BookClique

Here we will post our musings on a wide variety of titles. You can comment on our posts and find the titles in our catalog.

The Martian by Andy Weir

Mark Watney is a funny guy. A funny engineering botanist guy who just happens to work on Mars. Mark works with five other scientists on Mars. When a storm threatens, the team, at risk of being stranded on Mars without a return vehicle, makes the decision to abort the mission. They flee and blast off. [...]

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

After finally discovering and watching the first three seasons of the HBO series, Game of Thrones I became slightly addicted to the world of Westeros. So naturally, I was at a loss when season 3 ended and I realized I would have to wait until next spring for season 4 to begin.  So to fill [...]

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Imagine that when you are born, your brain is implanted with a chip that allows you to access a vast computer network called the Feed.  The Feed allows you to quickly download any information you desire, communicate telepathically with your linked friends, and view a constant stream of advertisements that are tailored to your personality [...]

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is the first book of the Suzanne Collins trilogy which also includes Catching Fire and Mockingjay. This Young Adult series has gone viral across genre and age lines and has a lot to talk about…poverty, celebrity, genetic engineering, friendship, fashion, mental illness, love, hate, cake-decorating and war. Katniss is a teenager trying [...]

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

The first book in Megan Whalen Turner’s Attolia series. Followed by The Queen of Attolia,  The King of Attolia and A Conspiracy of Kings. The main star of this fantasy series is Gen and his humble beginnings as a thief imprisoned in the lands of Sounis. Picture the Mediterranean. He boasted to be the cleverest [...]

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow is a big name in the science fiction and online worlds. He has written numerous articles on online culture and intellectual freedom. Little Brother is marketed as a teen novel, but I think adults could get a lot out of it as well. Published in 2008, it was [...]

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Anathem by Neal Stephenson One of the best things about Neal Stephenson’s works is that they make me feel just a bit smarter than I probably am. He gets into some pretty heavy mathematical, physics and philosophical areas but he holds your hand through them, explaining in a not too convoluted way. The novels can [...]

The Watchmen by Alan Moore

I am almost embarrassed that it has taken me this long to get around to this classic comic series. I had of course heard about it for years, but it took the amazing trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation to prompt me to pick it up. For those of you unfamiliar with it, the Watchmen is [...]

The Gypsy Morph by Terry Brooks

I must admit I have a soft spot for Terry Brooks. It was the Sword of Shannara that first introduced me to adult books and fantasy/sci-fi when I was in 5th grade. Hard to believe that he is still turning out books set in that same world.  The Gypsy Morph wraps up the Genesis of [...]

The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds

Set in Reynolds Revelation Space universe, this could be seen as a loose prequel to some of his other novels but is independent enough that a casual reader would not be lost. Set during the height of the majesty of the Glitter Band (a utopian society of 10,000 space habitats orbiting the world of Yellowstone, [...]

Tippecanoe County Public Library * 627 South Street * Lafayette, IN * 47901 * 765 429-0100