasy world, smart aleck humor, and fascinating characters drew me in. I was a bit distracted by the copy editor’s errors but the plot rolled along swiftly. It’s an obvious in-between book, meaning there will be a sequel to tell us what happens next. For now, know that Jame goes to the fighting college and her destructive god-touched nature causes chaos. Her brother Tori remains conflicted about her and her dangerous powers while avoiding acknowledging his own god-touched abilities. I highly recommend this series.   posted May 9, 2007 at 9:15AM

Cover ArtMagic for beginners
by Kelly Link
Gorgeomous! An incredible short story writer. Very cool that she's selecting them for The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series 'cause she knows good writing be an excellent author herself.   posted Feb 15, 2007 at 9:10AM

Cover ArtThe Secret hour
by Scott Westerfeld
Plus side of being a Midnighter - you have the whole world to explore with your secret powers for an hour. Downside - you share that world with monsters who literallly want to eat you. Cool!   posted Feb 15, 2007 at 9:08AM

Cover ArtMagic or madness
by Justine Larbalestier
I loved the story - Reason is very cool. I also loved the glossary of Australian terms. How geeky is that?   posted Feb 15, 2007 at 9:05AM

Cover ArtTall, dark & dead
by Hallaway, Tate
Fun paranormal romance set in Madison, WI from a local author using the pen name Tate Hallaway because she wanted to be shelved next to Laurell K. Hamilton. How can you not love a Wiccan who runs an occult book store and falls in love with a dashing vampire?   posted Feb 15, 2007 at 9:04AM

Cover ArtDark angels
by Pam Keesey
Makes me want to watch Hammer horror films, which is high praise in my book :-) I love the feminist slant to the collection as well. Does a fine job satisfying my visceral and intellectual sides.   posted Feb 15, 2007 at 8:49AM

Cover ArtLibrary mascot cage match : an Unshelved collection
by Barnes, Bill
The secret lives of librarians revealed! Even non-librarians will think it's funny.   posted Feb 14, 2007 at 2:36PM

Cover ArtHeart of Dorkness
by Kovalic, John.
Nothing captures the geek lifestyle better than this comic strip.   posted Feb 14, 2007 at 2:36PM

Cover ArtThe physics of superheroes
by Kakalios, James
Local professor has written an excellent book demonstrating physics presupposing superheroic powers actually existed. What would it really take to leap buildings in a single bound?   posted Feb 14, 2007 at 2:35PM

Cover ArtThe Curse of Chalion
by Lois McMaster Bujold
One of my all time favorite fantasy novels. Caz reminds me a bit of her science fiction character Miles, which is a good thing. Love the world and theosophy she's creating here in this fantasy series.   posted Feb 14, 2007 at 2:33PM

Cover ArtWicca for Beginners
by Sabin, Thea
Excellent primer for the beginner practitioner. Does a brilliant job of explaining the history and philosophy of this ancient religion. If only the misinformed and confused would actually read it!   posted Feb 14, 2007 at 2:31PM

Cover ArtSkinny dipping in the lake of the dead
by Alan DeNiro
Wonderful collection of quirky stories. Locus Magazine thinks this collection is one of the best of 2006 as well. High praise indeed!   posted Feb 14, 2007 at 12:53PM

Cover ArtApocalypse Array
by Morehouse, Lyda
In this follow-up to the Shamus Award-winning "Messiah Node," teenager Amariah McMannus, the daughter of a cybernetic law enforcement legend and the Archangel Michael, may soon become the next messiah now that the Antichrist has fulfilled her role. Local writer Morehouse won a special citation Phillip K. Dick award in 2005 for this novel that combines mystery and science fiction elements.   posted Oct 4, 2006 at 1:40PM

Cover ArtOld Man's War
by Scalzi, John
The Colonial Defense Force recruits its soldiers from among the old and retired. They take people with decades of life experience and give them a new life as super soldiers fighting for humanity's survival. John Perry discovers just what this means when he joins up on his 75th birthday. A great action adventure that includes many clever, funny, and poignant moments. Just won the Campbell Award for best new writer in 2005.   posted Oct 4, 2006 at 1:38PM

Cover ArtAnansi boys
by Neil Gaiman
Gaiman's love of dark and macabre humor permeates this wonderfully creepy and strangely romantic novel set in the same universe as his book American Gods. Anansi the Trickster God charms you against your will.   posted May 22, 2006 at 2:29PM

Cover ArtMicah
by Laurell K. Hamilton
Sigh. Hamilton continues to MarySue herself into stories with thin plots. I’d really like to explore the world she created more than Anita’s sexual escapades.   posted May 18, 2006 at 1:32PM


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