Flesh and Spirit by Carol Berg

Flesh and Spirit by Carol Berg

Really wonderful! Stick with this one – it starts slow, the main character seems arrogant and unlikable, and the setting familiar. As the book continues, though, it becomes apparent that this was all intentional, and the gradual revelations about the characters, their world, and the mystery at the heart of it are all masterfully done. […]


Get it Together Delilah by Erin Gough

Get it Together Delilah by Erin Gough

Get it together Delilah is an odd yet relatable coming of age novel with a down under setting. The story centers on a hard-nose and complex Delilah who can’t seem to “get it together” no matter how hard she tries. The homophobic girls at school scold her constantly because of her sexuality which forces her […]


Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Book one, The crucible

Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Book one, The crucible

Sabrina is about to turn sixteen and in order to become a full-blown sorceress, she finds herself having to make a huge decision: Choose her magical destiny or her non-magical boyfriend Harvey? And on top of that, an enemy, that Sabrina doesn’t even know she has, arrives in town with a deadly agenda. This is […]


Goldie Vance: Volume One by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams

Goldie Vance: Volume One by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams

Dust off your sleuthing skills and join writer Hope Larson and illustrator Brittney Williams as they introduce you to the mysteries that arise at the fictional St. Pascal, Florida Crossed Palms Resort during the 1960s. This fresh new graphic novel series named after likable, plucky teen protagonist, Goldie Vance, is a quick read sure to […]


Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner (2017)

Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner (2017)

Megan Whalen Turner creates intelligent, intricate plots that twist with reversals, are filled with terrific rich characters and brilliant, detailed world building. Her fifth book in the Queen’s Thief series lives up to the rest of the series, which has already won the Children’s Mythopoetic Fantasy Award as well as a Newbery Honor. This book, […]


The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson

The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson

Get in on the ground floor of a new, epic fantasy series! Brandon Sanderson has created a unique world – rocky, swept by magical storms, and populated by unique people and animals adapted to their harsh environment. The story follows the lives of three different characters, whose lives are slowly converging due to forces beyond […]


It All Comes Down to This by Karen English

It All Comes Down to This by Karen English

It’s the summer before her freshmen year in high school in 1965.  Sophie is planning on writing, hanging out with friends and just having a good time, but life and the rest of the world starts to get in the way her plans.  First, the reality of racism really starts to set in for Sophie […]


How Cycling Can Save the World

How Cycling Can Save the World

A terrific international review of  cities becoming more cycling friendly; this book may have changed my life. There were several key insights for me: 1) Requiring helmets significantly reduces usage of bikes; people are robbed of the terrific health benefits of biking if usage is reduced; and helmet may or may not help most folks […]


The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah

The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Abdel-Fattah’s new book goes right for today’s news headlines:  Michael’s parents run an anti-immigrant group and Mina is a beautiful, strong Afghan refugee who won a scholarship to Michael’s prestigious school. Narrated alternately by both teenagers, this story is compelling, powerful and stirs up questions about how to find our place and our voice in […]


Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley

Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley

This heartfelt and quixotic road trip novel finds Fella and Zany on their way to Asheville NC in Mama Shannon’s car to release their beloved Mama Lacey’s ashes. They are grieving more than their mother: since each girl was born to a different mom in the couple, the (pre-June 2015) law separates them at Lacey’s […]