Book Recommendations: August 2020

The hot summer month of August is here and that means a new list of books to read! This month’s selection will be mixed with different genres so there should be something for everyone and should encourage people to read books they normally wouldn’t!

Gideon the Ninth by Muir Tamsyn

Gideon Nav is an orphan and has been raised in the Ninth House and has tried escaping the planet numerous times and failed every time. When 17-year-old necromancer Harrowhank offers Gideon a way to to leave by serving her, Gideon reluctantly agrees. Now, will be Harrowhank’s cavalier on another planet and fight for her if either of them want to stay alive.

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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Jason Dessen was walking home like any other night in Chico when a man he is knocked unconscious by a stranger. When he wakes up, he is strapped to a gurney in a hazmat suit and being congratulated by strangers. The world Jason is in resembles his own but some things are different. And his family does not exist in this word. If Jason wants too return to his old life, he must learn all that the person who knocked him unconscious if he wants to return to his to family in his own world before its too late.

Ender’s game by Orson Scott Card

Andrew “Ender” Wiggin has enrolled in Battle School, a school that trains children to fight with advanced technology such as gravity manipulation. In Battle School, Ender and the other children are trained to fight each other using lasers that paralyzes its victim. It is up to Ender to outsmart his opponents and conquer every obstacle thrown his way so he can defeat the buggers.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Edmond Dantès has become a caption and has proposed to his girlfriend. But when he is falsely accused of treason by his friends, Dantès is taken to prison. After escaping prison, Dantès plans to get revenge against his former friends even if it takes him years. Not many books are as suspenseful and timeless as the Count of Monte Cristo.

The Wolf of Wall Street by Jorden Belfort

Jordan Belfort tells the real-life story of how he became a millionaire and by selling penny stocks. Find out how he illegally sold penny stocks and broke more rules than you can count. The story is wild and as crazy if not more of the movie by the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Kaz Brekker is 17-years-old and the leader of the Dregs gang. They are all mostly teenagers and reside in the worst part of Ketterdam. When Kaz is offered a large sum of money to break someone out of a prison that nobody has ever escaped from, he forms his crew. Kaz recruits people he can trust and uses leverage to break into the Ice Court, an ice prison. The prison also holds Grisha, an ethic group of people that have supernatural, prisoners. If Kaz and the others want to make it out, they have to work together and put away their differences so that they can buy their freedom and start over again.

All of these books were well written and captivating. It’s great writing that will keep you reading till the end. What else would you like to see make the monthly lists?

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