Miss Peregrine’s Book Club: Perfect Reads for the Peculiars

Posted by Jamie Canaves

We’ve been so excited to read Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs that we may have been trying to time travel to September 22, 2015 in order to create a time loop that would repeat the book release day over and over again. Alas, we were unable to figure out the whole time loop thing and were forced instead to not-so-patiently wait with everyone else. BUT in honor of the book release, we did get our hands on some of the peculiar children’s book cards.

“Book cards?” you ask. Well, Miss Peregrine and the peculiar children have a library. And while its location is secret, we did find out their librarian uses time travel to keep their library stocked with vintage and contemporary books. But newly-released books is as far as she’ll go into the modern world. She still uses the card catalog system! That’s how we found out which books are currently checked out from the Peculiar Library.

Believing it wise to know the places that bird watchers like to gather, Miss Alma LeFay Peregrine has The Urban Birder by David Lindo on her nightstand.



Wanting to stay up to date with current comics, Jacob Portman put in a special request and is thrilled to finally get his hands on Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona.



Believing she will relate to Juliette’s fatal-touch problem, the librarian selects Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi for Emma Bloom.



Enoch O’Connor still hasn’t found a book where “princesses get eaten by dragons and everyone dies in the end” so he’s settled instead on The Guinness Book of Records 1960 edition because it seems like a great place to look for other peculiars. He’s also enjoying making his way through all the Choose Your Own Adventure Books—he’s currently on #12 Inside UFO 54-40.



Bronwyn Bruntley has checked out The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales so many times she’s already memorized them. 



Olive Elephanta is fascinated by Just Can't Get Enough: Toys, Games, and Other Stuff from the 80's That Rocked by Matthew Robinson and Jensen Karp—and now must check out Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz.


Hugh Apiston is reading The Bees by Laline Paull. And while he knows it’s fiction, he can’t help wonder how much of Henry’s bee life is like Flora’s.