Reading Lists

Humorous (RD 115)

The zombie survival guide : complete protection from the living dead

Brooks, Max

Three Rivers Press 2003

A guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any terrain.

Good omens : the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch

Gaiman, Neil, Pratchett, Terry

Harper 2007

The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race.

High fidelity

Hornby, Nick

Riverhead Books 2005

The romantic trials of the owner of a London record shop, after his girlfriend leaves him for another man.

A girl named Zippy : growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana

Kimmel, Haven

Broadway Books 2002

The author offers a chronicle of growing up in a small town in America's heartland, offering portraits of her family and her encounters with the complexities of the adult world, romance, and small-town life during the 1960s and 1970s.

Twenties girl : a novel

Kinsella, Sophie

Dial Press 2009

When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie-a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance-mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Never mind that Lara has her own problems--which Sadie could care less about. Will this sparring duo ever find what they're after?

The Blight way : a Sheriff Bo Tully mystery

McManus, Patrick F

Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2007

"Bo Tully, sheriff of Blight County, Idaho -- and a fellow who dropped twenty pounds on Atkins -- had been thinking about asking out Jan Whittle, his grade-school sweetheart. Problem is, he's already promised to celebrate his dad's seventy-fifth birthday with him. Thwarted romance proves to be the least of Bo's problems, however, when a dead body turns up on Batim Scragg's ranch. Forced to put on his sleuthing hat, Bo finds himself faced with a whole slew of possible suspects. And what quickly becomes apparent is that, while the sheriff's investigative methods may not exactly be legal, they are, for better or worse, The Blight Way" --from the publisher.

Bloodsucking fiends : a love story

Moore, Christopher

Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2008

A budding young writer falls in love with a vampire. He is Tommy of Indiana who moved to San Francisco in search of inspiration and is working in a supermarket. Shopping there is Jody, a secretary still trying to adjust to her new vampire status, after being bitten by one on her way home.

How to survive a robot uprising : tips on defending yourself against the coming rebellion

Wilson, Daniel H

Bloomsbury Pub. 2005

Presents a humorous guide to battling mutinous robots, including tips for deactivating rebel servant robots and escaping from a murderous "smart" house.

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