Pages and Panels: September/October Reads

Do you like graphic novels? Do you like Young Adult novels? Are you interested in participating in a book club, but don't have the time to join a physical book club? If you answered yes to any of the questions, then this might be just the thing for you! Pages and Panels, opens a new window is an online book club through Goodreads, opens a new window where you can participate in book discussions without ever having to meet up with a group.  

For the months of September and October this book club gives you 2 book options to read: #MurderTrending, opens a new window and Monstress, Vol 1 , opens a new window. This allows you to have the flexibility to read whichever you choose.  Want to know more about either of these books? Read the descriptions below!

#MurderTrending , opens a new window by Gretchen McNeil 

WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society's most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. 

When seventeen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she's about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn't commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she's innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman's cast of executioners kill them off one by one?

Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening, opens a new window by Marjorie M. Liu

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers. 

If either of these books interest you and you would like to discuss it with others, please take a look at our online book club.  If you are wondering how to sign up, please refer to our blog post: Pages and Panels: Online Book Club, opens a new window