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St. Peter's Prep Libguide: Book Recommendations!

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In the Library our books are organized as follows:

Fiction books by genre and then author's last name. 

Our fiction genres are adventure, classics, drama, dystopian, fantasy, graphic novels, historical fiction, horror, humor, military, mystery, poetry, realistic fiction, science fiction, sports fiction, story collections, thriller, 

Exceptions are: Manga and Comics (Marvel and D.C). They are organized by series and superhero

Nonfiction books by Library of Congress Classification System

Exception: Memoir and Biography. They are organized by subject of biography and memoir

Summer suggestions

Summer is a great time to relax and read for enjoyment. 

Here are some suggestions of books that have captured people's attention across various genres. Happy reading! 

Student Recommendations

Set in the mystical land of Awara, a fantastical realm loosely based on feudal Japan and Japanese mythology, Traci Chee's A Thousand Steps into Night regales readers with a lighthearted yet impactful coming-of-age story about a loud, stubborn, tomboyish girl named Miuko. Her personality obviously goes against the grain of what society expects of her, and such standards are evidently oppressive for such a free spirit as her; however, Chee is not afraid to show Miuko's fallibility, showcasing her mistakes, rash decisions, distrust, and inexperience on her path toward saving herself from the demon's curse. With the help of friends she accumulates throughout the story, our protagonist learns not only to combat society but also to master herself. I highly recommend this book for its excellent world building, colorful cast of characters, amusing character interactions, and themes about humans and society; some reviews online even compare A Thousand Steps into Night to productions by Studio Ghibli, and I cannot help but agree that the vibes are there. -Gabriel Santos ('24)

This book was great, an amazing way to see what motivated and drove Malcolm X, a very real historical figure, to take action.  It was interesting for me to see the conditions that African-Americans had to live in, in a closer and more cruel way than I have seen in other books.  What intrigued me the most, however, was how the book dove deep into Malcolm's philosophies, his inner mind and way of thinking.  It helped me to reflect on my own beliefs, it helped me understand different views, different motivations, different points of view. -Andre Concepcion ('25) 


The book's premise was pretty interesting in how humans were becoming obsolete due to advanced tech taking human jobs. It was interesting to see how humans were affected by the situation. I thought the book was decent overall and it seems that the author is possibly warning about how this could happen in the real world. -Nelson Ha ('23)

Jemisin's work The Fifth Season was a cryptic yet rewarding read. The use of the second person narration—something that is almost rarely seen in modern literature—and was a risk that allowed me to feel more immersed in the foreign world of the "Stillness." The story began a bit slower than Dune in my opinion; however, as different parts of Essun's life began to connect, I was invested. Even from the beginning, fantasy was overwhelmed by a general sense of dread as the reader is reminded of the insignificance of a  dying planet's inhabitants. -Aidan Maione ('24) 

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