Category: Reading Lists

These 19 Frequently Challenged Books Might Surprise You – Banned Books Week 2014

I’m often surprised by which books are frequently challenged or banned in our society. For example, take these 19 books the American Library Association reports are frequently challenged: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George The Face on the Milk … Read More These 19 Frequently Challenged Books Might Surprise You – Banned Books Week 2014

On Why We Love Reading the Classics

Even though I read and write a lot of future-focused fiction, so many of my favorite books would be classified as classics. I thought that just made me old-school until Edith Wharton enlightened me today. Edith let me know I just have a taste for stories with ‘irrepressible freshness’. True, her ‘classics’ were different from those works I now think of as classics, but it still … Read More On Why We Love Reading the Classics

My Top Steampunk Books of All Time – Reading List

Steampunk is a newish trend, but some of the titles on my top steampunk novels have been out for quite some time. Here’s my recommended steampunk reading list: The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger The Clockwork Century series by Cherie Priest Infernal Devices by K. W. Jeter Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling