What We’re Reading: Soulless

This book was read by Courtney Bippley who is a Reference Librarian at the Main Campus Library.

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Why did you choose to read this book?

I’m doing the POPSUGAR reading challenge this year so I read this book to fulfill the steampunk novel requirement.


What did you like about it?

I enjoyed the main character who, unmarried, is considered to be a spinster but never lets that stop her from doing what she wants. She is a heroine who is very direct in thought, speech, and action, which is refreshing.


Did it remind you of any other book, or a movie?

It reminded me of the movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies because of the historical/fantasy mash up aesthetic. I do realizes that they are set in different historical eras but the juxtaposition of the old fashioned clothes and manners against the fantasy elements (and the bloodier aspects of the plot) are very similar.

Who would you recommend the book to?

Anyone who likes steampunk books or a nice paranormal romance with some historical romance flavor.

What would you pair this book with?

A parasol to stylishly provide some shade for you and your book as you walk in the park and kill vampires.

About Courtney Bippley

Courtney is a Reference Librarian at the Main Campus Library. Her favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction. She loves dogs, coffee, and dancing.