Monday, March 6, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Steampunk Books

This month in the teen room, we're hosting an after hours lock-in called Journey to the Center of the Teen Room. It will explore the classic works of Jules Verne (including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in 80 Days, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) with activities like The Ground is Lava, underwater globe crafts, a scavenger hunt, tea time, and of course the power of the imagination.

I didn't know much about Jules Verne before planning this program, including the fact that his works are considered to be among the earliest examples of steampunk.

Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting, usually nineteenth century, and typically features steam-powered machinery. It's where history, scifi, and fantasy combine. There are often fun gadgets, fancy dresses, and always crazy adventures! A few famous steampunk movies you might know are:

To promote the program (and the awesomeness that is Steampunk) I created a display in the teen room, and I'm pretty proud of it (cause it's pretty!)

Here's a list of ten awesome steampunk novels!

1. Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

2. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

3. The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress

 4. The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade

5. The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer

6. Jackaby by William Ritter

7. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

8. Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

9. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

10. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel


  1. This sounds like such a fun program!! I loved Jules Verne when I was a kid, so much adventure and excitement!

  2. Fantastic list! I really enjoy steampunk and should read more of it! Happy reading!

  3. Leviathan, Jackaby, and Clockwork Angel are some of my favorites! Have you tried Revenge and the Wild? :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

    1. I haven't read Revenge and the Wild yet, but it's on my list!


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