Nominations for the December 20 Capitol Choices agenda will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 12. Nominations for the 2014 List will still be accepted for the January 17 meeting as long as the books were published in 2013. The last date for any nominations of 2013 books will be on January 9, 2014.
Based on an actual account from 1650, a servant girl made pregnant by the master’s grandson is hanged after her baby is found dead. What happens after a shy young doctor sees her eyelids flicker on the dissecting table makes for edge-of-the-seat reading.
His best friend reveals that he is gay and his wildly inappropriate English project causes controversy. But, like lots of 17-year old boys, Mitch mostly has sex on his mind in this hilarious and touching “guy book.”
Parallel stories reveal the lives of two very different people: modern-day Fergus caught up in "The Troubles" in Ireland in the 1980's and an Iron Age girl Fergus finds in a bog with a noose around her neck.
Was techno-whiz Marcus caught in a homeland security snare while participating in a role-playing game or was he framed? Set in a San Francisco of the future and full of techno-slang, this is Orwell’s 1984 revisited.
The only winner is the one who survives in this dystopian version of America in the not-too-distant future. Adventure, romance, and political intrigue combine in this tensely plotted start to a new series.
In an intriguing alternate world, a chosen few have superhuman powers. Katsa’s “Grace” is a talent for killing, an ability her uncle, the king, forces her to use before rebellion leads her into a web of mystery, violence, and passion.
Kendra, raised by her grandmother while her mother completes her own education, feels abandoned. Strongly portrayed secondary characters—Kendra’s ne’er-do-well father and best friend Adonna—round out this complex urban romance filled with risky choices.