• To Hell on a Fast Horse
    To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West by Mark Lee Gardner; William Morrow (332 pages, $27). Published in 2009, Mark Lee Gardner’s To Hell on a Fast Horse is a deep dive into Sheriff Pat Garrett’s… Book Reviews
  • Widowland
    Widowland by C. J. Carey. Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2022] All I can say about Widowland is, wow. This book pulled me in from the first page, and I had trouble putting it down. Widowland is an alternate history historical fiction, in a world where England created an “Alliance”… Book Reviews
  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2022. 401 pages, $28. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin is a love story between two characters who never have a romantic relationship. Through masterful storytelling, Zevin tells the story of Sam and Sadie, two… Book Reviews
  • Of Dice and Men
    “Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It” by David M. Ewalt; Scribner (288 pages, $26). Published in 2013 in celebration of D&D’s 5th Edition, David Ewalt’s Of Dice and Men is a deep dive into the classic fantasy tabletop roleplaying game… Book Reviews
  • Other Birds
    Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen Other Birds is a wonderfully written story by Sarah Addison Allen. Her quirky, magical tales are always a delight to read. When Zoey arrives on Mallow Island, South Carolina, she feels both like she’s come home and like she’s an outsider who doesn’t belong… Book Reviews
  • Legends & Lattes
    “Legends & Lattes,” by Travis Baldree. Copyright 2022, Cryptid Press (305 pages, $12.00). Picture this: You’re sitting at home, reading your fantasy novel, and it ends. Do you ever ask yourself, “What about after? What happens next for those beloved characters that are always in high-stakes scenarios?” In his debut… Book Reviews
  • Beyond Order
    “Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life” by Jordan B. Peterson; Portfolio (432 pages, $29). Published in 2021, Beyond Order is an engaging self-help book by the bestselling author and YouTube sensation Jordan B. Peterson, a renowned Canadian Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Beyond… Book Reviews
  • The High House
    “The High House” by Jessie Greengrass.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2021.  255 pages, $27.00  “The High House” is the story of British teenager Caroline “Caro” who must cope with caring for her young half-sibling Pauly in the environmental disaster aftermath of global warming that leaves the two orphaned and… Book Reviews
  • A Lady For a Duke
    A Lady for a Duke by Alexis J. Hall. New York, NY. Forever. 2022.             A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall is a dashing regency romance that follows Viola Carrol after she is presumed dead at the battle of Waterloo. This “death” allows Viola to reinvent herself and… Book Reviews
  • Charlie Wilson’s War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History
     “Charlie Wilson’s War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History” by George Crile; Atlantic Monthly Press (416 pages, $26). “In a little over a decade, two events have transformed the world we live in: the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of Militant Islam.” –… Book Reviews
  • Upgrade
    Upgrade by Blake Crouch. New York: Ballantine Books, [2022]. This is the perfect book to read on a scorching hot day as you wonder if, perhaps, this near future isn’t far away at all, and maybe we need to do something about it before it is too late… If you’d… Book Reviews
  • Welcome to Night Vale
    Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. 2015. Welcome to Night Vale is a book of everyday conspiracies, non-existent and heavily regulated dog parks, life threatening librarians- and two women. The dog parks are the most normal part of this book, as expected.… Book Reviews
  • Indianapolis
    “Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man” by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic; Simon & Schuster (592 pages, $28). Published in July of 2018, Indianapolis by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic is an in-depth true… Book Reviews
  • Untamed
    Untamed By Glennon Doyle. Narrated by: Glennon Doyle Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release date: 03-10-20 Language: English Publisher: Random House Audio. It is rare when an author can move me from a belly laugh to tears within the space of a five-minute story, but Glennon Doyle… Book Reviews
  • Ballad & Dagger
    Ballad & Dagger by Daniel Jose Older. Los Angeles : Disney/Hyperion, 2022. 372 pp. Daniel Jose Older has created a realistic yet fantastical world where spirits interact with humans and several cultures are meshed into one (slightly strange) heritage. Mateo loves music more than anything, followed by the love of… Book Reviews
  • Daisy Jones & The Six
    Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Copyright 2019, Ballantine Books (355 pages, $26.99). The 1970s was a great era for music. The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Queen, to name a few, lived the rock and roll lifestyle – an “authentic rock life” – amongst the sex,… Book Reviews
  • Last Call
    “Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York” by Elon Green; Celadon Books, 2021. (288 pages, $27). Published early last year, Last Call by Elon Green is a terrific, harrowing, true-crime account of an elusive serial killer dubbed “the Last Call Killer” who preyed… Book Reviews
  • The Irish Parade Murder
    “The Irish Parade Murder” by Leslie Meier.  New York: Kensington Publishing, 2021.  278 pages. Part-time newspaper reporter Lucy Stone becomes uneasy about her job when a new employee named Rob shows up at the Tinker’s Cove Pennysaver amongst rumors that her boss, Ted, has sold the paper.  She and the… Book Reviews
  • The Violin Conspiracy
    The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb, New York : Anchor Books, 2022. The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb is an excellent mystery about an African American concert violin soloist whose priceless Stradivarius violin is stolen. Ray McMillan has had an unusual path toward becoming the famous violinist he is. He… Book Reviews
  • Reclamation
    Reclamation:  Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson, and a Descendant’s Search for her Family’s Lasting Legacy by Gayle Jessup White, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2021, 266 pages, $27.99 The grounds of Monticello, the stately Potomac River plantation house of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States, is the site of two… Book Reviews