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May 26, 2020

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Some great science ficdtion, for starters

By Darlene Bowers
““Thoughts are ephemeral, they evaporate in the moment they occur, unless they are given action and material form. Wishes and intentions, the same. Meaningless, unless they impel you to one choice or another, some deed or course of action, however insignificant. Thoughts that lead to action can be dangerous. Thoughts that do not, mean less than nothing.”


―Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice

Karin Alba, Staff, Ada Public Library

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie is Karin Alba’s favorite book. It is the only novel ever to win all three of the prestigious science fiction awards---the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke awards.

Ancillary Justice is the first book in a bestselling trilogy about a soldier (Breq) yearning to complete a quest, enduring treachery and burning for vengeance. Karin shares, “It is very well written, has an exciting and novel plot, and I appreciate reading about a gender-neutral being.” Karin shares that this novel “is science fiction at its best.”

• Karin is currently reading A Treacherous Curse: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery by Deanna Raybourn. Five other books Karin recommends are:

• A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (mystery fiction)

• Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold (series, science fiction, fantasy)

• Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (non-fiction, business)

• The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (fiction)

The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook, 2001-2018 from the editors at America’s Test Kitchen (non-fiction, cooking, American)

So what are your favorite books? What books do you recommend to others? Join in, fill out the Ada Icon/Ada Public Library Favorite Book Survey (see attachment below or pick one up at the library) and submit your recommendations. Let’s start a reading revolution or at least have a spectacular time sampling all sorts of reads and exploring the Ada Public Library.