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  1. Weird Books for Weird Boys Jackson Hyde Weird Librarian Lowville Academy

  2. 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 • Complementary English department (specifically requests adult titles) • High readership (If You Build It, They Will Come)

  3. What kinds of books am I talking about? • Zombies • Horror • Books not in the mainstream • A few forgotten favorites • Books for senior boys who ‘hate’ reading • Books a 31-year-old male librarian would like

  4. Zombies

  5. The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell G

  6. Zone One by Colson Whitehead G

  7. World War Z by Max Brooks Y/G

  8. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest Y

  9. Cell by Stephen King G

  10. This Dark Earth by John Hornor Jacobs Y/G

  11. Feed by Mira Grant (Newsflesh Trilogy) Y/G

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

  13. The Return Man by V.M. Zito G

  14. Fantasy/Sci-Fi

  15. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Y

  16. You by Austin Grossman ?

  17. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (also The Wise Man’s Fear) Y/G

  18. The Magicians by Lev Grossman Y/G

  19. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman Y

  20. The Black Company by Glen Cook Y/G

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

  22. Epic by Conor Kostick (also Saga and Edda) R/Y

  23. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke Y/G

  24. Titus Groan and Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake Y/G

  25. The City and the City by China Mieville G

  26. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville G

  27. Advent by James Treadwell Y

  28. The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikan G

  29. Hero by Perry Moore Y

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

  31. Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein Y/G

  32. Dune by Frank Herbert G

  33. Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman Y/G G

  34. Horror

  35. The Six Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher Y/G

  36. The Devil You Know by Mike Carey G

  37. Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey G

  38. Johannes Cabal: The Necromancer by Jonathan Howard G

  39. The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl G

  40. H.P. Lovecraft Y/G

  41. Last Days by Adam Nevill G

  42. The Ritual by Adam Nevill G

  43. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill G

  44. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith G

  45. Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman G

  46. 13 Bullets by David Wellington Y/G

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

  48. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant Y/G