Current Read: Elly Griffith’s The Dark Angel

Just finished this latest installment in the Ruth Galloway gothic archaeology mysteries. I'm told the next in the series, The Stone Circle, will be released in the U.S. in May, 2019. It'll be a long wait. Elly's Ruth is tied with Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon as my favorite modern fiction female heroine. I dream of... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Rowell: Landline

Rainbow Rowell has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I enjoyed Rowell's first two novels so much that, upon finishing Fangirl, I immediately dove headfirst into her spectacular third book, Landline. Star-crossed lovers, love triangles, long distance phone calls, quirky time travel, marital problems, crazy relatives, happy endings, second chances and a plethora of... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Rowell: Fangirl

I just finished reading Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl and it's been a long time since I've enjoyed a work of contemporary fiction so much. Much like Rowell's widely beloved previous novel, Eleanor & Park, Fangirl is an easy but well written and extraordinarily empathetic YA book. Fangirl tells a lighter story than the emotionally wrought Eleanor... Continue Reading →

Ted Galdi: Elixir

Ted Galdi's debut novel, Elixir, is a fast-paced cyber thriller with echoes of Michael Crichton and Outbreak. The protagonist is a mathematical whiz kid who gets caught up in a bizarre tale of international intrigue, cyber terrorism and Ebola. Plagued by his past as a child genius on Jeopardy, Sean Malone struggles to fit in... Continue Reading →

Current Read: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is an award winning classic tale of a teenage boy's struggle to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash...kinda like Lost if Jack was the only survivor on the island and the smoke monster was really just a homicidal moose. The adventure setting itself would be an interesting... Continue Reading →

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