The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband is a mildly sensuous romance with a plot made almost as clunky as its title by Cecilia’s deceptions, but which is entertaining enough to Read more...

Posted by on July 29, 2017

The Women’s Health Big Book of Smoothies & Soups by Lisa DeFazio MS RD and Women's Health (Rodale Press)

This colorful 100+ recipe cookbook edited by Women’s Health is well laid out with plentiful images of appetizingly arranged recipes in front of fun and trendy backdrops. There is a Read more...

Posted by on July 29, 2017

The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley

This is the third and final book in Brian Staveley’s series “The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne.” The threat of war from the nomadic Urghul people draws closer to the Read more...

Posted by on July 29, 2017

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley

Brothers Valyn and Kaden have been reunited and have now gone again in their separate ways. Kaden has gone with Triste and his teacher from the monastery Rampuri Tan through Read more...

Posted by on July 29, 2017

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

The Emperor of the Annurian Empire has been killed, leaving the empire in turmoil and his three children separated in different sections of Annur, fighting to stay alive and save Read more...

Posted by on July 29, 2017

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born by Stephen King

Roland Deschain, better known as the Gunslinger, became that legend at the age of fourteen. He defeated his teacher and earned his guns, two years younger than his own father Read more...

Posted by on July 29, 2017

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor

Zoe is not always a perfect character, prone to selfish behavior that only makes things more awkward or difficult, but her snark and sarcasm bring a levity to this melancholy Read more...

Posted by on July 20, 2017

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko

Firefly July not only has perfect poems for warm summer nights and sun-filled days, but can also help you escape the scorching heat as it travels through the seasons. Crispy, Read more...

Posted by on July 20, 2017

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Wade Watts lives in “the stacks”, a trailer park where homes are stacked one atop another in high-rise slums. Set in the near-future where an energy crisis has rendered the Read more...

Posted by on July 19, 2017

The Brain Defense by Kevin Davis

The PET scan shows a dramatic, black void eclipsing the left side of Herbert Weinstein’s frontal lobe. Weinstein’s lawyer argues that the void, representing a large cyst on his client’s Read more...

Posted by on July 19, 2017

Gizelle’s Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog by Lauren Fern Watt

Trying to find an affordable apartment in Manhattan can be a challenge, even for a resident New Yorker. For 25 year old Lauren Watt, relocating from Nashville to the Big Read more...

Posted by on July 19, 2017

The Unbelievable Gwenpool Volume 1: Believe It by Chris Hastings

What if you suddenly found yourself in the Marvel Comic Universe? Gwen Poole, a normal, comic-book-loving girl from our universe found herself in just such a predicament. So what’s a Read more...

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King

Gwendy knows not to talk to strangers, but something draws her to the mysterious man in black jeans, a black coat, and a black hat. Mr. Farris gives Gwendy a Read more...

Posted by on July 18, 2017

The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier

The monster apocalypse has begun in 13-year old Jack Sullivan’s town, and he is holed up in his tricked-out treehouse, protected by a moat and catapults. He’s resourceful and has Read more...

Posted by on July 13, 2017

The Kraken’s Rules for Making Friends by Brittany R. Jacobs

Making friends can be a challenge, especially if you have a temper and are a legendary sea monster. If the Great White Shark can make friends, maybe Kraken can too, Read more...

Posted by on July 7, 2017