This week in books, it looks like Gen Y is finally beating the Baby Boomers at something, namely book-buying. Hah! We'd say it's not a competition, but who are we kidding? It's absolutely a competition.
It seems that always-prolific James Patterson has declared Nevermore to be the final installment in his now-eight-book Maximum Ride Series. We're not sure we believe him, but either way, he's put up the first 16 chapters for free on his website, a practice we heartily endorse.
Our Book of the Week is The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. It should, naturally, surprise no one that our If You Liked This Then segment is essentially a backlist of most of Pratchett's other wacky, magnificent titles for YA.
Books from this week's podcast:
- The Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson
- Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
- Insurgent by Veronica Roth
- Home for the Holidays, Mother-Daughter Book Club #5 by Heather Vogel Frederick
- Wish You were Eyre, Mother-Daughter Book Club #6 by Heather Vogel Frederick
- Palace of Stone, Princess Academy #2 by Shannon Hale
- Messy (sequel to Spoiled) by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
- The Wee Free Men series by Terry Pratchett
- Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
- Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
- The Boston Jane series by Jennifer L. Holm
- Gypsy Rizka by Lloyd Alexander
- The Bromeliad by Terry Pratchett
- The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett