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Weird Books for Weird Boys. Jackson Hyde Weird Librarian Lowville Academy. What works at my library:. Rating system (separates books by intended audience) Red - R : 6th grade and up Yellow - Y : YA, 8th/9th grade and up Green - G : Upper high school - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Weird Books for Weird Boys

Weird Books for Weird BoysJackson HydeWeird LibrarianLowville AcademyWhat works at my library:Rating system (separates books by intended audience)Red - R : 6th grade and upYellow - Y : YA, 8th/9th grade and upGreen - G : Upper high schoolComplementary English department (specifically requests adult titles)High readership (If You Build It, They Will Come)

What kinds of books am I talking about?ZombiesHorrorBooks not in the mainstreamA few forgotten favoritesBooks for senior boys who hate readingBooks a 31-year-old male librarian would likeZombiesThe Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell

G

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

G

World War Z by Max Brooks

Y/G

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Y

Cell by Stephen King

G

This Dark Earth by John Hornor Jacobs

Y/G

Feed by Mira Grant (Newsflesh Trilogy)

Y/G

Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines(also Ex-Patriots, Ex-Communication)

G

The Return Man by V.M. Zito

G

Fantasy/Sci-FiReady Player One by Ernest Cline

Y

You by Austin Grossman

?

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (also The Wise Mans Fear)Y/G

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Y/G

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Y

The Black Company by Glen Cook

Y/G

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (A Song of Fire and Ice series)

G

Epic by Conor Kostick(also Saga and Edda)

R/Y

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Y/G

Titus Groan and Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake

Y/G

The City and the City by China Mieville

G

Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

G

Advent by James Treadwell

Y

The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikan

G

Hero by Perry Moore

Y

Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan (Riyria Revelations, Book 1)

Y

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Y/G

Dune by Frank Herbert

G

Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman

Y/G

G

HorrorThe Six Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher

Y/G

The Devil You Know by Mike Carey

G

Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey

G

Johannes Cabal: The Necromancer by Jonathan Howard

G

The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

G

H.P. Lovecraft

Y/G

Last Days by Adam Nevill

G

The Ritual by Adam Nevill

G

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

G

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

G

Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman

G

13 Bullets by David Wellington

Y/G

Your House is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye

G

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant

Y/G

Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Y/G

Still Life with Crows by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Y/G

Something Red by Douglas Nicholas

Y/G

Blockade Billy by Stephen King

G

Post-ApocalypticAfter London by Richard Jeffries

Y

Alas,Babylon by Pat Frank

Y/G

The Children of Men by PD James

G

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

G

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

G

Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

Y/G

Wool by Hugh Howey

G

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

G

The Passage by Justin Cronin

G

On the Beach by Nevil Shute

G

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

G

Far North by Marcel Theroux

Y/G

Realistic FictionMr. Penumbras 24-Hour Booksore by Robin Sloan

Y/G

The Boy Who Couldnt Sleep and Never Had To by DC PiersonY/G

City of Thieves by David Benioff

G

Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford

Y

I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle

G

True Grit by Charles Portis

Y/G

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt

G

Deadwood by Pete Dexter

G

Night Soldiers by Alan Furst

G

The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont

Y/G

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

G

Blind Sight by Meg Howrey

Y/G

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Y

No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

G

The Rook by Daniel OMalley

G

Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard

Y/G

The Brief Wondrous LIfe of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

G

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

G

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

G

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

G

Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

G

Sons of the 613 by Mike Rubens

Y

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

G

Nickel Plated by Aric Davis

Y

Elliot Allagash by Simon Rich

Y

The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant

G

The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin

G

Winters Bone by Daniel Woodrell

Y

G