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Posted on: July 28, 2016 at 9:00 am, in

Boundless By Kathleen Winter When Kathleen Winter is offered a chance to journey through the relatively unknown waters of the Northwest Passage, she responds truthfully, “My bags are already packed.”  As a writer, Winter is always ready to embark on a journey and she’s fascinated by the mysteries of the Arctic.  In her memoir, Boundless, […]

Space Case

Posted on: July 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm, in

Space CaseBy Stuart Gibbs Dashiell Gibson is only 12 years old, but he has the privilege of being one of the first people to live on the moon.  Although that sounds exciting, life on the moon can be pretty boring.  Seeing the same people and doing the same things every day can get tedious.  And […]

The Shadow Hero

Posted on: July 18, 2016 at 12:30 am, in

by Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Sonny LiewHank Chu goes about his life, like most young men in Chinatown.  He spends his days working in his family’s store and his spare time playing mahjong with his father and his father’s friends.  It’s a quiet life, and Hank enjoys it very much.  His world turns a […]


Posted on: July 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm, in

Noggin  By John Corey Whaley Imagine if you had a terminal illness.  You knew you were going to die but doctors offered you a way out – sort of.  What if they offered to cut off your head, freeze it, and reattach it to someone else’s healthy body as soon as the technology became available?   […]

The Paris Wife

Posted on: July 13, 2016 at 6:32 pm, in

The Paris Wife Paula McLain The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, is a lilting story of the life of Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley Richardson. Written from Hadley’s perspective, we get an inside look to what it was like to be a woman in the 1920’s married to a chauvinistic, self-obsessed man who […]

Book of the Month – July: Every Exquisite Thing

Posted on: July 9, 2016 at 2:03 pm, in

by Matthew QuickEvery Exquisite Thing, about a girl named Nanette O’Hare who grows from popular star athlete into literature-obsessed non-conformist, is an unexpectedly delightful coming-of-age story. Throughout, the story makes a number of unexpected but still believable turns, and in the end Nanette’s journey felt genuine and the twists unforced.Nanette is eighteen, doing well in […]

The Kill by Jane Casey

Posted on: July 8, 2016 at 8:02 pm, in

The Kill by Jane Casey I read a lot of mysteries, but surprisingly I have not read anything by Jane Casey before. I’m not sure how I missed her over the years, but I am really glad I stumbled upon her books. The Kill is the fifth book in Jane Casey’s fantastic Maeve Kerrigan’s series. […]

A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab

Posted on: July 8, 2016 at 7:59 pm, in

A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria SchwabJust when I thought that there was nothing new under the sun, I stumbled upon “A Darker Shade of Magic” by Victoria Schwab. At first glance, this fantasy has many elements that might be familiar to readers of the genre: invented languages, magic, a large cast of characters, […]

Paper Towns

Posted on: July 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm, in

Paper Towns by John GreenA paper town is a fictional town that mapmakers place on thier maps to prevent copyright infringement. If the paper town shows up on another map, the original makers know it is an illegal copy of their map.This novel uses paper towns in a set of clues that Margo Roth Speigelman […]