Educated: A Memoir

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where the madness lies?” Tara Westover grew up the youngest of a devout Mormon family, home bound in the rural mountains of Idaho. Read more...

Posted by on December 17, 2019

The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories by Yukiko Motoya

A woman takes up bodybuilding on a whim, starts getting huge but her husband doesn’t notice. A sales clerk at a clothing store waits on someone who cannot find anything Read more...

Posted by on December 10, 2019

March of the Mini Beasts by Ada Hopper

The DATA Set is a group of three Latino second graders known for their interest in science and engineering. This first book in the series finds the friends going house Read more...

Posted by on December 5, 2019

The Castle on Sunset : Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy

The Sunset Strip is famous in Los Angeles, but how much do we really know about one of its most iconic and storied buildings? From Jean Harlow’s taking of lovers, Read more...

Posted by on December 3, 2019

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Cassidy is a 12 year old girl who, after a near death experience, is able to walk the thin line between the living and the dead. Her best friend and Read more...

Posted by on November 27, 2019

Titans: The Complete First Season by Greg Berlanti

The first season of Titans is a superhero story is the spiritual successor to that violent, gritty blend of comic book film-making which began with Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Read more...

Posted by on November 26, 2019

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Written in free verse narrative, the book beings with Will’s brother getting shot in the streets of their neighborhood. After his death, Will finds his brother’s gun and sets out to find the guy responsible, in order to follow the rules: “The Rules / No. 1: Crying / Don’t. / No matter what. / Don’t.” pg 31. “No. 2: Snitching / Don’t. / No matter what. / Don’t.” pg 32. Read more...

Posted by on November 21, 2019

Out of the Silence: After the Crash by Eduardo Strauch by Eduardo Strauch

It was the stillness of the mountain that invaded Eduardo Strauch’s mind, body and soul, making him unable to talk about his survival of the 1972 crash of Uruguayan Air Read more...

Posted by on November 19, 2019

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Alix Chamberlain is a white, successful Manhattan mom with two kids, a loving husband, and an amazing babysitter her daughter adores. She started as a blogger and has built her business showing other women how to get what they want. Emira is a young black woman, a recent-ish grad feeling aimless in her next step in life, so she babysits 2 year old Briar while she tries to figure things Read more...

Posted by on November 19, 2019

A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Diane Freeman

After a year spent “mourning” the sudden death of her philandering husband (who died in bed with his mistress no less) American born countess Francis Wynn is ready to move Read more...

Posted by on November 12, 2019

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

This novel begins in Berlin in 1941 and follows the life of a young Jewish girl, Lea, whose mother, Hanni, will do anything to keep her safe. She consults a Read more...

Posted by on November 5, 2019

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

Imagine crouching before a creature’s silk-lined burrow where a furry Tarantula (nicknamed Claribel) will emerge, to catch a glimpse of its pink tipped feet – this just part of the Read more...

Posted by on October 28, 2019

The Institute by Stephen King

Readers familiar with Stephen King’s work will not be disappointed by the delightfully plodding, character driven narrative given to us in his newest book.

Posted by on October 22, 2019

A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations by Pico Iyer

A Beginner’s Guide to Japan is not really a travel book. Since the author, Pico Iyer, is a renowned travel writer, you could be forgiven for thinking it would be. Read more...

Posted by on October 18, 2019

Opioid, Indiana by Brian Allen Carr

This is an insightful, gritty, tender story of an orphaned teen, living in rural Indiana with his meth-addicted uncle when his uncle goes missing. Riggle gets suspended from high school, and spends his time searching for his uncle, while trying to avoid the pitfalls of living in a town where racism, hatred, poverty and drug abuse are as common as apple pie. He must find his uncle if he wants Read more...

Posted by on October 17, 2019

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