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Summer Reading 2020: ◦ The Invisible Library

Here's why Charlotte chose The Invisible Library...

I am reading The Invisible Library because my daughter, Hannah Worsley '18, recommended it to me, and I want to find out why she loves it so much. She said I should read it because it has a strong female character and an interesting concept. The world-building is really cool and she loves the writing style.

About the book

The Invisible Library 
by Genevieve Cogman

One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction…
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions are prepared to fight to the death to find the tome before Irene and Kai do, a problem compounded by the fact that this world is chaos-infested—the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic to run rampant. To make matters worse, Kai is hiding something—secrets that could be just as volatile as the chaos-filled world itself. Now Irene is caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And failure is not an option—because it isn’t just Irene’s reputation at stake, it’s the nature of reality itself… (Penguin Random House)


Cogman has provided a tale that is fun, with twists of darkness and secrets and plenty of action that will keep you turning the page and counting the days until the next book. -

From the author

About the reader

  Charlotte Worsley, Assistant Head of Student Life

Charlotte previously recommended:

  • The Mindful Teen by Dzung X. Vo
  • Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Beals 
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama