Book Hunters in Brief #82: Pluto!

Pluto was my favorite planet even before it was demoted to a planetoid by some heartless poindexter with an ax to grind. I mean, the ninth planet always seemed like my kind of place: cold and dark, with very little in the way of tourism and telemarketing. The fact that it is by all accounts completely devoid of Kardashians is, for me, just icing on that little ball of ice. Pluto's downgrade just solidified my affections. It's not often a person like me can relate to a heavenly body of any sort, but when Pluto was kicked off the team because it was too small, too slow, and not good-looking enough. I, like a lot of people, knew exactly how it felt.

Please join me and HCPL's Book Hunters in saying to Pluto, "you may be last in the solar system, but you're the first in our hearts." You can show your support by reading these boffo books.

Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet? by Michael Portman (juv NF)

Pluto Visits Earth! by Steve Metzger

The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference by Alan Boyle

How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming by Mike Brown

The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson

You say you like to stay closer to home? You say it makes no difference to you whether Pluto is a planet or a planetoid (or a toaster oven for that matter)? Book Hunters never judge. We just suggest books we think you'll love to read. Visit us online, answer a few simple questions about what you like and don't like to read and we'll create a custom reading list based on those preferences. It's fast. It's easy. It's always free!