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Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2020) Nominees Round Up, July 16 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections.

Keeper of the BeesKeeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel
Entangled: Teen
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
ISBN: 978-1640634084

Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel is a companion novel to Black Bird of the Gallow, but it can be read as a stand-alone. The novel returns to Ms. Kassel’s world of harbingers, beekeepers, and strawmen. Keeper of the Bees is a story about a centuries old beekeeper who was cursed when he was eighteen and the girl who actually sees him, not just the monster he’s become.

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Women in Comics: Mysteries

A truly great mystery that can keep you guessing until the last page is tough to create but very satisfying to read. While this genre isn’t particularly common in recent comics, there are some great examples of mystery stories and a biography of one of the most famous authors in this genre that will appeal to mystery fans who also love comics.

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Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie by Anne Martinetti and Guillaume Lebeau with art by Alexandre Franc – In addition to writing a long list of famous mystery novels, Agatha Christie led a fascinating life that involved world travel, a stint as a wartime nurse, and multiple archeological trips. This graphic novel tells the story of her life with her most famous creation, Hercule Poirot, popping in several times to provide commentary on her choices and life events. This is a great read for those interested in an introduction to Christie’s life, though at some points the book jumps through time in an abrupt manner that leaves the reader wanting more. The book includes a timeline of Christie’s life and a bibliography of her books.

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