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Rick Riordan

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Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Please follow him on Twitter and via his official blog.




Looking for a good read for the remainder of the summer? Here are my latest recommendations. All these are adult titles, though many of them would be perfectly good for YA readers. As I've mentioned before, I only blog about the books I enjoy. You might not like each one, but maybe some will catch your interest. All of these worked for me!




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The Lightning Thief (Percy ...
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The Sea of Monsters (Percy ...
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The Last Olympian (Percy Ja...
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The Son of Neptune (The Her...
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The Mark of Athena (The Her...
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Brand New Ancients by Kate Tempest
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I was drawn to this narrative poem by the cover – Ancient Greeks toting briefcases and smart phones. That’s right down my alley. I understand Ms. Tempest is an accomplished musician as well as a poet, and this short book has a lyrical, musical qualit
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
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Adult speculative fiction

Even since reading The Stand by Stephen King when I was a kid, I’ve had a soft spot for apocalyptic plagues that wipe out humanity. Er . . . I mean in fiction, of course. Station Eleven is in that vein.

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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Adult fiction

This book is getting a lot of well-deserved attention for its unique story and its beautiful writing. It starts late in World War II, as the Allies begin shelling the French city of Saint-Malo to drive out the remaining Nazi troops. Our
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Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr
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After finishing All the Light We Cannot See, I’ll confess I was a bit addicted to Doerr’s lovely writing. Since we were about to take a trip to Rome, I thought I would pick up this travelogue about Doerr’s year in Rome as a creative writing resident. ...more
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City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
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Adult fantasy.

A highly original story involving gods resurrected in a modern world – how could I not be drawn to this? Set in an early industrial world where the two major nations are Bulikov (modeled loosely on Russia) and Saypur (modeled loosely o
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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
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Adult science thriller.

Love it, love it! A meticulously researched, briskly paced and surprisingly funny story about an astronaut left behind on Mars, presumed dead, who must now figure out how to survive and let the folks back on Earth know he is a
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The Fold by Peter Clines
The Fold
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Adult science fiction

I read this book very quickly – always a sign that I liked it. The story moves along at a brisk pace. The mystery keeps unfolding in increasingly bizarre new layers. A team of scientists discovers a way to teleport matter betwee
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The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Water Knife
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Adult science fiction

Bacigalupi is the master of ecological dystopian novels. He describes the world after climate meltdown in frighteningly believable detail. I loved his novel of a drowned Bangkok, The Windup Girl, and his two young adult novels s
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Masterminds by Gordon Korman
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As usual, Gordon Korman delivers a fast-paced, well-crafted adventure full of creative twists and surprises. Eli lives in Serenity, New Mexico, which is so perfect it seems too good to be true. Everybody has a nice house. The schools are great. There ...more
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“With great power... comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.”
Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

“Let us find the dam snack bar," Zoe said. "We should eat while we can."
Grover cracked a smile. "The dam snack bar?"
Zoe blinked. "Yes. What is funny?"
"Nothing," Grover said, trying to keep a straight face. "I could use some dam french fries."
Even Thalia smiled at that. "And I need to use the dam restroom."
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I started cracking up, and Thalia and Grover joined in, while Zoe just looked at me. "I do not understand."
"I want to use the dam water fountain," Grover said.
"And..." Thalia tried to catch her breath. "I want to buy a dam t-shirt.”
Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse

“If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

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Which Olympian god/goddess would you like as a parent? Rick Riordan

Athena
 
  10 votes, 28.6%

Hades (Not technically Olympian...)
 
  8 votes, 22.9%

Poseidon
 
  6 votes, 17.1%

Artemis
 
  5 votes, 14.3%

Apollo
 
  3 votes, 8.6%

Aphrodite
 
  2 votes, 5.7%

Demeter
 
  1 vote, 2.9%

Zeus
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Ares
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Hera
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Hephaestus
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Hermes
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Dionysus
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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