Music for Tigers

Music for Tigers

Louisa, a passionate middle school violinist, is sent to the Tasmanian forest (from Canada) to live with her uncle, a naturalist. Despite the disruption to her practice schedule, she discovers the joy learning about new species and even makes a new friend. Species extinction and deforestation are the backdrop to Louisa’s participation in a family […]


The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here by Hope Jahren

The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here by Hope Jahren

Terrific simple introduction to climate change that explains clearly how we got to this point in various industries  — Food (agriculture, meat production, fishing), Energy, and Earth (melting ice, rising waters, warming air). Hope Jahren (Lab Girl) is a scientist/professor and this is the content of her most frequently taught class; it’s fact based, non […]


All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir Manifesto

All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir Manifesto

This memoir manifesto is a must read.  George M. Johnson takes us through growing up as a Black Queer boy and how different moments and people in his young life shaped who he is today.  George shares very intimate moments of this life; from traumas he experienced, his first time having sex and to his […]


A Blade So Black

A Blade So Black

A thrilling adventure into a re-imagined Wonderland.  Shortly after her dad passed, Alice was pulled into a whole new world where dark creatures called Nightmares (from Wonderland) can creep into our world and wreak havoc.  Now she’s a dreamwalker, a skilled warrior, trained to defeat the Nightmares before they ever cross to our world.  Alice […]


Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans

Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this charming story, though I’m sure this will be just as delightful on the page, electronic or otherwise. Noel, raised by his well-educated, practical and rebellious godmother in London, becomes, after her death, a war evacuee and is settled with an anxious, uneducated, unsuccessful petty crook. Vera is not very […]


Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

Suspenseful and with unexpected plot-twists, this novel kept me on edge. Frankie, her sister Toni and their brother Vito have been left at a Catholic orphanage in Chicago during the Depression. Their mother died and their father can’t afford to keep them. The ghost who watches Frankie has been dead since the Spanish Flu epidemic. […]


The Good Hawk

The Good Hawk

Thrilling debut novel of mythic, fantasy Scotland in the time of the Vikings that includes two very unlikely kids as the protagonists and heroes. Fierce, courageous Agatha is a Hawk, a watcher on the isle of Skye, born with a Down’s Syndrome- like condition. Timid, self-doubting Jaime is an Angler, but hates the sea. Both […]


The Best Lies

The Best Lies

The love of Remy’s life has been murdered by her best friend.  Now Remy must decide what the truth is. Her best friend Elise is the only person who really understood and empowered her and so it must have been a mistake when Elise shot Jack.  Bouncing back and forth through Remy’s life; different memories […]


The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce

The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce

This book is like a body positive dinner party your lovely fat self is invited to attend (and with any fat allies you wish to bring as your plus one). Expect laughs, advice, vulnerability, art and a lot of new mentor friends by the end of the night. Come as you are. Leave any negative […]


The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

Like a kaleidoscope that is infinitely unfolding, this WW II tale of danger, daring and despair, brings into focus love and sacrifice in a cruel time. The plot revolves around several engaging characters, each one trying to do what is right in the face of great evil. Emotionally fraught, engaging and exciting, this is one […]