Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Working Hard for the Money Book List

A book list about characters who are working their butts off. Some of their jobs may be less traditional than others, but who am I to judge the value of a hard days or nights work?


Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Character: Gabe
Job: Radio DJ

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Character: Macy
Job: Works as part of a catering company


Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
Characters: Tessa and Lucas

Jobs: Works at Tessa's family's grocery store


Character: Vera
Job: Delivers pizzas

Character: Sam
Job: Works at a fast food joint and moonlights as a necromancer

The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer
This whole series is choke full of hardworking characters. 


Character: Cinder
Job: Mechanic

Character: Scarlet
Job: Works on her grandmother's farm

Character: Cress
Job: Hacker with the job of tracking down Cinder

Jackaby by William Ritter
Character: Abigail
Job: Helps investigate paranormal murders

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
Character: Doug
Job: Delivers groceries

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
Character: Joan
Job: Maid

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Sheperd
Character: Juliet
Job: Maid at a college

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Character: Blue
Job: Waitress

Character: Adam
Job: Mechanic

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Characters: Darcy
Jobs: Writer

Am I missing titles? Please comment with more suggestions!
This post was inspired by The HUB's blog post that can be found here.



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